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New “Deep Learning” Technique Enables Robot Mastery of Skills via Trial and Error

UC Berkeley researchers have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process that more closely approximates the … more

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KTrace Wearable Device, on Rohan's wrist at the 2015 Intel ISEF.

Students Design An App to Fight Epidemics

Four high school students in Virginia have created a smart phone app that notifies everyone with whom the user has contact into contact when the … more

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Open for Questions: Kevin Stanford, Herpetology Enthusiast

Kevin Stanford is an MBA student with a serious, lifelong interest in herpetology, especially chameleons. Read about his work with them, and free free to … more

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Ten-Engine Electric Plane Completes Successful Flight Test

Imagine a battery-powered plane that has 10 engines and can take off like a helicopter and fly efficiently like an aircraft. That is a concept … more

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Do Mosquitoes Love You? Blame Your Parents

Your genes can make you produce signature scents that attract — or repel — biting insects. Mosquitoes are picky eaters. The biting insects go after … more

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