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Nature’s GPS: It’s Not As Batty As You Think!

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science used an Epyptian-fruit-bat model to study the brain’s representation of navigation from Point A to Point B. Their work on how the bat brain handles goal-focused navigation could affect how we will one day treat Alzheimer’s.

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Robot: Friend or Foe? The Answer Lies in Our Hands

We enjoy seeing robots in many places, from film to the classroom, but you likely would rather not see a robot at your place of employment, working in your stead. With rising concern that robots may come to replace human workers, it is time to address this problem from all angles.

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Alumni Profile: Richard Lethin YC ‘85

Richard Lethin YC ‘85 fell in love with science at a young age as he watched his father work to design radar. He has carried this enthusiasm with him throughout his life, from his time at Yale to his work as an engineer, and now to his role as president of Reservoir Labs.

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Computer Analyses Predict Onset of Psychosis

Many view mathematics and language as two distinct areas of study. But what if math could shed light on the significance of the speech patterns of someone at risk for developing psychosis? A recent computer algorithm developed by Guillermo Cecchi of IBM and Cheryl Corcoran and Gillinder Bedi of Columbia University demonstrates that mathematical speech analysis can lead to some fascinating findings.

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