Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed a nanoscale particle that converts the brain’s electrical impulses to infrared light, optical signals that can be picked up by sensors outside the body that don’t require a hardwired connection that passes through the skull, and also could improve the response time of
Researchers at the University of Rochester have produced a material that is superconductive at room temperature, the holy grail of materials development that holds the potential to revolutionize virtually every aspect of modern technology—all without the need for bulky refrigeration equipment required to cool the material low enough to produce
While the steady increase of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere and the rise of global temperatures can make the state of affairs for the future of our climate seem bleak, there is positive progress being made in regards to how we, as a species, respond to the crisis. A report released recently by the Paris-based International Energy Agency revealed that over three-quarters of newly-installed electrical production in 2015 was made up of renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power.
Scientists are now working on turning the human body into a power station that can act like a battery pack to run your laptop, as well as other appliances that you carry or wear. A pacemaker powered by the energy of your heartbeat could operate for a lifetime, and never need to be replace periodically, the way they do now.