Researchers from Duke University's Marine Lab have developed an approach combining neural networks and drones that can locate and count hundreds of thousands of seabirds, helping conservationists obtain a more comprehensive view of how climate change and other dynamics have affected wildlife populations.
Researchers have developed a novel approach based on machine learning to project the likely progression of disability from multiple sclerosis, relying on the most complete patient history of any prior strategy, by utilizing information from more than 6,600 MS patients across five continents. The team can generate more precise predictions within milliseconds, potentially enabling better therapeutics for a serious and incurable disease.
Decreasing the gap in educational attainment between white and Black people may help reduce the racial pay gap, whereas ensuring that women receive the same returns on their education as men would reduce the gender pay gap, according to a new study that indicates fixing pay disparities in the U.S. isn't a one-size-fits-all solution.
Customers may be less likely to buy certain items when a salesperson has been in close physical proximity to them, as they prefer to keep their distance during interactions with sales associates, according to a recent study involving more than 1,200 participants — the first to show a connection between salesperson proximity and consumer purchasing in a real-world retail setting.
For countries with high Islamic prevalence, giant oil and gas discoveries depress female workforce participation not because of the discoveries themselves but because of restrictions on women's mobility in many Muslim-majority countries, according to a new study that contradicts previous hypotheses.
A novel approach to monitoring sleep with remote sensing and radar signals that uses a new active motion suppression technique to address an artifact from breathing motion has been invented by researchers from Arizona State University, potentially providing an alternative to both high-tech wearable devices and the sensors used in clinical sleep studies.
German and Danish physicists used an electric field to control the single atomic bond between a specialized microscope and a one-atom-thick layer of graphene. The newly realized approach, accomplished by changing the voltage across the bond, allowed the researchers to pick up and drop the graphene with the microscope like a crane.
Most people can sense when a conflict is brewing in their personal relationships, but what if their smartphones could, too — and could intervene during the moments before an argument boiled over? That's the idea behind a developing technology that could detect and mediate relationship problems by tapping into data from smart devices.
Ninety-nine million years ago, in the tropical forest of what is now Myanmar, a snail gave birth to five children near the site of what could have been their first meal. Except the possible food source, tree resin, ended up swallowing them all, leaving behind a unique amber fossil that captures not only a snail, still soft inside, but a rare glimpse into its life history.