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Saturday, August 22, 2020

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'Selfies' could be used to detect heart disease

Sending a "selfie" to the doctor could be a cheap and simple way of detecting heart disease, according to the authors of a new study published today (Friday) in the European Heart Journal

– European Society of Cardiology

European Heart Journal


UCI develops low-cost, accurate COVID-19 antibody detection platform

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 19, 2020 — A robust, low-cost imaging platform utilizing lab-on-a-chip technology created by University of California, Irvine scientists may be available for rapid coronavirus diagnostic and antibody testing throughout the na...

– University of California, Irvine

Lab on a Chip, Aug-2020


Low humidity increases COVID risk; another reason to wear a mask

Dry air could prompt further disease spread

– University of Sydney

Transboundary and Emerging Diseases


Science News


Cool New Worlds Found in Our Cosmic Backyard

How complete is our census of the Sun’s closest neighbors? Astronomers using NSF’s NOIRLab facilities and a team of data-sleuthing volunteers participating in Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, a citizen science project, have discovered roughly 100 cool ...

– NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

The Astrophysical Journal


Hubble Snaps Close-Up of Celebrity Comet NEOWISE

Whether it’s a surprise asteroid, colorful aurora or a heart-stopping eclipse, the landscape of the night sky is constantly changing. When a new visitor appears in view, it’s guaranteed to grab the attention of professional astronomers and casual...

– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)


Enabling Remote Whole-Body Control with 5G Edge Computing

– New York University

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems


Lifestyle & Social Sciences


Can the government completely ban an application from its users? Not exactly

– Tulane University

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