Scientists have created an ultrathin, flexible, electronic implant that essentially melts into place on the brain's surface, and may pave the way for a new generation of medical devices.
Scientists have created an ultrathin, flexible, electronic implant that essentially melts into place on the brain's surface. The new technology could help in the development of new devices for monitoring and controlling seizures, and for transmitting signals from the brain past damaged parts of the spinal cord. The implants, which are made partly from silk, have been shown to record brain activity better than the current, thicker implants embedded with similar electronic systems.
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Upload your mind? Here's a reality check on the Singularity.
- Though computer engineers claim to know what human consciousness is, many neuroscientists say that we're nowhere close to understanding what it is, or its source.
- Scientists are currently trying to upload human minds to silicon chips, or re-create consciousness with algorithms, but this may be hubristic because we still know so little about what it means to be human.
- Is transhumanism a journey forward or an escape from reality?
The Harvard psychologist loves reading authors' rules for writing. Here are his own.
- Steven Pinker is many things: linguist, psychologist, optimist, Harvard professor, and author.
- When it comes to writing, he's a student and a teacher.
- Here's are his 13 rules for writing better, more simply, and more clearly.
A completely unexpected discovery beneath the ice.
- Scientists find remains of a tardigrade and crustaceans in a deep, frozen Antarctic lake.
- The creatures' origin is unknown, and further study is ongoing.
- Biology speaks up about Antarctica's history.
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