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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Here are 7 often-overlooked World Heritage Sites, each with its own history.
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites are locations of high value to humanity, either for their cultural, historical, or natural significance.
- Some are even designated as World Heritage Sites because humans don't go there at all, while others have felt the effects of too much human influence.
- These 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites each represent an overlooked or at-risk facet of humanity's collective cultural heritage.
An innovation may lead to lifelike evolving machines.
- Scientists at Cornell University devise a material with 3 key traits of life.
- The goal for the researchers is not to create life but lifelike machines.
- The researchers were able to program metabolism into the material's DNA.
A new method promises to capture an elusive dark world particle.
- Scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) devised a method for trapping dark matter particles.
- Dark matter is estimated to take up 26.8% of all matter in the Universe.
- The researchers will be able to try their approach in 2021, when the LHC goes back online.
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