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Optical-Grade Glass 3-D Printed at the Nanoscale
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Optical-Grade Glass 3-D Printed at the Nanoscale

Engineers have three-dimensionally-printed nanoscale optical-grade glass at low temperature using a new technique.

Fungal Architectures and Logical Bacteria
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Fungal Architectures and Logical Bacteria

The future of biocomputing.

Feds Tell Automakers Not to Comply with Mass. 'Right to Repair' Law
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Feds Tell Automakers Not to Comply with Mass. 'Right to Repair' Law

The state's right to repair law requires open access to telematics services.

Nano-Tattoos Don't Need Batteries or Wires
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Nano-Tattoos Don't Need Batteries or Wires

Backscattering-based nano-tattoo sensor tattoos can communicate with nearby devices without needing batteries or wires.

UN-Backed Team Scans Ukraine Historical Sites to Preserve Them Amid War
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UN-Backed Team Scans Ukraine Historical Sites to Preserve Them Amid War

Two United Nations-backed engineers are using advanced laser-scanning technology to digitally preserve historical sites in Ukraine as three-dimensional models. ...

Chattanooga Plants Quantum Seed
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Chattanooga Plants Quantum Seed

Chattanooga, TN, will open the first commercially available quantum network in the U.S. by the end of next month.

Robots Are Looking to Bring a Human Touch to Warehouses
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Robots Are Looking to Bring a Human Touch to Warehouses

Automation developers are building a new generation of humanoid machines meant to help fill labor gaps in logistics operations.

Wrist-Worn Mobile Alcohol Sensor May Boost Alcohol-Use Research
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Wrist-Worn Mobile Alcohol Sensor May Boost Alcohol-Use Research

Scientists at Pennsylvania State University and the University of North Carolina created a wrist-worn sensor that collects data on alcohol consumption less obtrusively...

Sound-Based Quantum Computers Could Be Built Using Chip-Sized Device
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Sound-Based Quantum Computers Could Be Built Using Chip-Sized Device

University of Chicago researchers have confirmed the feasibility of building sound-based quantum computers.

Researchers 'Split' Phonons in Step Toward New Type of Quantum Computer
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Researchers 'Split' Phonons in Step Toward New Type of Quantum Computer

The power of quantum computers lies in the "weirdness" of the quantum realm.

Algorithm Uses Phone Camera to Detect Blood Oxygen Levels
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Algorithm Uses Phone Camera to Detect Blood Oxygen Levels

Purdue University researchers have developed an algorithm to improve the speed and accuracy of medical diagnoses using smartphone sensors.

'Incompetent' Driverless Cars Wreak Havoc on San Francisco
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'Incompetent' Driverless Cars Wreak Havoc on San Francisco

In San Francisco, autonomous vehicles from Cruise and Waymo undergoing "rigorous" training on local roadways are raising safety concerns among residents.

Drone Taxis Take First Test Spin in Israel
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Drone Taxis Take First Test Spin in Israel

Israel has begun test flights of autonomous aircraft for heavy cargo, and eventually passenger transport, as part of a two-year, government-led project to manage...

Linux Foundation Europe Launches the RISC-V Software Ecosystem Project
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Linux Foundation Europe Launches the RISC-V Software Ecosystem Project

The Linux Foundation's European branch has launched the RISC-V Software Ecosystem (RISE) Project.

You Can Make Carbon Dioxide Filters with a 3D Printer
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You Can Make Carbon Dioxide Filters with a 3D Printer

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a way to three-dimensionally (3D)-print carbon dioxide capture filters.

Singapore Plans Nationwide Network to Protect Against Future Quantum Threats
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Singapore Plans Nationwide Network to Protect Against Future Quantum Threats

Telecommunication companies in Singapore plan  to overhaul existing fiber networks to protect themselves, and their customers, from future quantum computer attacks...

Uber Eats Food-Delivery Robots Set for Use in Multiple U.S. Cities
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Uber Eats Food-Delivery Robots Set for Use in Multiple U.S. Cities

Service robot company Serve Robotics said Uber Eats will deploy up to 2,000 of its food-delivery robots to deliver food in cities in the U.S. and Canada by next...

Pioneer of Multicore Processor Design Receives ACM-IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award
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Pioneer of Multicore Processor Design Receives ACM-IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award

Stanford University Professor Kunle Olukotun made computer processors more efficient and developed pivotal technologies for machine learning.

Robot Centipedes Go for a Walk
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Robot Centipedes Go for a Walk

Engineers have created a centipede-like walking robot that can navigate through dynamic instability.

U.S. Will Be 'Sole Winner' if Japan Copies Chip Curbs on China, Beijing's Envoy to Tokyo Warns
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U.S. Will Be 'Sole Winner' if Japan Copies Chip Curbs on China, Beijing's Envoy to Tokyo Warns

Japan would risk the future of its semiconductor sector if it cut off the huge China market, Chinese ambassador Wu Jianghao says.
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