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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.

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)...

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.

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.

Four-Hundred-Pound NYPD Robot Gets Tryout in Times Square Subway Station
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Four-Hundred-Pound NYPD Robot Gets Tryout in Times Square Subway Station

The New York Police Department has deployed a nearly 400-pound "fully autonomous outdoor security robot" in Times Square's subway station as a test run.

Europe at Forefront of 3D Printing Boom over Last Decade
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Europe at Forefront of 3D Printing Boom over Last Decade

The European Patent Office found that over the last decade, patent applications for three-dimensional printing technology rose eight times faster than all technology...

Cyborg Cockroach Can Navigate a Maze
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Cyborg Cockroach Can Navigate a Maze

Researchers have developed a method of creating cyborg cockroaches for use in search-and-rescue missions or building inspections that does not injure them.

Asian Games Landmark for eSports Fires Olympic Dreams
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Asian Games Landmark for eSports Fires Olympic Dreams

At the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, eSports players will have the opportunity to medal for the first time. The event, which begins Sept. 23, will see eSports...

A Softer Approach to Robotics
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A Softer Approach to Robotics

Soft robots are moving from the research lab to the real world.

Microsoft to Shield Paid-Up Copilot Customers From Any AI Copyright Brawls It Starts
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Microsoft to Shield Paid-Up Copilot Customers From Any AI Copyright Brawls It Starts

Tough luck, freeloaders: you're on your own.

Mathematicians Find 12,000 Solutions for Three-Body Problem
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Mathematicians Find 12,000 Solutions for Three-Body Problem

Mathematicians have identified 12,392 new stable orbital arrangements for three objects as allowed by Isaac Newton's laws of motion, also known as the three-body...

New Codes Could Make Quantum Computing 10 Times More Efficient
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New Codes Could Make Quantum Computing 10 Times More Efficient

Quantum computing is still really, really hard. But the rise of a powerful class of error-correcting codes suggests that the task might be slightly more feasible...

Decoding Speech
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Decoding Speech

Working to translate thoughts to speech or actions via a brain-computer interface.

How to Engineer a Reliable $1 Sensor for Safe Drinking Water
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How to Engineer a Reliable $1 Sensor for Safe Drinking Water

Engineers at the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee developed a potentially mass-producible $1 sensor that can detect contaminants...

AR Technology Helps Non-Speaking Autistic Population Find Their Voice
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AR Technology Helps Non-Speaking Autistic Population Find Their Voice

The new HoloBoard system can be paired with Microsoft's HoloLens 2 augmented reality device to help non-speaking autistic individuals improve their motor skills...

More Developers Are Using the Rust Language
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More Developers Are Using the Rust Language

The 2022 State of Rust Survey published earlier this month found more developers using the programming language than ever before.

Robotaxis Are Making Enemies as They Go Around San Francisco
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Robotaxis Are Making Enemies as They Go Around San Francisco

Despite receiving recent approval to expand their robotaxi services in San Francisco, Waymo and Cruise continue to face backlash over traffic and safety concerns...

Why Scientists Are Delving into the Virtual World
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Why Scientists Are Delving into the Virtual World

A growing number of scientific researchers are using virtual reality (VR) technology in the lab, often to more easily collaborate with distant colleagues, or simply...

UMass Amherst Computer Scientists Use AI to Accelerate Computing Speed by Thousands of Times
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UMass Amherst Computer Scientists Use AI to Accelerate Computing Speed by Thousands of Times

Their development Scalene, an open-source tool for dramatically speeding up the programming language Python, circumvents issues limiting computer processing speed...

These Tools Could Help Protect Our Pictures From AI
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These Tools Could Help Protect Our Pictures From AI

However, these tools are neither perfect, nor enough on their own.
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