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Quantum Computing Breakthrough: Entanglement of Three Spin Qubits Achieved in Silicon
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Quantum Computing Breakthrough: Entanglement of Three Spin Qubits Achieved in Silicon


Researchers Tap Antiferromagnets for Better RAM
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Researchers Tap Antiferromagnets for Better RAM

An international team of scientists has discovered that antiferromagnets could make computer memory significantly faster and more efficient.

Singapore Trials Patrol Robots to Deter Bad Social Behavior
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Singapore Trials Patrol Robots to Deter Bad Social Behavior

A Singapore government agency announced that a three-week trial will use robot patrols of public areas with high foot traffic in central Singapore to curb poor...

He Built a Robot to Prove a Point About Refugees
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He Built a Robot to Prove a Point About Refugees

Afghan refugee Saidullah Karimi built a robot from pieces of trash to symbolize what refugees can accomplish and contribute to their new societies.

New Family of Ferroelectric Materials Raises Possibilities for Improved Information, Energy Storage
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New Family of Ferroelectric Materials Raises Possibilities for Improved Information, Energy Storage

The new materials are made with magnesium-substituted zinc oxide thin films.

Rent-a-Robot: Silicon Valley's Answer to Labor Shortage in Smaller U.S. Factories
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Rent-a-Robot: Silicon Valley's Answer to Labor Shortage in Smaller U.S. Factories

Venture capitalists are investing in leasing robots from Silicon Valley startups to smaller U.S. factories amid a labor shortage.

Medicine From the Sky in Bengaluru: Trial Run for Drone Delivery Successful
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Medicine From the Sky in Bengaluru: Trial Run for Drone Delivery Successful

India's Ministry of Civil Aviation said a trial run of beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) drone delivery of medicines was completed successfully in Bengaluru. ...

Student-Athletes Required to Wear COVID Trackers at Washington State High School
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Student-Athletes Required to Wear COVID Trackers at Washington State High School

Some student-athletes and coaches at Eatonville High School in Eatonville, WA, are being required to wear proximity monitors to trace potential COVID-19 exposure...

The $150 Million Machine Keeping Moore's Law Alive
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The $150 Million Machine Keeping Moore's Law Alive

ASML's next-generation extreme ultraviolet lithography machines achieve previously unattainable levels of precision, which means chips can keep shrinking for...

Technology to the Rescue
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Technology to the Rescue

Updating emergency rescue equipment and tactics with digital technologies.

The World Is Still Short of Everything. Get Used to It.
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The World Is Still Short of Everything. Get Used to It.

Pandemic-related product shortages from computer chips to construction materials were supposed to be resolved by now. Instead, the world has gained a lesson in...

More Than 50 Robots Work at Singapore High-Tech Hospital
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More Than 50 Robots Work at Singapore High-Tech Hospital

Over 50 robots are working at Singapore's Changi General Hospital, performing activities ranging from surgery to administrative activities.

Ultrafast Electron Microscopy Leads to Pivotal Discovery for the Development of New Quantum Devices
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Ultrafast Electron Microscopy Leads to Pivotal Discovery for the Development of New Quantum Devices

Ultrafast electron microscope opens up new avenues for the development of sensors and quantum devices.

Wing Approaches 100,000 Drone Deliveries 2 Years After Launch
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Wing Approaches 100,000 Drone Deliveries 2 Years After Launch

Two years after its pilot launched in Logan, Australia, Alphabet's drone delivery company Wing is nearing its 100,000th customer delivery.

Scientists Reveal World's First 3D-Printed Wagyu Beef
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Scientists Reveal World's First 3D-Printed Wagyu Beef

Scientists at Japan's Osaka University have unveiled what they are calling the first-ever three-dimensionally-printed Wagyu beef, created using stem cells extracted...

Who Can Bend Light for Cheaper Internet?
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Who Can Bend Light for Cheaper Internet?

A new system can maintain network connections when optical fibers break by reconfiguring optical transmissions from damaged fibers to healthy ones.

One Material with Two Functions Could Lead to Faster Memory
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One Material with Two Functions Could Lead to Faster Memory

A new device simultaneously stores and visually transmits data with a single semiconductor.

DARPA Drone Cybersecurity Software Foils Hackers in Demo
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DARPA Drone Cybersecurity Software Foils Hackers in Demo

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency says the hackers it invited to try to hack the High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems all failed.

Cutting 'Edge': A Tunable Neural Network Framework Towards Compact, Efficient Models
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Cutting 'Edge': A Tunable Neural Network Framework Towards Compact, Efficient Models

A sparse convolutional neural network framework and training algorithms can seamlessly integrate CNN models on low-power edge devices.

These Robots Can Move Your Couch
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These Robots Can Move Your Couch

University of Cincinnati engineers taught two robots to move a couch together without either robot directing the other.
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