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Google's Quantum Computer Exponentially Suppresses Errors
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Google's Quantum Computer Exponentially Suppresses Errors

Research may help pave the way for scalable, fault-tolerant quantum computers.

100-Qubit Quantum Computing System Unveiled
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100-Qubit Quantum Computing System Unveiled

Startup reveals a unique quantum computing system.

Rats Took Over This Pacific Island. Now Drones Are Leading the Fightback
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Rats Took Over This Pacific Island. Now Drones Are Leading the Fightback

The conservation group Island Conservation plans to use drones to try to eliminate rats on Tetiaroa atoll and two other islands in French Polynesia, beginning in...

Air-Powered Computer Memory Helps Soft Robot Control Movements
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Air-Powered Computer Memory Helps Soft Robot Control Movements

A new air-powered computer memory can be utilized to control soft robots, thanks to engineers at the University of California, Riverside.

ML Tool Sorts the Nuances of Quantum Data
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ML Tool Sorts the Nuances of Quantum Data

A machine learning tool can parse quantum matter and identify relationships among microscopic properties in the data.

Your Sweaty Fingertips Could Help Power the Next Generation of Wearable Electronics
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Your Sweaty Fingertips Could Help Power the Next Generation of Wearable Electronics

The new device is just 1 square centimeter wide and flexible enough to wrap around a fingertip.

'Hubble Is Back!'
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'Hubble Is Back!'

Famed space telescope has a new lease on life after computer swap appears to fix glitch.

Photonic Computers: The Future of Computing Is … Analogue
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Photonic Computers: The Future of Computing Is … Analogue

The future is optical. Photonic processors promise blazing fast calculation speeds with much lower power demands, and they could revolutionize machine learning....

Japan Shatters Internet Speed Record
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Japan Shatters Internet Speed Record

Japanese engineers have broken the world Internet speed record with a 319 TB per second data transmission rate across more than 3,001 kilometers of fiber-optic...

'The Market Is Insane': Cars Are Sold Even Before They Hit the Lot
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'The Market Is Insane': Cars Are Sold Even Before They Hit the Lot

A shortage of computer chips is keeping automakers from producing enough cars to meet rising demand. Used cars are scarce, too.

Stumble-Proof Robot Adapts to Challenging Terrain in Real Time
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Stumble-Proof Robot Adapts to Challenging Terrain in Real Time

A new robotic locomotion model capable of real-time terrain adaptation has been developed by a multi-institutional research team.

 Google Demonstrates Vital Step towards Large-scale Quantum Computers
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Google Demonstrates Vital Step towards Large-scale Quantum Computers

Said Peter Knight at Imperial College London, "Without this advance, you will still have uncertainty about whether the roadmap towards fault tolerance was feasible...

Cerebras' New Monster AI Chip Adds 1.4 Trillion Transistors
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Cerebras' New Monster AI Chip Adds 1.4 Trillion Transistors

Shift to 7-nanometer process boosts the second-generation chip's transistor count to a mind-boggling 2.6 trillion.

For the First Time, Scientists Detect a Moving Photon Multiple Times Without Destroying It
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For the First Time, Scientists Detect a Moving Photon Multiple Times Without Destroying It

A boon for all things quantum.

What's Worse Than a Chip Shortage? Buying Fake Ones
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What's Worse Than a Chip Shortage? Buying Fake Ones

Global semiconductor shortage attracts fraudsters, counterfeits; 'Of course, a bunch of them didn't work,' a buyer says

Why You Should Care About Your Right to Repair Gadgets
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Why You Should Care About Your Right to Repair Gadgets

New legislation could simplify tech maintenance and make buying a new smartphone or computer the last resort.

Paris Welcomes First Pizzeria Operated by Robots
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Paris Welcomes First Pizzeria Operated by Robots

The first fully robotic pizzeria has opened in Paris' Beaubourg neighborhood after eight years of development and refinement.

Quantum Computing on a Chip: Brace for the Revolution
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Quantum Computing on a Chip: Brace for the Revolution

The development is being compared to the desktop computing system revolution of the 1960's.

Buzz Off, Bees. Pollination Robots Are Here.
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Buzz Off, Bees. Pollination Robots Are Here.

Advances in artificial intelligence are helping some startups develop another way to pollinate plants, which could increase yield compared with insects and human...

Columbia's Army Ants Youth Robotics Team Wins International Award for Smart Compression Stocking
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Columbia's Army Ants Youth Robotics Team Wins International Award for Smart Compression Stocking

Army Ants, a youth robotics team from Columbia, MO, won the 2021 Global Innovation Design Award in the FIRST Robotics Competition for a smart compression stocking...
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