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Finally, Apps to Sink Your Teeth Into
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Finally, Apps to Sink Your Teeth Into

Developers are beginning to incorporate teeth into new technologies.

Rediscovering RISC-V: Apple M1 sparks renewed interest in non-x86 architectures
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Rediscovering RISC-V: Apple M1 sparks renewed interest in non-x86 architectures

With the runaway success of the new ARM-based M1 Macs, non-x86 architectures are getting their closeup. RISC-V is getting the most attention from system designers...

Robot Foresters Could Plant Thousands of Trees a Day
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Robot Foresters Could Plant Thousands of Trees a Day

Two types of autonomous robot foresters developed by Estonia's University of Tartu and robot manufacturer Milrem are planting trees from Milrem's driverless ground...

Neural Networks Playing Video Games Teach Us About Our Own Brains
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Neural Networks Playing Video Games Teach Us About Our Own Brains

Researchers found artificial intelligence's “neurons” behaved similarly to neurons in the human brain when playing classic Atari video games.

Tiny Satellites Will Connect Cows, Cars, Shipping Containers to the Internet
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Tiny Satellites Will Connect Cows, Cars, Shipping Containers to the Internet

Scientists are tapping tiny satellites developed by startups for research.

The Tech That Will Invade Our Lives in 2021
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The Tech That Will Invade Our Lives in 2021

Spoiler: We're looking at another year of Internet services dominating many aspects of our lives.

How DOE Researchers Are Using AI, Robots to Design the Successor to Lithium-Ion Batteries
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How DOE Researchers Are Using AI, Robots to Design the Successor to Lithium-Ion Batteries

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Center for Energy Storage Research are using artificial intelligence and robots to design an organic redox-flow...

Autonomous Shipping Charts Its Course
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Autonomous Shipping Charts Its Course

The maritime industry wades into digitalization; will it float?

Fermilab and Partners Achieve Sustained, High-Fidelity Quantum Teleportation
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Fermilab and Partners Achieve Sustained, High-Fidelity Quantum Teleportation

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time a sustained, long-distance teleportation of qubits made of photons with fidelity greater than 90%, paving the way...

Hackers Exploit Backdoor Built Into Zyxel Devices
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Hackers Exploit Backdoor Built Into Zyxel Devices

Niels Teusink, a researcher at Netherlands-based security firm Eye Control, found that hackers are attempting to exploit a backdoor built into several Zyxel device...

A Robotic Revolution for Urban Nature
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A Robotic Revolution for Urban Nature

An international team of more than 170 experts evaluated the opportunities and challenges facing the use of robotic technology for urban nature and green space....

How Supercomputing, Advanced X-Rays Helped the Government Fight Covid-19
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How Supercomputing, Advanced X-Rays Helped the Government Fight Covid-19

More than a decade of research advanced by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Photo Source played a role in the development of the Covid-19 vaccines.

Drone-Crowded Skies Get a Step Closer With U.S. Safety Rules
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Drone-Crowded Skies Get a Step Closer With U.S. Safety Rules

New regulations from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will require most U.S. drones to broadcast a radio signal identifying them and their location.

Nuro to Be California's First Driverless Delivery Service
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Nuro to Be California's First Driverless Delivery Service

California has approved the operation of R2 driverless delivery vehicles from robotics startup Nuro.

How Machines Are Changing the Way Companies Talk
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How Machines Are Changing the Way Companies Talk

Economics and machine learning researchers have found artificial intelligence is making companies change how they communicate.

Battery-Free IoT: These Tiny Printable Computers Harvest Energy From Radio Waves
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Battery-Free IoT: These Tiny Printable Computers Harvest Energy From Radio Waves

The Wiliot Internet of Things tag is a printable chip that harvests energy from ambient radio waves, so it requires no battery.

2020 Put Us On the Edge of a Processor Revolution
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2020 Put Us On the Edge of a Processor Revolution

Upscaled looks back at a big year for CPUs.

Tech's Biggest Winners in 2020
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Tech's Biggest Winners in 2020

This year wasn't all bad.

MIT Discovery Offers Promise for Nonsilicon Computer Transistors
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MIT Discovery Offers Promise for Nonsilicon Computer Transistors

Researchers have discovered the alloy InGaAs could potentially lead to smaller, more energy-efficient nonsilicon transistors.

Getting the Right Grip: Designing Soft, Sensitive Robotic Fingers
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Getting the Right Grip: Designing Soft, Sensitive Robotic Fingers

A three-dimensionally printed soft robotic finger features a built-in sensor with adjustable stiffness that could pave the way for more dexterous robotic handling...
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