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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...

Norwegian CubeSat Talks to Earth Using Lasers
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Norwegian CubeSat Talks to Earth Using Lasers

The NorSat-TD microsatellite has established its first satellite-to-ground optical communications link.

Firm Loses HK$200 Million After Deepfake Video Meeting
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Firm Loses HK$200 Million After Deepfake Video Meeting

Employees at a multinational company were duped into transferring HK$200 million (US$25.6 million) to local bank accounts after a deepfake video conference call...

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.

The State of the Metaverse
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The State of the Metaverse

After years and many attempts to build out a metaverse and make use of it, is there anything out there?

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.

Meta Calls for Industry Effort to Label A.I.-Generated Content
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Meta Calls for Industry Effort to Label A.I.-Generated Content

The social network wants to promote standardized labels to help detect artificially created photo, video and audio material across its platforms.

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).

First Passages of Rolled-Up Herculaneum Scroll Revealed
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First Passages of Rolled-Up Herculaneum Scroll Revealed

On Monday, the winner of the Vesuvius Challenge was announced.

AI Trained on Baby's Experiences Yields Clues to How We Learn Language
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AI Trained on Baby's Experiences Yields Clues to How We Learn Language

Researchers at New York University found that a simple AI program could learn basic elements of language from the sensory input of a child's experience.

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.

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.

If We Could Talk to the Animals
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If We Could Talk to the Animals

Can artificial intelligence overcome the communication barriers between species?

India Tells Tech Giants to Police Deepfakes
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India Tells Tech Giants to Police Deepfakes

As India prepares for a general election this year, a government official said social media companies will be held accountable for AI-generated deepfakes on their...

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.

ChatGPT Violated European Privacy Laws, Italy Tells OpenAI
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ChatGPT Violated European Privacy Laws, Italy Tells OpenAI

Italy's data protection authority told OpenAI that its ChatGPT AI chatbot violated the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Robot Trained to Read Braille at Twice the Speed of Humans
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Robot Trained to Read Braille at Twice the Speed of Humans

A robotic sensor developed by researchers at the U.K.'s University of Cambridge and trained using machine learning algorithms can read braille about twice as fast...

Mitigating Urban Climate Change
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Mitigating Urban Climate Change

Making cities greener takes more than just planting trees.
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