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July 7, 2016
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Building a better mosquito trap: How a Microsoft research project could help track Zika’s spread

As the hot, humid weather descended on Houston’s Harris County this spring, the county’s mosquito surveillance team geared up for the busiest season in its fight to get ahead of dangerous mosquito-borne illnesses such as Zika.

August 17, 2014
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The bit of your brain that signals how bad things could be

An evolutionarily ancient and tiny part of the brain tracks expectations about nasty events, finds new UCL research funded by the Medical Research Council. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, demonstrates for the first time … Continue reading

August 11, 2014
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Sensor in eye could track pressure changes, monitor for glaucoma

Your eye could someday house its own high-tech information center, tracking important changes and letting you know when it’s time to see an eye doctor. University of Washington engineers have designed a low-power sensor that could be placed permanently in … Continue reading

February 8, 2014
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New Tool Available to Help Track Spilled Oil

Computer model can help with current, future clean-up efforts St. Petersburg, Fla. – A newly developed computer model holds the promise of helping scientists track and predict where oil will go after a spill, sometimes years later.  U.S. Geological Survey … Continue reading

June 19, 2013
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Using earthquake sensors to track endangered whales

The fin whale is the second-largest animal ever to live on Earth. It is also, paradoxically, one of the least understood. The animal’s huge size and global range make its movements and behavior hard to study. A carcass that washed … Continue reading

August 9, 2012
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Fish-tailing Robots

Robotic boats track radio-tagged common carp in area lakes As a stiff breeze sweeps across Staring Lake in suburban Minneapolis, a five-foot, antenna-sporting robotic boat plies the water in a back-and-forth pattern. On the shore, Volkan Isler follows the action … Continue reading