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Bilingual Game App Aims to Stave Off Dementia
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Bilingual Game App Aims to Stave Off Dementia

A multilingual app developed by researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design aims to use gamification to help ward off dementia in older adults...

Microscopy Image Segmentation via Point and Shape Regularized Data Synthesis
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Microscopy Image Segmentation via Point and Shape Regularized Data Synthesis

Researchers applied a new segmentation network trained by point annotations and synthetically produced image-segmentation pairs to microscopy images.

Dubai to Start Robotaxi Trials
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Dubai to Start Robotaxi Trials

The U.A.E. city of Dubai will launch its first wave of robotaxis this month in a bid to reduce congestion and accidents.

Laureates Look Past the Hype in Generative AI
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Laureates Look Past the Hype in Generative AI

Attendees at this year's Heidelberg Laureate Forum anticipate future applications of the technology.

3D Printing Method Shows Promise for Repairing Brain Injuries
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3D Printing Method Shows Promise for Repairing Brain Injuries

Scientists at the U.K.'s University of Oxford three-dimensionally (3D)-printed human neural cells to emulate the cerebral cortex's architecture.

Morphing Robots Can Grip, Climb, Crawl Like Insects
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Morphing Robots Can Grip, Climb, Crawl Like Insects

Three new robotic systems can adapt their shapes to better navigate tough terrain.

An Exabyte of Disk Storage at CERN
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An Exabyte of Disk Storage at CERN

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland has exceeded the 1-exabyte threshold, amassing 1 million terabytes (TB) of disk space.

Keshav Pingali Recognized with ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award
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Keshav Pingali Recognized with ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award

The award will be formally presented to Pingali in November at The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC23)...

An Hour of Training to Control Third Robotic Arm
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An Hour of Training to Control Third Robotic Arm

Researchers found that one hour of training is sufficient to make working with supernumerary robotic arms as effective as working with a partner.

CRISPR Tool Could Help Shred Viruses
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CRISPR Tool Could Help Shred Viruses

Rice University scientists have characterized the three-dimensional structure of one of the smallest known CRISPR-Cas13 systems for shredding or altering RNA.

Security Companies Are Turning to Robots as the Labor Shortage Bites
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Security Companies Are Turning to Robots as the Labor Shortage Bites

Robots increasingly are being used by security services firms to address a shortage of labor and high turnover rates.

3D Printer Makes Fast, Affordable Delivery of Post Office
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3D Printer Makes Fast, Affordable Delivery of Post Office

A new post office in Bengaluru, India, is the first in the world to be built using a three-dimensional (3D) printer.

Detect Quakes With 'Raspberry Shakes'
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Detect Quakes With 'Raspberry Shakes'

Raspberry Pi-based seismometers can supplement existing networks.

Looking Within
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Looking Within

Biosensing takes medical diagnostics to a deeper level.

Men Overran a Job Fair for Women in Tech
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Men Overran a Job Fair for Women in Tech

The Grace Hopper Celebration is meant to unite women in tech. This year droves of men came looking for jobs.

Raspberry Pi Tracks Unseen Drones Using Sound
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Raspberry Pi Tracks Unseen Drones Using Sound

Researchers from the universities of Texas and Tennessee used Raspberry Pi computers to track unseen drones with sound.

Scientists Simulate Ant Warfare Using Age of Empires Computer Game
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Scientists Simulate Ant Warfare Using Age of Empires Computer Game

Scientists used the computer game "Age of Empires" to simulate ant ‘warfare’, in efforts to eradicate an invasive ant species.

AI Designs New Robot from Scratch in Seconds
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AI Designs New Robot from Scratch in Seconds

A research team led by Northwestern University scientists created an artificial intelligence capable of designing robots from scratch almost immediately.

Student Invents Affordable Fire-Fighting Robot
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Student Invents Affordable Fire-Fighting Robot

University of Texas at Austin's Siddarth Thakur developed a robot to assist firefighters.

ChatGPT Can Now Respond With Spoken Words
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ChatGPT Can Now Respond With Spoken Words

A newly released version of OpenAI's ChatGPT chatbot can interact with users vocally, as well as respond to images.
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