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UConn Engineer Invents Reusable, Biodegradable Facemask to Fight Growing Pollution of the Pandemic

A Vietnamese American engineer at the University of Connecticut, along with several Ph.D. students, submitted a patent for a reusable and biodegradable face mask to help the environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The biodegradable mask was created by UConn assistant professor of mechanical engineering Thanh Nguyen, along with Ph.D. students Eli Curry, Thinh Le, and Tra Nguyen, according to UConn Today.

Meet the Stanford Student Who Could Revolutionize How We Treat Epilepsy

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When talking to Christine Liu, I often found myself forgetting that she’s still only a sophomore at Stanford. Looking back, it’s not hard to see why.

For starters, she’s got a resume to make even the most draconian of tiger parents proud, boasting a published scientific paper (with another one in review), a startup, and an international science fair medal — all by the age of 19. Her winning science fair project, a machine learning algorithm for predicting epileptic seizures, has the potential to radically change the way we approach epilepsy health care. Yet, what stood out the most, above and beyond her myriad accomplishments, was a very distinct sense of maturity, of wisdom beyond her years. There’s a purpose to her ambition, one rooted in personal experience and a deeply intrinsic desire to succeed — maturity was simply a requisite.

Walking While Chewing Gum May Help You Lose Weight, Japanese Study Says

The seemingly effortless combination of walking while chewing gum may help those looking to dodge conventional methods to lose weight, a new study by Japanese researchers suggests.

The study, published in The Journal of Physical Therapy Science, found an increase in the heart rate of 46 people who chewed gum while walking normally. Previous studies showed that chewing gum increases one’s heart rate and energy expenditure at rest.