Is it possible to become immortal?
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Is it possible to become immortal?

Being immortal sounds rewarding, right? What if we told you that it may be possible for humans to achieve immortality in the near future? Regardless of your age, the concept of death is a bummer, and the idea of immortality has always been among humankind’s top priorities; from alchemists trying to find the elixir of […]
March of the microscopic robots
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March of the microscopic robots

Building robots at the micron scale is tricky, particularly when it comes to designing small-scale ‘actuators’ – the motors that allow robots to move. Conventional actuators don’t work at such a small scale, and new actuators that do work use mechanisms like magnetism and are difficult to integrate with traditional silicon based micro-electronics. Now a […]
Brain-Machine Interfaces: Bridging the Accessibility Gap
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Brain-Machine Interfaces: Bridging the Accessibility Gap

Science in the News presents DayCon 2018: Tomorrow’s Tech, Today! Technology: it’s everywhere, from the medicine that keeps you healthy to the computer you’re using to read this message. Undoubtedly, it impacts every aspect of our lives and is only expected to become more ubiquitous. But is more progress always better? Watch this video series […]
Synchron Stentrode: Brain Computer Interface for Paralysis
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Synchron Stentrode: Brain Computer Interface for Paralysis

The first endovascular neural interface, the Stentrode™ is a minimally invasive implantable brain device that can interpret signals from the brain for patients with paralysis. Implanted via the jugular vein, the #Stentrode is placed inside the #brain in the command-control center, known as the motor cortex, but without the need for open brain surgery. The […]
Cell-like nanorobots: interview with UC San Diego nanoengineers
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Cell-like nanorobots: interview with UC San Diego nanoengineers

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed tiny ultrasound-powered robots that can swim through blood, removing harmful bacteria and the toxins they produce. Berta Esteban-Fernández de Ávila and Professor Joseph Wang from the Department of NanoEngineering at UC San Diego describe the project in this video. Full story: http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/news/news_releases/release.sfe?id=2550
The future we're building — and boring | Elon Musk
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The future we're building — and boring | Elon Musk

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized Talk recommendations and more. Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson. The TED Talks channel features […]
Brain Machine Interface — Katie Gant, Ph.D.
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Brain Machine Interface — Katie Gant, Ph.D.

Katie Gant, Ph.D., a researcher at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and Department of Biomedical Engineering, works with a research subject to develop a neuroprosthetic brain-machine interface. Electrical signals generated in the person’s brain are measured by a wireless EEG headset and sent to a computer, where signals are decoded in real-time. Electrical stimulation […]
The World's Smallest Robots: Rise of the Nanomachines
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The World's Smallest Robots: Rise of the Nanomachines

This week Reactions takes a look at some byte-size science. Nanomachines have some very tiny chemistry at play with some big results. Nanomachines – including nano-sized motors, rockets and even cars – are many orders of magnitude smaller than a human cell, but they have huge promise. In the future, they could deliver drugs anywhere […]