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Robot Could Operate Docking Station Inside the Gut
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Robot Could Operate Docking Station Inside the Gut

A new robotic insulin delivery system can be implanted surgically in the abdomen, and resupplied with insulin via swallowed magnetic capsules.

The World's Biggest Crypto Exchange Still Lacks U.S. Footing
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The World's Biggest Crypto Exchange Still Lacks U.S. Footing

The founder of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, needs investors for the company's U.S. unit after a recent venture capital deal fell through — a setback that cost him a...

Are You Ready for Sentient Disney Robots?
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Are You Ready for Sentient Disney Robots?

Some of the animatronics at Disney's parks have been doing their herky-jerky thing since the Nixon administration. The company knows that nostalgia won't cut it...

Data Mining Tools Combat COVID-19 Misinformation, Identify Symptoms
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Data Mining Tools Combat COVID-19 Misinformation, Identify Symptoms

A new algorithm has identified three unique COVID-19 symptoms that are distinct from those of influenza.

Drones, Autonomous Robots Could Be Deployed in Coal Mines to Improve Safety
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Drones, Autonomous Robots Could Be Deployed in Coal Mines to Improve Safety

New technology enables the use of drones to map and inspect subterranean coal mines, to avoid putting people into potentially hazardous situations.

Millions of Web Camera, Baby Monitor Feeds Exposed
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Millions of Web Camera, Baby Monitor Feeds Exposed

Researchers have identified a vulnerability in a software development kit affecting more than 83 million smart devices.

Supercomputer Helps Protect Earth From Space Storms
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Supercomputer Helps Protect Earth From Space Storms

University of Michigan researchers used Frontera supercomputer to improve a space weather forecasting system.

Google Can Take Two Months to Remove Malware Apps from App Store
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Google Can Take Two Months to Remove Malware Apps from App Store

It takes an average of 77 days from detection for Google to remove apps that may contain malware from the Google Play Store, accoriding to a recent analysis.

Facial Recognition AI Helps Save Multibillion Dollar Grape Crop
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Facial Recognition AI Helps Save Multibillion Dollar Grape Crop

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a method of protecting grape crops through the use of robotics and artificial intelligence.

Chameleon-Like Camouflage Made for Soft Robot
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Chameleon-Like Camouflage Made for Soft Robot

Researchers at Seoul National University in South Korea have developed a soft robot with skin that can change color to match its background.

Researchers Teach AI to See Depth in Photos, Paintings
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Researchers Teach AI to See Depth in Photos, Paintings

Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada and Adobe Research used a process called monocular depth estimation to teach artificial intelligence to determine...

Pilot in Austin to Offer Early Look at Edge Computing at Scale
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Pilot in Austin to Offer Early Look at Edge Computing at Scale

A group is deploying dozens of nodes that combine compute, connectivity, and sensors in a uniform fashion.

Eye-Tracking VR Technology to Make MRI a New Experience
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Eye-Tracking VR Technology to Make MRI a New Experience

Magnetic resonance imaging scans could become less stressful for patients, thanks to a novel interactive virtual reality system.

Emojis Make It Harder for Tech Giants to Track Down Online Abuse
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Emojis Make It Harder for Tech Giants to Track Down Online Abuse

A study found that some algorithms used to identify abusive online posts are less effective if the content includes emojis.

Inexpensive 3D-Printed Microscope Can Spot Coronavirus in Blood
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Inexpensive 3D-Printed Microscope Can Spot Coronavirus in Blood

A three-dimensionally-printed microscope could detect COVID-19 in a drop of blood through the use of digital holographic microscopy and deep learning.

Overwhelmed by Coronavirus, Cuba's Vaunted Health System Is Reeling
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Overwhelmed by Coronavirus, Cuba's Vaunted Health System Is Reeling

The Cuban government Tuesday published a new cyberterrorism law that makes it illegal to use telecommunications to post "offensive" material.

Programmable Trap Can Kill Viruses
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Programmable Trap Can Kill Viruses

Computational genetic engineering has enabled a method of "trapping" and killing viruses.  

Computer Models of Civilization Offer Routes to Ending Global Warming
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Computer Models of Civilization Offer Routes to Ending Global Warming

Some climate scientists believe massive computer simulations of the world economy could be harnessed to establish a path forward to prevent the worst effects of...

U.S. Will Investigate Tesla's Autopilot System Over Crashes With Emergency Vehicles
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U.S. Will Investigate Tesla's Autopilot System Over Crashes With Emergency Vehicles

It will be the broadest look yet at Tesla's assisted-driving technology. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has the authority to force a recall...

Google Infringed on Patents Owned by Sonos, a Trade Judge Says
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Google Infringed on Patents Owned by Sonos, a Trade Judge Says

The preliminary finding will now be reviewed by the full U.S. International Trade Commission.
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