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A new algorithm enables robots to put pen to paper, writing words using stroke patterns similar to human handwriting

It’s a step, the researchers say, toward robots that are able to communicate more fluently with human coworkers and collaborators. “Just by looking at a target image of a word or sketch, the robot can reproduce each stroke as one continuous action,” says Atsunobu Kotani, an undergraduate student at Brown University who led the algorithm’s development. “That makes it hard …

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New research defines what kids mean when they say technology is “creepy”

Children in the study described creepy technology as something that is unpredictable or poses an ambiguous threat that might cause physical harm or threaten an important relationship. The researchers also pinpoint five aspects of emerging technologies that could contribute to this feeling of ambiguity. “Over the years of working with kids we realized they use the word ‘creepy’ a lot …

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New research digs into how augmented reality affects people’s behavior—in both the physical world and a digitally enhanced one.

Researchers found that after people had an experience in augmented reality (AR)—which goggles that layer computer-generated content onto real-world environments simulated—their interactions in their physical world changed as well, even when they weren’t wearing the AR device. For example, people avoided sitting on a chair they had just seen a virtual person sit on. AFTER AUGMENTED REALITY, THE VIRTUAL WORLD …

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new molecule ‘cage’ that extracts salt to clean drinking water

As reported in Science, researchers designed the molecule to capture chloride, which forms when the element chlorine pairs with another element to gain an electron. The most familiar chloride salt is sodium chloride, or common table salt. Other chloride salts are potassium chloride, calcium chloride, and ammonium chloride. The seepage of salt into freshwater systems reduces access to drinkable water across …

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All Neurons Work To Form Our Sense of Texture

Our hands and fingertips are amazingly sensitive to texture. We can easily distinguish coarse sandpaper from smooth glass, but we also pick up more subtle differences across a wide range of textures, like the slick sheen of silk or the soft give of cotton. The somatosensory cortex is the part of the brain responsible for interpreting the sense of touch. …

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Is it possible Hidden Volcanoes Heat Up The Ice Cap on MARS ?

A study from last year suggested liquid water is present beneath the south polar ice cap of Mars. The new research doesn’t take sides as to whether the liquid water exists. Instead, the authors suggest that there must’ve been recent magmatic activity in order to produce liquid water beneath the ice cap. On the flip side, the study’s authors argue …

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Researchers have created a new testing ground for Quantum Systems

The new method could potentially pave the way for advances in spintronics using Mini Quantum Collider. Spin transport electronics have the potential to revolutionize electronic devices as we know them, especially when it comes to computing. While standard electronics use an electron’s charge to encode information, spintronic devices rely on another intrinsic property of the electron: its spin. Spintronics could …

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Researchers have discovered a better way to fabricate atom-thin computer processors

The discovery could have far-reaching impacts on nanoscale chip production and in labs across the globe where scientists are exploring 2D materials for ever-smaller and -faster semiconductors. The researchers demonstrate that lithography using a probe heated above 100 degrees Celsius (212 F) outperformed standard methods for fabricating metal electrodes on 2D semiconductors such as molybdenum disulfide (MoS₂). Such transitional metals …

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2,000-year-old Winery determined in egypt’s nile delta

Archaeologists recently uncovered historical garage rooms in a 2,000-12 months-vintage Winery, at a website in egypt’s nile delta to the north of cairo. Inside these rooms — which seemed to be climate-controlled for retaining wine — archaeologists also discovered cash, pots utilized in winemaking and other pottery objects, stated officers with the ministry of antiquities for the arab republic of …

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