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Measuring the biggest wave
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Measuring the big wave

When the World Surf League needed to determine the winner of its Women’s XXL Biggest Wave Award, there was only one person to ask: USC Viterbi’s Adam Fincham.

Self-driving car
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Teaching your car to drive

USC researchers have developed a method that could allow robots to learn new tasks, like setting a table or driving a car, from observing a small number of demonstrations.

Air pollution and women’s dementia

The pollution-dementia link

Older women who live amid high levels of air pollution may have more Alzheimer’s-like brain shrinkage than those in places with cleaner air, a USC study finds.