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brainHuman Non-Invasive Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication for Group Problem-Solving

BrainNet is the first multi-person non-invasive direct brain-to-brain interface for collaborative problem-solving. The interface combines electroencephalography (EEG) to record brain signals and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to deliver information noninvasively to the brain. The interface allows three human subjects to …

medicineHyperpolarized quantum MRI increases sensitivity 100,000 times

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) methods have been used widely in past decades as a safe, non-invasive and non-radioactive method of diagnosing CVDs. Current MRI have limited sensitivity and even the most expensive MRI scanners (with the strongest magnets) cannot detect …

brainOpen Water fMRI will be able to read your mind

Open Water is creating a portable and cheap MRI. fMRI can predict what words you are thinking of and what images your are thinking. There have been mistakes in published work showing cherry-picking and double counting of MRI data. Below …

breakthroughChina counting on high speed rail to drive domestic tourism to about 10% of GDP

China Daily describes the case for how high speed rail is boosting economic growth in China. Faster trains with efficient services can expand and improve the Chinese tourism industry, which saw a year-on-year growth of 15.9 percent, totaling 423.3 billion …

japanUS military indicates Navy F-35C is only version at risk for F-18 SuperHornet replacement

Of the three types of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, only the US Navy’s carrier-launched F-35C is at risk of being replaced by Boeing’s F-18 Super Hornet, the Marine Corps’s top pilot said today. It’s not on the table …

atomically precise manufacturingHarvard researchers created solid metallic hydrogen in the lab and studied it – This is already huge but could be fantastic if properties are as predicted

Harvard researchers have studied and observed solid hydrogen under pressure at low temperatures. With increasing pressure we observe changes in the sample, going from transparent, to black, to a reflective metal, the latter studied at a pressure of 495 GPa. …

imagingNeuroprosthesis to mimic, repair and improve cognition

Kernel is a startup that has a mission to dramatically increase quality of life as we increasingly extend healthy lifespans. They have developed a ready-for-the-clinic brain prosthetic to help people with memory problems. The broad target market includes people with …

alzheimer'sNanoscale particle charge and discharge battery secrets

An interdisciplinary team has developed a way to track how particles charge and discharge at the nanoscale, an advance that will lead to better batteries for all sorts of mobile applications. In a paper published this week in the journal …

futureFemtosecond lasers used to probe phase changes made by nanosecond lasers to develop computer memory follow up to Blu-ray

DVDs and Blu-ray disks contain so-called phase-change materials that morph from one atomic state to another after being struck with pulses of laser light, with data “recorded” in those two atomic states. Using ultrafast laser pulses that speed up the …

futureJohn Kutsch provides an informative energy rant and another video debunks Caldicott

The morning after Thorium Energy Alliance #6 (TEAC6) ended, John Kutsch engaged in a hotel-room interview. John is concerned about global warming and ocean acidification, yet does not see solar or wind as an effective means of lowering our carbon …