Amputees have reported that mind-controlled prosthetics allow them to “feel” their hands for the first time since their amputation. These prosthetics use sophisticated algorithms to relay sensory information to the brain, as well as implanted electrodes in the arm to provide refined, natural movement actuated by the mind of the wearer.
Yale Professor Wenjun Hu is working to develop Strata, a method for encoding barcodes much like QR codes, but with greater flexibility for observers without ideal viewing conditions.
As computers become more powerful, many scientists believe they will eventually outsmart humans. Nick Bostrom’s new book, Superintelligence, looks at the dangers inherent in creating ever-brainier machines, and at how we might survive them.
Electrical engineer Amit Roy-Chowdhury has teamed up with art historian Conrad Rudolf to identify unknown portrait subjects.
From Star Wars to Futurama, science fiction just would not be complete without cryopreserving a couple of heroes. Of course, the ability to freeze humans and revive them centuries later remains well out of reach, but cryopreservation has been a
Google and other technologies that provide ubiquitous and instant access to information are not only changing what we remember — they are changing how we remember. At some point we must ask ourselves, are these changes for the best?
A novel single-molecule approach using “optical tweezers” provides new detail into the process of membrane fusion.
Professor Roman Kuc studies bat echolocation to help build new sonar systems for robots.
Researchers have broken a distance record for quantum teleportation, a fast and secure communication technology.
Laser technology lights new paths to nuclear power by facilitating uranium enrichment.