Applied Sciences

Trusting statistics in medicine

Trusting statistics in medicine

On Friday, January 15, Dr. Jessica Lasky-Su explained the mystery of medical statistics to a full auditorium for this week’s Charles C. Jones Seminar. Lasky-Su is currently serving both as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Statistician at Bringham and Women’s Hospital. In her talk, she...

 
 

New algorithms for recognizing and categorizing data

New algorithms for recognizing and categorizing data

Humans have the incredible capacity to learn how to recognize and categorize stimuli, even if only given a small portion of the object or rotating it to a different angle. However, this tasks is difficult for machines, which must follow strict commands that are often unique to specific situations. Any...

 
 

Remote-controlled sensor system inspects suitcase bombs

Remote-controlled sensor system inspects suitcase bombs

It is easy to abandon one’s baggage when one is caught in the chaos that is characteristic of airports and train stations. However, the consequence of such a mistake is not light. The emergency services have to enter the scene on the assumption that the baggage is an improvised explosive...

 
 

Dextrous robotic hands: new fiber optic sensors and stretchable optical sensors

Dextrous robotic hands: new fiber optic sensors and stretchable optical sensors

While a patch of skin on a human’s finger can contain thousands of sensory nerves, the most advanced robots today may only have 42 sensors in their entire “hand” (1, 2). However, a new robotic hand developed by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems...

 
 

Portobello mushrooms: an organic future for batteries

Portobello mushrooms: an organic future for batteries

As portable electronic devices evolve, the issue of developing a more economical and environmentally-conscious energy storage device has become pressing. According to researchers from the University of California, Riverside, a solution exists in an improbable candidate: portobello mushrooms. Most portable electronic devices, such as laptops, cellphones, and tablets,  derive power...

 
 
 
 
 

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