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Cyborg Cockroach Can Navigate a Maze
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Cyborg Cockroach Can Navigate a Maze

Researchers have developed a method of creating cyborg cockroaches for use in search-and-rescue missions or building inspections that does not injure them.

Cyber Experts Set Out to Secure 2024 U.S. Election
From ACM TechNews

Cyber Experts Set Out to Secure 2024 U.S. Election

A team of cybersecurity experts established through the U.S.-based nonprofit Information Technology – Information Sharing and Analysis Center will undertake a "clear...

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...

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...

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...

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.
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