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Robots Are Changing the World of High Jewelry
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Robots Are Changing the World of High Jewelry

Robots increasingly are being used to automate the jewelry-making process.

DNA Sequencing Helps Craft Database of Marine Microbes
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DNA Sequencing Helps Craft Database of Marine Microbes

Researchers at Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology created a detailed database of marine microbe information.

Reddit Mentions May Help Predict Changes in Cryptocurrency Value
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Reddit Mentions May Help Predict Changes in Cryptocurrency Value

University of California, Riverside researchers identified a connection between cryptocurrency prices and the number of Reddit posts mentioning a currency in the...

Susan Landau Awarded AMS Bertrand Russell Prize
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Susan Landau Awarded AMS Bertrand Russell Prize

Landau was awarded the 2024 Bertrand Russell Prize for writing technical research papers and op-eds, publishing public-facing work, briefing policymakers, and participating...

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.

AI's Latest Challenge: The Math Olympics
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AI's Latest Challenge: The Math Olympics

New York University computer scientist Trieu Trinh has developed an AI model that can solve geometry problems from the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Australia Responds to Rapid Rise of AI
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Australia Responds to Rapid Rise of AI

In response to accelerated use of AI technologies, the Australian government has announced plans to formulate mandatory "safeguards" for the highest-risk AI technologies...

Unfinished Video Games Are Turning into Hits
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Unfinished Video Games Are Turning into Hits

Video game developers are benefiting from early access periods.

Meta-Optical Devices Enhance Thermal Imaging Applications
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Meta-Optical Devices Enhance Thermal Imaging Applications

A new system enables meta-optical devices to perform thermal imaging and accurately identify the objects and materials being imaged.

Amazon Turns to AI to Help Customers Find Clothes That Fit
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Amazon Turns to AI to Help Customers Find Clothes That Fit

Amazon Fashion has integrated AI into the online shopping experience.

AI Certification Program Verifies Systems Are 'Fairly Trained'
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AI Certification Program Verifies Systems Are 'Fairly Trained'

New system seeks to create a sort of 'organic' or 'fair trade' label for AI.

Google DeepMind's New AI Matches Gold Medal Performance in Math Olympics
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Google DeepMind's New AI Matches Gold Medal Performance in Math Olympics

AlphaGeometry incorporates a rule-bound logical model that attempts to find an answer, and a large language model to generate out-of-the-box ideas.

VW Vehicles to Converse with Drivers via ChatGPT by Mid-Year
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VW Vehicles to Converse with Drivers via ChatGPT by Mid-Year

Volkswagen (VW) drivers soon will be able to engage in back-and-forth dialogue with their vehicle's voice assistant via ChatGPT integration.

Housekeeping Humanoid System Can Cook, Clean
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Housekeeping Humanoid System Can Cook, Clean

A humanoid robotic system could be trained to perform various household tasks, including cooking and organizing.

Algorithm Identifies Plastic Particles in Bottled Water
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Algorithm Identifies Plastic Particles in Bottled Water

Columbia University researchers developed a new microscopy technique and algorithm to analyze the amount of nanoplastics in one-liter bottles of water.

Artificial Organs Evolve
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Artificial Organs Evolve

Crafting replacement parts for the human body.

Biorobotic Heart Helps Scientists Study Cardiac Function
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Biorobotic Heart Helps Scientists Study Cardiac Function

Researchers developed a biorobotic replica of the human heart to help scientists better understand cardiac function.  

Robots Key to New Ways of Farming as Labor Shortage Looms
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Robots Key to New Ways of Farming as Labor Shortage Looms

Robots increasingly are being deployed on farms in Japan amid an impending labor shortage.
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