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Bizarre Things: Computers & Math
October 21, 2020

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Quantum Engines With Entanglement as Fuel?

It's still more science fiction than science fact, but perfect energy efficiency may be one step closer due to new research by ...

All-Terrain Microrobot Flips Through a Live Colon

A rectangular robot as tiny as a few human hairs can travel throughout a colon by doing back flips, engineers have demonstrated in live animal ...

Scientists Develop 'Mini-Brains' to Help Robots Recognize Pain and to Self-Repair

Using a brain-inspired approach, scientists have developed a way for robots to have the artificial intelligence (AI) to recognize pain and to ...

'Universal Law of Touch' Will Enable New Advances in Virtual Reality

Seismic waves, commonly associated with earthquakes, have been used by scientists to develop a universal scaling law for the sense of touch. A team used Rayleigh waves to create the first scaling law ...
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When Bots Do the Negotiating, Humans More Likely to Engage in Deceptive Techniques

Researchers found that whether humans would embrace a range of deceptive and sneaky negotiating techniques was dependent both on the humans' prior negotiating experience in negotiating as well ...

Engineers Imitate Human Hands to Make Better Sensors

An international research team has developed 'electronic skin' sensors capable of mimicking the dynamic process of human motion. This work could help severely injured people, such as ...

Security Software for Autonomous Vehicles

Before autonomous vehicles participate in road traffic, they must demonstrate conclusively that they do not pose a danger to others. New software prevents accidents by predicting different variants ...

Future Autonomous Machines May Build Trust Through Emotion

Research has extended the state-of-the-art in autonomy by providing a more complete picture of how actions and nonverbal signals contribute to promoting cooperation. Researchers suggested guidelines ...

From Star to Solar System: How Protoplanetary Rings Form in Primordial Gas Clouds

The star HL Tauri is glowing at the center of a system of concentric rings made from gas and dust and producing planets, one for each gap in the ring. Its discovery has shaken solar system origin ...

Artificial Intelligence System Developed to Help Better Select Embryos for Implantation

Researchers are developing an artificial intelligence system with the goal of improving IVF success by helping embryologists objectively select embryos most likely to result in a healthy ...

Experiments Reveal Why Human-Like Robots Elicit Uncanny Feelings

Experiments reveal a dynamic process that leads to the uncanny valley, with implications for both the design of robots and for understanding how we perceive one another as ...

AI Used to Show How Hydrogen Becomes a Metal Inside Giant Planets

Researchers have used a combination of AI and quantum mechanics to reveal how hydrogen gradually turns into a metal inside giant ...

Tool Transforms World Landmark Photos Into 4D Experiences

Using publicly available tourist photos of world landmarks such as the Trevi Fountain in Rome or Top of the Rock in New York City, researchers have developed a method to create maneuverable 3D images ...

Quantum Light Squeezes the Noise out of Microscopy Signals

Researchers used quantum optics to advance state-of-the-art microscopy and illuminate a path to detecting material properties with greater sensitivity than is possible with traditional ...

Battery-Free Game Boy Runs Forever

Researchers develop first-ever battery-free, energy-harvesting, interactive device. And it looks and feels like a retro 8-bit Nintendo Game ...

New Electronic Skin Can React to Pain Like Human Skin

New pain-sensing prototype mimics the body's near-instant feedback response and reacts to painful sensations with the same lighting speed that nerve signals travel to the brain. It's a ...

Your Paper Notebook Could Become Your Next Tablet

Engineers developed a simple printing process that renders any paper or cardboard packaging into a keyboard, keypad or other easy-to-use human-machine ...

New Evidence for Quantum Fluctuations Near a Quantum Critical Point in a Superconductor

A study has found evidence for quantum fluctuations near a quantum critical point in a superconductor. Theory suggests that these quantum critical points may be analogous to black holes as places ...

Using Math to Examine the Sex Differences in Dinosaurs

When you only have fossils to go off of, it's hard to tell which dinosaur traits, like size and ornamentation, are related to the animals' sex, and which traits are related to other things ...

Infinitesimally low levels of radiation, such as from incoming cosmic rays, may soon stymie progress in quantum ...

Microscopic Robots 'Walk' Thanks to Laser Tech

A collaboration has created the first microscopic robots that incorporate semiconductor components, allowing them to be controlled - and made to walk - with standard electronic ...

Building Mechanical Memory Boards Using Origami

Origami can be used to create mechanical, binary switches, and researchers report the fabrication of such a paper device, using the Kresling pattern, that can act as a mechanical switch. By putting ...

Beam Me Up: Researchers Use 'Behavioral Teleporting' to Study Social Interactions

Researchers have devised a novel approach to getting physically separated fish to interact with each other, leading to insights about what kinds of cues influence social ...

'Selfies' Could Be Used to Detect Heart Disease

Sending a 'selfie' to the doctor could be a cheap and simple way of detecting heart disease, according to researchers. Their study is the first to show that it's possible to use a deep ...

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