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NVMe Consortium Polishes Its Specs to Support Computational Storage
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NVMe Consortium Polishes Its Specs to Support Computational Storage

The NVM Express (NVMe) consortium has established a standardized method for applications to talk to storage devices with processing capabilities.

From ACM News

New AI Framework Can Create Images From Nothing

Blackout Diffusion generates samples comparable to current diffusion models, but require fewer computational resources.

Japan Turns to Innovation to Tackle Labor Crisis
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Japan Turns to Innovation to Tackle Labor Crisis

Japan, the world's fastest-aging economy, is turning to technologies like AI, avatars, and robots to address labor shortages.

New Error Correction Trick could Make Quantum Computers 200 Times Smaller
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New Error Correction Trick could Make Quantum Computers 200 Times Smaller

Using a combination of error-correction approaches, researchers could make a quantum computer with physical qubits available today.

NASA's Robotic, Self-Assembling Structures
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NASA's Robotic, Self-Assembling Structures

Researchers at the NASA Ames Research Center have developed "self-reprogrammable mechanical metamaterials."

Microsoft Says Russian Government Hackers Stole Its Emails
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Microsoft Says Russian Government Hackers Stole Its Emails

Microsoft said hackers working for the Russian government breached its corporate networks recently and stole email from executives and some employees to find out...

Robots Look Better to Detroit as Labor Costs Rise
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Robots Look Better to Detroit as Labor Costs Rise

Automakers are again turning their attention to robots to address rising labor costs.

The Next Front in the U.S.-China Battle Over Chips
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The Next Front in the U.S.-China Battle Over Chips

A U.S.-born chip technology called RISC-V has become critical to China's ambitions. Washington is debating whether and how to limit the technology.

IBM Built the Biggest, Coolest Quantum Computer. Now Comes the Hard Part
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IBM Built the Biggest, Coolest Quantum Computer. Now Comes the Hard Part

New York's Thomas J. Watson Research Lab houses the world's largest quantum computer system, IBM's Quantum System Two.

Tesla Recalls 1.6 Million Cars in China to Fix Self-Driving Systems
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Tesla Recalls 1.6 Million Cars in China to Fix Self-Driving Systems

Tesla is recalling nearly all the vehicles it has sold in China to update their computer software.

Google Taps Asimov's Laws of Robotics for Robot Safety
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Google Taps Asimov's Laws of Robotics for Robot Safety

Researchers at Google DeepMind created a "Robot Constitution" to ensure the safety of their newest robotic system.

This Memristor Works Best When Stressed
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This Memristor Works Best When Stressed

University of Rochester researchers have developed a technique for stressing a 2D memristor to produce the fastest switching speed and lowest operating energy. ...

Japanese Scientists Build 'Robot Dragon' That Fights Fire
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Japanese Scientists Build 'Robot Dragon' That Fights Fire

Researchers in Japan have created a firefighting robot called Dragon Firefighter with a firehose that can change shape and be oriented towards flames.

Mercedes Adds Blue Car Light for Self-Driving
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Mercedes Adds Blue Car Light for Self-Driving

Mercedes-Benz has received approval to add external turquoise blue lights to its vehicles that indicate when they are in self-driving mode.

Bionic Prostheses Empower Wounded Ukrainian Soldiers
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Bionic Prostheses Empower Wounded Ukrainian Soldiers

About 20,000 Ukrainians have had amputations since the war with Russia started in February 2022. Some were able to receive bionic prostheses.

National Lab Works to Cap, Reduce Carbon
From ACM News

National Lab Works to Cap, Reduce Carbon

Argonne National Laboratory will use supercomputers to help companies advance clean energy technologies with ultra-fidelity simulations and data analysis.

Epigenomics Now
From Communications of the ACM

Epigenomics Now

Computer power helps biologists track the regulation of genetic information.

Wayfinding Without GPS
From Communications of the ACM

Wayfinding Without GPS

Quantum entanglement provides a new direction in navigation.

Caltech, Broadcom Partner on Quantum R&D
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Caltech, Broadcom Partner on Quantum R&D

A multi-year partnership between the California Institute of Technology and Broadcom aims to advance quantum science research and development.

Human Brain-Like Supercomputer Coming Next Year
From ACM TechNews

Human Brain-Like Supercomputer Coming Next Year

Researchers have developed a neuromorphic supercomputer than can perform 228 trillion synaptic operations per second.
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