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New Illinois ECE research is advancing the field of optical microscopy, giving the field a critical new tool to solve challenging problems across many fields of science and engineering including semiconductor wafer inspection, nanoparticle sensing, material characterization, biosensing, virus counting, and microfluidic monitoring. The question is often asked, “Why can we not see or …

Building additional housing — by itself — is not enough to end homelessness. In 2012, Todd Gloria told San Diegans he would “end chronic homelessness downtown in four years.” Instead, it increased. While Gloria served on the City Council, over 9,000 single room occupancy (SRO) units — many of them downtown — were lost. When …

Science: Artificial intelligence for global healthAhmed Hosny and Hugo J.W.L. Aerts, both with the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM) Program of Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School and Radiaton Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute “Artificial intelligence (AI) has demonstrated great progress in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. … Not surprisingly, …

A majority of Americans think action needs to be taken right now to address climate change. Most consider it at least to be a serious problem — including more than a quarter who say it is a crisis. Seven in 10 think human activity contributes a lot or some to climate change, and most feel …

Two-thirds of Americans believe climate change is either a crisis or a serious problem, with a majority wanting immediate action to address global heating and its damaging consequences, major new polling has found. Interactive Amid a Democratic primary shaped by unprecedented alarm over the climate crisis and an insurgent youth climate movement that is sweeping …