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Researchers Advance Topological Superconductors for Quantum Computing
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Researchers Advance Topological Superconductors for Quantum Computing

Researchers developed a new material system that combines a superconductor and a topological insulator with the goal of making more robust qubits.

Wearable Optical Device Shows Promise for Detecting Postpartum Hemorrhage
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Wearable Optical Device Shows Promise for Detecting Postpartum Hemorrhage

A wearable optical device developed by Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) researchers can detect postpartum hemorrhage early.

These New Tools Could Make AI Vision Systems Less Biased
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These New Tools Could Make AI Vision Systems Less Biased

Two new papers from Sony and Meta describe novel methods to make bias detection fairer.

Four-Hundred-Pound NYPD Robot Gets Tryout in Times Square Subway Station
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Four-Hundred-Pound NYPD Robot Gets Tryout in Times Square Subway Station

The New York Police Department has deployed a nearly 400-pound "fully autonomous outdoor security robot" in Times Square's subway station as a test run.

Getting Audio from Still Images, Silent Videos
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Getting Audio from Still Images, Silent Videos

A machine learning tool developed at Northeastern University can obtain audio from still images and muted videos.

Europe at Forefront of 3D Printing Boom over Last Decade
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Europe at Forefront of 3D Printing Boom over Last Decade

The European Patent Office found that over the last decade, patent applications for three-dimensional printing technology rose eight times faster than all technology...

Cyborg Cockroach Can Navigate a Maze
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Cyborg Cockroach Can Navigate a Maze

Researchers have developed a method of creating cyborg cockroaches for use in search-and-rescue missions or building inspections that does not injure them.

The Fight to Repair
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The Fight to Repair

How the battle over the right to repair is tipping in favor of consumers.

Soft Robot Walks by Repeatedly Blowing Itself Up
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Soft Robot Walks by Repeatedly Blowing Itself Up

Researchers at Cornell University and Israel's Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have engineered a soft quadruped robot that locomotes via internal combustion...

Researchers Unlock Chip-Based Thermionic Cooling for Quantum Computers
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Researchers Unlock Chip-Based Thermionic Cooling for Quantum Computers

Researchers at Finland's VTT Technical Research Center designed a device that could potentially cut cooling costs for dilution-refrigerated quantum computers 10...

Capturing Carbon
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Capturing Carbon

Can carbon-capture technologies take the heat off climate change?

Nanophotonics Flattens Camera Lenses
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Nanophotonics Flattens Camera Lenses

Nanoscale meta-optics holds the promise of improved imaging while removing the bulges from smartphones.

Breakthrough Way to Train Neuromorphic Chips
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Breakthrough Way to Train Neuromorphic Chips

A research team has developed a neuromorphic chip that does not require training via external software.

See-Through Sensors Hide Eye-Tracking in Plain Sight
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See-Through Sensors Hide Eye-Tracking in Plain Sight

Semi-transparent image sensors could be incorporated into eyeglasses or curved windshields in front of a user's eyes, with their readout electronics positioned...

Israel Builds Airspace Network of Drones
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Israel Builds Airspace Network of Drones

Autonomous air taxis were demonstrated in Jerusalem, Israel, last week, taking off from Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital and flying over the city before landing back...

Japan's SLIM Moon Lander Is Carrying a Transforming Ball Robot
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Japan's SLIM Moon Lander Is Carrying a Transforming Ball Robot

Last week, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched the Smart Lander for Investigation Moon probe with a small, spherical lunar explorer aboard.

Drones Tackle Shark Safety on New York's Beaches
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Drones Tackle Shark Safety on New York's Beaches

Safety officials at New York's Jones Beach are using drones to monitor for potential human-shark interactions.

Study Explains Role of Certain Types of Oxide in Structure, Development of Specialty Glass
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Study Explains Role of Certain Types of Oxide in Structure, Development of Specialty Glass

Researchers used nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and computational modeling to demonstrate silica network polymerization.

A Softer Approach to Robotics
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A Softer Approach to Robotics

Soft robots are moving from the research lab to the real world.

Mathematicians Find 12,000 Solutions for Three-Body Problem
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Mathematicians Find 12,000 Solutions for Three-Body Problem

Mathematicians have identified 12,392 new stable orbital arrangements for three objects as allowed by Isaac Newton's laws of motion, also known as the three-body...
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