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Lisa Harvey


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Do Monkeys Enjoy Tchaikovsky?
This week’s blog post was written by guest blogger, Liz Ashforth. This time, Liz discovered research in the neuroscience...

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Mind-controlled robot that works without brain implants
Mind-controlled robots have long been featured in science fiction, but thanks to new research in brain-computer interfaces...

3 months ago

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AI predicts which ovarian cancer treatment is best for each patient
This week’s blog post was written by Liz Ashforth. The topic is a perfect fit since Liz has decades of experience with...

4 months ago

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50 Years Later: New Technology is Fueling the New Lunar Race
Fifty years ago, man first stepped onto the moon. The effort to get Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the surface was as...

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From Hologram to Reality, 3D Printing with Light
Today’s post is from guest blogger, Nicole Mosher. Nicole works on the technical articles team and sees many cutting-edge...

6 months ago

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Image processing helps solve the age-old mystery of “Why do zebras have stripes?”
Why are zebras striped? The hypotheses are many and varied. Do the stripes work as camouflage, temperature regulation, or a...

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Robot quickly teaches itself to walk using reinforcement learning
A team of researchers from the University of Southern California’s Valero Lab built a relatively simple robotic limb that...

7 months ago

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Deep learning deciphers what rats are saying
For many years, researchers knew that rodents’ squeaks tell a lot about how the animals are feeling. Much like a wagging...

8 months ago

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Guess what neuroscientists found when they studied the brains of football fans
North American football is the most popular sport in the United States. While popular, it’s also undeniably one of the most...

10 months ago

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A Robot Brings This 290 Million-Year-Old Fossil Back to Life
An impeccably-preserved fossil discovered in Germany was brought back to life with the help of a CT scan, a 3D-printer,...

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Top 10 “Behind the Headlines” stories of 2018
Once again, science and technology played a major role in some this year’s biggest stories. The Behind the Headlines blog...

12 months ago

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Star Trek-inspired solid-state airplane takes to the sky without moving parts
Wikipedia may just have to change its definition of an airplane. According to the site, “An airplane or aeroplane...

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Data shows a warmer, drier California has produced more destructive wildfires
Data shows California is warmer and drier than past decades. The effects of the change in climate have proven deadly, as...

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What can fly at 430,000 miles per hour and has a shield with superpowers?
The answer to the above question is the Parker Solar Probe. And the probe is about to to complete its first perihelion, or...

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Designing “A Fitbit for Sharks”
There is an area the size of Colorado in the Pacific Ocean that has a rather unique claim to fame. Located part way...

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A dangerous rainbow: Why colormaps matter.
Rainbows typically signify a turn for the better. The storm has ended. The skies are clearing. But when the rainbow scale...

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Researchers Simulate the Impact of Climate Change on Hurricane Florence
Mother Nature was in a cranky mood this past week. The Philippines dealt the wrath of with Typhoon Mangkhut, while the east...

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Now submarines can communicate wirelessly with airplanes and drones
Submarines must surface to broadcast a message.  The same is true for underwater drones. This is because submarines and...

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Microscope creates first-ever 3D video of living cells inside the body using MATLAB
What do you get when you combine state-of-the-art microscopy with a technique used by astronomers to get a clear view of...

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Best trivia question ever: What is a scutoid?
If you want to really stump your friends at trivia night, simply ask them, “What is a scutoid?” Chances are, despite being...

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Start-up helps two big sisters create a custom, synthesized voice for their sister
Maeve is an eleven-year-old that lives just outside of Boston with her parents and two big sisters. She has cerebral palsy...

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Wirelessly Powering a Smart Pill From Outside the Body
Smart pills will change the way medical professionals treat disease. Researchers are developing tiny capsules that can be...

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All-time heat records set around the globe last week: Some great climate visuals
Phew… that was hot!… read more >>

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Your Taxi Rides Are Being Tracked. See What Data Mining the Rides Can Show.
Data tracking. Data mining. Privacy issues. There’s no shortage of discussion on these topics this year, with good reason…....

1 year ago

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The laurel vs. yanny debate… Did someone tamper with the sound file?
The “laurel” versus “yanny” debate is everywhere this week. Even CNBC has joined the discussion by renaming market...

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A praying mantis could teach robots a thing or two about 3D machine vision
What’s the best way to teach a robot or drone to see in 3D? Quite possibly, the answer is to teach it to think like an...

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IoT-enabled Halter for Horses uses Machine Learning and a Whole Lot More!
Justify just won the Kentucky Derby, besting the field by 2 ½ lengths on Saturday. He was purchased as a yearling at...

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Machine learning to the rescue – When you just cannot hold still for an MRI
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scan uses the body’s natural magnetic properties and radio waves to produce...

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With one hand and three drumsticks, Cyborg Drummer wants to take his music on tour
Jason Barnes had wanted to be a professional drummer since he was a teenager. At age 22, Barnes lost his arm after an...

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