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Precise Touchscreens, Thanks to AI
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Precise Touchscreens, Thanks to AI

A new artificial intelligence technique more precisely estimates where a finger touches a mobile phone screen, to reduce typing errors.

 The Autonomous Vehicle World is Shrinking — It's Overdue
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The Autonomous Vehicle World is Shrinking — It's Overdue

'The AV industry has promised too much for too long, and has delivered too little'

Light Emitters Developed for Quantum Circuits
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Light Emitters Developed for Quantum Circuits

Researchers at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed integrated chips that can produce light particles on demand at room temperature.

Security Researcher Successfully Jailbreaks Apple AirTag
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Security Researcher Successfully Jailbreaks Apple AirTag

German security researcher stacksmashing was able to break into, dump, and reflash the microcontroller of Apple's AirTag object-location product.

Quantum Simulator Beats Quantum Hardware
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Quantum Simulator Beats Quantum Hardware

Toshiba's quasi-quantum optimization algorithm on Microsoft's Azure cloud outperforms today's fledgling quantum computer speeds.

Self-Learning Robots Go Full Steam Ahead
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Self-Learning Robots Go Full Steam Ahead

Researchers in the Netherlands have demonstrated that a group of autonomous self-learning robots can change what they are doing in response to changing conditions...

Intel Says It Has Solved a Key Bottleneck in Quantum Computing
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Intel Says It Has Solved a Key Bottleneck in Quantum Computing

Intel and QuTech say they've demonstrated the first instance of high-fidelity two-qubit control using Intel's Horse Ridge cryogenic control chip.

Biden Administration Will Prioritize Cybersecurity in Distribution of $1 Billion in Federal IT Funding
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Biden Administration Will Prioritize Cybersecurity in Distribution of $1 Billion in Federal IT Funding

The Biden administration will prioritize cybersecurity in the distribution of $1 billion in technology modernization funds signed into law by Congress in March....

Researchers Advance 3D Printing to Aid Tissue Replacement
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Researchers Advance 3D Printing to Aid Tissue Replacement

A unique scaffolding material for engineered tissues can be altered to grow natural tissue.

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.
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