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Pneumatic Actuators Give Robot Cheetah-Like Acceleration
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Pneumatic Actuators Give Robot Cheetah-Like Acceleration

Researchers at South Africa's University of Cape Town developed a legged robot that uses pneumatic actuators to accelerate and maneuver like cheetahs.

Will Robots Triumph Over World Cup Winners by 2050?
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Will Robots Triumph Over World Cup Winners by 2050?

The RoboCup dream has inspired generations of roboticists.

Benchmarking Robots with Dog-Inspired Barkour
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Benchmarking Robots with Dog-Inspired Barkour

Scientists from Google DeepMind evaluated the agility of quadripedal robots with a dog-agility-inspired course called Barkour.

Nano-Tattoos Don't Need Batteries or Wires
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Nano-Tattoos Don't Need Batteries or Wires

Backscattering-based nano-tattoo sensor tattoos can communicate with nearby devices without needing batteries or wires.

Machine Learning Turns Up COVID Surprise
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Machine Learning Turns Up COVID Surprise

Researchers using machine learning to analyze daily pneumonia cases in an intensive care unit gained surprising insights about COVID-19 patients.

Meet the Forksheet: Imec's In-Between Transistor
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Meet the Forksheet: Imec's In-Between Transistor

The architecture shrinks circuits in a valuable step toward the ultimate CMOS device.

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.
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