Tool predicts who’ll get seriously sick from COVID-19

A new artificial intelligence tool predicts which patients will develop severe respiratory disease due to COVID-19. It could help fight the spread.

James Devitt-NYU
March 30, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: featured health-and-medicine artificial-intelligence covid-19 lungs older-adults pneumonia prediction viruses

To get investors for farm energy projects, account for uncertainty

A new model could boost investment in anaerobic digesters, farm-based sustainable energy projects that generate electricity from manure.

Matt Shipman-NC State
Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture business electricity prediction sustainability

Gene ‘scorecard’ could personalize cancer diagnosis

A new "scorecard" that looks at 29 different genes could be a tool to improve cancer diagnosis. It may also help predict patient survivability.

National University of Singapore
Feb. 12, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine blood-tests cancer genes medical-tests prediction

AI learns to predict extreme weather the old-school way

A new AI system taught itself to predict extreme weather 5 days ahead of time. It uses methods that have been outdated since the 1950s.

Jade Boyd-Rice
Feb. 6, 2020 | futurity

~9 mins

Tags: science-and-technology artificial-intelligence machine-learning prediction weather

Method predicts crop traits from ‘baby’ corn

"...it's like sequencing an infant's RNA and analyzing what sort of traits the infant may develop later in life," but for corn.

Layne Cameron-Michigan State
Jan. 8, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: science-and-technology agriculture prediction

To prep for future heat, sort out climate modeling

New research on two climate modeling methods indicates the need to use them properly to prep for future heat.

Teju Hari Krishna-U. Melbourne
Jan. 6, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change prediction temperature

Can blood markers show when healthy cells turn into cancer?

Researchers are working to find ways to predict when a cancer will start. It would offer a way to guide decisions about treatment.

Mike Williams-Rice
Dec. 30, 2019 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine biomarkers cancer cells prediction

Computer models could predict where we’ll go as seas rise

Researchers argue that new computer models are the best way to predict how current policies will affect migration in the face of rising sea levels.

Jill Kimball-Brown
Nov. 29, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment science-and-technology climate-change migration prediction sea-levels

Symptoms pop up earlier for kids of people with dementia

People with dementia who had a parent with the condition tend to develop symptoms years earlier, and even sooner if both parents had it.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University
Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: science-and-technology aging alzheimers-disease brains dementia memory parents prediction

Tool predicts which nonnative insects will go rogue

Scientists often don't know which nonnative insect will emerge as the next harmful invader. A new strategy uses evolutionary history to find out.

Michelle Ma-Washington
Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment ecosystems insects invasive-species prediction trees

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