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Open Source Security Chip Released
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Open Source Security Chip Released

A commercial silicon chip that includes open source, built-in hardware security has been announced by the OpenTitan coalition.

Superconducting Circuits Push the Limits of Quantum Data Transfer
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Superconducting Circuits Push the Limits of Quantum Data Transfer

University of Chicago researchers created a quantum communication testbed with remote superconducting nodes, laying the foundation for more secure communication...

U.S. Announces $5 Billion Commitment for Computer Chip R&D
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U.S. Announces $5 Billion Commitment for Computer Chip R&D

The Biden administration announced that it would invest $5 billion in the National Semiconductor Technology Center.

3D-Printed Foam Could Boost Helmet Protection
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3D-Printed Foam Could Boost Helmet Protection

Using AI algorithms, researchers developed a 3D-printable foam that eventually could be used in bike helmets, shipping crates, and football pads.

ISS Gets SSD Upgrade
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ISS Gets SSD Upgrade

Hewlett Packard's HPE Edgeline EL4000 and the HPE DL360 Gen10 server on the International Space Station have been upgraded with Kioxia's M.2 and SAS SSDs.

Tech Giants Turn Ukraine into AI War Lab
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Tech Giants Turn Ukraine into AI War Lab

The future of warfare is being piloted in Ukraine, which has been turned into a sort of lab by technology companies.

Researchers Design Processor from DNA
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Researchers Design Processor from DNA

A microfluidic DNA processor is capable of computation and reading and writing data stored within DNA.

CERN Robot Detects Radiation Leaks
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CERN Robot Detects Radiation Leaks

A dog-like robot undergoing tests by researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) could be used to detect potential radiation leaks in challenging...

Guaranteeing the Safety of Autonomous Vehicles
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Guaranteeing the Safety of Autonomous Vehicles

Computer scientists developed of method to ensure end-to-end safety of autonomous vehicles by guaranteeing the results of the machine learning algorithms used to...

Physical Qubit with Built-In Error Correction
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Physical Qubit with Built-In Error Correction

Researchers demonstrated that a laser-generated light pulse containing several photons can be used to build a photonic quantum computer.

Why China is Betting Big on Chiplets
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Why China is Betting Big on Chiplets

By connecting several less-advanced chips into one, Chinese companies could circumvent the sanctions set by the US government.

China Rolls Out Ethical Guidance for BCI Research
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China Rolls Out Ethical Guidance for BCI Research

China's Ministry of Science and Technology issued an ethical guideline for brain-computer interfaces (BCIs).

Nanostructures Bring Gains for Phase-Change Memory
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Nanostructures Bring Gains for Phase-Change Memory

Researchers developed a nanocomposite superlattice phase-change memory device.

Stellantis' Peugeot Cars to Use ChatGPT to Talk to Drivers
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Stellantis' Peugeot Cars to Use ChatGPT to Talk to Drivers

Peugeot, the French brand of auto manufacturer Stellantis, announced that it will incorporate ChatGPT into its cars and small commercial vehicles to improve its...

Robot Swings Its Way to Unexplored Treetops
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Robot Swings Its Way to Unexplored Treetops

Researchers developed a robot that can descend from a height and swing around obstacles.

Japan Bids Sayonara to the 3.5" Floppy Disk
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Japan Bids Sayonara to the 3.5" Floppy Disk

Japan's rules for the submission of official documents to the government no longer mention physical media like floppy disks, CD-ROMs, or other "electronic recording...

Smart Hat Senses When Traffic Lights Change
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Smart Hat Senses When Traffic Lights Change

Flexible conductive fibers can cool and contract without producing stress cracks, permitting them to be woven into cotton clothing.

Neuralink Implants Chip in Human Brain
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Neuralink Implants Chip in Human Brain

A human that received an implant from brain-chip startup Neuralink is recovering well, according to founder Elon Musk.

India's Ancient Carpet Weaving Industry Meets AI
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India's Ancient Carpet Weaving Industry Meets AI

Carpet weavers in India's Kashmir region have incorporated AI into their design process.

Coal: Don't Burn It, Compute with It
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Coal: Don't Burn It, Compute with It

Researchers have developed a method for creating ultrathin insulating films for semiconductors using coal.
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