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Blending together biology and robotics with xenobots

Blending together biology and robotics with xenobots

May 20, 20226 min read

When we think of robots, characters like WALL-E pop into mind—boxy droids with metal claws for hands that function to clean, to cook, to navigate, and to do anything we…

The beauty and horror behind deepfakes

The beauty and horror behind deepfakes

May 18, 20226 min read

Having a young Luke Skywalker in a new Star Wars project once seemed impossible given Mark Hamill’s age and the costliness of de-aging visual effects. However, in the fifth episode…

Conversing with bots: A deep dive into natural language processing

Conversing with bots: A deep dive into natural language processing

May 17, 20226 min read

After playing a choose-your-own-adventure game, using a chatbot, or asking Siri about the weather, one has likely used natural language processing (NLP)—a branch of artificial intelligence (AI) that combines linguistics…

A vanishing act: Investigating the global spate of insect die-offs

A vanishing act: Investigating the global spate of insect die-offs

May 17, 20226 min read

In 1828, Charles Darwin penned a letter to his cousin saying, “I am dying by inches from not having anybody to talk to about insects.” Nearly two centuries later, Darwin…

The state of cybersecurity in the 2022 Philippine elections

The state of cybersecurity in the 2022 Philippine elections

March 27, 20226 min read

With the 2022 Philippine National and Local Elections (NLE) right around the corner, cybersecurity threats are becoming prevalent. As electoral processes are facilitated through electronic mediums, worries abound that Comelec…

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