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June 16, 2023

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Engineers Develop a Soft, Printable, Metal-Free Electrode

Engineers developed a metal-free, Jelly-like material that is as soft and tough as biological tissue and can conduct electricity similarly to conventional metals. The new material, which is a type of high-performance conducting polymer hydrogel, may one day replace metals in the electrodes of ...

Illusions Are in the Eye, Not the Mind

Numerous visual illusions are caused by limits in the way our eyes and visual neurones work -- rather than more complex psychological processes, new research ...

The Viking Disease Can Be Due to Gene Variants Inherited from Neanderthals

Many men in northern Europe over the age of 60 suffer from the so-called Viking disease, which means that the fingers lock in a bent position. Now researchers have used data from over 7,000 affected individuals to look for genetic risk factors for the disease. The findings show that three of the ...

无线嗅反馈系统让用户Smell in the VR World

A research team recently invented a novel, wireless, skin-interfaced olfactory feedback system that can release various odours with miniaturized odor generators (OGs). The new technology integrates odors into virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR) to provide a more immersive experience, with ...

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Scientists Discover Anatomical Changes in the Brains of the Newly Sighted

Neuroscientists discovered anatomical changes that occur in the white matter of visual-processing areas of the brain, in children who have congenital cataracts surgically ...

Ingestible 'Electroceutical' Capsule Stimulates Hunger-Regulating Hormone

Engineers have shown that by using an ingestible capsule that delivers an electrical current to the cells they can stimulate the release of the hormone ghrelin. This approach could prove useful for ...

Brain Circuits for Locomotion Evolved Long Before Appendages and Skeletons

科学家发现神经保监会之间的相似之处uitry that guides locomotion in sea slugs and in more complex animals like ...

Nanowire Networks Learn and Remember Like a Human Brain

Scientists have demonstrated nanowire networks can exhibit both short- and long-term memory like the human ...

Cannabinoids Give Worms the Munchies, Too

Marijuana (cannabis) is well known for giving people the 'munchies.' Not only does it make people want to eat more, but it also makes them crave the tastiest, most high-calorie foods. Now a ...

Chitin from Consuming Insects Can Help Both Gut Microbiota and Global Health

Increased insect consumption by humans may be better for both gut health and planetary health. Chitin (kai'tin) and healthy fats from insects appear to contribute to healthy gut microbiota and ...

Now You Can Be Comfortable in Your E-Skin

Researchers have designed a cellulose nanofiber paper (nanopaper) that can be used as a substrate for on-skin electronics. The porous structure of the nanopaper means that it can conform and adhere ...

Can You Describe a Sensation Without Feeling It First?

Research with a unique, perhaps one-of-a-kind individual, shows that you can comprehend and use tactile language and metaphors without relying on previous sensory experiences. These findings ...

Table Tennis Brain Teaser: Playing Against Robots Makes Our Brains Work Harder

Brain scans taken during table tennis reveal differences in how we respond to human versus machine ...

Researchers Create Embryo-Like Structures from Monkey Embryonic Stem Cells

Human embryo development and early organ formation remain largely unexplored due to ethical issues surrounding the use of embryos for research as well as limited availability of materials to study. ...

Super-Sized Nanocage Could Deliver Bigger Drug Cargoes

Nanocages are tiny artificial containers that can be used to deliver therapeutics to a target destination in the body. But some drug molecules are like gifts that are too big for a standard-sized ...


A Miniature Heart in a Petri Dish: Organoid Emulates Development of the Human Heart

A team has induced stem cells to emulate the development of the human heart. The result is a sort of 'mini-heart' known as an organoid. It will permit the study of the earliest development ...

Sleight-of-Hand Magic Trick Only Fools Monkeys With Opposable Thumbs

An illusion involving a hidden thumb confounds capuchin and squirrel monkeys for the same reason it does humans -- it misdirects expected outcomes of actions they can carry out. However, marmosets ...

English Language Pushes Everyone -- Even AI Chatbots -- To Improve by Adding

A linguistic bias in the English language that leads us to 'improve' things by adding to them, rather than taking away, is so common that it is even ingrained in AI chatbots, a new study ...

Can AI Predict How You'll Vote in the Next Election?

Artificial intelligence technologies like ChatGPT are seemingly doing everything these days: writing code, composing music, and even creating images so realistic you'll think they were taken by ...

Generating Power With Blood Sugar

A fuel cell under the skin that converts blood sugar from the body into electrical energy sounds like science fiction. Yet it apparently works ...

Meet the Hybrid Micro-Robot: The Tiny Robot That Is Able to Navigate in a Physiological Environment and Capture Targeted Damaged Cells

Researchers have developed a hybrid micro-robot, the size of a single biological cell (about 10 microns across), that can be controlled and navigated using two different mechanisms -- electric and ...

Vocal Tract Size, Shape Dictate Speech Sounds

Researchers explore how anatomical variations in a speaker's vocal tract affect speech production. Using MRI, the team recorded the shape of the vocal tract for 41 speakers as the subjects ...

Characterizing Abnormal Neural Networks in Dogs With Anxiety

Researchers report abnormalities in functional neural networks of dogs diagnosed with anxiety. The study shows that compared with healthy dogs, those with anxiety exhibit stronger connections between ...

Humans Are Leaving Behind a 'Frozen Signature' of Microbes on Mount Everest

Thanks to technological advances in microbial DNA analysis, researchers have discovered that mountaineers' boots aren't the only things leaving footprints on the world's tallest ...

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