Hoarding, stockpiling, panic buying: What's normal behavior in an abnormal time?

The pandemic has put a spotlight on a once little-discussed disorder – hoarding. But hoarding disorder is not what you might think.

Carol Mathews, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Florida • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~8 min

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Printed circuits turn paper into a self-powered keyboard

"...simple paper sheets from a notebook can be transformed into music player interfaces for users to choose songs, play them, and change their volume."

Chris Adam-Purdue • futurity
Sept. 1, 2020 ~4 min

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Cheap, frequent COVID tests could be ‘akin to vaccine,’ professor says

Shifting the U.S.'s COVID-19 testing strategy to emphasize inexpensive, daily tests would break national transmission chains within weeks, an infectious disease testing expert said.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Aug. 11, 2020 ~6 min

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Expert: Even COVID-19 can’t end paper money

Despite early fears of COVID-19 spreading via paper money, cash isn't over. Expert Bill Maurer explains why.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine • futurity
July 13, 2020 ~6 min

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Tiny pop-up pressure sensors can take major squishing

Pop-up sensors based on the Japanese paper art of kirigami are ideal for pressure sensing because they can take repeated compressions.

Vandana Suresh-Texas A&M • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~6 min

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Paper art inspires robots that go from 2D to 3D

Researchers have taken inspiration from the Japanese paper art of kirigami to make robotic devices that fold themselves into new shapes with a bit of heat.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Dec. 17, 2019 ~3 min

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Phone and paper detect norovirus with tiny beads

It only takes 10 particles of norovirus to cause seriously unpleasant digestive distress. Here's a new way to detect them.

U. Arizona • futurity
Aug. 30, 2019 ~5 min

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Paper device shows rogue collagen’s role in heart disease

A new way to model heart valves to study heart disease uses paper. It shows that when collagen gets out of place, it can have dire consequences.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Aug. 6, 2019 ~6 min

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‘Unprinting’ removes toner from paper with light

A new 'unprinting' method uses light pulses to remove toner from printer paper, which could improve recycling and cut emissions.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
June 26, 2019 ~2 min

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