Rose Smith, Editor

February 17, 2020

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    The human voice sings, speaks, and expresses a wide range of emotions from joy to sadness, boredom to excitement.  One can easily hear if a friend sounds a bit depressed or afraid, but you cannot hear if they have an increasing chance of heart d...

February 4, 2020

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    The world faces a new deadly disease—a coronavirus named “2019-nCoV”, and machine learning is playing an essential role in helping public health agencies across the globe to battle it.   According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prev...

January 20, 2020

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     The recent explosion of inexpensive monitoring systems, uninterrupted data streams, and artificial intelligence to make sense of the torrent of information has made widespread surveillance and analytics affordable, not just for gover...

December 30, 2019

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      Baby monitors are supposed to provide peace of mind to parents and help protect their children. Parents can naturally become anxious whenever their baby is out of sight or earshot.  Whenever an infant rests alone in its crib away from the noi...

December 10, 2019

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      Advances in computing and the avalanche of seemingly mundane data people produce merely by using their smartphones, tablets, and computers now can provide miraculous insights into human health.  Humans continuously produce many signs, both phy...

November 25, 2019

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      Did you ever have a teddy bear as a friend?  Many people become emotionally attached to things, even ascribing human qualities to those objects  The strong expression of emotional attachment to objects emerges in very early childhood often wi...

November 21, 2019

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(Pictured Above: The Cars' Rick Ocasek) 

    Some music works like a real time machine.  A certain song or even an entire album can transport one instantly to another time, place, and even another state of mind.  The Cars self-titled first...

November 13, 2019

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      In 2007, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers led by Allen Reis, MD followed their interest in studying whether men and women respond differently to video games. In their paper titled “Gender differences in the Mesocorticolimbic...

October 21, 2019

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      In August 2019, a Russian-made TV drama titled in English, Better Than Us came out on Netflix for American viewers.  The sixteen-part, near-future sci-fi series touches on the complex and evolving relationships between people and r...

October 15, 2019

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(Editor's Note: This post was originally published on March 3rd, 2018.)

      The growth of artificial intelligence over the past ten years stemmed in part from the massive investments in research and development made by private companies.  According...

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