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Despite Chip Shortage, Chip Innovation Is Booming
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Despite Chip Shortage, Chip Innovation Is Booming

While a variety of industries struggle with supplies, semiconductor experts say there are plenty of new ideas and, most surprising, start-ups.

'Intelligent' Shoe Helps Blind People Avoid Obstacles
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'Intelligent' Shoe Helps Blind People Avoid Obstacles

Computer scientists have designed a shoe with ultrasonic sensors that can detect obstacles and emit vibrations to warn blind and visually impaired wearers.

The Next Frontier for Gesture Control: Teeth
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The Next Frontier for Gesture Control: Teeth

Researchers have developed a prototype wearable system controlled by teeth-tapping gestures.

IBM Unveils Two-Nanometer Chip Technology for Faster Computing
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IBM Unveils Two-Nanometer Chip Technology for Faster Computing

IBM has unveiled what it is calling the world's first 2-nanometer chipmaking technology.

How to Keep Automated Electric Vehicles Safe
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How to Keep Automated Electric Vehicles Safe

A study by researchers at the University of Georgia, Kennesaw State University, and Temple University identified cybersecurity weaknesses that could threaten the...

NYPD Robot Dog's Run is Cut Short After Fierce Backlash
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NYPD Robot Dog's Run is Cut Short After Fierce Backlash

The New York Police Department has abruptly terminated its deployment of a robot dog developed by Boston Dynamics after several incidents prompted allegations of...

How Much Does It Itch?
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How Much Does It Itch?

A soft, wearable sensor developed by Northwestern University scientists can measure the itchiness suffered by children with atopic dermatitis (eczema).

Researchers Successfully Use 3D 'Bioprinting' to Create Nose Cartilage
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Researchers Successfully Use 3D 'Bioprinting' to Create Nose Cartilage

A three-dimensional bioprinting technique can generate customized cartilage for use in restorative surgeries.

Untangle Your Hair With Help From Robots
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Untangle Your Hair With Help From Robots

Researchers have develop a robotic arm setup that can comb tangled hair.

Microsoft Finds Memory Allocation Holes in Range of IoT, Industrial Technology
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Microsoft Finds Memory Allocation Holes in Range of IoT, Industrial Technology

A Microsoft security research unit discovered a number of poor memory allocation operations in code used in Internet of Things and operational technology.

Advanced Core Processing: Robot Technology Appealing for Apple Growers
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Advanced Core Processing: Robot Technology Appealing for Apple Growers

Researchers at Australia's Monash University have developed autonomous robotic technology capable of harvesting apples.

3D-Printed Home in Dutch City Expands Housing Options
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3D-Printed Home in Dutch City Expands Housing Options

A new three-dimensionally printed home in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, could become commonplace as the country deals with a housing shortage.

The Robot Surgeon Will See You Now
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The Robot Surgeon Will See You Now

Real scalpels, artificial intelligence — what could go wrong?

'Brain-Like Device' Mimics Human Learning in Major Computing Breakthrough
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'Brain-Like Device' Mimics Human Learning in Major Computing Breakthrough

A device modeled after the human brain can learn by association via synaptic transistors that simultaneously process and store information.

Technology Could Turn You Into a Tiffany
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Technology Could Turn You Into a Tiffany

Companies are developing digital tools for the design of personalized jewelry, which can be fabricated via sophisticated three-dimensional metal printing.

Girl Scout Troop Teams Up With Google Wing on Cookie Deliveries
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Girl Scout Troop Teams Up With Google Wing on Cookie Deliveries

A Virginia girl scou troop teamed up with Google Wing amid COVID-19.

Goldman Sachs Predicts Quantum Computing is 5 Years Away from Use in Markets
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Goldman Sachs Predicts Quantum Computing is 5 Years Away from Use in Markets

US bank and QC Ware looked into use of the technology to price complex derivatives.

Ford's Ever-Smarter Robots Are Speeding Up the Assembly Line
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Ford's Ever-Smarter Robots Are Speeding Up the Assembly Line

A transmission factory shows how artificial intelligence may creep into industrial processes in gradual and often imperceptible ways.

Exclusive: Air Force Research Taps Quantum Computing
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Exclusive: Air Force Research Taps Quantum Computing

The Air Force plans to partner with quantum computing software company QC Ware to harness its algorithms to better surveil unmanned aircraft.

Cyber-Securing the Home Office
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Cyber-Securing the Home Office

Patching the security holes that arise when working from home.
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