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August 2022


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Humanoid Diving Robot Explores Shipwrecks

Humanoid Diving Robot Explores Shipwrecks

The OceanOneK robot built by Stanford University researchers is exploring shipwrecks and sunken planes on the ocean floor.


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Conjoined Twins Separated with the Help of VR

Conjoined Twins Separated with the Help of VR

Virtual reality (VR) technology was instrumental in the surgery that successfully separated Brazilian twins who were joined at the head.


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The CHIPS Act and Industrial Policy, Explained

The CHIPS Act and Industrial Policy, Explained

Is America giving up on the free market?


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There Are Too Few Women in Computer Science and Engineering

There Are Too Few Women in Computer Science and Engineering

It's not that they aren't interested; it's the culture of these fields and how they exclude women and girls.


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AI Learns to Recognize Species of Splatted Mosquitoes

AI Learns to Recognize Species of Splatted Mosquitoes

Artificial intelligence taught to identify living and dead mosquitoes could help monitor the species most complicit in transmitting diseases.


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Robot Tricks People Into Thinking It Has Mind of Its Own

Robot Tricks People Into Thinking It Has Mind of Its Own

The human-like iCub robot, programmed to interact with humans, deceived people into believing it was self-aware.


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Banks Start Using Information-Sharing Tools to Detect Financial Crime

Banks Start Using Information-Sharing Tools to Detect Financial Crime

Researchers have identified information-sharing initiatives worldwide that aim to better detect fraud and money laundering.


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A.I. Predicts the Shape of Nearly Every Protein Known to Science

A.I. Predicts the Shape of Nearly Every Protein Known to Science

DeepMind has expanded its database of microscopic biological mechanisms, hoping to accelerate research into all living things.


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The Afterlife Online

The Afterlife Online

Preparing for the end of life should include consideration of online accounts that will continue when you're gone.


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Juris Hartmanis, 1928-2022

Juris Hartmanis, 1928-2022

Juris Hartmanis, co-recipient of the 1993 ACM A. M. Turing Award, passed away on Friday at the age of 94.


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Playing with Dirt Leads to Big Potential for Sustainable Buildings

Playing with Dirt Leads to Big Potential for Sustainable Buildings

University of Virginia researchers are experimenting with methods to incorporate plants into buildings to advance sustainability.


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California's Strawberry Fields May Not Be Forever. Could Robots Help?

California's Strawberry Fields May Not Be Forever. Could Robots Help?

Some experts see agricultural robots as necessary for keeping California's strawberry industry afloat.


From Communications of the ACM

Crossing the Uncanny Valley

Crossing the Uncanny Valley

The "uncanny valley effect" may be holding back the field of robotics.


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Formalizing Fairness

Formalizing Fairness

Algorithmic fairness aims to remedy issues stemming from algorithmic bias.


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Neurotechnology and the Law

Neurotechnology and the Law

How closely should implants be regulated?

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