Experimental radar technology monitors vital signs without contact

By Michael Belfiore In an intensive care unit, a burn patient in respiratory distress is almost out of danger. Nurses down the hall keep an eye on his breathing with the help of a non-invasive device that doesn’t require electrodes touching burned skin. Elsewhere, a premature baby has just gone home, but her parents need … Read more

How weather radar is helping researchers forecast bird migratory patterns

By Betsy Verecky Humans aren’t the only snowbirds who flock to Florida each year for sunshine. Every fall, millions of birds in North America migrate south in search of warmer weather, defying strong winds and predators, guided by the stars and the Earth’s magnetic field. Photo by Barth Bailey/Unsplash “As we sleep, there are billions … Read more