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Dec 5, 2022

Studies ID Ways to Help Young Adults Avoid Health Impacts of Stress

Younger adults who take preemptive steps to respond to stress are better able to avoid negative health outcomes. 

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Nov 21, 2022

Technique Prints Flexible Circuits on Curved Surfaces, From Contact Lenses to Latex Gloves

The printing technique paves the way for a variety of new soft electronic technologies. 

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Nov 18, 2022

‘Butterfly Bot’ is Fastest Swimming Soft Robot Yet

These energy-efficient soft robots can swim more than four times faster than previous swimming soft robots. 

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Nov 15, 2022

Autonomous Crawling Soft ‘Ringbots’ Can Navigate Narrow Gaps

The ring-shaped soft robot crawls across surfaces when exposed to elevated temperatures or infrared light. 

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Nov 3, 2022

Carnivore Gut Microbes Offer Insight Into Health of Wild Ecosystems

The work highlights an emerging tool that will allow researchers and wildlife managers to assess the health of wild ecosystems. 

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Nov 2, 2022

Researchers Show How Network Pruning Can Skew Deep Learning Models

The researchers also detailed what causes these problems, and demonstrated a technique for addressing them. 

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Nov 1, 2022

New Technique Helps ID Genes Related to Aging

The work was done in an animal model, but has broader applications for research into the genetics of aging. 

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Oct 31, 2022

New Tech Solves Longstanding Challenges for Self-Healing Materials

A new self-healing composite allows structures to repair themselves without having to be removed from service. 

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Oct 24, 2022

Gestational Exposure to Flame Retardant Alters Brain Development in Rats

Exposure in utero to a common flame retardant altered brain development in newborn rats. 

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Oct 20, 2022

Alligators Exposed to PFAS Show Autoimmune Effects

Some alligators in the Cape Fear river have elevated PFAS blood levels and unhealed or infected lesions. 

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Oct 17, 2022

New Approach Would Improve User Access to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The goal of the dynamic computational tool is to make EVs more attractive for drivers. 

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Oct 12, 2022

New Computational Tools to Help Target Sex, Labor Trafficking Operations

The tools use publicly available data to identify businesses that are most likely to be violating human trafficking laws. 

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Oct 10, 2022

Study Opens Door to New Class of Slippery, Water-Loving Surfaces

The work runs counter to conventional wisdom regarding slippery materials, and suggests a new area of research for the field. 

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Oct 10, 2022

Mathematical Formula Tackles Complex Moral Decision-Making in AI

The work focused on technologies in which humans interact with AI programs. 

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Oct 5, 2022

Do I Need to Refrigerate Pumpkin Pie? Food Safety Info for Pumpkin Season

October is pumpkin season, which raises questions about food safety for everything from pumpkin pie to pumpkin seeds.