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    Microsoft Using Minecraft For AI Research With Project AIX

    Microsoft has revealed that it is using Minecraft for Artificial Intelligence research with Project AIX and the company is using Minecraft to let AI learn how to climb a hill. Project AIX is being run out of Microsoft’s research lab in New York and five computer scientists are trying to get a Minecraft character to […]

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    Raspberry Pi Creative Technologists’ New Works Exhibition April 23rd 2016

    The Raspberry Pi Foundation has this week announced the dates for the Raspberry Pi Creative Technologists’ New Works Exhibition that will provide a way of viewing all the results from 12 months of digital creativity. It was nearly a year ago that the Raspberry Pi Foundation first launched the Raspberry Pi Creative Technologists programme, back […]

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    Russian Spacecraft With US Grandpa Onboard Docks at Space Station

    A Russian spacecraft carrying three crew to the International Space Station, including a US grandfather who is poised to enter the record books, has successfully docked with the orbital outpost, Nasa said. The crew docked at 0309 GMT Saturday some 407 kilometers (253 miles) above the Pacific Ocean, off the western coast of Peru, according […]

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    IIT Bombay to Host eYantra Robotics Competition

    The finals of IIT Bombay’s eYantra Robotics Competition (eYRC), which is in its fourth year, will be held in the campus from tomorrow. The two-day event will witness teams from across the country competing for the coveted prize and the opportunity to intern at IIT Bombay, an official release said. The e-Yantra project is sponsored […]

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    3D-Printing Technology Helps Doctors Save Baby in China

    Doctors in China have performed the first successful open heart surgery using a 3D-printed heart model to save a nine-month-old baby suffering from a severe heart defect. The boy, who weighed 5.6kg before surgery, was experiencing shortness of breath after birth and was diagnosed with Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). The surgery performed in the northeast […]

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    3D Tech to Help Create Human Nerve Cells for Transplants

    A group of US researchers has developed a 3D micro-scaffold technology that promotes reprogramming of stem cells into neurons and supports growth of neuronal connections capable of transmitting electrical signals. The injection of these networks of functioning human neural cells — compared to injecting individual cells – dramatically improved their survival following transplantation into mouse […]

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    New ‘Social’ Robot Can Teach Better Than Humans

    A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is working on a new social robot that is helping students learn through personalised interactions. A team led by Cynthia Breazeal, director of the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Laboratory, developed a socially assistive robot called “Tega” that is designed to serve […]