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You’re Not Alone: Monkeys Choke Under Pressure Too

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh have shown for the first time that people are not the only primates that choke under pressure.
02
Sep
2021
www.wired.com

Rare-Earth Free Electric Motor

InsideEVs recaps electric vehicle news, leading with the Swanson School of Engineering's project with Powdermet to create motors for electric vehicles that avoid using rare-earth minerals.
24
Aug
2021
insideevs.com

At least one species of primate underperforms when the heat is on

A team of scientists recently published a paper suggesting that at least three rhesus monkeys will, in fact, choke under pressure. The authors told Ars that this lapse in performance is almost certainly true of all rhesus monkeys—and quite possibly other primates as well.
23
Aug
2021
arstechnica.com