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Infectious particles can spread beyond 2 meters when someone with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, study suggests

How far and quickly smaller droplets travel when a person coughs varies, according to the study.Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images People with COVID-19 may spew infectious particles that can spread beyond two meters. Cambridge University scientists used computer simulations to test scenarios of a person coughing. The study's authors urged people to keep wearing masks in indoor spaces such as offices and shops. When a person with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, they could spew...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Mit, Healthcare, Cambridge, University of Bristol, Mask, Cambridge University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Cough, Patrick Pleul, Coronavirus, COVID


Infectious particles can spread beyond 6 feet when someone with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, study suggests

How far and quickly smaller droplets travel when a person coughs varies, according to the study.Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images People with COVID-19 may spew infectious particles that can spread beyond 6 feet, a study suggests. Cambridge University scientists used computer simulations to test scenarios of a person coughing. The study's authors urged people to keep wearing masks in indoor spaces such as offices and shops. When a person with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, t...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Mit, Healthcare, Cambridge, Mask, Cambridge University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Centers for Disease Control CDC, Cough, Patrick Pleul, Coronavirus, COVID


Infectious COVID-19 particles can spread beyond 2 meters when a person coughs, study suggests

How far and quickly smaller droplets travel when a person coughs varies, according to the study.Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images People with COVID-19 may spew infectious particles that can spread beyond two meters. Cambridge University scientists used computer simulations to test scenarios of a person coughing. The study's authors urged people to keep wearing masks in indoor spaces such as offices and shops. When a person with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, they could spew...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Mit, Healthcare, Cambridge, University of Bristol, Mask, Cambridge University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Cough, Patrick Pleul, Coronavirus


Tesla drivers looked at the road less when using Autopilot in an MIT study - but they weren't necessarily distracted, researchers say

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Tesla drivers looked at the road less often when using Autopilot in an MIT study. Drivers using Autopilot looked elsewhere for longer, including at their phones, the study found. But the researchers said the findings didn't necessarily mean the drivers were distracted. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new eye-tracking study of Tesla drivers found that they looked at the road less often when their vehicl...
Tags: Boston, Trends, Tesla, Mit, Federal Trade Commission, Autopilot, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Teslas, Electrek, Getty Images Tesla, Grace Dean, Tesla CEO Elon Musk Yasin Ozturk Anadolu Agency


A disturbing 'zoo' theory may explain why we haven't yet discovered alien life

Despite myriad sightings of unidentified flying objects and alleged incidences of alien contact with Earth, so far we've put forward little hard evidence that we have intelligent company elsewhere in the universe. Chandra X-ray Observatory/Hubble Space Telescope/Spitzer Given the size of the universe, it would seem impossible that intelligent life is unique to Earth. In 1973 researcher John Ball of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology put forward a hypothesis. He suggested aliens...
Tags: Space, UK, Science, International, San Francisco, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mit, Paris, Aliens, Alien Life, Extraterrestrial Life, Nordic, Meti, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


Simple method to assess the risk of vascular inflammation for diabetes patients

A team of international scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) in Singapore, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a simple method of extracting tiny biological particles from a person's blood and use them as biomarkers to assess the health of their blood vessels.
Tags: Health, Singapore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT


SMART breakthrough in detection of SARS-CoV-2 variant in wastewater

Researchers from the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, alongside collaborators from Biobot Analytics, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have successfully developed an innovative, open-source molecular detection method that is able to detect and quantify the B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variant of SARS-CoV-2.
Tags: Science, Singapore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT


Kirigami-inspired stent offers new drug delivery method for tubular organs

To improve drug delivery for diseases that affect tubular organs, like eosinophilic esophagitis and inflammatory bowel disease, a multidisciplinary team from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) designed a stretchable stent based on the principles of kirigami that is capable of supporting rapid deposition of drug depots.
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Online misinformation: MIT is developing an AI capable of detecting fake news networks

A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a system based on artificial intelligence to detect fake news,...
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FAR Adds Hart as Senior Director of Marketing Intelligence

Top reverse mortgage lender Finance of America Reverse (FAR) announced the appointment of Naomi Hart as Senior Director of Marketing Intelligence, which will require her to focus on enhancing digital consumer engagement processes, while also expanding the audiences for them. This is according to an announcement from FAR released on Tuesday. Hart, who will report to FAR’s Head of Marketing and Communications Ashley Smith, previously served at the National Council on Aging (NCOA) as senior dire...
Tags: Featured, Finance, Nasa, Mit, World Bank, Smith, Ames Research Center, Hart, National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA, Naomi, San Jose State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, FAR, Ashley Smith, Lenders, Mountain View Calif


