5G doesn’t cause COVID-19, but the myth spread quickly

The myth that 5G causes COVID-19 has spread around the world, researchers report. Thankfully, experts debunking the false idea helped.

Boston University • futurity
Jan. 8, 2021 ~7 min

An LED that can be integrated directly into computer chips

The advance could cut production costs and reduce the size of microelectronics for sensing and communication.

Daniel Ackerman | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 14, 2020 ~7 min

Move to telehealth strains therapists and their clients

Therapists have had to modify the way they offer services during the COVID-19 pandemic. It hasn't always been an easy transition, some report.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 6, 2020 ~7 min

Phones actually pop skewed ‘news bubbles’

Despite concerns over partisan "news bubbles" or "echo chambers," new research shows phones help Americans get more diverse news than desktop computers.

Julie Sloane-Penn • futurity
Nov. 4, 2020 ~6 min

Phone tool can spot strokes as well as ER docs

A new smartphone tool can diagnose strokes within minutes with the same level of accuracy that emergency room doctors do, resarchers report.

Jessica Hallman-Penn State • futurity
Nov. 2, 2020 ~6 min

Religious life was converting to tech before COVID

The pandemic has made livestreamed worship services the new normal, but research finds an existing and growing role for technology in religious life.

Eric Ferreri-Duke • futurity
Oct. 21, 2020 ~7 min

Phones in class don’t actually hamper learning

New research bucks findings from other studies in finding that phones in class doesn't make it harder for college students to learn.

Charlotte Aabo - U. Copenhagen • futurity
Oct. 7, 2020 ~5 min

5G may lead to less accurate weather forecasts

5G wireless networks will improve phone service and make communications a whole lot faster. But 5G could also screw up weather forecasts, researchers say.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~4 min

How women use tech to improve their sex lives

A new study offers an unprecedented look at the sex lives of women around the world and how they use "sex tech" to find partners and educate themselves.

Mary Keck-Indiana • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~7 min

Plant-based device could charge cars in minutes

A new green supercapacitor is flexible, lightweight, and cost-effective. It could charge your devices way faster, too, researchers say.

Vandana Suresh-Texas A&M • futurity
Sept. 9, 2020 ~6 min