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Gizmo
One tough power source
Published Spring 2020
Researchers at Applied Physics Laboratory develop a lithium-ion battery that is flexible and damage-resistant / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Risk/Reward
Patience first
Published Spring 2020
Lab tests during a childhood case of salmonella sparked Isaac Kinde's interest in screening for DNA mutations / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Cosmology
Take that, flat universers
Published Spring 2020
Cosmologist Joseph Silk's recent analysis of the cosmic microwave background suggests that maybe, just maybe, the universe could be a curved sphere / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Materials discovery
The magic shop
Published Spring 2020
The PARADIM Bulk Crystal Growth Facility seeks to create materials that have never before existed. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
The outsize influence of anti-vax ads on social media
Published Spring 2020
A majority of the anti-vaccine Facebook ads came from just two groups, study finds. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Coronavirus
Study: COVID-19 symptoms start about five days after exposure
Published March 9, 2020
Bloomberg School study suggests a median incubation period of 5.1 days for the new coronavirus, affirming the 14-day quarantine used by the CDC and other health authorities
Earth and planetary sciences
More pavement, more problems
Published March 5, 2020
Study finds that for every percentage point increase in pavement and impervious surfaces, annual floods increase by 3.3%
Coronavirus
Could a serum prevent COVID-19?
Published March 3, 2020
Infectious disease expert Arturo Casadevall looks to a forgotten case study for ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus / The Wall Street Journal
Cosmology
Take that, flat universers
Published Feb 26, 2020
Cosmologist Joseph Silk's recent analysis of the cosmic microwave background suggests that maybe, just maybe, the universe could be a curved sphere
Robotics
Slithering snakes help engineers learn how to build better robots
Published Feb 18, 2020
Mechanical engineers design a snake robot based on the climbing technique of the kingsnake that could help advance search-and-rescue technology