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When biometric identification isn’t sufficient

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Biometrics is being hailed as one of the most secure means of providing digital security. Biometrics are in use to ensure identities are protected both online or at physical locations such as airports and ATMs. Iris scanners, voice identification, fingerprint readers, and retina identification are all in use to varying extents…. read more >>

Simulate a real mountain climb with 3D modeling and digital fabrication

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

On Saturday, Alex Honnold became the first climber to complete a solo, ropeless climb of Yosemite’s 3,000-foot El Capitan wall. National Geographic described his accomplishment as “what may be the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport.” Even with more than 20 years of experience… read more >>

Deep learning aids wildlife conservation by air, land, and sea

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Deep learning is affecting the way we interact with technology. Fortune’s article, “Why Deep Learning is Suddenly Changing your Life”, describes how deep learning is responsible for the immense improvements in many applications, from voice recognition to language translation…. read more >>

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 >>

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