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Why did lizards suddenly develop larger toes? Blame it on hurricanes. 2

2020 has been a record-setting year, and not in a good way. From COVID-19 to murder hornets in the US, these aren’t the types of records anyone wants to set. But 2020 wasn’t done with us… read more >>

Tesla’s secret to winning “The Range Game”

Tesla invited Car and Driver reporters to the Tesla factory, where the reporter learned that there’s a lot that goes into maximizing the EV’s efficiency. Car and Driver recently shared what they… read more >>

Researchers around the globe tackle COVID: their results and code 1

Never have so many in the research community pivoted to focus on the same problem – from numerous angles – so quickly. COVID-19 has united researchers around the world to help better understand the… read more >>

How to determine when COVID-19 pool testing will be most effective

When I wrote a post on COVID-19 in February, the death toll was 425 with a total of 20,000 confirmed cases. Now, a mere six months later, the numbers have climbed to a staggering 700,000 deaths and… read more >>

Even lions can rely on telemedicine thanks to computer vision

This week’s blog post was written by guest blogger, Liz Ashforth. For this post, Liz discovered research that shows how computer vision and signal processing algorithms can make health exams safer… read more >>

Using deep learning to find Murder Hornets (and protect bees!)

Murder Hornets are oversized wasps with a menacing scowl, a venomous stinger, and enough venom to be lethal to humans. But that’s not what has most folks nervous: Murder hornets, also known as… read more >>

Bill Gates’ Warning from 2017: We’re not ready for a pandemic

Bill Gates warned against a global pandemic years ago.
In a Business Insider op-ed from 2017, Bill Gates stated, “Whether it occurs by a quirk of nature or at the hand of a terrorist,… read more >>

Battling COVID-19 with disinfecting robots 1

COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has created a global lockdown, the likes of which hasn’t been seen in over a century. Responses in hot spots have varied from recommended social… read more >>

Fighting COVID-19 with computational approaches to repurposing existing drugs 3

In my post from February 4th on the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak, the number of confirmed cases was 20,000. Now, the number is more than 100 times higher, with over 2.6 million confirmed… read more >>

What’s your MATLAB superpower? 2

During this time, when so much of what we see in the news is bleak, I’m taking a bit of advice from the New York Times columnist, Kevin Roose. In his article, “How to Stop Coronavirus ‘Doomsurfing’,”… read more >>

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