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Science+Technology

Robotics
Remote control for COVID-19 patient ventilators
Published Aug 13, 2020
A new robotic system designed by Johns Hopkins researchers may help hospitals preserve protective gear, limit staff exposure to COVID-19, and provide more time for clinical work
Q+A
How close are we to a safe, effective vaccine?
Published Aug 11, 2020
Vaccine expert Ruth Karron answers important questions about the process for developing a COVID-19 vaccine
Coronavirus
Hopkins engineers develop rapid COVID-19 testing platform
Published Aug 6, 2020
Johns Hopkins researchers are developing a biosensing platform that will detect the virus that causes COVID-19 in as little as 10 minutes
Quantum materials
Researchers accidentally uncover new magnetic phenomenon
Published Aug 4, 2020
During the search for an elusive quantum material, researchers observe phenomenon in an experimental material that is theorized to occur when material particles 'remember' previous forms and behaviors
Startups
Student startup Relavo takes home $500,000 KidneyX prize
Published Aug 3, 2020
The award will support them as they work full-time on a solution for safer at-home dialysis—an issue they'll meet with greater urgency as the coronavirus pandemic makes in-person treatment riskier
Research
PhD students and mentors win research and diversity fellowship
Published July 31, 2020
Three student-mentor pairs have received a 2020 Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study, which will fund their research as well as programs that promote diversity
Astrophysics
Johns Hopkins astrophysicists observe long-theorized quantum phenomena
Published July 30, 2020
A team led by students probes the mass-radius relation of white dwarf stars, observing in their data evidence of quantum mechanics and Einstein's theory of general relativity
COVID-19
Convalescent plasma: A COVID-19 treatment speeds to clinical trials
Published July 28, 2020
An old-school approach offers a fast, stopgap solution for a modern pandemic
Q+A
Data collection during COVID-19 offers benefits—and poses hazards
Published July 24, 2020
As online activity rises during the pandemic, internet companies must strike a balance between data collection and protecting consumer privacy, says economist Itay Fainmesser
Space exploration
Despite pandemic, APL propels space missions forward
Published July 22, 2020
While APL researchers and engineers adapt to work remotely as much as possible during the outbreak of coronavirus, pockets of the Lab have no choice to but to move projects ahead