Tech

  1. Tech

    Engineers put a dead spider to work — as a robot

    Scientists literally reanimated the dead. It’s a new research field called “necrobotics.”

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  2. Tech

    Like an octopus, this glove lets fingers grip slippery objects

    The octopus-inspired suckers on each fingertip grab and release objects on demand.

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  3. Tech

    You might someday ‘wallpaper’ your bedroom with this loudspeaker

    This thin, flexible and lightweight loudspeaker could reduce noise in loud spaces. It also might enable listeners to experience sound in new ways.

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  4. Computing

    Scientists Say: Supercomputer

    These ultrafast computers perform complex calculations for research on cancer, quantum physics and more.

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  5. Computing

    A new supercomputer just set a world record for speed

    Able to perform more than a quintillion calculations per second, it will allow scientists to study exploding stars, subatomic particles and more.

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  6. Tech

    Virtual critters evolve bodies that help them learn

    A combination of evolution and learning may lead to more intelligent and agile robots.

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  7. Tech

    Scientists Say: Virtual reality

    Virtual reality is an immersive, 3-D artificial environment created by a computer.

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  8. Tech

    This robotic finger is covered in living human skin

    The advance brings super realistic cyborgs one small step closer to reality.

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  9. Tech

    A new audio system confuses smart devices that try to eavesdrop

    It works by playing soft, calculated sounds to help people protect their privacy from automatic speech-recognition systems.

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  10. Tech

    Teens’ new tech would send alerts to reduce preventable deaths

    A trio of teen innovations created devices that can speed up the response time to pool accidents, overheating in cars and combat-related injuries.

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  11. Tech

    Teen-designed tech could expand access for people with disabilities

    Several inventors at the 2022 Regeneron ISEF competition offered creative solutions that translate sign language and help blind people navigate.

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  12. Tech

    Patches and robotic pills may one day replace injections

    Instead of a shot in the arm, a light-activated patch or robotic pill may one day deliver your medicine.

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