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Lisa Harvey

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NASA’s DART mission successfully slams asteroid
Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), is a NASA space mission designed to test the planetary defense against near-Earth...

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Pumpkin toadlets can’t jump
What is tiny, bright orange, and really bad at jumping? The answer is a small amphibian found in the mountainous forests of...

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Capturing the image of this black hole required an Earth-sized telescope
The Milky Way is a hazy, dare I say milky, band of light seen in the night sky. In 1610, Galileo Galilei used his telescope...

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1960s US Army project unearths Greenland ice sheet’s fragility
A decades-old nuclear research project uncovers proof that the Greenland ice sheet has melted before. During the 1960s, a...

8 months ago

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C-Band 5G Telecom Delays and Airline Frustration
The airlines made their case to the FAA earlier this week, warning that the rollout of 5G service near airports could cause...

9 months ago

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When the charging station is (only) 93 million miles away
Lightyear has had a great month. First, they announced that their prototype car drives over 440 miles (770 km) on a single...

1 year ago

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The science behind this illusion and how the visual confuses your brain
What do you get when a psychology researcher and a visual artist collaborate? You get a visual illusion that boggles the...

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How sewage is becoming a gold mine (of COVID information) for scientists
“I’m headed off to college to study raw sewage,” said no one, ever. At least, I doubt that’s what any science-savvy college...

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This two-legged robot taught itself how to walk
Cassie can’t dance. At least not yet. But it recently took its first steps. You got to walk before you run! Cassie is a...

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Blinking birds: Balancing flight safety and the need to blink
With the notable exception of owls, parrots, and very few others, birds don’t blink like humans. They don’t close their...

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Why did lizards suddenly develop larger toes? Blame it on hurricanes.
2020 has been a record-setting year, and not in a good way. From COVID-19 to murder hornets in the US, these aren’t the...

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Tesla’s secret to winning “The Range Game”
Tesla invited Car and Driver reporters to the Tesla factory, where the reporter learned that there’s a lot that goes into...

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Researchers around the globe tackle COVID: their results and code
Never have so many in the research community pivoted to focus on the same problem – from numerous angles – so quickly....

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How to determine when COVID-19 pool testing will be most effective
When I wrote a post on COVID-19 in February, the death toll was 425 with a total of 20,000 confirmed cases. Now, a mere six...

2 years ago

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Hot days and hot nights: The new climate danger for vulnerable populations
This week’s blog post was written by guest blogger, Liz Ashforth. For this post, Liz examines how increasing greenhouse...

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Even lions can rely on telemedicine thanks to computer vision
This week’s blog post was written by guest blogger, Liz Ashforth. For this post, Liz discovered research that shows how...

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Using deep learning to find Murder Hornets (and protect bees!)
Murder Hornets are oversized wasps with a menacing scowl, a venomous stinger, and enough venom to be lethal to humans. But...

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Bill Gates’ Warning from 2017: We’re not ready for a pandemic
  Bill Gates warned against a global pandemic years ago. In a Business Insider op-ed from 2017, Bill Gates stated, “Whether...

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Battling COVID-19 with disinfecting robots
COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has created a global lockdown, the likes of which hasn’t been seen...

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Fighting COVID-19 with computational approaches to repurposing existing drugs
In my post from February 4th on the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak, the number of confirmed cases was 20,000. Now,...

2 years ago

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What’s your MATLAB superpower?
During this time, when so much of what we see in the news is bleak, I’m taking a bit of advice from the New York Times...

2 years ago

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Early Wuhan coronavirus study focuses on minimizing spread
There’s a lot we don’t yet know about the Wuhan coronavirus (2019 nCoV, later renamed COVID-19), but we do know that it is...

2 years ago

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Computer vision algorithm removes the water from underwater images
Underwater photography is hard to get right. Special filters, artificial lights, and top-of-the-line underwater cameras...

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Locating a 2,000-year-old Roman Shipwreck with Image Processing and AI
Archaeologists recently discovered a Roman shipwreck in the eastern Mediterranean. The ship and its cargo are both in good...

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Top “Behind the Headlines” Posts of the Decade
Behind the Headlines was launched mid-decade to focus on highlighting the role of MATLAB and Simulink in today’s most...

3 years ago

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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...

3 years ago

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Women technologists share the best – and the worst – career advice they’ve received
Headlines abound about how women are underrepresented in tech, as do recommendations to address the issue. But one of the...

3 years ago

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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 years 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...

3 years 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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