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Brain Implants Get Real
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Brain Implants Get Real

Universities, and a growing number of companies, are producing brain-computer interfaces.

Fabric that Can 'Hear' Your Heartbeat Developed by MIT Scientists
From ACM News

Fabric that Can 'Hear' Your Heartbeat Developed by MIT Scientists

The researchers say the fabric allows wearers to monitor their heart and breathing in a comfortable way over long periods, and could also be used to communicate...

Engineers Build LEGO-Like AI Chip
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Engineers Build LEGO-Like AI Chip

An international team of  researchers has developed an artificial intelligence chip that is stackable and reconfigurable, similar to LEGO bricks.

Quantum Computer Programming for Dummies
From ACM TechNews

Quantum Computer Programming for Dummies

Scientists have formulated a new beginner-level guide for quantum computer programmers.

Ethereum Mining Is Going Away
From ACM TechNews

Ethereum Mining Is Going Away

Ethereum mining could end soon due to "the Merge," leaving as many as 1 million miners out of a source of income.

Engineers Create Single-Step 3D Printing Method to Make Robotic Materials
From ACM TechNews

Engineers Create Single-Step 3D Printing Method to Make Robotic Materials

University of California, Los Angeles engineers and colleagues designed a one-step three-dimensional printing process for manufacturing robots.

Amazon Will Deliver Packages via Drone for First Time in U.S. Later This Year
From ACM TechNews

Amazon Will Deliver Packages via Drone for First Time in U.S. Later This Year

Amazon is seeking permission from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and local officials to begin drone deliveries in Lockeford, CA, later this year.

Soft Robotics is About More than Building Robots
From ACM News

Soft Robotics is About More than Building Robots

It's also about building nature.

Ministry of Defence Acquires U.K. Government's First Quantum Computer
From ACM TechNews

Ministry of Defence Acquires U.K. Government's First Quantum Computer

The U.K. Ministry of Defence has acquired that government's first quantum computer from London-based Orca Computing.

Canadian Internet Outage Attributed to Beaver
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Canadian Internet Outage Attributed to Beaver

The beaver's assault continues a long tradition of animals messing with the cables humans put where they live.

Teslas Running Autopilot Have Been in 273 Crashes in Less Than a Year
From ACM News

Teslas Running Autopilot Have Been in 273 Crashes in Less Than a Year

Regulators released the first batch of data since mandating that companies such as Tesla report on serious crashes involving their driver-assistance systems.

Simulating a Faster Path to Quantum
From ACM News

Simulating a Faster Path to Quantum

Fujitsu aims to increase the pace of quantum application development by using the same microprocessors used in the Fugaku supercomputer.

Ukrainians Use 3D Technology to Preserve Cultural Artifacts
From ACM TechNews

Ukrainians Use 3D Technology to Preserve Cultural Artifacts

Civilians in Ukraine are recording three-dimensional models of artifacts in a permanent digital archive as part of Backup Ukraine, a project to save the country's...

Self-Driving Truck Will Deliver Goods to 34 Sam's Club Locations
From ACM TechNews

Self-Driving Truck Will Deliver Goods to 34 Sam's Club Locations

The Dallas Morning News A California-based autonomous trucking company will soon make deliveries to 34 Sam's Club locations in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, using autonomous...

How One Paper Blew Up Bitcoin's Claim to Anonymity
From ACM News

How One Paper Blew Up Bitcoin's Claim to Anonymity

All individuals transacting in Bitcoin are within six degrees or fewer of separation from a core group, say researchers.

'E-Nose' Sniffs Out Volatile Organic Compounds
From ACM TechNews

'E-Nose' Sniffs Out Volatile Organic Compounds

Researchers developed an “electric nose” that can detect mixtures of specific volatile organic compounds through porous metal-organic framework films.

Financial Firms Seek Edge in Algorithms Inspired by Quantum Computing
From ACM News

Financial Firms Seek Edge in Algorithms Inspired by Quantum Computing

Some firms are running algorithms used for quantum computers on advanced machines for risk analysis and portfolio optimization.

Ministry of Defence Acquires U.K. Government's First Quantum Computer
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Ministry of Defence Acquires U.K. Government's First Quantum Computer

Orca Computing uses its own patented quantum memory to store and retrieve single photons on demand.

Photonic Quantum Computer Claims Speedup 'Advantage'
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Photonic Quantum Computer Claims Speedup 'Advantage'

Quantum-powered cloud is 7,800,000,000,000,000x as fast, for some problems, as a supercomputer.

Robotic Shoulders May Be Key to Lab-Made Tendon Grafts
From ACM TechNews

Robotic Shoulders May Be Key to Lab-Made Tendon Grafts

U.K. and German scientists developed a proof of concept for using robotic skeletons to grow tendons that are strong enough for human transplants.
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