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Uncovering Hidden Patterns: AI Reduces 100,000-Equation Quantum Physics Problem to Four Equations
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Uncovering Hidden Patterns: AI Reduces 100,000-Equation Quantum Physics Problem to Four Equations

Scientists trained a machine learning tool to capture the physics of electrons moving on a lattice using far fewer equations than would typically be required, without...

Why Don't You Have A Self-Driving Car Yet?
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Why Don't You Have A Self-Driving Car Yet?

The biggest reason that "it's taking so long" is that it's hard.

Siemens Automates Design Process for Testing Chips with Advanced Packaging
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Siemens Automates Design Process for Testing Chips with Advanced Packaging

Siemens Digital Industries Software's new software system automates the design process for testing chips with several layers of silicon tiles.

Stuck on the Streets of San Francisco in a Driverless Car
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Stuck on the Streets of San Francisco in a Driverless Car

A reporter and a photographer went for a ride in an experimental autonomous vehicle operated by the General Motors subsidiary Cruise. There were bumps in the road...

How the U.S. is Trying to Maintain Dominance of the Advanced Semiconductor Industry
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How the U.S. is Trying to Maintain Dominance of the Advanced Semiconductor Industry

...while trying to limit China's ability to develop its own.

Software Could Monitor Your Brain while You Rest in Intensive Care
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Software Could Monitor Your Brain while You Rest in Intensive Care

Researchers build algorithm to monitor feeds from heart rate, breathing rate, brain temperature, blood oxygen level, and other sensors.

Key Element for a Scalable Quantum Computer
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Key Element for a Scalable Quantum Computer

Physicists have taken a step toward realizing a scalable quantum computer by transferring electrons across several micrometers on a quantum chip.

3D Printing Drones Work Like Bees
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3D Printing Drones Work Like Bees

An international team of scientists developed a fleet of three-dimensional (3D) printing drones that can build and repair structures in flight.

Autonomous, Wireless Robots Could Dance on a Human Hair
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Autonomous, Wireless Robots Could Dance on a Human Hair

Cornell University researchers have created wireless robots small enough to sit on a human hair that operate autonomously,  using light as a power source.

Smart Mask Could Be Early Warning System
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Smart Mask Could Be Early Warning System

Chinese team develops a wearable bioelectric mask that can sniff out diseases such as Covid-19 and influenza.

Bring the Laboratory With You
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Bring the Laboratory With You

Microfluidic laboratories on chips proliferate.

Superconductors: Scientists Discover an Invisible Phenomenon
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Superconductors: Scientists Discover an Invisible Phenomenon

It may be possible to develop superconductors that operate at room temperature with further knowledge of the relationship between spin liquids and superconductivity...

Implantable Sensor Sniffs Out Possible Signals of Osteoarthritis
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Implantable Sensor Sniffs Out Possible Signals of Osteoarthritis

A new flexible biosensor performs continuous, wireless monitoring of nitric oxide, a biomarker associated with inflammation, in rabbits.

Neurosymbolic AI
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Neurosymbolic AI

Combining neural networks with symbolic representations might make them more versatile and dependable.

Cleveland Wants to Use AI to Fight Illegal Dumping
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Cleveland Wants to Use AI to Fight Illegal Dumping

The city intends to deploy smart cameras outfitted with the new technology on two corridors known for being dumping hotspots.

The Robots Are Here, And Making You Fries
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The Robots Are Here, And Making You Fries

Meet Flippy, Sippy and Chippy, the newest technology stepping in to address a protracted labor crunch in food service.

Electric Vehicles Could Rescue the Power Grid
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Electric Vehicles Could Rescue the Power Grid

By 2035, the batteries in California's zero-emission cars could power every home in the state for three days.

Photon Bursts Boost Quantum-Sensor Performance
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Photon Bursts Boost Quantum-Sensor Performance

The University of Chicago's Aashish Clerk and colleagues found a seemingly unwanted quantum effect may help improve the sensitivity of quantum sensors by up to...

Crops for a Changing Planet
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Crops for a Changing Planet

An Oak Ridge team links plant performance and genetics, seeking a food-biofuel balance in a changing climate.

Open Source Hardware?
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Open Source Hardware?

Hardware design starts to see the attraction of open source.
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