Device brings silicon computing power to brain research and prosthetics

Abstract illustration of neuron and binary code (stock image).Credit: © robsonphoto / Adobe Stock Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new device for connecting the brain directly to silicon-based technologies. While brain-machine interface devices already exist — and are used for prosthetics, disease treatment and brain research — this latest device can record more data […]

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Shining a light on international energy inequality

A new study examines energy inequality for income classes across 86 countries, from highly industrialised to developing ones, revealing extreme disparity in energy footprints, both within nations and globally.advertisement In the first study of its kind, University of Leeds researchers combined European Union and World Bank data to calculate the distribution of energy footprints, as […]

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How and where to allocate stockpiled ventilators during a pandemic

Key factors must be taken into account in determining the need for and allocation of scarce ventilators during a severe pandemic, especially one causing respiratory illness. Strategies to help state and local planners in allocating stockpiled ventilators to healthcare facilities, including pre-pandemic actions and actions to be taken during the pandemic, are detailed in a […]

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Crocs’ better parenting skills could make them more resilient to climate change

The ability of crocodiles to survive mass extinctions could be in part due to their more hands-on approach to parenting, say scientists at the University of Bath’s Milner Centre for Evolution.advertisement Crocodiles are one of the oldest surviving lineages on Earth, having survived two extinctions — the mass extinction in the late Cretaceous period that […]

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