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Author: Matt Shipman

Oct 15, 2020

Ultrasound Technique Offers More Precise, Quantified Assessments of Lung Health

New ultrasound technique offers non-invasive assessments of lung health. 

Oct 13, 2020

Machine Learning Predicts How Long Museum Visitors Will Engage With Exhibits

AI can predict how long museum-goers will spend interacting with an exhibit. 

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Oct 12, 2020

Proactive Steps Linked To Reduced Medical Costs, Hospital Visits for Children With Asthma

Widely available interventions are associated with lower medical costs, fewer ER visits. 

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Oct 12, 2020

Software Spots and Fixes Hang Bugs in Seconds, Rather Than Weeks

Hang bugs – when software gets stuck, but doesn’t crash – can frustrate users and programmers. 

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Oct 7, 2020

Hydrology Data Tool Helps Users Manage Water Resources, Protect Infrastructure

Harnessing data to help authorities make informed decisions. 

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Oct 7, 2020

Getting The Most Bang For Your Conservation Buck

Climate change is complicating conservation efforts. New approaches are needed. 

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Oct 5, 2020

Caring For Others Is a Key Driver in Getting People to Use Chatbots for Mental Health

A new study assessed what would motivate people to use chatbots for mental health services in the wake of a mass shooting. 

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Oct 1, 2020

How Steak-umm Became a Social Media Phenomenon During the Pandemic

How a brand of frozen meat products took social media by storm (and why that matters). 

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Sep 24, 2020

Researchers Demonstrate How Deep Learning Can Advance Study of Neural Degeneration

Researchers are showing that AI is a valuable tool for research into neural degeneration. 

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Sep 22, 2020

For Black Girls, Attitudes About Being Black Affect Risk of Depression

The messages Black girls hear at home about being Black women can affect their risk of depression. 

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Sep 21, 2020

‘Front of Package’ Nutrition Labels Improved Nutrition Quality

The adoption of nutrition data on “front of package” labels is associated with improved nutritional content of those foods and their competitors. 

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Sep 16, 2020

New Data Processing Module Makes Deep Neural Networks Smarter

AI researchers have improved the performance of deep neural networks by combining feature normalization and feature attention into a single module. 

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Sep 15, 2020

Study Suggests Financial Holdings Influenced Key Votes For House Lawmakers

Many lawmakers have voted to support their financial interests, regardless of their politics. 

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Sep 14, 2020

Finding the Best Way to Get COVID-19 Test Kits Where They’re Needed

NC State research effort aims to improve COVID-19 test kit distribution and supply chains. 

Sep 10, 2020

Research Sheds Light on Earliest Stages of Angelman Syndrome

New research offers insights into the earliest stages of Angelman syndrome.