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Could the Internet be Driven by Climate-friendly 'Natural Intelligence'?
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Could the Internet be Driven by Climate-friendly 'Natural Intelligence'?

The Solar Protocol project aims to highlight the environmental impact of the Internet, the devices and systems that use it, and the servers that support it.

How MIT's Robot Cheetah Got Its Speed
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How MIT's Robot Cheetah Got Its Speed

Researchers have designed a new version of the Mini Cheetah robot that can achieve high running speeds more efficiently than its predecessors.

New Attack Amplifies DDoSes by 4 Billion-Fold
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New Attack Amplifies DDoSes by 4 Billion-Fold

New technique also stretches out distributed denial of service durations to 14 hours.

Computer Simulates Schools of Fishlike Underwater Research Drones
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Computer Simulates Schools of Fishlike Underwater Research Drones

An international team of researchers has created a three-dimensional simulation of small fish swimming that could improve aquatic research robots designed to mimic...

WARNING: Objects in Driverless Car Sensors May Be Closer Than They Appear
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WARNING: Objects in Driverless Car Sensors May Be Closer Than They Appear

Researchers have identified an attack strategy that can trick industry-standard autonomous vehicle sensors into believing nearby objects are closer or further than...

Russia Faces IT Crisis with Just Two Months of Data Storage Left
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Russia Faces IT Crisis with Just Two Months of Data Storage Left

The withdrawal of Western cloud computing companies from Russia has left the country with roughly two months before it runs out of IT data storage.

Twitter Unveils Version of Site That Can Bypass Russia Block
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Twitter Unveils Version of Site That Can Bypass Russia Block

Twitter has launched a version of its service that can circumvent Russia's attempts to block and censor the flow of information about its Ukraine invasion.

Walgreens Replaced Some Fridge Doors with Screens; Some Shoppers Absolutely Hate It
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Walgreens Replaced Some Fridge Doors with Screens; Some Shoppers Absolutely Hate It

Some customers are furious with Walgreens and other retailers’ replacement of clear fridge and freezer doors with iPad-like screens displaying items within.

Tiny Switches Give Solid-State LiDAR Record Resolution
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Tiny Switches Give Solid-State LiDAR Record Resolution

A new high-resolution light detection and ranging chip could pave the way for smaller, less-expensive LiDAR navigation systems.

War Is Calling Crypto's 'Neutrality' Into Question
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War Is Calling Crypto's 'Neutrality' Into Question

War in Ukraine and Western sanctions against Russia have made cryptocurrency a hot potato for international politics.

Hyperspectral Sensing, AI Pave Path for Monitoring Soil Carbon
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Hyperspectral Sensing, AI Pave Path for Monitoring Soil Carbon

New artificial intelligence-powered algorithms based on laboratory soil hyperspectral data can estimate soil organic carbon properties as precisely as fieldwork...

Getting a Handle on Robotics Challenge
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Getting a Handle on Robotics Challenge

A robotic hand developed by Yale University researchers can fully rotate objects as its grippers break contact, similar to a human moving an object around to find...

ML Offers Shortcut to Optimal HVAC Operation
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ML Offers Shortcut to Optimal HVAC Operation

A new method for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning control mechanisms use machine learning to balance energy cost, comfort, and efficiency while enabling...

'Spooky Action' Could Help Boost Quantum Machine Learning
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'Spooky Action' Could Help Boost Quantum Machine Learning

Quantum entanglement could help clear a path toward quantum machine learning

Robots Sanitize Avelo Aircraft for COVID-19, Other Pathogens
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Robots Sanitize Avelo Aircraft for COVID-19, Other Pathogens

Houston, TX-based startup Avelo Airlines is using autonomous robots from Canadian manufacturer Aero HygenX to disinfect aircraft cabins for COVID-19 and other viruses...

Observing Time Crystals
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Observing Time Crystals

Researchers at Australia's University of Melbourne observed a time crystal in action, with the help of quantum computing technology.

Robust Radar: AI Sensor Technology for Autonomous Driving
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Robust Radar: AI Sensor Technology for Autonomous Driving

An artificial intelligence system for automotive radar sensors filters out interfering signals from other radar sensors to improve object detection.

Robot Photographer Has Eye for Aesthetics
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Robot Photographer Has Eye for Aesthetics

Cornell University researchers have developed a robotic photography system that can automatically rove an indoor space and shoot aesthetically appealing photos....

Google's New Tech Can Read Your Body Language—Without Cameras
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Google's New Tech Can Read Your Body Language—Without Cameras

The company's ATAP research team is using radar to help computers respond to your movements, like turning off a TV if it senses you've dozed off.

NHL Launching Faceoff Probability Stat with AWS Technology
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NHL Launching Faceoff Probability Stat with AWS Technology

The National Hockey League is launching a faceoff probability statistic, using Amazon Web Services to apply 10 years of data and in-game analytics.
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