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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! Last week was more than warm here in the Northeast. Meteorologists called the phenomena an oppressive...

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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...

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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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Bug Brain Beats Machine Learning
Living organisms have long provided inspiration for technology. Biomimicry of birds helped us design our first aircraft,...

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Imaging Algorithm Lets You See Around Corners with Laser Pulses
Stanford’s new laser-based imaging technology could take blind spot detection in cars to a whole new level. Not only can it...

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Machine learning algorithm identifies dolphins in the wild by their echolocation clicks
The New York Times recent article, Tracking Dolphins With Algorithms You Might Find on Facebook, described how researchers...

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Creepy, crawly robot baby shows just how much bio-gunk babies inhale
Researchers at Purdue University designed a crawling robot baby to determine how much dirt, bacteria, pollen and fungal...

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Concussions, TBI, the NFL and Science
The science behind the diagnosis and treatment of concussions With the increased focus on TBI, it was no surprise to find...

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Designing a waterproof, air-powered wheelchair that lets everyone enjoy the water
Q:  What uses no batteries, runs on air, and is designed to let everyone splash around in a water park? A:  A waterproof,...

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Brain mapping shows child’s brain was “rewired” after double hand transplant
At age 2, Zion Harvey had his hands amputated due to a life-threatening infection. At age 8, he was the first child to...

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The U.S. government made a New Year’s resolution to stop saving all your tweets
Since the beginning of (Twitter) time, the United States Library of Congress, the official research library that serves the...

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Top 10 “Behind the Headlines” stories of 2017
Science and technology played a major role in many of 2017’s biggest stories. The Behind the Headlines blog covered many...

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Using image analysis and signal processing technology to fight high-tech counterfeiters
Sir Isaac Newton would be proud of the new £1 coin. After joining The Royal Mint in 1696, Newton took on counterfeiters...

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NASA’s computational tool calculates the effect glacial ice melt will have on your city
When temperatures warm, ice sheets melt. When ice sheets melt, the sea level rises. Sounds simple enough. But, in reality,...

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This smart jacket could save millions of children’s lives
November 12th is World Pneumonia Day. The annual event is dedicated to raising the awareness about pneumonia, the leading...

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What does Guinness beer and gerrymandering have in common?
What possibly could one the world’s oldest beers and gerrymandering, the practice of manipulating district boundaries in...

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Bionic Eyes: Helping more than 200 people regain sight
A CBS News report, After 20 years of darkness, bionic eye helps blind man see, described how technology helped a man who...

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Neuroscience shows blind people can “see” a physical space by listening
When individuals lose one of their senses, their other senses often compensate. LiveScience reported on a study that...

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Echolocation: helping the blind see with sound
Echolocation uses sound waves and echoes to determine where objects are located in space. It’s an ability shared by a few,...

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Apple renews interest in biometrics: Here’s an algorithm for facial recognition and more
Apple reinvigorated the discussion regarding biometrics with its debut of Face ID, the authentication system that creates a...

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