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Security Flaws in Internet-Connected Hot Tubs Exposed Owners' Personal Data
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Security Flaws in Internet-Connected Hot Tubs Exposed Owners' Personal Data

Vulnerabilities in hot tub manufacturer Jacuzzi's SmartTub Internet interface compromised the data of owners worldwide.

Chip Makers Refusing to Build Semiconductor Plants in the U.S. Unless Congress Unlocks $52 billion in Funding
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Chip Makers Refusing to Build Semiconductor Plants in the U.S. Unless Congress Unlocks $52 billion in Funding

The CHIPS Act is intended to shore up America's flagging chip industry as a hedge against China's accelerated development of its own semiconductor capabilities....

Sweden's Einride to Test Autonomous Trucks on U.S. Roads
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Sweden's Einride to Test Autonomous Trucks on U.S. Roads

Sweden's autonomous-truck startup Einride AB, working in partnership with GE Appliances, will test self-driving freight vehicles on U.S. roadways .

Robotic Lightning Bugs Take Flight
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Robotic Lightning Bugs Take Flight

Fireflies inspired researchers to build flying, light-emitting robots that facilitate motion tracking and communication.

Self-Driving Big Rigs Are Coming. Is America Ready?
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Self-Driving Big Rigs Are Coming. Is America Ready?

Autonomous trucks that mostly stick to highways could make sense, both technologically and economically, in ways robotaxis have not.

Quantum Computing Could Solve the World’s Energy Crisis
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Quantum Computing Could Solve the World’s Energy Crisis

Quantum computing is the most underrated, most transformational technological breakthrough since the Internet.

Scientists Emulate Nature in Quantum Leap Towards Future Computers
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Scientists Emulate Nature in Quantum Leap Towards Future Computers

Scientists have constructed an atomic-scale silicon quantum processor to model the behavior of an organic molecule.

Huge Step Forward in Quantum Computing Announced: The First-Ever Quantum Circuit
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Huge Step Forward in Quantum Computing Announced: The First-Ever Quantum Circuit

The latest invention follows the team's creation of the first ever quantum transistor in 2012.

AI-Powered Archaeology Draws Out Hidden Evidence of Fire Use by Early Humans
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AI-Powered Archaeology Draws Out Hidden Evidence of Fire Use by Early Humans

Researchers used artificial intelligence to uncover evidence that ancient humans used fire at least 800,000 years ago at the Evron Quarry archaeological site in...

How the Brain Prepares to Think
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How the Brain Prepares to Think

Researchers used the Texas Advanced Computing Center's Frontera supercomputer to probe the physics of thought activation in the brain.

California Grants First Permit to Test AVs Using Only Lidar Sensing
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California Grants First Permit to Test AVs Using Only Lidar Sensing

Vueron plans to unveil its next generation of Lidar AV platforms within the next few months.

What Quantum Information, Snowflakes Have in Common, and What We Can Do About It
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What Quantum Information, Snowflakes Have in Common, and What We Can Do About It

Researchers have demonstrated the ability to read out signals from a superconducting quantum bit (qubit) using laser light, without destroying it.

Brain Implants Get Real
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Brain Implants Get Real

Universities, and a growing number of companies, are producing brain-computer interfaces.

Fabric that Can 'Hear' Your Heartbeat Developed by MIT Scientists
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Fabric that Can 'Hear' Your Heartbeat Developed by MIT Scientists

The researchers say the fabric allows wearers to monitor their heart and breathing in a comfortable way over long periods, and could also be used to communicate...

Engineers Build LEGO-Like AI Chip
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Engineers Build LEGO-Like AI Chip

An international team of  researchers has developed an artificial intelligence chip that is stackable and reconfigurable, similar to LEGO bricks.

Quantum Computer Programming for Dummies
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Quantum Computer Programming for Dummies

Scientists have formulated a new beginner-level guide for quantum computer programmers.

Ethereum Mining Is Going Away
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Ethereum Mining Is Going Away

Ethereum mining could end soon due to "the Merge," leaving as many as 1 million miners out of a source of income.

Engineers Create Single-Step 3D Printing Method to Make Robotic Materials
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Engineers Create Single-Step 3D Printing Method to Make Robotic Materials

University of California, Los Angeles engineers and colleagues designed a one-step three-dimensional printing process for manufacturing robots.

Amazon Will Deliver Packages via Drone for First Time in U.S. Later This Year
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Amazon Will Deliver Packages via Drone for First Time in U.S. Later This Year

Amazon is seeking permission from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and local officials to begin drone deliveries in Lockeford, CA, later this year.
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