Robotics

These flexible feet help robots walk faster

Roboticists at the University of California San Diego have developed flexible feet that can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips. The work has applications for search-and-rescue ...

Business

Samsung Electronics profit slips on virus, more falls forecast

The world's biggest smartphone maker, Samsung Electronics, said Wednesday that net profits in the first quarter were only slightly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic but warned of further falls to come as demand is "significantly" ...

Engineering

Chip design with AI inside—designed by AI

In less than a decade, artificial intelligence (AI) has gone from an obsession of a few ivory tower academics to runaway commercial success, potentially adding around US$13 trillion to the global economy by 2030 according ...

Consumer & Gadgets

AMD announces $99 Ryzen 3 desktop CPU

AMD has announced the release of two Zen 2 core architecture processors geared towards gamers and business users at budget-friendly prices.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Critical "Starbleed" vulnerability in FPGA chips identified

Field programmable gate arrays, FPGAs for short, are flexibly programmable computer chips that are considered very secure components in many applications. In a joint research project, scientists from the Horst Görtz Institute ...

Engineering

Lung-heart super sensor on a chip tinier than a ladybug

During a stroll, a woman's breathing becomes a slight bit shallower, and a monitor in her clothing alerts her to get a telemedicine check-up. A new study details how a sensor chip smaller than a ladybug records multiple lung ...

Computer Sciences

Google trains chips to design themselves

One of the key challenges of computer design is how to pack chips and wiring in the most ergonomic fashion, maintaining power, speed and energy efficiency.

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