MIT’s AI Detects Asymptomatic COVID-19 Coughs Through Sound

“There’s, in fact, sentiment embedded in how you cough,” Brian Subirana, a research scientist at MIT, tells designboom. This knowledge informs a new AI that Subirana’s lab is currently developing for use in COVID-19 detection. Using information gleaned from forced-cough recordings, the AI “distinguishes asymptomatic people from healthy ones.” While the nuances in sound cannot be identified by human ears, the AI can detect asymptomatic …

NASA + Nokia Will Launch LTE on The Moon

By late 2022, astronauts visiting the moon will be able to make cellular calls, stream videos and more, thanks to NASA and Nokia’s joint venture to put a 4G phone network on our lunar neighbor. The Finnish phone company will use already existing tech to provide scientists with “ultra-compact, low-power, space-hardened, end-to-end LTE.” This is just one step in NASA’s huge Artemis Plan which intends …

Aerial App Provides Resources to Offset Your Carbon Footprint

Scientific articles, lessons and tips to help reduce your impact on the environment

Several organizations monitor the carbon footprint of larger corporations and offer them sizable proposals to offset it—see Climate Neutral, for example. And while the onus for drastic change must remain on the huge industries doing the majority of damage, many individuals want to track their own impact on the environment too. With that in mind, a team of developers and climate change advocates created Aerial, …