Optic nerve stimulation to aid the blind

August 23, 2019

Scientists from EPFL in Switzerland and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Italy are developing technology for the blind that bypasses the eyeball entirely and sends messages to the brain. They do this by stimulating the optic nerve with a new type of intraneural electrode called OpticSELINE. Successfully tested in rabbits.

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Biochemists are discovering new information about what can go wrong in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease

August 23, 2019

More than three decades of research on Alzheimer’s disease have not produced any major treatment advances for those with the disorder, according to a UCLA expert who has studied the biochemistry of the brain and Alzheimer’s for nearly 30 years. Scientists have known for years that amyloid fibrils harmful elongated, water-tight rope-like structures form in […]

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Quantum gravity’s tangled time

August 23, 2019

It is widely known that theories of quantum mechanics and gravity are incompatible, although dozens of physicists have worked hard in the last fifty years. The researchers combined key elements from two theories that describe the flow of time, and found that the temporal sequence between events can have real quantum properties.

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Black hole holograms

August 23, 2019

A research team has proposed a new theoretical framework for experimenting in laboratories to better understand the physics of black holes. This project can explain the basic laws governing the cosmos, both on an unimaginable small scale and on a very large scale.

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The second planet in the Beta Pictoris system

August 20, 2019

A team of astronomers led by Anne-Marie Lagrange, a CNRS researcher at the Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (CNRS / Université Grenoble Alpes) 1, has a second giant planet around B Pictoris, a relatively young star, orbiting 23 million years) and close (63.4 light years) and is surrounded by a dust disk.

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Fracking causes a global increase in atmospheric methane

August 20, 2019

When the levels of methane in the Earth’s atmosphere increase, chemical fingerprints indicate a possible source: shale oil and gas. This study shows that this methane has less carbon 13 than carbon 12, which shows the weight of carbon at the center of the methane molecule compared to methane from conventional natural gas and other […]

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New molecules can help improve recovery from heart attacks

August 20, 2019

Imagine you have a drug that you can take immediately after a heart attack to reduce damage by protecting the healthy tissue of the heart muscle. Researchers say that when a heart attack occurs, it’s muscular. Without oxygen supplied by blood flow heart cells die fast.

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Chandrayan 2 entered the moon’s orbit after 30 days in space

August 20, 2019

The Indian Chandrayan 2 was successfully brought into lunar orbit today after nearly 30 days of flying into space. This is one of the most difficult operations in the mission. Speeds approaching higher than expected will bounce from the spacecraft into space, while a slow approach will cause the gravity of the moon to pull […]

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Opening the world of nanoscale standard equipment for biology laboratories

August 19, 2019

Watching how nano life works is a big challenge in our day. Standard optical microscopes can image cells and bacteria but not their nanoscale features which are blurred by a physical effect called diffraction. Optical microscopes have evolved over the last two decades to overcome this diffraction limit; however, these so-called super resolution techniques typically […]

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New 3D connectivity technology for the future portable bioelectronics

August 19, 2019

The wearable biotech industry has recently shown an insatiable hunger for futuristic goods. Pain control glasses that monitor brain waves are an important label that must be considered, and even reading glasses for the mind. These are just a few of the latest topics discussed at the Digital Health and Neurotech Silicon Valley Wear Conference […]

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