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3D-Knitted Robots
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3D-Knitted Robots

Researchers printed soft robots using three-dimensional (3D) knitting technology.

Celebrating Those Who Advance Computing as a Science, Profession
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Celebrating Those Who Advance Computing as a Science, Profession

ACM has recognized four people with its 2022 Service Awards for expanding its mission of "Advancing Computing as a Science and Profession."

Microsoft Says New A.I. Shows Signs of Human Reasoning
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Microsoft Says New A.I. Shows Signs of Human Reasoning

A provocative paper from researchers at Microsoft claims A.I. technology shows the ability to understand the way people do. Critics say those scientists are kidding...

3D-Printed Heads Talk, Swivel, Listen to Improve Audio Devices
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3D-Printed Heads Talk, Swivel, Listen to Improve Audio Devices

A team of researchers three-dimensionally-printed acoustic head simulators to help measure the absorption and processing of sound.

Researchers Turn Goldfish into Cyborg
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Researchers Turn Goldfish into Cyborg

Researchers equipped goldfish with cybernetic headgear to probe their underlying navigational brain mechanisms.

A Pioneer in Participatory Design Turns 80
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A Pioneer in Participatory Design Turns 80

Christiane Floyd continues to consider the philosophical and ethical concerns of computer science.

U.S. Universities Building New Semiconductor Workforce
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U.S. Universities Building New Semiconductor Workforce

U.S. universities are training next-generation semiconductor engineers and technicians to fill the jobs needed for the CHIPS Act, signed by President Biden in August...

'De-Americanize': How China Is Remaking Its Chip Business
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'De-Americanize': How China Is Remaking Its Chip Business

Seven months after Washington unveiled tough curbs, Chinese companies are doubling down on homegrown supply chains and drawing billions in cash from Beijing and...

Google's Project Gameface Lets You Control Video Games with Blinks, Smiles
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Google's Project Gameface Lets You Control Video Games with Blinks, Smiles

Google's Project Gameface platform allows gamers to play videogames using head movements and facial gestures.

Researchers Create Robot Capable of Cleaning Your Room, Doing Your Laundry
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Researchers Create Robot Capable of Cleaning Your Room, Doing Your Laundry

An international team of researchers has created the TidyBot robot, which can be commanded to clear spaces of objects.

Parashar Receives 2023 HPDC Achievement Award
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Parashar Receives 2023 HPDC Achievement Award

The ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing named Manish Parashar to receive the 2023 Achievement Award in High-Performance...

Jellybeans: A Sweet Solution for Overcrowded Circuitry in Quantum Computer Chips
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Jellybeans: A Sweet Solution for Overcrowded Circuitry in Quantum Computer Chips

Engineers designed "jellybean" quantum dots to enhance quantum processing by physically spreading apart quantum bits without breaking communication between them...

Centipede Robots with More Legs Better at Walking Over Bumps
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Centipede Robots with More Legs Better at Walking Over Bumps

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found that multi-legged robots with more legs were better at navigating rough terrain than those with fewer legs...

Twitter Taps NBC Ad Chief to Take Over as CEO From Musk
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Twitter Taps NBC Ad Chief to Take Over as CEO From Musk

Yaccarino will have her hands full from day one on an operational side, but also in dealing with the mercurial Elon Musk.

Google Unveils Plan to Demolish the Journalism Industry Using AI
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Google Unveils Plan to Demolish the Journalism Industry Using AI

This could change everything.

A Focus on X-Ray Vision
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A Focus on X-Ray Vision

Seeing past the distractions to what is inside.

Dongarra Elected to National Academy of Sciences
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Dongarra Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Jack Dongarra at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his pioneering...

Quantum Computer Tackles Airport Problem
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Quantum Computer Tackles Airport Problem

An international team of researchers is developing and testing algorithms for problems involving quantum circuits.

Germany's Plan to Tackle Rapidly Aging Workforce: Recruit Robots
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Germany's Plan to Tackle Rapidly Aging Workforce: Recruit Robots

Germany is looking to digitalization to help solve a labor shortage crisis due to its aging population.

Robot Fish Makes Splash with Motion Breakthrough
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Robot Fish Makes Splash with Motion Breakthrough

A robot fish created by scientists at the U.K.'s University of Bristol could open up underwater exploration.
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