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Sentinel Satellites Map Methane Super-Emitters
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Sentinel Satellites Map Methane Super-Emitters

An international team of researchers has developed an algorithm that uses machine learning to automatically detect methane super-emitter plumes in data from satellites...

ChatGPT Can Now Generate Images
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ChatGPT Can Now Generate Images

OpenAI has integrated a new version of its DALL-E image generator into its ChatGPT online chatbot.

Soft Robot Walks by Repeatedly Blowing Itself Up
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Soft Robot Walks by Repeatedly Blowing Itself Up

Researchers at Cornell University and Israel's Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have engineered a soft quadruped robot that locomotes via internal combustion...

Machine Learning Models Can Produce Reliable Results with Limited Training Data
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Machine Learning Models Can Produce Reliable Results with Limited Training Data

Researchers demonstrated that machine learning models can generate reliable results even with limited training data.

3D Insights into an Innovative Manufacturing Process
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3D Insights into an Innovative Manufacturing Process

Researchers used three-dimensional (3D) tomography to document the laser-based power bed fusion process of 3D printing at the microscopic level.

Microsoft AI Researchers Accidentally Exposed Big Cache of Data
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Microsoft AI Researchers Accidentally Exposed Big Cache of Data

Scientists at cloud security company Wiz discovered Microsoft artificial intelligence researchers accidentally compromised a large collection of private data.

Researchers Unlock Chip-Based Thermionic Cooling for Quantum Computers
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Researchers Unlock Chip-Based Thermionic Cooling for Quantum Computers

Researchers at Finland's VTT Technical Research Center designed a device that could potentially cut cooling costs for dilution-refrigerated quantum computers 10...

Machine Learning Innovation Reduces Computer Power Usage
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Machine Learning Innovation Reduces Computer Power Usage

A new machine learning framework can manage power usage to reduce energy consumption in multi-core computer processors.

Amazon Adapts Cashierless Tech for Clothing Stores
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Amazon Adapts Cashierless Tech for Clothing Stores

A new version of retail giant Amazon's Just Walk Out cashierless shopping technology for clothing vendors keeps track of apparel via radio-frequency identification...

Driverless Car Company Using Chatbots to Make Its Vehicles Smarter
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Driverless Car Company Using Chatbots to Make Its Vehicles Smarter

U.K.-based driverless car company Wayve has tapped chatbot technology to question its vehicles about their driving decisions.

How Scientists Are Cracking Historical Codes to Reveal Lost Secrets
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How Scientists Are Cracking Historical Codes to Reveal Lost Secrets

The DECRYPT project, a collaboration of linguists and computer scientists, aims to automate the process of cracking historical ciphers.

Study Decodes Surprising Approach Mice Take in Learning
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Study Decodes Surprising Approach Mice Take in Learning

Neuroscientists studied the behavior of mice in a learn-reward situation, with the aim of teaching the mice to turn a wheel left or right to receive a reward.

Asian Games Landmark for eSports Fires Olympic Dreams
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Asian Games Landmark for eSports Fires Olympic Dreams

At the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, eSports players will have the opportunity to medal for the first time. The event, which begins Sept. 23, will see eSports...

Nanophotonics Flattens Camera Lenses
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Nanophotonics Flattens Camera Lenses

Nanoscale meta-optics holds the promise of improved imaging while removing the bulges from smartphones.

How to Tell if Your A.I. Is Conscious
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How to Tell if Your A.I. Is Conscious

In a new report, scientists offer a list of measurable qualities that might indicate the presence of some presence in a machine.

Breakthrough Way to Train Neuromorphic Chips
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Breakthrough Way to Train Neuromorphic Chips

A research team has developed a neuromorphic chip that does not require training via external software.

See-Through Sensors Hide Eye-Tracking in Plain Sight
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See-Through Sensors Hide Eye-Tracking in Plain Sight

Semi-transparent image sensors could be incorporated into eyeglasses or curved windshields in front of a user's eyes, with their readout electronics positioned...

Israel Builds Airspace Network of Drones
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Israel Builds Airspace Network of Drones

Autonomous air taxis were demonstrated in Jerusalem, Israel, last week, taking off from Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital and flying over the city before landing back...

Japan's SLIM Moon Lander Is Carrying a Transforming Ball Robot
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Japan's SLIM Moon Lander Is Carrying a Transforming Ball Robot

Last week, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched the Smart Lander for Investigation Moon probe with a small, spherical lunar explorer aboard.
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