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Crowdfunding a War: How Online Appeals Are Bringing Weapons to Ukraine
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Crowdfunding a War: How Online Appeals Are Bringing Weapons to Ukraine

The online campaign has tapped into widespread Western sympathy and produced meaningful donations for the country's war effort.

The Drones of War
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The Drones of War

Drone makers are donating, or selling at cost, unmanned aerial drones to Ukraine.

Predicting Others' Behavior on the Road With Artificial Intelligence
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Predicting Others' Behavior on the Road With Artificial Intelligence

A new machine learning system may someday help driverless cars predict the next moves of nearby drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists in real-time.

David Walden, Computer Scientist at Dawn of Internet, Dies at 79
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David Walden, Computer Scientist at Dawn of Internet, Dies at 79

In 1969, he was part of a team of young engineers who built the first machine to switch data among computers using the Arpanet, the precursor to the Internet.

Mission to Monitor Migrating Monarchs
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Mission to Monitor Migrating Monarchs

University of Pittsburgh researchers have developed a tracking system to monitor the migration of monarch butterflies to specific mountain peaks in central Mexico...

Swarming Drones Autonomously Navigate Dense Forest, Chase Human
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Swarming Drones Autonomously Navigate Dense Forest, Chase Human

Researchers in China demonstrated the ability of an autonomous flying drone swarm to navigate a thick forest it had never before encountered.

A New Option for Neutral-Atom Quantum Computing
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A New Option for Neutral-Atom Quantum Computing

Two independent teams show neutral ytterbium-171 atoms can be trapped and used for quantum information processing, bringing quantum computers based on this platform...

High Schooler Invented Low-Cost, Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm
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High Schooler Invented Low-Cost, Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

Virginia high school senior Benjamin Choi designed a thought-controlled robotic arm, then three-dimensionally printed the first model in small pieces, and assembled...

Approach May Help Clear Hurdle to Large-Scale Quantum Computing
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Approach May Help Clear Hurdle to Large-Scale Quantum Computing

Researchers have developed an approach for shuffling qubits during computing while maintaining their quantum state, resulting in a programmable, error-correcting...

Using Desserts to Decode Computer Science
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Using Desserts to Decode Computer Science

Scientists at Australia's Monash University have developed a computer science learning framework that uses food to teach fundamental computing concepts.

 Global Chip Shortage's Latest Worry: Too Few Chips for Chip-Making
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Global Chip Shortage's Latest Worry: Too Few Chips for Chip-Making

Intel and TSMC are looking to boost chip output amid supercharged demand, but getting the equipment to do so requires increasing patience.

Meta Using AI to Create Low-Carbon Concrete for Its Datacenters
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Meta Using AI to Create Low-Carbon Concrete for Its Datacenters

Meta researchers used artificial intelligence to develop concrete that it claims generates 40% less carbon emissions than standard concrete mixtures.

Record-Breaking Jumping Robot Can Leap 10-Story Building
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Record-Breaking Jumping Robot Can Leap 10-Story Building

Rresearchers have developed a jumping robot that can reach heights of more than 30 meters, or about the height of a 10-story building, after being launched at about...

Ordinary Copper Telephone Wire Could Carry Gigabit Broadband Speeds
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Ordinary Copper Telephone Wire Could Carry Gigabit Broadband Speeds

Researhers claim copper telephone wire already deployed across Britain can carry data at rates three times higher than fiber-optic cable at much less cost, over...

Can VR Help Ease Chronic Pain?
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Can VR Help Ease Chronic Pain?

Virtual reality has emerged as a tool to treat chronic pain and is gaining popularity.

How French Fiber Optic Cable Attacks Accentuate Critical Infrastructure Vulnerabilities
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How French Fiber Optic Cable Attacks Accentuate Critical Infrastructure Vulnerabilities

Ciaran Martin, founding head of the U.K.'s National Cyber Security Centre and now an Oxford University professor, called the attacks "extraordinary" in a tweet....

Intel CEO Sees Chip Shortage Lasting Into 2024
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Intel CEO Sees Chip Shortage Lasting Into 2024

Semiconductor giant says quarterly sales fell amid sagging demand for lower-end laptops.

A Heart-Pounding Supercar Aims to Upend How Cars Are Built
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A Heart-Pounding Supercar Aims to Upend How Cars Are Built

The Czinger 21C is made with 3D printers. "If he's successful," an analyst said, "it will be an earthquake for the industry."

DARPA: Safeguarding Data for Stronger Democracy
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DARPA: Safeguarding Data for Stronger Democracy

The agency is using emerging encryption techniques to protect data in transit, in storage, and during computation.

An Easier Way to Teach Robots New Skills
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An Easier Way to Teach Robots New Skills

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a machine learning method that enables robots to acquire new skills using a handful of human examples...
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