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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.

Life-Saving 'Robot Medics' for Triage in High-Risk Places
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Life-Saving 'Robot Medics' for Triage in High-Risk Places

Researchers at the U.K.'s University of Sheffield developed an uncrewed ground vehicle outfitted with robotic arms to serve as a medic in disaster and conflict...

Blockchain Computing Simulates Early Earth
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Blockchain Computing Simulates Early Earth

Researchers leveraged the Golem blockchain protocol to simulate a network of chemical interactions that may have played a role in the origin of life.

Virtual Reality as Therapy
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Virtual Reality as Therapy

Leveraging precisely designed alternate realities as therapeutic tools.

Using VR to Get Inside the Criminal Mind
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Using VR to Get Inside the Criminal Mind

Researchers at Australia's Edith Cowan University are using virtual reality technology to gain insights into decision-making by criminals.

AI Is Decoding the Animal Kingdom
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AI Is Decoding the Animal Kingdom

Researchers increasingly are looking to generative AI to better understand animal languages.

Cryptographers Just Got Closer to Enabling Fully Private Internet Searches
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Cryptographers Just Got Closer to Enabling Fully Private Internet Searches

Three researchers have found a long-sought way to pull information from large databases secretly. If the process can be streamlined, fully private browsing could...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

Technology Bolsters the Battle Against Wildfires
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Technology Bolsters the Battle Against Wildfires

Technology increasingly is being used to predict and fight wildfires.

Google Search Technique Used by Police Draws Legal Challenge
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Google Search Technique Used by Police Draws Legal Challenge

Activists are challenging law enforcement's use of Google search data in solving criminal cases.

Robot with Sense of Touch Grabs Ocean Trash
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Robot with Sense of Touch Grabs Ocean Trash

University of California, Los Angeles researchers developed an artificial skin that allows a robot to distinguish between inanimate objects and living sea creatures...

How Tech Automated the January 6 Investigations
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How Tech Automated the January 6 Investigations

Law enforcement increasingly is relying on technology to identify suspects.

The FTC Wants Your Help Fighting AI Vocal Cloning Scams
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The FTC Wants Your Help Fighting AI Vocal Cloning Scams

Judges will award $25,000 to the best idea on how to combat malicious audio deepfakes.

AI Deepnets Throw Light on Ancient History
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AI Deepnets Throw Light on Ancient History

Artificial Intelligence helps us read the previously unreadable.
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