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Software Could Monitor Your Brain while You Rest in Intensive Care
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Software Could Monitor Your Brain while You Rest in Intensive Care

Researchers build algorithm to monitor feeds from heart rate, breathing rate, brain temperature, blood oxygen level, and other sensors.

Key Element for a Scalable Quantum Computer
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Key Element for a Scalable Quantum Computer

Physicists have taken a step toward realizing a scalable quantum computer by transferring electrons across several micrometers on a quantum chip.

3D Printing Drones Work Like Bees
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3D Printing Drones Work Like Bees

An international team of scientists developed a fleet of three-dimensional (3D) printing drones that can build and repair structures in flight.

Autonomous, Wireless Robots Could Dance on a Human Hair
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Autonomous, Wireless Robots Could Dance on a Human Hair

Cornell University researchers have created wireless robots small enough to sit on a human hair that operate autonomously,  using light as a power source.

Smart Mask Could Be Early Warning System
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Smart Mask Could Be Early Warning System

Chinese team develops a wearable bioelectric mask that can sniff out diseases such as Covid-19 and influenza.

Superconductors: Scientists Discover an Invisible Phenomenon
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Superconductors: Scientists Discover an Invisible Phenomenon

It may be possible to develop superconductors that operate at room temperature with further knowledge of the relationship between spin liquids and superconductivity...

Implantable Sensor Sniffs Out Possible Signals of Osteoarthritis
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Implantable Sensor Sniffs Out Possible Signals of Osteoarthritis

A new flexible biosensor performs continuous, wireless monitoring of nitric oxide, a biomarker associated with inflammation, in rabbits.

Cleveland Wants to Use AI to Fight Illegal Dumping
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Cleveland Wants to Use AI to Fight Illegal Dumping

The city intends to deploy smart cameras outfitted with the new technology on two corridors known for being dumping hotspots.

The Robots Are Here, And Making You Fries
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The Robots Are Here, And Making You Fries

Meet Flippy, Sippy and Chippy, the newest technology stepping in to address a protracted labor crunch in food service.

Electric Vehicles Could Rescue the Power Grid
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Electric Vehicles Could Rescue the Power Grid

By 2035, the batteries in California's zero-emission cars could power every home in the state for three days.

Photon Bursts Boost Quantum-Sensor Performance
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Photon Bursts Boost Quantum-Sensor Performance

The University of Chicago's Aashish Clerk and colleagues found a seemingly unwanted quantum effect may help improve the sensitivity of quantum sensors by up to...

Crops for a Changing Planet
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Crops for a Changing Planet

An Oak Ridge team links plant performance and genetics, seeking a food-biofuel balance in a changing climate.

Open Source Hardware?
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Open Source Hardware?

Hardware design starts to see the attraction of open source.

Engineers Develop Wearable to Monitor Tumor Size
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Engineers Develop Wearable to Monitor Tumor Size

Stanford University engineers have designed a wearable device that can measure the size, and changes in size, of tumors.

Mars Rover, Drone Prototypes Brave Iceland Winds
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Mars Rover, Drone Prototypes Brave Iceland Winds

This summer, prototype rovers and drones designed to operate on Mars were tested in high winds and other harsh environmental conditions in Iceland.

Nike Sneaker-Cleaning Robot Looks Like Car Wash for Shoes
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Nike Sneaker-Cleaning Robot Looks Like Car Wash for Shoes

Nike's Bot Initiated Longevity Lab (BILL) robot-powered system deep-cleans and repairs sneakers.

AI-Powered 'Smart Bin' Sorts Recycling
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AI-Powered 'Smart Bin' Sorts Recycling

A prototype "smart bin" can sort recyclable materials automatically through a combination of artificial intelligence, robotics, and machine vision.

NIST, Google to Create Chips for Researchers, Startups
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NIST, Google to Create Chips for Researchers, Startups

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and Google have signed an agreement to develop and produce chips researchers can use to create new technologies...

Harvard, AWS Alliance to Advance Research in Quantum Science
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Harvard, AWS Alliance to Advance Research in Quantum Science

Harvard University and Amazon Web Services have partnered to further faculty-led quantum networking research.
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