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Sponsorship Programs Could Actually Widen the Gender Gap

FabioFilzi   Sponsorship Programs Could Actually Widen the Gender Gap Corporations increasingly provide sponsors to help women get ahead. The problem, says Katherine Coffman, is that poor design of some programs can hinder rather than help women in the workplace. …

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For heavy lifting, use exoskeletons with caution

For a study at The Ohio State University, an experimental subject operates a hand tool while wearing an exoskeleton. Photo by Eric Weston, courtesy of The Ohio State University.   For heavy lifting, use exoskeletons with caution The wearable robotics …

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Integrating optical components into existing chip designs

Researchers have developed a technique for assembling on-chip optics and electronic separately, which enables the use of more modern transistor technologies. Image: Amir Atabaki   Integrating optical components into existing chip designs Technique would allow addition of optical communication components …

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Machine-learning system processes sounds like humans do

MIT neuroscientists have developed a machine-learning system that can process speech and music the same way that humans do. Image: Chelsea Turner/MIT   Machine-learning system processes sounds like humans do Neuroscientists train a deep neural network to analyze speech and …

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Software with smarts

Neurons of the mouse cerebral cortex reconstructed from electron microscopy images (grey). Each nerve cell forms contacts to thousands of other cells. Scientists analyze the features of these networks with the help of computer simulations. © MPI f. Brain Research/ …

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Study explores crash risk among older drivers

The fatal crash rate for divers begins to rise at age 65. ThinkStock   Study explores crash risk among older drivers A poorer score on a cognitive test was associated with greater risk in a study population of 2,615 senior …

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Overcoming Bias About Music Puts the Brain to Work

News research suggests it takes extra brainpower to get past biases and stereotypes about the music we listen to. Photo Submitted   Overcoming Bias About Music Puts the Brain to Work FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Expectations and biases play a large …

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Chicken Taco Bowl

  Chicken Taco Bowl A few weeks ago I was heading out to lunch when I passed by my coworker Michele Carpenter’s desk. Her lunch smelled so delicious, it stopped me in my tracks! I begged her for the recipe, …

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A graphene roll-out

A new manufacturing process produces strips of graphene, at large scale, for use in membrane technologies and other applications. Image: Christine Daniloff, MIT   A graphene roll-out Scalable manufacturing process spools out strips of graphene for use in ultrathin membranes. …

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Meteorite diamonds tell of a lost planet

2018 EPFL / Hillary Sanctuary   Meteorite diamonds tell of a lost planet Using transmission electron microscopy, EPFL scientists have examined a slice from a meteorite that contains large diamonds formed at high pressure. The study shows that the parent …

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Hope for new treatment of severe epilepsy

My Andersson, Mérab Kokaia and Fredrik Berglind. Photo: Eliska Waloschkova   Hope for new treatment of severe epilepsy Researchers at Lund University in Sweden believe they have found a method that in the future could help people suffering from epilepsy …

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Countering mitochondrial stress

MIT biologists have discovered the first cellular response targeted at helping mitochondria when their protein import goes wrong. Image courtesy of the researchers and Ella Maru Studio.   Countering mitochondrial stress Scientists discover a pathway that monitors a protein import …

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