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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.

Hackers Are Exploiting a Flaw in Citrix Software Despite Fix
From ACM TechNews

Hackers Are Exploiting a Flaw in Citrix Software Despite Fix

Citrix Bleed, a critical flaw in Citrix Systems software, is being exploited by government-backed hackers and critical groups.

Hologram Lets Philippines' Marcos Speak in Singapore While Visiting U.S.
From ACM TechNews

Hologram Lets Philippines' Marcos Speak in Singapore While Visiting U.S.

About an hour after delivering a speech in California on Wednesday, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. appeared in Singapore via hologram.

Honda to Start Self-Driving Taxi Service in Tokyo, CEO Says
From ACM News

Honda to Start Self-Driving Taxi Service in Tokyo, CEO Says

Venture with GM, Cruise aims to eventually have 500 robotaxis.

AI Deepfakes Spread Disinformation in Slovak Elections
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AI Deepfakes Spread Disinformation in Slovak Elections

Disinformation spread over social media in the run-up to the Slovak elections that took place over the weekend, with videos featuring artificial intelligence (AI)...

Amazon Adapts Cashierless Tech for Clothing Stores
From ACM TechNews

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...

First Human-Derived Body Part 3D-Printed in Space
From ACM TechNews

First Human-Derived Body Part 3D-Printed in Space

U.S. aerospace company Redwire said it has three-dimensionally-printed a human body part in space for the first time.

Robotaxis Are Making Enemies as They Go Around San Francisco
From ACM TechNews

Robotaxis Are Making Enemies as They Go Around San Francisco

Despite receiving recent approval to expand their robotaxi services in San Francisco, Waymo and Cruise continue to face backlash over traffic and safety concerns...

FAA Approves Largest Uncrewed Aircraft System in the U.S.
From ACM TechNews

FAA Approves Largest Uncrewed Aircraft System in the U.S.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration approved electric aircraft startup Pykathe 's commercial operation of its autonomous crop sprayers in the U.S.

Renault-Led Concept Car Offers Cyberattack Protection
From ACM TechNews

Renault-Led Concept Car Offers Cyberattack Protection

French automaker Renault partnered with five French companies to deliver a concept car that features advanced biometry, energy efficiency, and cybersecurity protection...

'Smart Mines' Drive China's Coal Build-Out
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'Smart Mines' Drive China's Coal Build-Out

China's mining operators are deploying robots and other technologies to expand its coal industry.

San Jose Plans Robocar Network Instead of Airport Shuttle
From ACM News

San Jose Plans Robocar Network Instead of Airport Shuttle

The city's exploration of personal rapid transit is a rejection of both traditional trains and the vision of autonomous vehicles traveling on conventional roads...
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