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Author: Matt Shipman

seedlings

May 28, 2020

No Seeds, No Problem: Growing Vegetables From Scraps

Tips for starting a garden using the vegetables you bought for dinner. 

photos of glasses and video equipment, as well as different types of terrain

May 27, 2020

Researchers Incorporate Computer Vision, Uncertainty into AI for Robotic Prosthetics

New software aims to improve robotic prosthetics. 

An array of magnetic cilia

May 26, 2020

Controlling Artificial Cilia with Magnetic Fields and Light

Researchers have made remotely-controlled, artificial cilia that bend into new shapes, then return to their original shape. 

face of frankenstein's monster

May 21, 2020

How Long Can Viruses Survive in a Dead Body?

Ancient diseases, dead bodies, and why some viruses are tougher than others. 

hands typing in silhouette

May 20, 2020

How Social Media Platforms Can Contribute to Dehumanizing Other People

A recent study highlights how social media can be used to normalize hate speech and dehumanize entire groups. 

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May 19, 2020

How COVID-19 May Affect Nonprofits (And What They Can Do About It)

More people are relying on nonprofits, but nonprofits have fewer resources. Now what? 

man wearing a facemask

May 12, 2020

Why Don’t Antibodies Guarantee Immunity?

What are antibodies? Why are they important? If we have them, are we immune to COVID-19? If not, why not? 

radiation warning sign

May 11, 2020

Study Suggests a Polymer Composite Could Serve as Lighter, Non-Toxic Radiation Shielding

Polymer may be a light, strong, non-toxic alternative to traditional radiation shields. 

diagram shows how soft robot design was inspired by cheetahs

May 8, 2020

Inspired By Cheetahs, Researchers Build Fastest Soft Robots Yet

Inspired by the biomechanics of cheetahs, researchers have developed a faster soft robot. 

radiation warning sign

May 4, 2020

Study Highlights Gallium Oxide’s Promise for Next Generation Radiation Detectors

Single-crystal gallium oxide makes a faster, tougher x-ray sensor. 

fabric sleeve that is also a video game controller

Apr 30, 2020

‘Breathable’ Electronics Pave the Way for More Functional Wearable Tech

Stretchable electronic material can 'breathe' – making it more comfortable for users. 

hand holding alarm clock

Apr 27, 2020

Early High School Start Times Adversely Affect Attendance

Study finds that earlier high school start times can have significant adverse consequences for students. 

diagram of ethylene production process

Apr 24, 2020

Catalyst Opens Door To More Efficient, Environmentally Friendly Ethylene Production

Finding could help cut related CO2 emissions by up to 87%. 

confident young woman looks at the camera

Apr 20, 2020

Interventions Boost Abstinence, Condom Use for Black Teens

The finding draws on dozens of sexual health studies involving Black youth. 

man walking by tree that is blocking a road

Apr 15, 2020

Research Helps Volunteers Do the Most Good After a Disaster

New tools help coordinate volunteers to do the most good.