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A Robotic Revolution for Urban Nature
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A Robotic Revolution for Urban Nature

An international team of more than 170 experts evaluated the opportunities and challenges facing the use of robotic technology for urban nature and green space....

How Supercomputing, Advanced X-Rays Helped the Government Fight Covid-19
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How Supercomputing, Advanced X-Rays Helped the Government Fight Covid-19

More than a decade of research advanced by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Photo Source played a role in the development of the Covid-19 vaccines.

Shift Gears, Accelerate: CIOs Reordered IT Priorities in 2020
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Shift Gears, Accelerate: CIOs Reordered IT Priorities in 2020

Chief information officers last year had to reprioritize corporate demands and establish new boundaries to prevent team burnout due to remote work and the ramp-up...

Digital IDs Make Their Mark
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Digital IDs Make Their Mark

Encrypted identification data on a smartcard or smartphone can deliver significant benefits while boosting security, but raise concerns about privacy and the potential...

10 Most 'Disruptive' IT Jobs in the Year Ahead
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10 Most 'Disruptive' IT Jobs in the Year Ahead

Software company Burning Glass Technologies projected quantum computing and connected technologies will be among the 10 most "disruptive" information technology...

Drone-Crowded Skies Get a Step Closer With U.S. Safety Rules
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Drone-Crowded Skies Get a Step Closer With U.S. Safety Rules

New regulations from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will require most U.S. drones to broadcast a radio signal identifying them and their location.

Nuro to Be California's First Driverless Delivery Service
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Nuro to Be California's First Driverless Delivery Service

California has approved the operation of R2 driverless delivery vehicles from robotics startup Nuro.

Apple Loses Copyright Battle Against Security Startup Corellium
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Apple Loses Copyright Battle Against Security Startup Corellium

Apple's lawsuit against security research firm Corellium has failed, with a federal judge rejecting claims that Corellium's software breached copyright law.

A Quick Look Under the Skin
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A Quick Look Under the Skin

Researchers have developed self-learning algorithms that can help analyze medical image data.

How Machines Are Changing the Way Companies Talk
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How Machines Are Changing the Way Companies Talk

Economics and machine learning researchers have found artificial intelligence is making companies change how they communicate.

Battery-Free IoT: These Tiny Printable Computers Harvest Energy From Radio Waves
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Battery-Free IoT: These Tiny Printable Computers Harvest Energy From Radio Waves

The Wiliot Internet of Things tag is a printable chip that harvests energy from ambient radio waves, so it requires no battery.

First-Ever Quantum Chess Tournament Won by Amazon Researcher
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First-Ever Quantum Chess Tournament Won by Amazon Researcher

Amazon researcher Aleksander Kubica won the world's first quantum chess tournament during the virtual Practical Quantum Computing (Q2B) conference.

2020 Put Us On the Edge of a Processor Revolution
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2020 Put Us On the Edge of a Processor Revolution

Upscaled looks back at a big year for CPUs.

Another Arrest, and Jail Time, Due to a Bad Facial Recognition Match
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Another Arrest, and Jail Time, Due to a Bad Facial Recognition Match

A New Jersey man was accused of shoplifting and trying to hit an officer with a car. He is the third known Black man to be wrongfully arrested based on face recognition...

Digital Transformation Is Lopsided, Even Within the Same Organization
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Digital Transformation Is Lopsided, Even Within the Same Organization

A Harvard Business Review study of organizations found "a growing divide between teams with ready access to automation and AI tools and teams without."

MIT Discovery Offers Promise for Nonsilicon Computer Transistors
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MIT Discovery Offers Promise for Nonsilicon Computer Transistors

Researchers have discovered the alloy InGaAs could potentially lead to smaller, more energy-efficient nonsilicon transistors.

A Rare Pandemic Silver Lining: Mental Health Start-Ups
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A Rare Pandemic Silver Lining: Mental Health Start-Ups

Using teletherapy, metrics, and matching algorithms, entrepreneurs are focusing on addressing aspects of the mental health care system that they view as broken....

VR Battlefield Technology Designed to Train Military Leaders
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VR Battlefield Technology Designed to Train Military Leaders

Purdue University innovators generated a virtual reality model of the D-Day beaches in Normandy, France, using battlefield simulations designed to train future...

Getting the Right Grip: Designing Soft, Sensitive Robotic Fingers
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Getting the Right Grip: Designing Soft, Sensitive Robotic Fingers

A three-dimensionally printed soft robotic finger features a built-in sensor with adjustable stiffness that could pave the way for more dexterous robotic handling...

Students Find Creating Covid-19 Tracing App for School Was Easy. Navigating Fault Lines of the Teenage Pull to Socializing Was More Treacherous.
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Students Find Creating Covid-19 Tracing App for School Was Easy. Navigating Fault Lines of the Teenage Pull to Socializing Was More Treacherous.

Two Marin County, CA, high school students built apps to help local schools contain the spread of Covid-19, hoping to encourage in-person attendance while maintaining...
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