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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 >>

Early Wuhan coronavirus study focuses on minimizing spread

There’s a lot we don’t yet know about the Wuhan coronavirus (2019 nCoV, later renamed COVID-19), but we do know that it is spreading faster than the 2003 outbreak of SARS.
According to CNN, the 2003…

Computer vision algorithm removes the water from underwater images 6

Underwater photography is hard to get right. Special filters, artificial lights, and top-of-the-line underwater cameras can help, but there’s still a lot of water between the camera and the object in… read more >>

Locating a 2,000-year-old Roman Shipwreck with Image Processing and AI 1

Archaeologists recently discovered a Roman shipwreck in the eastern Mediterranean. The ship and its cargo are both in good condition, despite being 2,000 years old. The wreck, named the Fiskardo… read more >>

Top “Behind the Headlines” Posts of the Decade

Behind the Headlines was launched mid-decade to focus on highlighting the role of MATLAB and Simulink in today’s most visible news stories, and the scientists and engineers that made them happen. As… read more >>

Do Monkeys Enjoy Tchaikovsky?

This week’s blog post was written by guest blogger, Liz Ashforth. This time, Liz discovered research in the neuroscience field that sheds light on how different primate brains, including humans,… read more >>

Women technologists share the best – and the worst – career advice they’ve received 2

Headlines abound about how women are underrepresented in tech, as do recommendations to address the issue. But one of the best ways to increase the number of women pursuing STEM careers is for women… read more >>

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