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nurses stand with newly-delivered boxes of PPE

Nov 12, 2020

The Strategic Stockpile Failed; Experts Propose New Approach to Emergency Preparedness

Academic and military experts are calling for a new approach to national emergency preparedness. 

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Nov 10, 2020

We Modified Crops to Kill Pests, and Pests Evolved to Adapt. Now What?

What can be done to preserve pesticide resistance? 

Insect with fringed wings on plant material

Oct 19, 2020

Insights Into a Tiny Insect That Causes Big Damage

The first genome sequence in the insect order Thysanoptera sheds light on one of the world’s most costly agricultural pests. 

Oct 15, 2020

Ultrasound Technique Offers More Precise, Quantified Assessments of Lung Health

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

Oct 5, 2020

National Academy of Engineering Recognizes Ligler With Leadership Award

The award stems from her work on biosensors and her service to all of engineering. 

glowing lines in the shape of a brain

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. 

thermometer showing a temperature above 100 degrees fahrenheit

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.” 

new world screwworm on a leaf

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. 

work table and garden plots in a large fenced-in area

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. 

black and white children in a classroom

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. 

flowchart of how artificial chemist works

Jun 4, 2020

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

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

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. 

Cherry tomatoes

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.