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The science behind this illusion and how the visual confuses your brain

What do you get when a psychology researcher and a visual artist collaborate? You get a visual illusion that boggles the brain, literally.
When you look at the “scintillating starburst” below, do you… read more >>

How sewage is becoming a gold mine (of COVID information) for scientists

“I’m headed off to college to study raw sewage,” said no one, ever. At least, I doubt that’s what any science-savvy college freshman would plan as a major. But it turns out that sewage may be a key… read more >>

This two-legged robot taught itself how to walk 1

Cassie can’t dance. At least not yet. But it recently took its first steps. You got to walk before you run!
Cassie is a bright yellow, two-legged, human-sized robot that recently taught itself… read more >>

Blinking birds: Balancing flight safety and the need to blink

With the notable exception of owls, parrots, and very few others, birds don’t blink like humans. They don’t close their top and bottom eyelids completely. But birds have a third eyelid, a… read more >>

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 >>

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