Projecting a visual image directly into the brain, bypassing the eyes

Allowing the blind to see or the paralyzed to feel touch

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How to turn audio clips into realistic lip-synced video

Is this the future of fake TV news?

A neural network first converts the sounds from an audio file into basic mouth shapes. Then the system grafts and blends those mouth shapes onto an existing target video and adjusts the timing to create a realistic, lip-synced video of the person delivering the new speech. (credit: University of Washington)

How to ‘talk’ to your computer or car with hand or body poses

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Radical new vertically integrated 3D chip design combines computing and data storage

Aims to process and store massive amounts of data at ultra-high speed in the future

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Carbon nanotubes found safe for reconnecting damaged neurons

May offer future hope for patients with spinal-cord injury

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Meditation, yoga, and tai chi can reverse damaging effects of stress, new study suggests

Even a two-minute brisk walk every half hour will work wonders

Tai chi (credit: iStock)

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

CMU aims to map all types of knowledge in the brain

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How to capture videos of brains in real time

Watching mice think as they walk

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

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

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

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

Crystal ‘domain walls’ may lead to tinier electronic devices

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

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