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Experiencing homelessness with pets: A photo project

Exhibition viewers reported positive change in attitudes towards people experiencing homelessness with a pet.

Thermal Earring: Smart earrings can monitor a person’s temperature

The earring outperformed a smartwatch.

New superconductor with on/off switches

Switchable, energy-efficient superconducting circuits.

Shape-changing smart speaker lets users mute certain areas of a room

New system can mute different parts of a noisy room or isolate one conversation in a chaotic environment.

Taxes on menthol cigarettes are better than statewide bans

Bans on menthol cigarettes in Massachusetts.

The relationship between greenhouse gas emissions and polar bear survival rates

How do greenhouse gas emissions affect polar bears?

Octopus sleep is surprisingly similar to humans, study

Like humans, octopuses transition between two sleep stages – a quiet stage and an active stage that resembles REM sleep in mammals.

A quantum computing leap with a magnetic twist

The team’s discoveries mark a first and promising step in constructing a type of fault-tolerant qubit.

The ‘breath’ between atoms is a key building block for quantum technology

Vibration between two layers of atoms can be used to engineer quantum technologies.

Scientists discovered chemically distinct liquid shooting up from the Oregon seafloor

Warm liquid spewing from Oregon seafloor comes from Cascadia fault, could offer clues to earthquake hazards.

Small proteins in the heart play an important role

Researchers look closer at molecules that create the heartbeat.

Smartphones can detect blood oxygen saturation levels, study

This is a good first step toward developing biomedical devices that are aided by machine learning.

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