AI 'doctor's assistant' among projects given £20m

The UK government awards £20m to 15 artificial intelligence research projects.

Nov. 27, 2020 ~4 min

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New App Records Sound to Identify Dangerous Mosquitoes

VOA Learning English • voa
Nov. 25, 2020 ~5 min

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Coated nanoparticles survive immune system and deliver drugs

For the first time in mice, researchers have coated nanoparticles with an ionic liquid that allows the nanoparticles to survive the immune system and deliver drugs to their targeted spot.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Nov. 25, 2020 ~5 min

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See metal and plastic micromachines zip around

See how incredibly tiny micromachines made from metal and plastic move according to their shape. They're a step toward better drug delivery.

Fabio Bergamin-ETH Zurich • futurity
Nov. 25, 2020 ~5 min

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See 2 new pages from Darwin’s ‘Origin of Species’ draft online

You can check out handwritten pages from Charles Darwin's draft of his famous On the Origin of Species online, including 2 newly added pages.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Nov. 24, 2020 ~5 min

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Harvard centers and Microsoft collaborate on COVID tracker

The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and Center for Geographic Analysis worked with Microsoft to create a live tracker that monitors the status of COVID cases, broken down by congressional district, to help officials develop testing and vaccine deployment strategies in their areas.

Jill Radsken • harvard
Nov. 24, 2020 ~4 min

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