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What’s cooking inside Nvidia’s robotics research lab

When Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang interacted with a sensitive robotic hand at today’s open house for his company’s robotics research lab in Seattle, it was love at first touch. “It almost feels like a pet!” Huang said as he tickled the … Continue reading

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Supernova leftovers point to a messy blowup

In what sounds like a cosmic episode of “CSI,” sleuthing astronomers have figured out what touched off a stellar explosion 545 million light-years away, based on evidence left behind at the scene of the crime. An international team of astronomers … Continue reading

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Scientists enlist AI to decipher what rodents say

Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine have developed a software program that enlists artificial intelligence to decipher the ultrasonic vocalizations made by mice and rats. The “DeepSqueak” program, described today in a study published by the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, … Continue reading

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Bees with backpacks can turn into sensor swarms

Bees with tiny electronic devices on their backs could sound like a researcher’s dream come true, or like a science-fiction novelist’s nightmare come true. Shyam Gollakota, an associate professor at the University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer … Continue reading

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Climate change doom teaches lesson for today

Scientists say rapidly warming oceans played a key role in the world’s biggest mass extinction, 252 million years ago, and could point to the risks that lie ahead in an era of similarly rapid climate change. The latest analysis, published in … Continue reading

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Fossil tells a whale of a tale about evolution

A whale that lived 33 million years ago when present-day Oregon was part of the ocean floor has been newly named after a curator at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle. And Elizabeth Nesbitt’s whale isn’t … Continue reading

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Climate analysis checks for most livable exoplanets

If you had to pick a place to set up shop amid the seven planets in the TRAPPIST-1 star system, 39 light-years from Earth, the fourth rock from that alien sun is the best place to start. That Earth-sized world, … Continue reading

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