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Autism study tracking eye movement uses MATLAB to find possible cause of sensory overload 3

Autism is a global concern. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states the current prevalence of autism is 1 in 68 children in the US. It is estimated that 1 percent of the world population has… read more >>

Coffee and the 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon… Uh, I mean MATLAB. 1

When we launched this blog in February, we set out to show how MATLAB was tied to the top news stories and trends. We started with how the Cleveland Clinic is working to improve concussion diagnosis… read more >>

Your car doesn’t have to be “smart” to be a privacy concern

Your smart car can tattle on you. It not only knows where you you have been, but also how fast you were driving and how hard you brake. It can tell if you were the driver or if someone else was… read more >>

Using MATLAB to catch athletes who cheat

The difference between a gold and a silver medal in many Olympic races is only a fraction of a second. This pushes athletes, and the networks that support them, to look for ways to get even the… read more >>

What do drones and one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best-ever movies have in common?

What do quadcopter drones and one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best-ever movies have in common? Swarms!

While swarming drones sound like a high-tech version of The Birds, these are swarms of helpful drones. read more >>

100 years later, a faint chirp proves Einstein was right

The New Yorker wrote an article called Gravitational Waves Exist: The Inside Story of How Scientists Finally Found Them. The article describes how Professor Rainer Weiss’ idea to build a device… read more >>

Power your house for nine years with only 20 gallons of water and a laptop battery

Imagine being able to create almost unlimited energy from the Lithium in a single laptop battery and some water. Yes, the hydrogen in those sources could be used to create the same amount of energy… read more >>

How to fly a solar-powered plane when the sun doesn’t shine (and other Si2 design challenges)

Being first isn’t always easy, but it does give you flexibility in how you approach a task. For the engineers at Solar Impulse, that meant starting without a blue print and designing the plane from a clean slate with MATLAB and Model-Based Design.

Here is a list of 4 design considerations that the engineers at Solar Impulse faced that aren’t a major concern for typical aircraft designs:read more >>

How NASA’s microwave radar – designed for space – saved lives after earthquake 1

With recent earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, we were reminded of life-saving NASA technology that helped locate survivors in last year’s Nepal quake. We spoke with Jim Lux, Task Manager for… read more >>

Neuroscience and Machine Learning Restore Movement in Paralyzed Man’s Hand 12

Last week, the New York Times reported the first successful “limb reanimation” in a person with quadriplegia. Ian Burkhart, 24, had broken his neck as a teen in a diving accident. His spine was… read more >>

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