A Brain-Computer Interface That Works Wirelessly

Full Story - MIT Technology Review - Antonio Regalado on January 14, 2015 Researchers at Brown University and Blackrock Microsystems early in 2015, commercialized a wireless device that can be attached to a person’s skull and transmit via radio thought commands collected from a brain implant.  The device was developed by a consortium, called BrainGate, which is based at Brown and was among the first to place implants in the brains of paralyzed people and show that electrical signals emitted b...
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Nanomechanical Devices Based On Quantum Levitation

Levitation At Microscopic Scale Could Lead To Nanomechanical Devices Based On Quantum Levitation ScienceDaily (2009-01-07) -- Magicians have long created the illusion of levitating objects in the air. Now researchers have actually levitated an object, suspending it without the need for external support. Working at the molecular level, the researchers relied on the tendency of certain combinations of molecules to repel each other at close contact, effectively suspending one surface above anoth...
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Breakthrough solar cell captures carbon dioxide and sunlight, produces burnable fuel

"The new solar cell is not photovoltaic—it's photosynthetic," says Amin Salehi-Khojin, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at UIC and senior author on the study. "Instead of producing energy in an unsustainable one-way route from fossil fuels to greenhouse gas, we can now reverse the process and recycle atmospheric carbon into fuel using sunlight," he said. While plants produce fuel in the form of sugar, the artificial leaf delivers syngas, or synthesis gas, a mixture ...
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