‘Mind reading’ technology identifies complex thoughts, using machine learning and fMRI

CMU aims to map all types of knowledge in the brain
June 30, 2017

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How to capture videos of brains in real time

Watching mice think as they walk
June 28, 2017

With a new algorithm, scientists can watch individual neurons signaling within a volume of brain tissue. (credit: The Rockefeller University)

Smart algorithm automatically adjusts exoskeletons for best walking performance

"Human-in-the-loop optimization" assistance method could increase walking or running endurance, help stroke patients walk again sooner
June 25, 2017

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Tactile sensor lets robots gauge objects’ hardness and manipulate small tools

June 23, 2017

A GelSight sensor attached to a robot’s gripper enables the robot to determine precisely where it has grasped a small screwdriver, removing it from and inserting it back into a slot, even when the gripper screens the screwdriver from the robot’s camera. (credit: Robot Locomotion Group at MIT)

Two drones see through walls in 3D using WiFi signals

Researchers use commercially available equipment including tiny Raspberry Pi computer
June 21, 2017

Transmit and receive drones scenario (credit: Chitra R. Karanam and Uasamin Mostofi/ACM)

Crystal ‘domain walls’ may lead to tinier electronic devices

June 19, 2017

Domain Walls is pictured (credit: Queen's University Belfast)

New chemical method could revolutionize graphene use in electronics

June 16, 2017

Adding a molecular structure containing chromium, carbon, and oxygen atoms retains graphene's conductive properties. The metal atom (silver, in this experiment) to be bonded are then added to the oxygen atom on top. (credit: Songwei Che et al./Nano Letters)

Graphene-based computer would be 1,000 times faster than silicon-based, use 100th the power

June 15, 2017

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High-speed light-based systems could replace supercomputers for certain ‘deep learning’ calculations

Low power requirements for photons (instead of electrons) may make deep learning more practical in future self-driving cars and mobile consumer devices
June 14, 2017

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A noninvasive method for deep-brain stimulation for brain disorders

Could make deep-brain stimulation less risky, less expensive, and more available to patients and researchers
June 11, 2017

External electrical waves excite an area in the mouse hippocampus, shown in bright green. (credit: Nir Grossman, Ph.D., Suhasa B. Kodandaramaiah, Ph.D., and Andrii Rudenko, Ph.D.)

Researchers decipher how faces are encoded in the brain

Only 205 neurons required per face; findings also have artificial intelligence applications
June 9, 2017

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Playing a musical instrument could help restore brain health, research suggests

June 8, 2017

Tibetan singing bowls were used to help uncover why playing a musical instrument can protect brain health. (credit: Baycrest Health Sciences)

33 blood-cancer patients have dramatic clinical remission with new T-cell therapy

June 7, 2017

Killer T-cells surround a cancer cell (credit: NIH)

How to design and build your own robot

Simplified interactive design tool will let you select 3D-printed parts and off-the-shelf components
June 5, 2017

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Are you ready for pop-up, shape-shifting food? Just add water.

Gelatin sheets that transform into edible 3D shapes when dunked in water could save food shipping costs. And they're fun.
June 3, 2017

These pasta shapes were caused by immersing a 2-D flat film into water. (credit: Michael Indresano Photography)

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