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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...

Blinding the Watchman
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Blinding the Watchman

Internet constellations could thwart killer asteroid discovery algorithms.

Why NASA Is Sending National Secrets to the Moon
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Why NASA Is Sending National Secrets to the Moon

NASA will work with startup Lonestar plus the Isle of Man to send a data payload to the Moon next February to assess lunar-based backup storage as part of the Artemis...

Cyber Experts Set Out to Secure 2024 U.S. Election
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Cyber Experts Set Out to Secure 2024 U.S. Election

A team of cybersecurity experts established through the U.S.-based nonprofit Information Technology – Information Sharing and Analysis Center will undertake a "clear...

Sentinel Satellites Map Methane Super-Emitters
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Sentinel Satellites Map Methane Super-Emitters

An international team of researchers has developed an algorithm that uses machine learning to automatically detect methane super-emitter plumes in data from satellites...

ChatGPT Can Now Generate Images
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ChatGPT Can Now Generate Images

OpenAI has integrated a new version of its DALL-E image generator into its ChatGPT online chatbot.

3D Insights into an Innovative Manufacturing Process
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3D Insights into an Innovative Manufacturing Process

Researchers used three-dimensional (3D) tomography to document the laser-based power bed fusion process of 3D printing at the microscopic level.

Capturing Carbon
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Capturing Carbon

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

Machine Learning Innovation Reduces Computer Power Usage
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Machine Learning Innovation Reduces Computer Power Usage

A new machine learning framework can manage power usage to reduce energy consumption in multi-core computer processors.

Amazon Adapts Cashierless Tech for Clothing Stores
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Amazon Adapts Cashierless Tech for Clothing Stores

A new version of retail giant Amazon's Just Walk Out cashierless shopping technology for clothing vendors keeps track of apparel via radio-frequency identification...

Driverless Car Company Using Chatbots to Make Its Vehicles Smarter
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Driverless Car Company Using Chatbots to Make Its Vehicles Smarter

U.K.-based driverless car company Wayve has tapped chatbot technology to question its vehicles about their driving decisions.

How Scientists Are Cracking Historical Codes to Reveal Lost Secrets
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How Scientists Are Cracking Historical Codes to Reveal Lost Secrets

The DECRYPT project, a collaboration of linguists and computer scientists, aims to automate the process of cracking historical ciphers.

Asian Games Landmark for eSports Fires Olympic Dreams
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Asian Games Landmark for eSports Fires Olympic Dreams

At the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, eSports players will have the opportunity to medal for the first time. The event, which begins Sept. 23, will see eSports...

How to Tell if Your A.I. Is Conscious
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How to Tell if Your A.I. Is Conscious

In a new report, scientists offer a list of measurable qualities that might indicate the presence of some presence in a machine.

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.
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