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Lisa Harvey


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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...

3 months ago

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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...

5 months ago

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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...

6 months ago

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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....

7 months ago

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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...

8 months 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...

9 months ago

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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...

10 months ago

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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...

11 months ago

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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...

11 months ago

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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...

12 months ago

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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,...

12 months 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...

1 year 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...

1 year 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...

1 year ago

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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...

1 year 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...

1 year 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...

1 year 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...

1 year 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...

1 year ago

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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...

2 years 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...

2 years ago

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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...

2 years 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...

2 years 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...

2 years 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,...

2 years ago

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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...

2 years 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...

2 years ago

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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...

2 years ago

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