Duke University neuro-biologist Miguel Nicoleilis says it might one day be possible for animals to communicate and collaborate with each other, using only their thoughts. Dr Nicoleilis has already developed interface technology connecting animal brains with machines, but is now publishing the results of experiments with rats demonstrating the possibilities of so-called brain-to-brain interface technology.
Reuters (Feb. 6, 2013) The brains controlling the next generation of interactive, walking robots may well come from a laboratory in Zurich, where scientists are testing new algorithms on juggling machines. With no sensory ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 25, 2015) European researchers say our smartphone use offers scientists an ideal testing ground for human brain plasticity. Dr Ako Ghosh's team discovered that the brains and thumbs of smartphone users ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Apr. 29, 2015) Scientists elicit the sensation of an apparition or 'ghost' in a laboratory setting using a robotic device to trick the brains of test subjects. Matthew Stock reports.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (June 9, 2015) A new device that reads thoughts and converts them into machine commands is showing promise in re-training injured brains and reversing paralysis in stroke victims. Ben Gruber reports.
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Reuters (May 14, 2013) The evolution and disappearance of foamy bubbles are governed by linked mathematical equations that two Berkeley researchers say could be utilised in the manufacture of foams such as those used in ... watch video
France 24 (Jan. 12, 2013) Times are hard for print media. The crisis has hit the sector hard and the situation has worsened in recent weeks. Across the globe, we are witnessing massive drops in sales linked to the inevitable ... watch video
July 2, 2015 Engineers have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature. There may be broad applications in microelectronics, ... read more
July 2, 2015 Researchers have identified a class of materials that displays clear evidence for stable skyrmions at room temperature and above, paving the way for the development of useful ... read more
June 29, 2015 A student has developed a computerized learning system that can detect emotional sentiments, such as sarcasm and irony, in text messages and emails. It could help detect content that suggests ... read more
June 30, 2015 Pension funds around the world could be losing out on billions of euros and dollars of the stock market gains they would have made because they are obliged to sell part of their portfolios before the ... read more
Apr. 18, 2013 A new study of brain rhythms in bats and rats challenges a widely-used model -- based on rodent studies -- of how animals navigate their environment. To get a clearer picture of processes in the ... read more
Feb. 28, 2013 Researchers have electronically linked the brains of pairs of rats for the first time, enabling them to communicate directly to solve simple behavioral puzzles. A further test of this work ... read more
Feb. 18, 2011 Computer scientists have developed a system making it possible to steer a car with your thoughts. Using new commercially available sensors to measure brain waves -- sensors for recording ... read more