Taiwan's TSMC Claims Breakthrough On 1nm Chips (slashdot)

Hmmmmmm shares a report from Taiwan News: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), National Taiwan University (NTU), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have made a significant breakthrough in the development of 1-nanometer chips, reports said Tuesday (May 18). The joint announcement has trumped IBM's statement earlier in the month about the development of a 2nm semiconductor, British website Verdict reported. While at present the most advanced chips are 5nm, TSMC's find wa...
Tags: News, Taiwan, Mit, Ibm, TSMC, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, NTU, BeauHD, Department of Electrical Engineering, Taiwan News


Taiwan's TSMC Claims Breakthrough On 1nm Chips

Hmmmmmm shares a report from Taiwan News: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), National Taiwan University (NTU), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have made a significant breakthrough in the development of 1-nanometer chips, reports said Tuesday (May 18). The joint announcement has trumped IBM's statement earlier in the month about the development of a 2nm semiconductor, British website Verdict reported. While at present the most advanced chips are 5nm, TSMC's find wa...
Tags: Tech, Taiwan, Mit, Ibm, TSMC, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, NTU, Department of Electrical Engineering, Taiwan News


Autonomous vehicle pioneers Karl Iagnemma and Chris Urmson are coming to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

Long before the multimillion-dollar acquisitions and funding rounds pushed autonomous vehicles to the top of the hype cycle, Karl Iagnemma and Chris Urmson were researching and, later, developing the foundations of the technology. These pioneers — Iagnemma coming from MIT, Urmson from Carnegie Mellon University — would eventually go on to launch their own autonomous vehicle startups in an aim to finally bring years of R&D to the public. That task isn’t over quite yet. Urmson, who is co-founder a...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Technology, Events, Linkedin, Tech, Mit, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Darpa, Gm, Reid Hoffman, Michigan, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars


SMART evaluates impact of competition between autonomous vehicles and public transit

Researchers at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) conducted a case study in the first-mile mobility market from origins to subway stations in Tampines, Singapore, to find out the impact of competition between public transit and shared autonomous vehicles. The study revealed that with the right conditions, the competition can be beneficial for both parties and improve overall transport systems.
Tags: Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Tampines Singapore


The MIT study that said social distancing does little to stop COVID-19 indoors didn't look at the main way the virus spreads

High school students in a social distanced classroom. RichLegg/Getty Images An MIT study published Tuesday suggested social distancing did little to limit airborne coronavirus transmission indoors. But the study didn't look at whether social distancing stops coronavirus spreading via other routes. The virus can also spread in larger droplets when people cough or sneeze, or via direct contact with surfaces. See more stories on Insider's business page. A study published Tuesday in a ...
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The factors that improve job resiliency in North American cities have been identified

"Job connectivity" (the possibility of finding a similar job) is a key factor for the recovery of local economies in the face of crises, according to a study published recently in Nature Communications by researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Max Planck Society and the University of Pittsburgh.
Tags: Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Max Planck Society, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid


New AI platform can help assess vascular diseases

An international team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), Brown University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that could one day be used in a system to assess vascular diseases, which are characterised by the abnormal condition of blood vessels.
Tags: Health, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT


Celebrating Black chemists and chemical engineers

Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society (ACS), is celebrating Black chemists and chemical engineers with a special issue highlighting Black chemists who work across the fields of biotechnology, solar energy, pharmaceuticals and more. Guest edited by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) drug delivery pioneer Paula Hammond, Ph.D., this special issue showcases Black scientists, spotlighting their scientific passions and career accomplishments.
Tags: Science, Black, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, American Chemical Society ACS, Paula Hammond


MIT offers over 2,000 free online courses - here are 13 of the best ones

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. HaizhanZheng/Getty The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is ranked the second best school in the world in 2021, according to US News.Despite the exclusivity that comes with prestige, the institution offers accessibility to its educational resources. You can take thousands of free MIT courses online through edX or MIT OpenCourseWare.Read more: Yale's most popular class ever was adapted int...
Tags: Stanford, Africa, US, Trends, Linkedin, Mit, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Chika Okeke Agulu, Sam Mellish, MIT OpenCourseWare, Mara Leighton


