Tag: research

  • We need a vaccine to vanquish COVID-19. Here's how scientists are trying to find it | Miles O'Brien Productions

    We need a vaccine to vanquish COVID-19. Here’s how scientists are trying to find it

    PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien has spent the past few weeks in Seattle, reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic and producing a film for FRONTLINE about how things unfolded in the city where the disease made its U.S. debut. He joins William Brangham to discuss the global push to find an effective vaccine and therapeutic…

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  • Researchers still striving to understand cause of vaping-related illnesses | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Researchers still striving to understand cause of vaping-related illnesses

    State governments continue to crack down on flavored e-cigarettes and other vape products, largely in response to the deaths and illnesses that began coming to light this past summer. But as lawmakers deliberate over their policy response to vaping, researchers are still trying to understand the cause of the illnesses. PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles…

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  • Can ultrasound be used to fight Alzheimer's? | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Can ultrasound be used to fight Alzheimer’s?

    At age 61, Judi Polak is five years into a bleak diagnosis: Alzheimer’s disease. But last year she made medical history in a clinical trial, when a team of scientists, engineers and practitioners deployed a novel device to take aim at a big barrier in the fight against her illness. PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles…

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  • What rising temperatures in the Gulf of Maine mean for the state’s lobster industry | Miles O'Brien Productions

    What rising temperatures in the Gulf of Maine mean for the state’s lobster industry

    The Gulf of Maine is known for lobsters, which form the foundation of an industry critical to the state’s economy. Due to climate change, the waters off southern New England have become too warm for the temperature-sensitive crustaceans, leaving Maine as the “sweet spot” for fishing them. But the Gulf’s own rising temperatures mean the…

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  • Why ‘deepfake’ videos are becoming more difficult to detect | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Why ‘deepfake’ videos are becoming more difficult to detect

    Sophisticated and inaccurate altered videos known as “deepfakes” are causing alarm in the digital realm. The highly realistic manipulated videos are the subject of a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday. As PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports, the accelerating speed of computers and advances in machine learning make deepfakes ever more difficult to…

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  • Inside the Megafire: watch our new PBS NOVA show

    The newest hour-long offering from Miles O’Brien Productions is a detailed look at the rising issue of massive wildfires–called megafires–around the world. You can watch a preview, and catch the full stream while it’s still up, below: FULL EPISODE STREAMING FOR A LIMITED TIME ON THE PBS NOVA WEBSITE From the front line of the…

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