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MATLAB and Simulink behind today’s news and trends

Spinal cord stimulator helps paralyzed man move his legs

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Spinal cord stimulators (SCS) are FDA-approved neuromodulation implants used to treat chronic neck and back pain. The SCS sends a mild electric current to the spinal cord, masking pain signals before they reach the brain. But what if the electrical signals could be used for other purposes? If an SCS could… read more >>

New underwater microscope shows how climate change affects coral reefs

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Just last month, Forbes reported Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is struggling to survive. Their article stated, “The Great Barrier reef is a victim of global climate change and its decline is a direct result of a warming planet.” They described how back-to-back bleaching events and a hurricane have left the reef vulnerable…. read more >>

This wearable tech monitors runners’ muscle fatigue

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Boston is celebrating the completion of another successful marathon, one that passed just a couple of miles from MathWorks headquarters yesterday. The 2017 Boston Marathon provided memorable moments, from 70-year-old Kathrine Switzer completing the race 50 years after being the first female to run the race with a bib number, to Marc Fucarile,… read more >>

Neuro imaging used to predict which stories go viral

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Marketers are continually searching for ways to make their content go viral. A quick Google search of “what will go viral” returned over 10 million results. And it’s no wonder when you consider the potential audience across social media channels: Facebook alone reported over 1.23 billion users active daily, generating… read more >>

Adaptive VR adjusts to your vision, even if you wear glasses 2

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Virtual reality (VR) is a hot topic among tech enthusiasts. With initial success in the gaming and entertainment markets, VR is now finding new applications in everything from real estate to healthcare. Some estimates predict VR will be a $160M market by 2020…. read more >>

Using data analytics to reduce food waste

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Food waste is a global concern. It greatly affects our environment by releasing greenhouse gases at landfills. It also uses an immense amount of water used to grow food that is ultimately discarded…. read more >>

Maker hits a bullseye with a cool robotic dartboard

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

What do you get when a former NASA engineer combines motion tracking infrared (IR) cameras, 6 stepper motors, fishing line and a dartboard? That’s easy! An awesome maker project: A dartboard that moves to intercept the dart and gives you a bullseye every time…. read more >>

MATLAB helps revive The Beatles only live album

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Rolling Stone crowned the Beatles the greatest artists of all time. But this amazing group had only one (official) live album to their credit. The Live at the Hollywood Bowl album and featured songs from their performances at the Hollywood Bowl in 1964 and 1965 but unfortunately the sound quality… read more >>

This robot learns by reading your mind 3

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Boston University collaborated to design a system that combines neuroscience and machine learning to create a mind-reading robot. Seriously. This robot can read your mind to learn if it is right or wrong…. read more >>

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