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February 15, 2019

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February 15, 2019

Psychology: Robot Saved, People Take the Hit

Feb. 8, 2019 — To what extent are people prepared to show consideration for robots? A new study suggests that, under certain circumstances, some people are willing to endanger human lives -- out of concern for ... read more

Feb. 5, 2019 — Instead of throwing away your broken boots or cracked toys, why not let them fix themselves? Researchers have developed 3D-printed rubber materials that can do just ... read more

Feb. 4, 2019 — By bombarding an ultrathin semiconductor sandwich with powerful laser pulses, physicists have created the first 'electron liquid' at room temperature. The achievement opens a pathway for ... read more

Feb. 4, 2019 — A new compound based on iridium, a rare metal which landed in the Gulf of Mexico 66 million years ago, hooked onto albumin, a protein in blood, can attack the nucleus of cancerous cells when switched ... read more

Feb. 1, 2019 — Researchers have discovered a piece of the genetic puzzle that allows a mollusk to produce magnetite ... read more

Feb. 1, 2019 — Researchers have found that abrupt variations in the seafloor can cause dangerous ocean waves known as rogue or freak waves -- waves so catastrophic that they were once thought to be the figments of ... read more

Jan. 31, 2019 — A strategy inspired by the process responsible for muscle growth could lead to the development of stronger, longer-lasting ... read more

Jan. 31, 2019 — A clever use of non-science engineering data from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has let a team of researchers to measure the density of rock layers in Gale ... read more

Jan. 31, 2019 — A new 3D printer uses light to transform gooey liquids into complex solid objects in only a matter of minutes. The printer can create objects that are smoother, more flexible and more complex than ... read more

Mean Streets: Self-Driving Cars Will 'Cruise' to Avoid Paying to Park

Jan. 31, 2019 — If you think traffic in city centers is bad now, just wait until self-driving cars emerge on the scene, cruising around to avoid paying hefty downtown parking ... read more

Jan. 31, 2019 — New research shows that electrically charged crinkles in layered graphene can be useful in the directed self- assembly of ... read more

Jan. 31, 2019 — The first moments of life unfold with incredible precision. Now, using mathematical tools and the help of fruit flies, researchers have uncovered new findings about the mechanisms behind this ... read more

Atari Master: New AI Smashes Google DeepMind in Video Game Challenge

Jan. 31, 2019 — A new breed of algorithms has mastered Atari video games 10 times faster than state-of-the-art AI, with a breakthrough approach to problem ... read more

Jan. 31, 2019 — Machine-learning approach could help robots assemble cellphones and other small parts in a manufacturing ... read more

Jan. 30, 2019 — Engineers have created a robot that learns what it is, with zero prior knowledge of physics, geometry, or motor dynamics. Initially the robot has no clue what its shape is. After a brief period of ... read more

Jan. 30, 2019 — Researchers have created a new concept of thermoelectric material. It is a device composed of cellulose, produced in situ in the laboratory by bacteria, with small amounts of a conductive ... read more

Jan. 30, 2019 — Researchers have demonstrated that whether an object (in our example, the ball) shows quantum features depends on the reference frame. The physical laws, however, are still independent of ... read more

Jan. 30, 2019 — Engineers have designed an ingestible, Jell-O-like pill that, upon reaching the stomach, quickly swells to the size of a soft, squishy ping-pong ball big enough to stay in the stomach for an extended ... read more

Jan. 29, 2019 — Laser-based 3D printing can already be used today to produce any structure on a micrometer scale. However, for many applications, especially in biomedicine, it would be advantageous if the printed ... read more

Jan. 29, 2019 — In a scientific first, neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. This breakthrough, which harnesses the power of speech synthesizers and ... read more

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