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HIV Combination Therapies Could Prevent Viral Escape, Rebound
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HIV Combination Therapies Could Prevent Viral Escape, Rebound

Researchers designed a novel therapy for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that could prevent the virus from escaping treatment.

In Memoriam: Alexander Fraser
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In Memoriam: Alexander Fraser

The projects he worked on or oversaw had a huge impact, either directly or indirectly.

Big Tech Builds AI with Bad Data, So Scientists Sought Better Data
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Big Tech Builds AI with Bad Data, So Scientists Sought Better Data

BigScience is a global effort to build a more transparent, accountable AI, with less of the bias that infects so many Big Tech initiatives.

Deep Learning Method Worth Its Salt
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Deep Learning Method Worth Its Salt

A multi-institutional team of researchers led by the University of Cincinnati's Yu Shi has developed a technique for modeling the thermodynamic properties of molten...

Scientists Expand Entomological Research Using Genome Editing Algorithm
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Scientists Expand Entomological Research Using Genome Editing Algorithm

A team of scientists from Japan's Hiroshima University, the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences...

Nanomagnets Can Choose a Wine, Could Quench AI's Thirst for Energy
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Nanomagnets Can Choose a Wine, Could Quench AI's Thirst for Energy

Scientists at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, the University of Maryland, and Western Digital Technologies programmed a neural network...

U.K. Project Will Create 165-Mile Drone Superhighway
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U.K. Project Will Create 165-Mile Drone Superhighway

The U.K. government has approved plans for Skyway, a 165-mile drone superhighway that will connect towns across England and be used to survey infrastructure such...

Formalizing Fairness
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Formalizing Fairness

Algorithmic fairness aims to remedy issues stemming from algorithmic bias.

Crossing the Uncanny Valley
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Crossing the Uncanny Valley

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

Neurotechnology and the Law
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Neurotechnology and the Law

How closely should implants be regulated?

BCI Startup Implants First Device in U.S. Patient
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BCI Startup Implants First Device in U.S. Patient

A brain-computer interface startup has implanted a wire-electrode combination in the brain of a U.S. patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

'Earable' Uses Sonar to Reconstruct Facial Expressions
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'Earable' Uses Sonar to Reconstruct Facial Expressions

Cornell University researchers have developed a wearable earphone device that can reconstruct the wearer's face using sonar.

Data Scientists Identify Lakes, Reservoirs Around the World
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Data Scientists Identify Lakes, Reservoirs Around the World

Data scientists led an interdisciplinary team that developed a first-of-its kind comprehensive global dataset of the Earth's lakes and reservoirs.

Robot Dog Learns to Walk in One Hour
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Robot Dog Learns to Walk in One Hour

Researchers taught a four-legged, dog-sized robot to walk in one hour with the help of a Bayesian optimization algorithm.

Inside China's Scramble to Overcome Microchip Crunch
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Inside China's Scramble to Overcome Microchip Crunch

With global supplies tight, brokers are playing an outsize role in securing key components.

What to Do Now About Tomorrow's Code-Cracking Computers
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What to Do Now About Tomorrow's Code-Cracking Computers

A future-proof way to encrypt sensitive data is now available. Put it to use.

Chip Investment Decisions Await Congressional Action on $52 Billion Funding Bill
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Chip Investment Decisions Await Congressional Action on $52 Billion Funding Bill

Political wrangling slows progress on what began as bipartisan effort to restore America's semiconductor production prowess.

NIST Promotes Testbed to Address Threats Targeting ML Systems
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NIST Promotes Testbed to Address Threats Targeting ML Systems

NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has demonstrated an experimental testbed to address cybersecurity threats targeting machine learning algorithms...

In Ukraine War, a Race to Acquire Smarter, Deadlier Drones
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In Ukraine War, a Race to Acquire Smarter, Deadlier Drones

Drones are in high demand among both Ukrainians and Russians as the war continues.

Making Computers Smarter--with TikTok Dance Videos
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Making Computers Smarter--with TikTok Dance Videos

A doctoral student is using TikTok dance videos to build lifelike three-dimensional avatars of people for use in virtual reality environments.
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