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Light-Bending Microchip Could Fire Up Quantum Computers
Squeezing Light
November 24th, 2015
For the first time, scientists have achieved infinite speeds on a microchip. The light-warping technology behind this innovation could lead to new light-based microchips and help enable powerful quantum computers, researchers said.
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Google's New AI System Could Be 'Machine Learning' Breakthrough
Google Search Page
November 14th, 2015
Google's new "TensorFlow" system is the backbone of many of the company's core functions, ranging from "Smart Reply," which suggests up to three responses to emails, to speech recognition functions in the Google app.
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Jetpack Pilot Soars Over NYC's Hudson River, Salutes Lady Liberty
NYC Jetpack Flight
November 6th, 2015
The future has arrived in the Big Apple.
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'X-Ray Vision' Tech Uses Radio Waves to 'See' Through Walls
RF-Capture Tech
November 18th, 2015
"X-ray vision" that can track people's movements through walls using radio signals could be the future of smart homes, gaming and health care, researchers say.
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Ultrathin Graphene Can Improve Night Vision Tech
Graphene Thermal Sensor
November 12th, 2015
Night-vision windshields on cars might one day be possible with advanced thermal imaging technology based on flexible, transparent, atomically thin sheets of carbon, researchers say.
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The Future of Drones: Uncertain, Promising and Pretty Awesome
artwork of drones in the sky above a city
November 5th, 2015
The future of drones is here, but are we ready?
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Wearable Sensors Could Translate Sign Language Into English
Wearable Sensor Translates Sign Language
October 15th, 2015
Wearable sensors could one day interpret the gestures in sign language and translate them into English, providing a high-tech solution to communication problems between deaf people and those who don’t understand sign language.
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'RoboBees' with Laser Eyes Could Locate Disaster Victims
Robot Bees
November 17th, 2015
Mechanical eyes that shoot laser beams could one day help robot bees fly without crashing into obstacles, researchers say. These laser eyes could also one day help people control smartphones, wearable technology and other devices using only gestures.
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Self-Folding Minirobots Possible with Origami-Inspired Graphene
Self-Folding Graphene Paper
November 9th, 2015
Origami-inspired graphene paper that can fold itself could be used to create anything from miniature robots to artificial muscles, according to a new study.
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Organs on Demand? 3D Printers Could Build Hearts, Arteries
Bioprinted Coronary Artery
October 23rd, 2015
Off-the-shelf 3D printers could one day help create living organs to aid in repairing the human body, researchers say.
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