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4D Printing for Nerve Stimulation
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4D Printing for Nerve Stimulation

Scientists four-dimensionally-printed flexible electrodes for stimulating nerves.

A New Chemistry
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A New Chemistry

Oxygen-ion batteries power forward.

An A.I. Supercomputer Whirs to Life, Powered by Giant Computer Chips
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An A.I. Supercomputer Whirs to Life, Powered by Giant Computer Chips

The new supercomputer, made by the Silicon Valley start-up Cerebras, was unveiled as the A.I. boom drives demand for chips and computing power.

Research Team Takes Neuromorphic Computing a Step Forward
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Research Team Takes Neuromorphic Computing a Step Forward

It is sometimes called "reservoir computing," as it uses non-linear physical phenomena to detect patterns in a data stream.

Sweaty Robot May Help Humans Understand Impact of Soaring Heat
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Sweaty Robot May Help Humans Understand Impact of Soaring Heat

An Arizona State University researcher described the Advanced Newton Dynamic Instrument robot  as "the world's first outdoor thermal mannequin."

Brain-Computer Interface Connects via Ear Canal
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Brain-Computer Interface Connects via Ear Canal

Scientists in China have built a non-invasive interface that can connect a human brain to a computer via the wearer's inner ear.

AI That Teaches Other AI
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AI That Teaches Other AI

Scientist demonstrated that robots can be trained to train other robots by sharing their knowledge.

Google Touts AI for News, Insists Journalists Can't be Replaced
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Google Touts AI for News, Insists Journalists Can't be Replaced

Tech giant says AI-powered tool is not intended to replace 'essential' role journalists play in covering the news.

Want to Win a Chip War? You're Gonna Need a Lot of Water
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Want to Win a Chip War? You're Gonna Need a Lot of Water

The U.S. is spending billions to boost semiconductor manufacturing. For the new plants to crank out silicon chips, they need to source millions of gallons of ultrapure...

Is the Digital Dollar Dead?
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Is the Digital Dollar Dead?

Prominent politicians want to make sure a central bank digital currency never happens in the U.S.—just as we've learned the basics of how one might work.

U.S. Program to Identify Safe Smart Devices
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U.S. Program to Identify Safe Smart Devices

The Biden administration has announced a program to identify smart devices that are more resilient against cyberattacks.

A Pink Rover Tackles the Red Planet, Barriers for Women in Science
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A Pink Rover Tackles the Red Planet, Barriers for Women in Science

A team from Australia placed second in the University Rover Challenge in Hanksville, UT, with a pink-colored robotic rover.

Biosensor Offers Real-Time Dialysis Feedback
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Biosensor Offers Real-Time Dialysis Feedback

Researchers at Iran's Shahrood University of Technology engineered a new biosensor to expedite hemodialysis procedures by providing dialysis feedback in real time...

Employees Want ChatGPT at Work. Bosses Worry They'll Spill Secrets
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Employees Want ChatGPT at Work. Bosses Worry They'll Spill Secrets

Some corporate leaders have banned the use of generative artificial intelligence tools over concerns about exposing sensitive company and customer information. ...

Chipotle Introduces Guacamole Prep Robot Autocado
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Chipotle Introduces Guacamole Prep Robot Autocado

Chipotle has partnered with the automation solutions firm Vebu to debut Autocado, an avocado processing robot that will reduce guacamole prep time by 50%.

A Surprisingly Simple Way to Foil Car Thieves
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A Surprisingly Simple Way to Foil Car Thieves

Flicking lights or swiping wipers could one day add extra security to vehicles.

Spinning Into the Future – New Waveguide Is Changing the Way Data Is Transferred, Manipulated
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Spinning Into the Future – New Waveguide Is Changing the Way Data Is Transferred, Manipulated

Physicists have pioneered a method to engineer electromagnetic spin on metasurfaces, addressing the data storage and transfer needs of an increasingly digital world...

A Nested Inventory for Software Security, Supply Chain Risk Management
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A Nested Inventory for Software Security, Supply Chain Risk Management

The growing importance of the Software Bill of Materials

White House Proposes Smart Home Cybersecurity Program
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White House Proposes Smart Home Cybersecurity Program

The goal of the new certification is to help consumers make choices.

ChatGPT4 can Recognize and Read People's Faces. OpenAI Worries it Makes AI Way Too Powerful
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ChatGPT4 can Recognize and Read People's Faces. OpenAI Worries it Makes AI Way Too Powerful

OpenAI's ChatGPT has evolved beyond just handling text; it can now recognize and read people's faces.
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