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A Wearable Robotic Assistant That's All Over You
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A Wearable Robotic Assistant That's All Over You

The Calico assistive robot developed by researchers at the University of Maryland can be worn on the user's clothes, where it runs along a track to perform various...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

App Identifies Parkinson's, COVID-19 Based on User's Voice
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App Identifies Parkinson's, COVID-19 Based on User's Voice

Machine learning algorithms in a smartphone application analyze people's voices to identify those in the early stages of Parkinson's disease or severe COVID-19...

The Webb Space Telescope's Profound Data Challenges
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The Webb Space Telescope's Profound Data Challenges

The James Webb Space Telescope's data-collecting operations present a number of challenges, including dependence on a reliable communications subsystem.

Toe-Tapping Test for Parkinson's Patients
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Toe-Tapping Test for Parkinson's Patients

A new smart insole can evaluate a Parkinson's disease patient's risk of falling by tracking their foot movements as they tap their toes.

New Transceiver Receives Power, Data Simultaneously
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New Transceiver Receives Power, Data Simultaneously

Researchers have developed a 64-element millimeter-wave-band phased-array transceiver that transmits and receives data while receiving power at the same time.

Ukrainian Volunteers Use 3D Printers to Save Lives
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Ukrainian Volunteers Use 3D Printers to Save Lives

During the war in Ukraine's first 16 days, volunteers used three-dimensional printers to produce 3,019 parts for 930 products for the country's armed forces.
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