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Stories by Jeffery DelViscio

America on Dialysis

Kidney disease affects millions of Americans, but corporate capture of dialysis, along with disparities in treatment and transplant access, mean that not everyone's journey is the same...

December 14, 2020 — Jeffery DelViscio and Carrie Arnold

What Science Has Learned about the Coronavirus One Year On

About a year ago, SARS-CoV-2 (which wasn’t called that yet) was just beginning to emerge in a cluster of cases inside China. We know what has happened since then, but it bears repeating: there have been 69 million cases and more than 1.5 million deaths globally as of December 10, 2020, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center...

December 11, 2020 — Jeffery DelViscio and Britt Glaunsinger

2020’s Top 10 Tech Innovations

Scientific American  and the World Economic Forum sifted through more than 75 nominations for the most innovative and potentially game-changing technologies in 2020. The final top 10 span the fields of medicine, engineering, environmental sciences and chemistry. And to win the nod, the technologies must have the potential to spur progress in societies and economies by outperforming established ways of doing things...

December 9, 2020 — Mariette DiChristina, Bernard S. Meyerson, Jeffery DelViscio and Robin Pomeroy

Science Sound(E)scapes: Head Banging and Howling in the Amazon

Need a break from politics and the pandemic? You’re probably not in the Amazon rain forest right now, but we can take you there in audio. Today, in part three of our three-part audio sound escape, we ascend into the trees where howler monkeys and crimson-crested woodpeckers rule the airwaves...

November 6, 2020 — Jeffery DelViscio and Timothy Weaver

Science Sound(E)scapes: Amazon Frog Choruses at Night

Need a break from politics and the pandemic? You’re probably not in the Amazon rain forest right now, but we can take you there in audio. Today, in part two of our three-part audio sound escape, we descend into a nighttime flood of frog music...

November 5, 2020 — Jeffery DelViscio and Timothy Weaver

Science Sound(E)scapes: Amazon Pink River Dolphins

Need a break from politics and the pandemic? You’re probably not in the Amazon rain forest right now, but we can take you there in audio. Today, in part one of our three-part audio sound escape, we listen to dolphins hunting among the trees...

November 4, 2020 — Jeffery DelViscio and Timothy Weaver

Watch a Robot AI Beat World-Class Curling Competitors

Artificial intelligence still needs to bridge the “sim-to-real” gap. Deep-learning techniques that are all the rage in AI log superlative performances in mastering cerebral games, including chess and Go, both of which can be played on a computer...

September 23, 2020 — Gary Stix and Jeffery DelViscio

Dark Frontiers: The Science of Black Holes

How massive can black holes become? How do astronomers typically observe them? How do they die?  Scientific American presents a conversation about these mysterious cosmic phenomena with Yale University astrophysicist Priyamvada Natarajan...

August 11, 2020 — Priyamvada Natarajan, Lee Billings, Sunya Bhutta, Jeffery DelViscio and Macarena Carrizosa
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