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September 2022


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3D Printing Drones Work Like Bees

3D Printing Drones Work Like Bees

An international team of scientists developed a fleet of three-dimensional (3D) printing drones that can build and repair structures in flight.


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Autonomous, Wireless Robots Could Dance on a Human Hair

Autonomous, Wireless Robots Could Dance on a Human Hair

Cornell University researchers have created wireless robots small enough to sit on a human hair that operate autonomously,  using light as a power source.


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Key Element for a Scalable Quantum Computer

Key Element for a Scalable Quantum Computer

Physicists have taken a step toward realizing a scalable quantum computer by transferring electrons across several micrometers on a quantum chip.


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Google Sees Russia Coordinating With Hackers in Cyberattacks Tied to Ukraine War

Google Sees Russia Coordinating With Hackers in Cyberattacks Tied to Ukraine War

"We have never previously observed such a volume of cyberattacks, variety of threat actors, and coordination of effort," the report says; some U.S. institutions have been targeted.


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When AI Asks Dumb Questions, It Gets Smart Fast

When AI Asks Dumb Questions, It Gets Smart Fast

New research suggests patiently correcting artificial intelligence (AI) when it asks dumb questions may be key to helping the technology learn.


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Smart Mask Could Be Early Warning System

Smart Mask Could Be Early Warning System

Chinese team develops a wearable bioelectric mask that can sniff out diseases such as Covid-19 and influenza.


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Bring the Laboratory With You

Bring the Laboratory With You

Microfluidic laboratories on chips proliferate.


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Senate Confirms Fick as First U.S. Cyber Ambassador

Senate Confirms Fick as First U.S. Cyber Ambassador

Fick served in the U.S. Marine Corps and has extensive experience working in the private sector, including as CEO of the cybersecurity software company Endgame.


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What Are Data Scientists' Biggest Concerns?

What Are Data Scientists' Biggest Concerns?

Among the key concerns identified in Anaconda's State of Data Science 2022 report was the barriers to adoption of data science overall.


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Superconductors: Scientists Discover an Invisible Phenomenon

Superconductors: Scientists Discover an Invisible Phenomenon

It may be possible to develop superconductors that operate at room temperature with further knowledge of the relationship between spin liquids and superconductivity.


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'Very Harmful' Lack of Data Blunts U.S. Response to Outbreaks

'Very Harmful' Lack of Data Blunts U.S. Response to Outbreaks

Major data gaps, the result of decades of underinvestment in public health, have undercut the government response to the coronavirus, and now to monkeypox.


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YouTube's Dislike Button Rarely Shifts Recommendations

YouTube's Dislike Button Rarely Shifts Recommendations

Mozilla Foundation researchers found pressing the "dislike" button on a YouTube video does little to improve the videos chosen by the YouTube platform's recommender algorithm.


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Deepfake Audio Has a Tell

Deepfake Audio Has a Tell

Researchers at the University of Florida can detect audio deepfakes by measuring acoustic and fluid dynamic distinctions between organic and synthetic voice samples.


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Face Recognition for Pigs Could Improve Welfare on Farms

Face Recognition for Pigs Could Improve Welfare on Farms

Wenhao Zhang and colleagues at the U.K.'s University of the West of England have developed a facial recognition system for pigs.


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Implantable Sensor Sniffs Out Possible Signals of Osteoarthritis

Implantable Sensor Sniffs Out Possible Signals of Osteoarthritis

A new flexible biosensor performs continuous, wireless monitoring of nitric oxide, a biomarker associated with inflammation, in rabbits.


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Cleveland Wants to Use AI to Fight Illegal Dumping

Cleveland Wants to Use AI to Fight Illegal Dumping

The city intends to deploy smart cameras outfitted with the new technology on two corridors known for being dumping hotspots.


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The Robots Are Here, And Making You Fries

The Robots Are Here, And Making You Fries

Meet Flippy, Sippy and Chippy, the newest technology stepping in to address a protracted labor crunch in food service.


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Electric Vehicles Could Rescue the Power Grid

Electric Vehicles Could Rescue the Power Grid

By 2035, the batteries in California's zero-emission cars could power every home in the state for three days.


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Researchers Combine Data Science, ML Techniques to Improve Traditional MRI Image Reconstruction

Researchers Combine Data Science, ML Techniques to Improve Traditional MRI Image Reconstruction

Researchers leveraged data science tools and machine learning to speed up the process of magnetic resonance imaging reconstruction.


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Photon Bursts Boost Quantum-Sensor Performance

Photon Bursts Boost Quantum-Sensor Performance

The University of Chicago's Aashish Clerk and colleagues found a seemingly unwanted quantum effect may help improve the sensitivity of quantum sensors by up to 100-fold.


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Genomics Study Identifies Unique Set of Proteins That Restores Hearing in Zebrafish

Genomics Study Identifies Unique Set of Proteins That Restores Hearing in Zebrafish

Researchers used genomic techniques and computational-based machine learning to identify a network of proteins that enable zebrafish to regenerate hair cells to restore their hearing.


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Crops for a Changing Planet

Crops for a Changing Planet

An Oak Ridge team links plant performance and genetics, seeking a food-biofuel balance in a changing climate.


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Social Media Companies Still Boost Election Fraud Claims, Report Says

Social Media Companies Still Boost Election Fraud Claims, Report Says

The report argues the companies fuel false conspiracies about election fraud despite promises to combat them.


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Open Source Hardware?

Open Source Hardware?

Hardware design starts to see the attraction of open source.


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This Ad's for You (Not Your Neighbor)

This Ad's for You (Not Your Neighbor)

Data mining plus streaming can target political ads household by household, mostly unregulated.


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Clearview AI, Used by Police to Find Criminals, Is Now in Public Defenders' Hands

Clearview AI, Used by Police to Find Criminals, Is Now in Public Defenders' Hands

After a Florida man was accused of vehicular homicide, his lawyer used Clearview AI's facial recognition software to prove his innocence.


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Engineers Develop Wearable to Monitor Tumor Size

Engineers Develop Wearable to Monitor Tumor Size

Stanford University engineers have designed a wearable device that can measure the size, and changes in size, of tumors.


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Mars Rover, Drone Prototypes Brave Iceland Winds

Mars Rover, Drone Prototypes Brave Iceland Winds

This summer, prototype rovers and drones designed to operate on Mars were tested in high winds and other harsh environmental conditions in Iceland.


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Nike Sneaker-Cleaning Robot Looks Like Car Wash for Shoes

Nike Sneaker-Cleaning Robot Looks Like Car Wash for Shoes

Nike's Bot Initiated Longevity Lab (BILL) robot-powered system deep-cleans and repairs sneakers.


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From Analog to Digital

From Analog to Digital

Researchers at the University of Missouri are using artificial intelligence to perform anatomical studies virtually, rather than through actual dissection.

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