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Artificial muscles achieve powerful pulling force

As a cucumber plant grows, it sprouts tightly coiled tendrils that seek out supports in order to pull the plant upward. This ensures the...

Carnegie Mellon and Facebook AI Beats Professionals in Six-Player Poker

An artificial intelligence program developed by Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with Facebook AI has defeated leading professionals in six-player No-Limit Texas Hold'em poker,...

A New Plan for Keeping NASA’s Oldest Explorers Going

With careful planning and dashes of creativity, engineers have been able to keep NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft flying for nearly 42 years...

Will your future computer be made using bacteria?

In order to create new and more efficient computers, medical devices, and other advanced technologies, researchers are turning to nanomaterials: materials manipulated on the...

Finding of trions could revolutionize information transmission

Move aside, electrons; it's time to make way for the trion. A research team led by physicists at the University of California, Riverside, has observed,...

New probe could help surgeons more accurately remove tumours

A study led by researchers at RCSI's Department of Chemistry has the potential to help surgeons more accurately remove tumours and detect cancer in...

Do passengers prefer autonomous vehicles driven like machines or like humans?

Research finds that peeking round” corners provides answers Passenger and pedestrian confidence and acceptance will be key to the future and development of autonomous vehicles...

Simple ‘smart’ glass reveals the future of artificial vision

The sophisticated technology that powers face recognition in many modern smartphones someday could receive a high-tech upgrade that sounds -- and looks -- surprisingly...

Experiments show dramatic increase in solar cell output

Method for collecting two electrons from each photon could break through theoretical solar-cell efficiency limit In any conventional silicon-based solar cell, there is an absolute...

With Little Training, Machine-Learning Algorithms Can Uncover Hidden Scientific Knowledge

Sure, computers can be used to play grandmaster-level chess, but can they make scientific discoveries? Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National...

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