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An algorithm could make CPUs a cheap way to train AI

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AI is the backbone of technologies such as Alexa and Siri — digital assistants that rely on deep machine learning to do their thing. But for the makers of these products — and others that rely on AI — getting them "trained" is an …

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Bioengineers 3D print complex vascular networks

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Bioengineers are one step closer to 3D printing organs and tissues. A team led by Rice University and the University of Washington have developed a tool to 3D print complex and “exquisitely entangled” vascular networks. These mimic the body’s natural…

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Researchers can now desalinate seawater with the power of the Sun

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One of the oldest means of extracting potable liquid from seawater involves distillation, basically boiling the water into steam and then cooling the purified vapor in condensation tubes. Problem is, this method is incredibly power intensive w…

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Haptic feedback gives prosthetics ‘muscle sense’

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For all the actuators, artificial tendons and glitter cannons that researchers are packing into modern prosthetics, these devices still lack an noninvasive means of transmitting haptic feedback to its user. However a device developed by Rice U…

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