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“Synthetic Vocal Tract” Translates Brain Activity Into Computer-generated Speech

Article   Apr 24, 2019 | by Ruairi J Mackenzie, Science Writer for Technology Networks

Voice to the Voiceless? Researchers Translate Brain Activity Into Speech

Study author Gopala Anumanchipalli, PhD, holds an example array of intracranial electrodes of the type used to record brain activity in the current study. Credit: UCSF



The End of the Error – How Barcode Systems Are Improving Efficiency in Labs


A key challenge facing biotechnology and pharmaceutical laboratories is how they can reduce mislabeling errors, which can be difficult to spot and have a huge impact on a research project. In this article, Steve Yemm, CEO at digital science and lab informatics company BioData, looks at how barcode labeling can help cut out errors, reduce costs, and increase efficiency in the lab.


The First Winners of the LEA


The Lipidomics Excellence Award (LEA) was founded to strengthen life sciences through lipidomics. After reviewing the many high-quality submitted projects, the LEA jury has announced the three awardees.


Before the Storm: How Supercomputers Can Provide Better Weather and Tornado Forecasts


Severe weather events like tornadoes can cause a huge volume of death and property damage, with little prior notice. Now, a team of researchers are the first to directly use radiance data from a new geostationary weather satellite to help improve the warning time given for tornadoes. This article discovers how their research is harnessing the power of supercomputers to help save lives and improve safety during extreme weather events.



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