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Pinterest Bans All Climate Misinformation
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Pinterest Bans All Climate Misinformation

The image-focused social network says it will take down content that distorts or denies facts of climate crisis.

Cities Using Digital Twins Like SimCity for Policymakers
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Cities Using Digital Twins Like SimCity for Policymakers

Cities like Orlando, FL, and Singapore are using digital twins to generate virtual models of themselves, in order to simulate the effects of potential new policies...

'We Became Like a Big Startup.' How Kyiv Adapted Tech to Save Lives
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'We Became Like a Big Startup.' How Kyiv Adapted Tech to Save Lives

Kyiv city officials have been working to adapt and repurpose the Ukrainian capital's technology amid the war with Russia.

Exxon Weighs Taking Gas-to-Bitcoin Pilot to Four Countries
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Exxon Weighs Taking Gas-to-Bitcoin Pilot to Four Countries

A pilot program launched by Exxon Mobil Corp. involves powering cryptocurrency-mining operations using excess natural gas that otherwise would be burned off from...

Algorithm Can Identify People by Their Heartbeat
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Algorithm Can Identify People by Their Heartbeat

Researchers are developing an algorithm that can identify people by heartbeat.

Waymo to Send Driverless Cars Through San Francisco
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Waymo to Send Driverless Cars Through San Francisco

Waymo has deployed fully driverless cars onto the streets of San Francisco to provide free rides to its employees.

Putting 3D Printers to Work in Ukraine's War Zone
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Putting 3D Printers to Work in Ukraine's War Zone

Entrepreneurs in Poland are rushing three-dimensional printers to Ukraine for the manufacture of defensive equipment.

Data-Harvesting Code in Mobile Apps Sends User Data to 'Russia's Google'
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Data-Harvesting Code in Mobile Apps Sends User Data to 'Russia's Google'

A researcher found that Yandex, known as "Russia's Google," embedded code in apps for mobile devices that allows data to be sent to servers in Russia.

'No-Code' Brings the Power of AI to the Masses
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'No-Code' Brings the Power of AI to the Masses

A growing number of new products allow anyone to apply artificial intelligence without having to write a line of computer code. Proponents believe the "no-code"...

AI Beats 8 World Champions at Bridge
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AI Beats 8 World Champions at Bridge

Victory marks milestone for AI as bridge requires more human skills than other strategy games

Watch a Robot Peel a Banana Without Crushing It
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Watch a Robot Peel a Banana Without Crushing It

A machine learning system developed by researchers at Japan's University of Tokyo can train a robot to peel a banana without crushing it.

Europeans Wary of New Digital Identity
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Europeans Wary of New Digital Identity

Rollout of European Digital Identity sparks Big Brother-type fears.

3D-Printed Tablets Offer Taste of Personalized Medicine
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3D-Printed Tablets Offer Taste of Personalized Medicine

Researchers at the U.K.'s University College London have demonstrated that three-dimensional printing could be used to produce personalized medicines.

'Momentum Computing' Pushes Technology's Thermodynamic Limits
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'Momentum Computing' Pushes Technology's Thermodynamic Limits

Two University of California, Davis researchers have proposed a computational method for dissipating a small fraction of the heat generated by conventional computer...

Researchers Protect Solar Technologies from Cyberattack
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Researchers Protect Solar Technologies from Cyberattack

University of Georgia researchers unveiled a sensor system that watches power electronic converters at solar energy farms for signs of cyberattack in real time....

Do EV Charging Stations Open the Power Grid to Attack?
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Do EV Charging Stations Open the Power Grid to Attack?

Electric vehicle Charging Station Management Systems need greater focus on security.

Making Quantum Circuits More Robust
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Making Quantum Circuits More Robust

A team led by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a framework to make quantum circuits more resilient to noise.

Robot Truckers Could Replace 500K U.S. Jobs
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Robot Truckers Could Replace 500K U.S. Jobs

Autonomous driving engineers are developing driverless trucks for long-haul freight that runs along simple interstate routes.

Email as Therapy
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Email as Therapy

Many people find in-person counseling threatening, and may prefer the flexibility of message-based mental health services.

Most People are Cool with Implanting Chips in Their Brains, but Only if They Can Turn Them Off
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Most People are Cool with Implanting Chips in Their Brains, but Only if They Can Turn Them Off

More than three-quarters of U.S. adults polled were against surgically implanting a chip in their brains to improve their cognitive abilities.
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