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'Most Secure' U.S. Election Not Without Problems
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'Most Secure' U.S. Election Not Without Problems

Although federal officials declared the 2020 presidential election the "most secure in American history," there were still technical problems.

Meat Giant Tyson Girds for Virus Surge, Tracking Covid-19 with Algorithms
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Meat Giant Tyson Girds for Virus Surge, Tracking Covid-19 with Algorithms

Tyson Foods CEO Dean Banks said the U.S. meatpacking company is using infection-tracking algorithms and employee testing to protect workers from a Covid-19 surge...

Boston Dynamics Dog Robot Learns New Tricks on BP Oil Rig
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Boston Dynamics Dog Robot Learns New Tricks on BP Oil Rig

Boston Dynamics is programming its "Spot" dog robot to read gauges, look for corrosion, construct maps, and detect methane leaks.

Technologies for the Visually Impaired
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Technologies for the Visually Impaired

The last decade has seen major advancements in technology for the blind and visually impaired, but problems remain.

Don't Fear the Robots, and Other Lessons From a Study of the Digital Economy
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Don't Fear the Robots, and Other Lessons From a Study of the Digital Economy

A task force assembled by MIT examined how technology has changed, and will change, the work force.

'Robotic Snake' Device Grips, Picks Up Objects
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'Robotic Snake' Device Grips, Picks Up Objects

A soft fabric robotic gripper developed by University of New South Wales Sydney engineers can grasp, pick up, and release fragile objects without breaking them....

A Measure of Smell
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A Measure of Smell

Computer scientists, neurobiologists, and a master-perfumer at Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science have developed a framework for odors that maps how they are...

Quantum Algorithm Breakthrough
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Quantum Algorithm Breakthrough

City College of New York researchers say they have developed a quantum algorithm with the potential to study a class of many-electron quantums system using quantum...

1 in 5 Consumers Has Avoided Buying a Brand Over Its Data Practices
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1 in 5 Consumers Has Avoided Buying a Brand Over Its Data Practices

Survey finds widespread skepticism over how companies collect and use personal data.

 Future Series: Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology and Systemic Risk
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Future Series: Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology and Systemic Risk

Unless action is taken now, by 2025 next generation technology, on which the world will increasingly rely, has the potential to overwhelm the defences of the global...

Walmart, Cruise Launch Pilot to Deliver Orders via Self-Driving Cars
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Walmart, Cruise Launch Pilot to Deliver Orders via Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous vehicle startup Cruise has announced a partnership with Walmart to deliver orders from a Scottsdale, AZ, Walmart store to local customers' homes.

Training Facial Recognition on Some New Furry Friends: Bears
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Training Facial Recognition on Some New Furry Friends: Bears

Silicon Valley software developers have trained facial recognition technology to monitor individual bears, as part of a project called BearID.

Sensor for Smart Textiles Survives Washing Machine, Cars, Hammers
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Sensor for Smart Textiles Survives Washing Machine, Cars, Hammers

Researchers have developed a strain sensor for use in smart textiles and soft robotic systems that is extremely resilient.

AI May Help Identify Patients with Early-Stage Dementia
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AI May Help Identify Patients with Early-Stage Dementia

Scientists are exploring whether artificial intelligence can help clinicians better identify patients with early-stage dementia.

Implantable Device Can Monitor, Treat Heart Disease
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Implantable Device Can Monitor, Treat Heart Disease

Researchers designed a rubbery bioelectronic cardiac patch that can be implanted on the heart to monitor its health. 

Materials Help Expand Volumetric 3D Printing
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Materials Help Expand Volumetric 3D Printing

A volumetric three-dimensional printing method can print objects almost instantly by takin advantage of a new class of materials.

Getting Light-based Internet Right
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Getting Light-based Internet Right

Wireless Internet via light could well be a job for lasers, rather than LEDs.

Apple Introduces New Macs With the First Apple Chips
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Apple Introduces New Macs With the First Apple Chips

Apple unveiled three new Mac computers that use processors the company created itself, ending its reliance on Intel.

Researchers Isolate, Decode Brain Signal Patterns for Specific Behaviors
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Researchers Isolate, Decode Brain Signal Patterns for Specific Behaviors

Researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that isolates and decodes behaviors based on signals from the brain.

Computer Model Can Predict How Covid-19 Spreads in Cities
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Computer Model Can Predict How Covid-19 Spreads in Cities

A team of researchers has developed a computer model that accurately predicted Covid-19's spread in 10 major cities earlier this year.
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