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
Feb. 12, 2016 Researchers have always thought that flat, ultrathin optical lenses for cameras or other devices were impossible because of the way all the colors of light must bend through ... read more
Feb. 11, 2016 Physicists have developed a nanolaser, a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Thanks to an ingenious process, the nanowire lasers grow right on a silicon chip, making it ... read more
Feb. 10, 2016 Computerized cognitive rehabilitation (a program to help brain-injured or otherwise cognitively impaired individuals to restore normal functioning) can improve attention and executive functioning in ... read more
Feb. 10, 2016 Rechargeable lithium metal batteries offer energy storage capabilities far superior to today’s workhorse lithium-ion technology that powers our smartphones and laptops. But these batteries are not ... read more
Feb. 10, 2016 Scientists have developed a terahertz (THz) transmitter capable of signal transmission at a per-channel data rate of over ten gigabits per second over multiple channels at around 300 GHz. The ... read more
July 9, 2015 Neuroscientists have introduced a new paradigm for brain-machine interfaces that investigates the physiological properties and adaptability of brain circuits, and how the brains of two or more ... 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