Forensic Report of Voter Fraud on Dominion Machine Results, Released by Judge

Screenshot from the report, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The potential of Candidate Joe Biden to take the Presidency is the greatest existential threat to Second Amendment rights at this time.  If the 2020 presidential election was stolen, all Constitutional rights are impacted and at risk. This is the forensic report from Antrim County in Michigan, which was originally blocked by Judge Elseheimer of the 13th Circuit Court.  Judge Elsenheimer approve...
Tags: Guns, Obama, US, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, United States, Harvard University, Arizona, Treasury, Venezuela, Homeland Security, Michigan, Biden, Central Intelligence Agency, Bill Bailey, ICP


Twisted Graphene Could Power a New Generation of Superconducting Electronics

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: In 2018, a group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) pulled off a dazzling materials science magic trick. They stacked two microscopic cards of graphene -- sheets of carbon one atom thick -- and twisted one ever so slightly. Applying an electric field transformed the stack from a conductor to an insulator and then, suddenly, into a superconductor: a material that frictionlessly conducts electricity. Dozens of labs ...
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AI speech processing framework detects inaudible COVID-19 cough

Now, a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found that asymptomatic people may differ from those who are healthy in the way they cough. The differences are inaudible to the human ear but can be detected by artificial intelligence (AI).
Tags: Health, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT


MIT's new algorithm can know if you have COVID-19 just by analyzing your cough

https://www.zdnet.com/article/mits-new-algorithm-tells-you-if-you-have-covid-19-by-your-cough/Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has now come out with an algorithm to identify people infected with COVID-19 based only on their cough. This algorithm was developed after training it on thousands of cough and spoken word recordings. It has now correctly determined 98.5% of COVID affected coughs. The other great thing about this algorithm is, it has correctly recognized asymptomatic COVID-19 ...
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Scientists may have solved the mystery of how the moon was magnetized

Researchers used advanced computer simulations to study the effect of meteoroid impacts on the Moon's surface.The study shows that such impacts were unlikely to cause the magnetization observed in the lunar crust.An ancient core dynamo is the most likely explanation for the Moon's magnetic field from about 4 billion years ago. The mystery of how the Moon got a magnetic field and what happened to it has baffled scientists for decades. New research explains why the Moon's crust is magnetized by d...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Nasa, Computers, Moon, Innovation, Universe, Planets, Curtin University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Cosmos, Michelle Thaller, Miljkovic, Katarina Miljkovic, Curtin Space Science and Technology Centre, Rona Oran


The Marangoni Effect can be used to obtain freshwater from the sea

A study conducted at the Politecnico di Torino, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and published in the journal Energy and Environmental Science, presents a solar desalination device capable of spontaneously removing the accumulated salt. In the future, this discovery could lead to the development of sustainable desalination systems with stable efficiencies over time
Tags: Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Energy and Environmental Science, Politecnico di Torino


Artificial intelligence in art: a simple tool or creative genius?

Intelligent algorithms are used to create paintings, write poems, and compose music. According to a study by an international team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the Center of Humans and Machines at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, whether people perceive artificial intelligence (AI) as the ingenious creator of art or simply another tool used by artists depends on how information about AI art is presented. The results were published in the...
Tags: Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Max Planck Institute for Human Development


CRISPR-based malaria testing on-the-fly

A multi-disciplinary research collaboration which was led by Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), created a field-applicable, ultrasensitive diagnostic assay that specifically detects DNA sequences from all Plasmodium species in symptomatic and asymptomatic malaria. The new malaria diagnostic method combines an optimized 10-minute rapid sample preparation protocol with the CRISPR-based SHERLOCK system to enable highly...
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United States: Energy & Sustainability Organization Feature: MIT Solve - Mintz

This month, as a Member of the MIT Solve community, we are thrilled to feature an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that aims to drive social impact innovation and help solve world challenges.
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OrCam Technologies co-founder Amnon Shashua to speak at Sight Tech Global

If the measure of progress in technology is that devices should become ever smaller and more capable, then OrCam Technologies is on a roll. The Israeli firm’s OrCam MyEye, which fits on the arm of a pair of glasses, is far more powerful and much smaller than its predecessor. With new AI-based Smart Reading  software released in July, the device not only “reads” text and labels but also identifies people by name and describes other important aspects of the visual world. It also interacts with...
Tags: TC, Mobile, Wearables, Hardware, Tech, Diversity, Intel, Accessibility, Artificial Intelligence, Tel Aviv University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Mobileye, NLP, Amnon Shashua, Ziv Aviram, Shashua


How does ridesourcing substitute for public transit network?

Researchers at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) used ridesourcing data from Chengdu, China to investigate the relationship between ridesourcing and public transit. The study found that one-third of ridesourcing substitutes public transit, with the substitution effect more common in city-centers.
Tags: Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Chengdu China