Currently, scientists are working on the development of a number of materials designed to give robots or prostheses the ability to touch. And although most of them resemble thin, elastic skin, a new alternative is a spongy foam that combines several desirable qualities at once.
At Northwestern University, Chicago, a wireless implant has been developed that allows you to control the social activity of mice. A wireless implant has been developed at the University of California, San Francisco, which allows monitoring the condition of a patient with Parkinson's disease and conducting remote brain stimulation.
Usually, if you want to create a device with high electrical conductivity, you have to use solid metals. However, recently scientists from Carnegie Mellon University have created a soft and flexible material that meets all the necessary requirements.
A thin dry tattoo electrode has been created for long-term measurements of cardiac, muscular and brain electrical activity. The composition of the electrodes, which are almost invisible on the skin, makes them much cheaper than existing analogues.
The first direct evidence has been obtained that neurons in the brain repeatedly reproduce daily activities, allowing a person to remember facts, events and emotions.
Scientists from MIPT together with colleagues from Princeton University simulated the interaction of a high-voltage streamer discharge with a shock wave. Such a wave is formed when the aircraft accelerates to a speed higher than sound!
Neuralink startup on Tuesday, July 16, in San Francisco held a presentation of the results of two years of its work. The company's first steps include the development of a neurosurgeon robot, the creation of a high-performance chip for reading brain signals and stimulating it, as well as the actual neural interface made of the thinnest polymer threads. The technology has already been tested on rats and has shown significant superiority over existing analogues in the amount of data received from the nervous system.
Scientists compared the activity of macaque and human neurons and found out that in fact our brain is able to distinguish illusion from real movement - however, no one knows exactly how.
For the legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker, the loss of his arm in a duel with Darth Vader remained a tragedy only for five minutes: in the next scene, he got a very perfect prosthesis. In reality, such a thing can only be dreamed of, but scientists are working to make it a reality.
Now a modern electronic prosthetic arm or leg is not perceived as something exotic. And what about the prosthesis of the most complex and important organ for a person?