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Computer Sciences

People struggle to tell humans apart from ChatGPT in five-minute chat conversations, tests show

Large language models (LLMs), such as the GPT-4 model underpinning the widely used conversational platform ChatGPT, have surprised users with their ability to understand written prompts and generate suitable responses in ...

Robotics

A new large-scale simulation platform to train robots on everyday tasks

The performance of artificial intelligence (AI) tools, including large computational models for natural language processing (NLP) and computer vision algorithms, has been rapidly improving over the past decades. One reason ...

Robotics

A fully edible robot could soon end up on our plate, say scientists

A fully edible robot could soon end up on our plate if we overcome some technical hurdles, say EPFL scientists involved in RoboFood—a project which aims to marry robots and food.

Energy & Green Tech

New carbon nitride membrane improves lithium extraction from salt lakes

In a breakthrough for lithium recovery technologies, researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with collaborators, have developed a ...

Energy & Green Tech

Mineralizing emissions: Advanced reactor designs for CO₂ capture

In advancing sustainable waste management and CO2 sequestration, researchers have crafted reactors that mineralize carbon dioxide with fly ash particles. This avant-garde technique is set to offer a sustainable and lasting ...

Energy & Green Tech

Novel strategy proposed for all-climate zinc-ion batteries

In a study published in Advanced Energy Materials, researchers have constructed a hydrogel electrolyte formula by using ClO4- anions and polyacrylamide chains to anchor water molecules, while glucose molecules preferentially ...