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Wired to Think

4 days ago

To understand how humans think, it comes down to the wiring. For 60 years, scientists have used metal…
Flexible Brain Electrodes Open New Frontiers for Neuroscience

December 4, 2018

Scientists at UC San Francisco have developed an innovative tool to peer into the secret life of brain…
Neuroscientists Team with Engineers to Explore how the Brain Controls Movement

August 14, 2018

Scientists have made remarkable advances into recording the electrical activity that the nervous system uses to control complex…
Paralyzed Patient Feels Sensation Again

April 12, 2018

The research was done in the laboratory of Richard Andersen, James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience, T&C Chen Brain-Machine…
Inspired by nature: Design for new electrode could boost supercapacitors’ performance

February 23, 2018

Mechanical engineers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and four other institutions have…
Breathable, wearable electronics on skin for long-term health monitoring

February 9, 2018

A hypoallergenic electronic sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort, and is…
Recycling and Reusing Worn Cathodes to Make New Lithium Ion Batteries

January 26, 2018

Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed an energy-efficient recycling process that restores used cathodes…
Fast, cheap method to make supercapacitor electrodes for electric cars, high-powered lasers

July 18, 2017

Supercapacitors are an aptly named type of device that can store and deliver energy faster than conventional batteries.…
Entering the Fast Lane — MXene Electrodes Push Charging Rate Limits in Energy Storage

July 14, 2017

Can you imagine fully charging your cell phone in just a few seconds? Researchers in Drexel University’s College…
Self-healing tech charges up performance for silicon-containing battery anodes

May 16, 2017

Researchers at the University of Illinois have found a way to apply self-healing technology to lithium-ion batteries to…
Nano-SPEARs gently measure electrical signals in small animals

April 19, 2017

Microscopic probes developed at Rice University have simplified the process of measuring electrical activity in individual cells of…
‘Neuron-reading’ Nanowires Could Accelerate Development of Drugs to Treat Neurological Diseases

April 12, 2017

A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed nanowires that can record…
Real-time in vitro monitoring of cell populations

January 26, 2017

The study of cells’ reaction to e.g. drugs or to environmental pollutants is an important technological area. Cells…
Buzzing the Vagus Nerve Just Right to Fight Inflammatory Disease

January 9, 2017

Is a treatment only making things better or maybe also making some things a little worse? That can…
Next-generation smartphone battery inspired by the gut

October 27, 2016

A new prototype of a lithium-sulphur battery – which could have five times the energy density of a…
In batteries, a metal reveals its dual personality

September 2, 2016

Battery researchers have been focusing on lithium metal electrodes as leading contenders for improving the amount of energy…
Team devises new way for stabilizing battery recharge

July 18, 2016

It seems like fairly simple physics: If you construct a barrier that’s stronger than the material trying to…
Nanotech “Tattoo” Can Map Emotions and Monitor Muscle Activity

July 12, 2016

A new temporary “electronic tattoo” developed by Tel Aviv University that can measure the activity of muscle and…
Researchers find a way to extend life and improve performance of fuel cell electrodes

June 15, 2016

Researchers at MIT have developed a practical and physically-based way of treating the surface of materials called perovskite…
Light-up skin stretches boundaries of robotics

March 4, 2016

A health care robot that displays a patient’s temperature and pulse, and even reacts to a patient’s mood.…
New device to get people with paralysis back on their feet

February 9, 2016

Melbourne medical researchers have created a new minimally invasive brain-machine interface, giving people with spinal cord injuries new…
Room-temperature lithium metal battery closer to reality

February 4, 2016

Rechargeable lithium metal batteries have been known for four decades to offer energy storage capabilities far superior to…
Scientists decode brain signals nearly at speed of perception

February 2, 2016

Using electrodes implanted in the temporal lobes of awake patients, scientists have decoded brain signals at nearly the…
Electric Fields Remove Nanoparticles From Blood With Ease

November 23, 2015

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a new technology that uses an oscillating electric field…
Sensitive and Specific: A New Way of Probing Electrolyte/Electrode Interfaces

July 12, 2015

One of the most important things to understand in battery technology is the precise physical and chemical processes…
New technique for ‘seeing’ ions at work in a supercapacitor

June 23, 2015

A new technique which enables researchers to visualise the activity of individual ions inside battery-like devices called supercapacitors,…
New manufacturing approach slices lithium-ion battery cost in half

June 23, 2015

An advanced manufacturing approach for lithium-ion batteries, developed by researchers at MIT and at a spinoff company called…
Graphene holds key to unlocking creation of wearable electronic devices

May 12, 2015

An international team of scientists, including Professor Monica Craciun from the University of Exeter, have pioneered a new…
Implantable electrode coating good as gold

May 6, 2015

A team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore and UC Davis have found that covering an implantable neural electrode…
Erupting electrodes: how recharging leaves behind microscopic debris inside batteries

April 10, 2015

An eruption of lithium at the tip of a battery’s electrode, cracks in the electrode’s body, and a…
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