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Eradicating Child Marriage

Child marriage is a global issue affecting various countries, religions and ethnicities. In this Asia Research News 2018 feature article, researchers from Malaysia and UK spoke to 7,500 women to…

New depth sensors could be sensitive enough for self-driving cars

Computational method improves the resolution of time-of-flight depth sensors 1,000-fold. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — For the past 10 years, the Camera Culture group at MIT’s Media Lab has been developing innovative imaging…

Street signs

Study shows how seriously investors took the possibility of a democratic revolution during Egypt’s Arab Spring. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Day after day in early 2011, massive crowds gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir…

Reading a neural network’s mind

Technique illuminates the inner workings of artificial-intelligence systems that process language. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Neural networks, which learn to perform computational tasks by analyzing huge sets of training data, have been…

Controlling spin for memory storage

Using computer simulations, researchers are learning how lasers might be used to switch how electrons spin within magnetic materials, making room for faster magnetic memory devices. Tohoku University researchers have…

Indian’s ‘revolution’ inspired by Bolsheviks, spurred on by Britain plundering the Sub-Continent’s wealth, according to new academic article

As Russia’s revolution celebrates its centenary, Dr Kalim Siddiqui draws comparisons with India’s push for independence. The centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia has led to widespread debate about…

Gambling against the odds on life’s risks more common after childhood stress

Adults who lived high-stress childhoods have trouble reading the signs that a loss or punishment is looming, leaving themselves in situations that risk avoidable health and financial problems and legal…

Virtual reality users must learn to use what they see

Anyone with normal vision knows that a ball that seems to quickly be growing larger is probably going to hit them on the nose. But strap them into a virtual…

Optoelectronics origami: An easy-to-make, double-duty curved image sensor

Cellphone users rely on their phone cameras to capture virtually every aspect of their lives. Far too often, however, they end up with photos that are a sub-par reproduction of…

Molecular magnetism packs power with “messenger electron”

Electrons can be a persuasive bunch, or at least, a talkative bunch, according to new work from John Berry’s lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The spins of unpaired electrons…