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August 13, 2020

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How Thoughts Could One Day Control Electronic Prostheses, Wirelessly

The current generation of neural implants record enormous amounts of neural activity, then transmit these brain signals through wires to a computer. But, so far, when researchers have tried to create ...
Respiratory droplets from a cough or sneeze travel farther and last longer in humid, cold climates than in hot, dry ones, according to a study on ...

Increased Warming in Latest Generation of Climate Models Likely Caused by Clouds

As scientists work to determine why some of the latest climate models suggest the future could be warmer than previously thought, a new study ...

Digitize Your Dog Into a Computer Game

Researchers have developed motion capture technology that enables you to digitize your dog without a motion capture suit and using only one ...
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Engaging Undergrads Remotely With an Escape Room Game

Researchers describe an alternative way to engage students: a virtual game, modeled on an escape room, in which teams solve chemistry problems to progress and ...

Context Reduces Racial Bias in Hate Speech Detection Algorithms

When it comes to accurately flagging hate speech on social media, context matters, says a new study aimed at reducing errors that could amplify racial ...

Getting Real With Immersive Sword Fights

Sword fights are often the weak link in virtual reality (VR) fighting games, with digital avatars engaging in battle using imprecise, pre-recorded movements that barely reflect the player's ...

Silicon 'Neurons' May Add a New Dimension to Computer Processors

Research shows that energy constraints on a system, coupled with an intrinsic property of systems, push silicon neurons to create a dynamic, at-a-distance communication that is more robust and ...

New Tool Automatically Turns Math Into Pictures

Some people look at an equation and see a bunch of numbers and symbols; others see beauty. Thanks to a new tool, anyone can now translate the abstractions of mathematics into beautiful and ...

Scientists Develop Method to Help Epidemiologists Map Spread of COVID-19

Scientists have developed a method they believe will help epidemiologists more efficiently predict the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their new study outlines a solution to the SIR epidemic model, ...

Limits on Evolution Revealed by Statistical Physics

What is and is not possible for natural evolution may be explained using models and calculations from theoretical physics, say researchers. To explain this the limits of evolution, researchers ...

Solution to Century-Old Math Problem Could Predict Transmission of Infectious Diseases

An academic has achieved a milestone in statistical/mathematical physics by solving a 100-year-old physics problem -- the discrete diffusion equation in finite ...

New Model Predicts the Peaks of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Researchers describe a single function that accurately describes all existing available data on active COVID-19 cases and deaths -- and predicts forthcoming ...

Modeling COVID-19 Data Must Be Done With Extreme Care

At the beginning of a new wave of an epidemic, extreme care should be used when extrapolating data to determine whether lockdowns are necessary, experts ...

Model of Critical Infrastructures Reveals Vulnerabilities

Researchers developed a computer simulation that revealed beef supply chain vulnerabilities that need safeguarding -- a realistic concern during the COVID-19 ...

3D VR Blood Flow to Improve Cardiovascular Care

Biomedical engineers are developing a massive fluid dynamics simulator that can model blood flow through the full human arterial system at subcellular resolution. One of the goals of the effort is to ...

Powerful New AI Technique Detects and Classifies Galaxies in Astronomy Image Data

Researchers have developed a powerful new computer program called Morpheus that can analyze astronomical image data pixel by pixel to identify and classify all of the galaxies and stars in large data ...

Real-Time Physics Engine for Soft Robotics

Scientists have adapted sophisticated computer graphics technology, used to create hair and fabric in animated films, to simulate the movements of soft, limbed robots for the first time. The advance ...

All Disease Models Are 'Wrong,' but Scientists Are Working to Fix That

What can researchers do when their mathematical models of the spread of infectious diseases don't match real-world data? One research team is working on a ...

Simulations Forecast US Nationwide Increase in Human Exposure to Extreme Climate Events

Using the now-decommissioned Titan supercomputer, a team of researchers estimated the combined consequences of many different extreme climate events at the county level, a unique approach that ...

Game Theory Suggests More Efficient Cancer Therapy

Mathematicians are using game theory to model how this competition could be leveraged, so cancer treatment -- which also takes a toll on the patient's body -- might be administered more ...

New Model to Improve Accuracy of Storm Surge Analysis

A new international study applied a novel statistical method that -- for the first time -- captures the important interactions between tides and storm surges. These natural forces are caused by ...

AI to Make Dentists' Work Easier

Researchers have developed a new automatized way to localize mandibular ...

Researchers Challenge Accuracy of Methods That Analyze Trees of Life

When species under a taxonomic umbrella have faced forks in the road, leading to extinction or adaptation, the path taken has been difficult to follow. Scientists now argue that long-used approaches ...

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