Treatment may restore hand and arm control after spinal injury

A treatment that combines physical therapy and a noninvasive way to stimulate nerve cells helps people with spinal cord injuries use their hands and arms.

Sarah McQuate-Washington • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~8 min

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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

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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

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'Ditch high definition and new tech to fight climate change'

Scientists are urging people and firms to change the way they use technology to reduce emissions.

Dec. 3, 2020 ~3 min

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What's cellular about a cellphone?

A professor of wireless communications explains the origins of cellular networks and how they evolved into today's 5G networks.

Daniel Bliss, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University • conversation
Nov. 20, 2020 ~7 min

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Mossmorran: Carbon emissions from flaring revealed

CO2 equivalent to 9,140 people flying return to New York may have been emitted from Mossmorran during October flaring.

Nov. 7, 2020 ~4 min

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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

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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

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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

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A 4G network on the Moon is bad news for radio astronomy

Radio telescopes are incredibly sensitive to phone network interference.

Emma Alexander, PhD Candidate in Astrophysics, University of Manchester • conversation
Oct. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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