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    • Computers on verge of designing their own programs

      Computers on verge of designing their own programs

      Computer programmers may soon design the ultimate program: A program that designs programs. This comes after last week, a team led by Justin Gottschlich, director of the machine programming research group at Intel, announced the creation of a new machine learning system that designs its own code. They call the system MISIM, Machine Inferred Code Similarity.

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    • Tiny beetles are set to become vlogging superstars

      Tiny beetles are set to become vlogging superstars

      The world's smallest daily video blogs are about to happen soon as researchers from the University of Washington recently conducted an experiment to allow the smallest beetles to capture their daily lives, with a tiny camera. Using this, the world will be able to see how these tiny insects live and survive in the forest.

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    • German Bionic unveils exoskeleton made of carbon fiber

      German Bionic unveils exoskeleton made of carbon fiber

      The world leader in the development of robotic exoskeletons, German Bionic, presents the latest generation of its smart power suit. Made of ultra-light carbon fiber, the 4th generation Cray X supports workers when lifting heavy loads of up to 28 kg by actively amplifying their movements and
      thus protecting the lower back from excessive strain. 

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    • Lasers that can twist?

      Lasers that can twist?

      When talking about lasers, it's common knowledge that it goes a straight line. However, that isn't the case for the new laser, developed by the University of Witwatersrand. Instead, researchers have demonstrated the world's first metasurface laser that produces "super-chiral light" - light with ultra-high angular momentum.

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    • Australian scientists develop world's fastest internet speed

      Australian scientists develop world's fastest internet speed

      Internet providers around the world are feeling the strain as millions of employees and students work and study from home in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Internet speeds, however, can't seem to keep up. But, as it seems, researchers from the Monash, Swinburne, and RMIT universities in Australia have recently reached speeds that would satisfy all our internet surfing needs.

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    • Can mosquitoes stop quadcopters going bump in the night?

      Can mosquitoes stop quadcopters going bump in the night?

      Researchers have taken inspiration from a mosquito's ability to fly and land in the dark to develop a new collision-avoidance sensory system that has been tested on a quadcopter. The international team of scientists, led by Professor Richard Bomphrey at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London, looked at the sensory mechanism in the male Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito and found a way to mimic the insect's ability to use airflow to detect obstacles.

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