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New AI algorithm monitors sleep with radio waves

Patients with sleep disorders could be studied nonintrusively at home using wireless signals BY ANNE TRAFTON, MIT NEWS  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — More than 50 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, and diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s can also disrupt sleep. Diagnosing and monitoring these conditions

Automatic image retouching on your phone

System can apply a range of styles in real-time, so that the viewfinder displays the enhanced image BY LARRY HARDESTY, MIT NEWS CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The data captured by today’s digital cameras is often treated as the raw material of a final image. Before uploading pictures

Ultracold molecules hold promise for quantum computing

New approach yields long-lasting configurations that could provide long-sought “qubit” material BY DAVID L CHANDLER, MIT NEWS CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Researchers have taken an important step toward the long-sought goal of a quantum computer, which in theory should be capable of vastly faster computations than

Study: Indian monsoons have strengthened over past 15 years

A 50-year dry spell has reversed, with more rain to come BY JENNIFER CHU, MIT NEWS OFFICE  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — An MIT study published in Nature Climate Change finds that the Indian summer monsoons, which bring rainfall to the country each year between June and September, have strengthened

Study predicts heart cells’ response to dwindling oxygen

Results may help surgeons determine when and how to treat heart attacks BY JENNIFER CHU, MIT NEWS OFFICE  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Time is of the essence when treating a patient undergoing a heart attack. Cardiac surgeons attempt to quickly stabilize the heart by applying reperfusion, a

Bitcoin study: Period of exclusivity encourages early adopters

Delaying access for the tech-savvy can stifle spread of new products, experiment shows BY ROB MATHESON, MIT NEWS CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Giving early adopters the first access to new technologies can help diffuse those technologies among the masses. A notable example is Google’s rollout of Gmail: