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World's Largest Lab-Grown Steak Unveiled by Israeli Firm
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World's Largest Lab-Grown Steak Unveiled by Israeli Firm

Researchers at the Israeli firm MeaTech 3D said they have grown a 4-ounce steak in a lab, the largest produced thus far.

Building Human-Robot Relationships Through Music and Dance
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Building Human-Robot Relationships Through Music and Dance

A performance called FOREST is exploring trust through creative collaboration.

Researchers Develop Algorithm to Increase Efficiency of Quantum Computers
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Researchers Develop Algorithm to Increase Efficiency of Quantum Computers

A collaboration between researchers has yielded a scheme to boost quantum computers' speed and efficiency.

Mobile Weed Killer for Tree Nurseries
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Mobile Weed Killer for Tree Nurseries

Researchers have developed a mobile robot system that tree nurseries could deploy to remove weeds without the use of herbicides.

Critical Wormable Security Flaw Found in Several HP Printer Models
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Critical Wormable Security Flaw Found in Several HP Printer Models

F-Secure Labs researchers reported two eight-year-old vulnerabilities affecting 150 HP multifunction printers could be exploited to commandeer target devices.

Car Hackers Could Drive You Off the Road (or They Might Settle for Money)
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Car Hackers Could Drive You Off the Road (or They Might Settle for Money)

Automotive cybersecurity is a cat-and-mouse game, with the good guys and bad guys constantly chasing each other.

Wave Goodbye to Window Washers
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Wave Goodbye to Window Washers

Robots are taking their jobs.

Discovery Opens the Way for Brain-Like Computers
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Discovery Opens the Way for Brain-Like Computers

Researchers successfully combined a memory function with a calculation function in the same component.

Scientists Claim Big Advance in Using DNA to Store Data
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Scientists Claim Big Advance in Using DNA to Store Data

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Georgia Tech Research Institute claim they can improve DNA data storage 100-fold with a new processor they developed...

F.T.C. Sues to Stop Blockbuster Chip Deal Between Nvidia and Arm
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F.T.C. Sues to Stop Blockbuster Chip Deal Between Nvidia and Arm

The proposed deal would give Nvidia control over computing technology and designs on which rival firms rely.

Shifting Colors for On-Chip Photonics
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Shifting Colors for On-Chip Photonics

On-chip frequency shifters can convert light in the gigahertz frequency range using continuous and single-tone microwaves.

Stanford Engineers Propose Simpler Design for Quantum Computers
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Stanford Engineers Propose Simpler Design for Quantum Computers

Engineers have proposed a simpler design for quantum computers by harnessing a laser to manipulate an atom and alter photonic states through quantum teleportation...

Stanford's Simple New Quantum Computer Design: Photonic Computation in a Synthetic Time Dimension
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Stanford's Simple New Quantum Computer Design: Photonic Computation in a Synthetic Time Dimension

A relatively simple quantum computer design that uses a single atom to manipulate photons could be constructed with currently available components.

Creating 3D Maps with a Backpack
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Creating 3D Maps with a Backpack

A researcher at the University of Twente in the Netherlands has developed a wearable mobile mapping system.

World's First Living Robots Can Reproduce, Scientists Say
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World's First Living Robots Can Reproduce, Scientists Say

The C-shaped parent xenobots collect and compress loose stem cells together into piles which can mature into offspring.

Quantum Computing Heavyweight Arrives as Merger Creates Quantinuum
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Quantum Computing Heavyweight Arrives as Merger Creates Quantinuum

Investors keen on quantum computing can expect the Honeywell-Cambridge Quantum merger to produce a new publicly traded company within a year.

Researchers Find Security Flaw Affecting 37% of Smartphones
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Researchers Find Security Flaw Affecting 37% of Smartphones

Researchers at Check Point Research have identified security flaws in the audio digital signal processor used in MediaTek's system-on-chip products.

One of the World's Most Precise Microchip Sensors Created Thanks to a Spiderweb
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One of the World's Most Precise Microchip Sensors Created Thanks to a Spiderweb

Spiderwebs inspired researchers at the Netherlands' Delft University of Technology to design one of the world's most precise microchip sensors.

Robots Won't Close the Warehouse Worker Gap Anytime Soon
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Robots Won't Close the Warehouse Worker Gap Anytime Soon

Even Amazon's new AI-powered machines aren't nearly capable enough to handle the most important fulfillment tasks.

Startup Built Record-Breaking 256-qubit Quantum Computer
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Startup Built Record-Breaking 256-qubit Quantum Computer

QuEra Computing, launched by physicists at Harvard and MIT, is trying a different quantum approach to tackle impossibly hard computational tasks.
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