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Dubai to Start Robotaxi Trials
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Dubai to Start Robotaxi Trials

The U.A.E. city of Dubai will launch its first wave of robotaxis this month in a bid to reduce congestion and accidents.

Laureates Look Past the Hype in Generative AI
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Laureates Look Past the Hype in Generative AI

Attendees at this year's Heidelberg Laureate Forum anticipate future applications of the technology.

3D Printing Method Shows Promise for Repairing Brain Injuries
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3D Printing Method Shows Promise for Repairing Brain Injuries

Scientists at the U.K.'s University of Oxford three-dimensionally (3D)-printed human neural cells to emulate the cerebral cortex's architecture.

Morphing Robots Can Grip, Climb, Crawl Like Insects
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Morphing Robots Can Grip, Climb, Crawl Like Insects

Three new robotic systems can adapt their shapes to better navigate tough terrain.

CRISPR Tool Could Help Shred Viruses
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CRISPR Tool Could Help Shred Viruses

Rice University scientists have characterized the three-dimensional structure of one of the smallest known CRISPR-Cas13 systems for shredding or altering RNA.

Security Companies Are Turning to Robots as the Labor Shortage Bites
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Security Companies Are Turning to Robots as the Labor Shortage Bites

Robots increasingly are being used by security services firms to address a shortage of labor and high turnover rates.

3D Printer Makes Fast, Affordable Delivery of Post Office
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3D Printer Makes Fast, Affordable Delivery of Post Office

A new post office in Bengaluru, India, is the first in the world to be built using a three-dimensional (3D) printer.

Detect Quakes With 'Raspberry Shakes'
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Detect Quakes With 'Raspberry Shakes'

Raspberry Pi-based seismometers can supplement existing networks.

Looking Within
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Looking Within

Biosensing takes medical diagnostics to a deeper level.

Men Overran a Job Fair for Women in Tech
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Men Overran a Job Fair for Women in Tech

The Grace Hopper Celebration is meant to unite women in tech. This year droves of men came looking for jobs.

Raspberry Pi Tracks Unseen Drones Using Sound
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Raspberry Pi Tracks Unseen Drones Using Sound

Researchers from the universities of Texas and Tennessee used Raspberry Pi computers to track unseen drones with sound.

Scientists Simulate Ant Warfare Using Age of Empires Computer Game
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Scientists Simulate Ant Warfare Using Age of Empires Computer Game

Scientists used the computer game "Age of Empires" to simulate ant ‘warfare’, in efforts to eradicate an invasive ant species.

AI Designs New Robot from Scratch in Seconds
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AI Designs New Robot from Scratch in Seconds

A research team led by Northwestern University scientists created an artificial intelligence capable of designing robots from scratch almost immediately.

Student Invents Affordable Fire-Fighting Robot
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Student Invents Affordable Fire-Fighting Robot

University of Texas at Austin's Siddarth Thakur developed a robot to assist firefighters.

ChatGPT Can Now Respond With Spoken Words
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ChatGPT Can Now Respond With Spoken Words

A newly released version of OpenAI's ChatGPT chatbot can interact with users vocally, as well as respond to images.

Cough Sound Analyzed to Identify the Severity of COVID-19 Patients
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Cough Sound Analyzed to Identify the Severity of COVID-19 Patients

A study identified cough characteristics that can help assess the severity of COVID-19 and enable long-term monitoring of patients with respiratory diseases.

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)...

Wearable Device Data Links Reduced Sleep, Activity in Pregnancy to Premature Birth Risk
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Wearable Device Data Links Reduced Sleep, Activity in Pregnancy to Premature Birth Risk

Scientists have associated a lack of sleep and reduced physical activity during pregnancy with the risk of premature birth.

Three iOS 0-Days Used to Infect iPhone
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Three iOS 0-Days Used to Infect iPhone

Researchers said Apple has corrected a series iOS zero-day flaws used to infect Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Eltantawy's iPhone with Predator spyware. ...

AI Is Policing the Package Theft Beat for UPS
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AI Is Policing the Package Theft Beat for UPS

UPS and other large logistics companies are rolling out technology to curtail porch piracy.
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