Latest News Articles for July 13th, 2020

Parasite infestations revealed by tiny chicken backpacks

Blood-feeding livestock mites can be detected with wearable sensor technology nicknamed “Fitbits for chickens.” To help farmers detect mite infestations, a team of entomologists, computer scientists, and biologists led by UC Riverside entomologist Amy Murillo has created a new insect detection system. The team’s work is detailed in the journal...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Nationwide project seeks to understand how brain exercises produce cognitive benefits

How does memory training lead to cognitive benefits? Aaron Seitz, director of the Brain Game Center for mental fitness and well-being at the University of California, Riverside, has wrestled with this question for several years. Now he and Susanne Jaeggi, an associate professor at the UC Irvine School of Education...