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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 1, 2020

Record-Setting Rain and Heat? This Is the New Normal

Climate change is no longer a future problem. It is a now problem. 

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Aug 18, 2020

Study Debunks Robocall Myths, Lays Groundwork for Stopping Them

Robocalls are not getting worse. But this study shows how bad they can be. 

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Aug 6, 2020

Study Finds Dedicated Clinics Can Reduce Impact of a Flu Pandemic

Opening dedicated flu clinics can limit the number of people infected and help to “flatten the curve.” 

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Aug 6, 2020

Study Could Lead to Power Over ‘Man Eater’

Researchers find genetic targets for controlling the New World screwworm, a deadly insect pest. 

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Jul 22, 2020

A Research Roadmap for Bringing Nature to Schools

Green schoolyards could be a huge boost for kids. These researchers want to prove it. 

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Jul 6, 2020

Future Teachers More Likely to View Black Children as Angry, Even When They Are Not

A study of prospective teachers finds they are more likely to think Black children are angry, even when they are not. 

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Jun 4, 2020

‘Artificial Chemist’ Combines AI, Robotics to Conduct Autonomous R&D

Combining AI and robotics to advance materials R&D and manufacturing. 

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Apr 30, 2020

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

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

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Apr 29, 2020

Plant Aid: A Big-Data Project to Detect Plant Diseases Faster

An interdisciplinary team led by professor Jean Ristaino will combine small sensors with big data for faster detection of the diseases plaguing tomato fields. From a hand-held plant disease ‘sniffer’ to a cloud-based database that can alert farmers about the cause of the stress and suggest possible mitigation strategies, the project aims to detect diseases early, improving yield. 

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Apr 8, 2020

What We Know – And Don’t Know – About Food Safety and COVID-19

What do we know about food and COVID-19? How do we know it? We have answers. 

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Jan 10, 2020

Study: Columbus’ Caribbean ‘Cannibal’ Claims Were Correct

New evidence suggests one of Columbus' tall tales was actually true. 

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Sep 26, 2019

EPA Disbanded This Panel of Clean-Air Experts – They’re Meeting Again Anyway

Why science experts are convening to discuss clean air policy. 

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Jul 8, 2019

New Technique Allows Real-Time Microscopy at High Heat and Loading

Researchers have demonstrated a technique that allows them to track microscopic changes in metals or other materials in real time even when the materials are exposed to extreme heat and loads for an extended period of time. 

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Jun 27, 2019

Who Is Teaching the Next Generation of Cryptographic Hardware Experts?

One researcher's work to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity experts to use post-quantum cryptosystems.