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AI Brings Power of NLP to African Languages
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AI Brings Power of NLP to African Languages

A neural network model developed by researchers at Canada's University of Waterloo enables computer-based analysis of text in 11 African languages.

Nuclear Radiation Used to Transmit Digital Data Wirelessly
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Nuclear Radiation Used to Transmit Digital Data Wirelessly

Digitally encoded information has been transmitted wirelessly using nuclear radiation.

Dexterous Robotic Hands Manipulate Objects with Ease
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Dexterous Robotic Hands Manipulate Objects with Ease

A new system can enable robotic hands to handle more than 2,000 different objects.

Can Electric Cars Help Strengthen Electrical Grids?
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Can Electric Cars Help Strengthen Electrical Grids?

A computational model shows how using vehicle-to-grid technology to store electricity in electric vehicles, selling it back to the utility as needed, can improve...

Andrew Chi-Chih Yao Receives 2021 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology
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Andrew Chi-Chih Yao Receives 2021 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology

Yao contributed to cutting-edge research in areas including security, secure computing, and quantum computation.

Bipartisan Bill Takes Aim at Algorithms
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Bipartisan Bill Takes Aim at Algorithms

The bill would require Internet platforms to let people use a version of their services where content is not selected by "opaque algorithms" driven by personal...

The Next Generation of AI-Enabled Cars Will Understand You
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The Next Generation of AI-Enabled Cars Will Understand You

In-cabin sensors can help customize the passenger experience.

First Global River Database Documents 40 Years of Change
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First Global River Database Documents 40 Years of Change

A new database shows the movement of the river centerlines of the 48 most threatened deltas in the world over the past 40 years.

Social Media Is Reshaping British Universities' Value Systems in Scramble for Likes, Shares
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Social Media Is Reshaping British Universities' Value Systems in Scramble for Likes, Shares

Researchers at the U.K.'s University of Cambridge found universities' value judgments about research have been tied to social media platforms.

Tracked Bottom-Crawling Robot Gathers Valuable Deep-Sea Data
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Tracked Bottom-Crawling Robot Gathers Valuable Deep-Sea Data

The Benthic Rover II robot has spent seven years collecting deep-sea data 140 miles off California's coast.

Key Witness Helps Scientists Detect 'Spooky' Quantum Entanglement in Solid Materials
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Key Witness Helps Scientists Detect 'Spooky' Quantum Entanglement in Solid Materials

Researchers have devised a viable "quantum entanglement witness" for proving the existence of spooky quantum entanglement in solid materials.

Making Sense With Biology
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Making Sense With Biology

Hybrid systems enhance the capabilities of electronics with biologics.

Walmart Using Fully Driverless Trucks to Ramp Up Online Grocery Business
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Walmart Using Fully Driverless Trucks to Ramp Up Online Grocery Business

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is using fully driverless trucks for its online grocery business.

The Next Generation of Home Robots will be More Capable — and Perhaps More Social
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The Next Generation of Home Robots will be More Capable — and Perhaps More Social

Tech titans and upstarts alike are working to deepen our relationships with their robots.

Meta to Remove Thousands of Sensitive Ad-Targeting Categories
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Meta to Remove Thousands of Sensitive Ad-Targeting Categories

Shielding users' interests in topics like race, health, religion, and politics.

Scientists Use Robotic Animals to Learn About Real Ones
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Scientists Use Robotic Animals to Learn About Real Ones

Scientists are using robots that realistically interact with animals, to gain insights into the animals’ social dynamics.

Want to Throw Off Your Chatbot? Use Figurative Language
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Want to Throw Off Your Chatbot? Use Figurative Language

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego wrote a simple script that identifies figurative phrases and replaces them with their literal meaning, as...

Chinese Computer Scientist Awarded Kyoto Prize for Work Playing 'Vital Role in Modern Society'
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Chinese Computer Scientist Awarded Kyoto Prize for Work Playing 'Vital Role in Modern Society'

Japan's Inamori Foundation has named Chinese computer scientist Andrew Yao Chi-chih recipient of the international Kyoto Prize in advanced technology.

Congress Mandates Technologies to Stop Drunk Driving
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Congress Mandates Technologies to Stop Drunk Driving

The U.S. Congress is requiring automakers to develop technologies that prevent drunk driving.

Senators Launch Bipartisan Women in STEM Caucus
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Senators Launch Bipartisan Women in STEM Caucus

U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen and Shelley Moore Capito have launched a bipartisan caucus to unlock more opportunities for women and girls in STEM careers.
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