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Ostrich-Inspired Robot Gives Its Neck a Stretch
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Ostrich-Inspired Robot Gives Its Neck a Stretch

Researchers at Japan's University of Tokyo have developed a robotic manipulator based on the muscles and tendons in an ostrich's neck.

Software Detective Debunked Mike Lindell's Election Fraud Claims
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Software Detective Debunked Mike Lindell's Election Fraud Claims

Robert Zeidman was awarded $5 million by the arbitration panel.

Industry Out of Phase With Supercomputers
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Industry Out of Phase With Supercomputers

Chip-industry changes threaten U.S. supercomputing.

DIY Neurotech: Making BCI Accessible
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DIY Neurotech: Making BCI Accessible

The costs of hardware required for brain-computer interfaces, particularly electrodes and amplifiers, have made it difficult for researchers outside big tech companies...

Your Robotic Avatar Is Almost Ready
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Your Robotic Avatar Is Almost Ready

What the Avatar XPrize revealed about the future of telepresence robots.

Organoid Intelligence: Computing on the Brain
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Organoid Intelligence: Computing on the Brain

Researchers have proposed using brain organoids—spherical masses cultured from neural tissue—as computational systems.

MIT Turbocharges Python's Notoriously Slow Compiler
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MIT Turbocharges Python's Notoriously Slow Compiler

Codon lets users run Python code as efficiently as C or C++.

Humans (Mostly) Love Trash Robots
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Humans (Mostly) Love Trash Robots

Simple robots wander NYC asking for trash and recycling, and it's adorable.

Decentralized Social Media Rises as Twitter Melts Down
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Decentralized Social Media Rises as Twitter Melts Down

Mastodon is just the start—here comes the Fediverse.

Mini Robot Enters Blood Vessels, Completes Surgery
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Mini Robot Enters Blood Vessels, Completes Surgery

Researchers recently demonstrated that a miniature robot could travel autonomously to a superficial femoral artery in a pig, deliver contrast dye, and return safely...

AI Goes to K Street: ChatGPT Turns Lobbyist
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AI Goes to K Street: ChatGPT Turns Lobbyist

Automated influence campaigns could spell trouble for society.

 IEEE Medal of Honor Goes to Vint Cerf
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IEEE Medal of Honor Goes to Vint Cerf

He codesigned the Internet protocol and transmission control protocol.

Roboticists Want to Give You a Third Arm
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Roboticists Want to Give You a Third Arm

Unused bandwidth in neurons can be tapped to control extra limbs.

Stacking Turns Organic Transistors Up
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Stacking Turns Organic Transistors Up

Scientists in the U.S. and China have adopted a vertical framework to produce high-performance organic electrochemical transistors.

Optical AI Could Feed Voracious Data Needs
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Optical AI Could Feed Voracious Data Needs

To power the 3D-printed, multiplexing system, just shine light on it.

Dendrocentric AI Could Run on Watts, Not Megawatts
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Dendrocentric AI Could Run on Watts, Not Megawatts

A study by Stanford University's Kwabena Boahen proposes a method that would allow neural networks to run on watts drawn from a smartphone battery instead of megawatts...

Cosmic Rays Are Quantum Computers' Kryptonite
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Cosmic Rays Are Quantum Computers' Kryptonite

University of Chicago researchers reduced the rate of catastrophic quantum computing errors attributable to cosmic rays from about once every 10 seconds to once...

Computing With Chemicals Makes Faster, Leaner AI
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Computing With Chemicals Makes Faster, Leaner AI

Battery-inspired artificial synapses are gaining ground.

Contactless ECG Continuously Monitors the Heart
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Contactless ECG Continuously Monitors the Heart

Researchers in China have invented a contactless electrocardiogram system that infers electrical signals through artificial intelligence and millimeter-wave radar...

New AI Speeds Computer Graphics by Up to 5x
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New AI Speeds Computer Graphics by Up to 5x

Neural rendering harnesses machine learning to paint pixels.
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