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Centimeter-Scale Quadruped Leverages Curved-Crease Origami
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Centimeter-Scale Quadruped Leverages Curved-Crease Origami

University of Pennsylvania researchers have developed a centimeter-scale quadruped robot inspired by origami.

Researchers Develop Solid-State Thermal Transistor for Better Heat Management
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Researchers Develop Solid-State Thermal Transistor for Better Heat Management

A solid-state thermal transistor enables precision control of heat movement in semiconductor devices using the on-off switching of an electric field.

Magnetic Sensors Pinpoint 
GPU Cryptojacking Attacks
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Magnetic Sensors Pinpoint 
GPU Cryptojacking Attacks

Identifying incursions with magnetic sensors.

Digital Twins May Enable Personalized Health Treatment
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Digital Twins May Enable Personalized Health Treatment

Combining data about the human body with patients’ personal data to create digital twins of their organs could lead to personalized treatments and help avoid medical...

Robot Mimics a 450-Million-Year-Old Extinct Marine Organism
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Robot Mimics a 450-Million-Year-Old Extinct Marine Organism

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a new approach to robotics that uses insights from extinct organisms to create soft robots.

Using Language to Give Robots a Better Grasp of Open-Ended World
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Using Language to Give Robots a Better Grasp of Open-Ended World

The Feature Fields for Robotic Manipulation method helps robots identify nearby objects by forming three-dimensional scenes from two-dimensional images and vision...

Earbuds to Monitor Brain, Body
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Earbuds to Monitor Brain, Body

These earbuds listen to you, to determine if your brain and/or body are working at peak efficiency.

Datacenter Waste Energy to Heat Homes in 'U.K.-First' Scheme
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Datacenter Waste Energy to Heat Homes in 'U.K.-First' Scheme

The London scheme is the U.K.'s first large-scale project to use datacenter waste heat to power homes.

5G-Powered Robots Clean Singapore's Rivers
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5G-Powered Robots Clean Singapore's Rivers

Singapore-based Weston Robot is supplying uncrewed surface vessels to clean Singapore's rivers by collecting garbage and monitoring water quality.

Doctors Wrestle with AI in Patient Care
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Doctors Wrestle with AI in Patient Care

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of artificial intelligence tools has raised doubts among doctors about their ability to improve patient care.

AIrtist: Co-creativity and Computer-Human Collaboration in the Arts
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AIrtist: Co-creativity and Computer-Human Collaboration in the Arts

Far from being threatened by artificial intelligence, many creative practitioners are already embracing it—with some novel and unexpected results.

As a Teen, She Loved Video Games. Now She's Using A.I. to Try to Quash Malaria
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As a Teen, She Loved Video Games. Now She's Using A.I. to Try to Quash Malaria

In Senegal, Rokhaya Diagne is using artificial intelligence to help the world eradicate malaria by 2030.

As Baby Boomers Retire, German Businesses Turn to Robots
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As Baby Boomers Retire, German Businesses Turn to Robots

As Germany's baby boomers retire, exacerbating the country's labor shortage, many companies are filling job openings with robots.

Keeping Secrets in a Quantum World
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Keeping Secrets in a Quantum World

Cryptographers are working on data-encryption schemes strong enough to withstand attacks from future quantum computers.

Researchers Simplify Switching for Quantum Electronics
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Researchers Simplify Switching for Quantum Electronics

Exploiting a quantum effect electrically brings it closer to practical use.

Japan Show Provides Glimpse of Robots as Future of Rescue Efforts
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Japan Show Provides Glimpse of Robots as Future of Rescue Efforts

The Japan Mobility Show highlighted robotic technologies that could help address the nation's aging population and worker shortage.

Milestone Achieved in New Quantum Computing Architecture
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Milestone Achieved in New Quantum Computing Architecture

Scientists have extended the coherence time for a unique class of quantum bit (qubit) to 0.1 milliseconds, topping the previous record by nearly 1,000-fold.

Making Genetic Prediction Models More Inclusive
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Making Genetic Prediction Models More Inclusive

Computer scientists created a more inclusive, more accurate genetic prediction model by using computational and statistical techniques to study individuals' unique...

Scientists Manipulate Quantum Fluids of Light, Bringing us Closer to Next-Generation Unconventional Computing
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Scientists Manipulate Quantum Fluids of Light, Bringing us Closer to Next-Generation Unconventional Computing

What sets this development apart is the ability to manipulate polariton condensates without relying on the commonly utilized excitation profiles of polaritons. ...

Underwater Robot Helps Scientists Clarify Antarctic Ice Melting
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Underwater Robot Helps Scientists Clarify Antarctic Ice Melting

A team of scientists in the U.S. and New Zealand used the Icefin underwater robot to explore Antarctic ice crevasses to better understand their role in rising global...
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