Space & Planetary
A specific retinal pathway enables mice to detect incredibly dim shadows -- nearly reaching the limit of what's physically possible. The same circuit is in human eyes, which might enable researchers to probe visual diseases at unprecedented resolution.
- Current Biology
A new CU Boulder study of nearly 90,000 samples across six states found cannabis labels don’t adequately reflect the underlying chemical makeup of products. The study authors are now calling for a weed labeling system similar to the nutrition facts panel seen on food.
- PLoS ONE
Dr. Andrew Frazelle and his operations management colleagues proposed a novel contract that may help alleviate key sources of conflict between restaurants and food-delivery platforms.
- Management Science
Digital pathology is an emerging field which deals with mainly microscopy images that are derived from patient biopsies. Because of the high resolution, most of these whole slide images (WSI) have a large size, typically exceeding a gigabyte (Gb). Therefore, typical image analysis methods cannot efficiently handle them. Seeing a need, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have developed a novel artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm based on a framework called representation learning to classify lung cancer subtype based on lung tissue images from resected tumors.
- IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
The University of Minnesota has received $66 million from NIAID to establish a Midwest center to develop antiviral drugs for pandemic-level viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.
- NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Cooling down a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant is essential for maintaining its high power conversion efficiency. Since most CSPs are installed in hot and dry regions, cooling them can be challenging both with and without water. In a new study, researchers propose a supplemental cooling technique for water-cooled CSPs that combines radiative heating with cold storage, significantly reducing the water consumption for cooling without compromising thermal efficiency.
- Energy Storage and Saving