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Scientists design, control movements of molecular motor | KurzweilAI

Scientists design, control movements of molecular motor | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
This illustration shows the structure of the molecular motors (credit: Saw-Wai Hla) An international team of scientists has taken the next step in creating
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An ultra-low-power artificial synapse for neural-network computing | KurzweilAI

An ultra-low-power artificial synapse for neural-network computing | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

(Left) Illustration of a synapse in the brain connecting two neurons. (Right) Schematic of artificial synapse (ENODe), which functions as a transistor. It

 
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Life on Mars: Preparing for the Red Planet

Life on Mars: Preparing for the Red Planet | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Six people are living in isolation for eight months on a volcano in Hawaii as part of a NASA-funded study to simulate human exploration of Mars. We chronicle their mission in 360 video.
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How to build your own bio-bot | KurzweilAI

How to build your own bio-bot | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Bio-bot design inspired by the muscle-tendon-bone complex found in the human body, with 3D-printed flexible skeleton. Optical stimulation of the muscle tissue
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No ink required: paper can be printed with light

No ink required: paper can be printed with light | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—In an effort to curb the adverse environmental impacts of paper production, researchers in a new study have developed a light-printable paper—paper that can be printed with UV light, erased by heating to 12
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Japan researchers warn of fingerprint theft from 'peace' sign

Japan researchers warn of fingerprint theft from 'peace' sign | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Could flashing the "peace" sign in photos lead to fingerprint data being stolen?
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How Your GPS Uses Einstein's Relativity

How Your GPS Uses Einstein's Relativity | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Time flows slightly faster on the Global Positioning System satellites than it does on the ground, so Einstein's relativity theory comes into play when figuring out where on Earth you are.
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Cellular reprogramming turns back the aging clock in mice | KurzweilAI

Cellular reprogramming turns back the aging clock in mice | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
This cartoon depicts turning back the aging clock through cellular regeneration of progeria mice (credit: Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte Lab/Salk
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How to control a robotic arm with your mind — no implanted electrodes required | KurzweilAI

How to control a robotic arm with your mind — no implanted electrodes required | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Research subjects at the University of Minnesota fitted with a specialized noninvasive EEG brain cap were able to move a robotic arm in three dimensions just
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Zippy new jumping bot catches air again and again

Zippy new jumping bot catches air again and again | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Leaping robot can bounce from floor to wall, parkour-style, and, like a bush baby, uses a “super-crouch” to get extra oomph out of jumps.
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New neural-network algorithm learns directly from human instructions instead of examples | KurzweilAI

New neural-network algorithm learns directly from human instructions instead of examples | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Conventional neural-network image-recognition algorithm trained to recognize human hair (left), compared to the more precise heuristically trained algorithm
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This tiny electronic device applied to the skin can pick up heart and speech sounds | KurzweilAI

This tiny electronic device applied to the skin can pick up heart and speech sounds | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Illustration of the assembled acoustic sensor device and its interface with soft electrophysiology measurement electrodes and flexible cable for power supply
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"Whistled Languages" Reveal How the Brain Processes Information

"Whistled Languages" Reveal How the Brain Processes Information | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Before the smartphone or even Morse code, some rural peoples “spoke” long distance by whistling. Linguists are racing to study the dying languages
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Brain-computer interface advance allows paralyzed people to type almost as fast as some smartphone users | KurzweilAI

Brain-computer interface advance allows paralyzed people to type almost as fast as some smartphone users | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Typing with your mind. You are paralyzed. But now, tiny electrodes have been surgically implanted in your brain to record signals from your motor cortex, the
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Is a stretchable smart tablet in our future?

Is a stretchable smart tablet in our future? | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
MSU engineering researchers have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production of smart fabric.
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Terahertz wireless could lead to fiber-optics speed in-flight and mobile metropolitan internet | KurzweilAI

Terahertz wireless could lead to fiber-optics speed in-flight and mobile metropolitan internet | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Terahertz wireless links to spaceborne satellites could one day make gigabit-per-second connection speeds available to anyone, anytime, anywhere on the face of
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These Microscopic Bots Could Swim through the Bloodstream to Deliver Drugs

These Microscopic Bots Could Swim through the Bloodstream to Deliver Drugs | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Chemists create micro swimmers that can be controlled by light
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Researchers confirm the existence of a 'lost continent' under Mauritius

Researchers confirm the existence of a 'lost continent' under Mauritius | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Scientists have confirmed the existence of a "lost continent" under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius that was left-over by the break-up of the supercontinent, Gondwana, which started about 200 million years ago.The piec
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Advanced robotic bat's flight characteristics simulates the real thing

Advanced robotic bat's flight characteristics simulates the real thing | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Bats have long captured the imaginations of scientists and engineers with their unrivaled agility and maneuvering characteristics, achieved by functionally versatile dynamic wing conformations as well as more than forty activ
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METHOD-1 is a giant robot mech that's a cross between Alien's Power Loader and the Iron Giant

METHOD-1 is a giant robot mech that's a cross between Alien's Power Loader and the Iron Giant | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

Starcraft II concept artist Vitaly Bulgarov has helped design a working, bipedal manned robot

 
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'Phone seismometers' prove their worth - BBC News

'Phone seismometers' prove their worth - BBC News | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
An app that turns a smartphone into an earthquake detector helps citizens monitor tremors.
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A robotic hand with a human’s delicate sense of touch | KurzweilAI

A robotic hand with a human’s delicate sense of touch | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A soft, sensitive robotic hand mounted on a robotic arm (credit: Cornell University) Cornell University engineers have invented a new kind of robotic hand
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Caterpillar robot uses squishy, 3-D printed legs to inch and crawl

Caterpillar robot uses squishy, 3-D printed legs to inch and crawl | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Squishy, 3-D printed legs help a caterpillar robot switch between inching and crawling, and offer sensory info about the world.
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New unique brain ‘fingerprint’ method can identify a person with nearly 100% accuracy | KurzweilAI

New unique brain ‘fingerprint’ method can identify a person with nearly 100% accuracy | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A research team led by Carnegie Mellon University used diffusion MRI to measure the local connectome of 699 brains from five data sets. The local connectome
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New unique brain ‘fingerprint’ method can identify a person with nearly 100% accuracy | KurzweilAI

New unique brain ‘fingerprint’ method can identify a person with nearly 100% accuracy | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A research team led by Carnegie Mellon University used diffusion MRI to measure the local connectome of 699 brains from five data sets. The local connectome
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