When the electricity (and the lights) go out: transient changes in excitability

Natural or artificially induced electrical activity changes can alter ion balance so as to briefly influence firing. An optogenetics study delineates one mechanism: Cl− shifts causing seconds-long excitability changes after silencing. | Continue reading


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A programmable closed-loop recording and stimulating wireless system [pdf]

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The Complexity of Coffee

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Integrating MEMS and ICs [pdf]

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Applications of next-generation sequencing

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Modular architecture for fully non-blocking silicon photonic switch fabric [pdf]

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State-of-the-art MEMS and microsystem tools for brain research [pdf]

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Analogue signal and image processing with large memristor crossbars [pdf]

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Monolithic ultrasound fingerprint sensor [pdf]

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Wearable sweat sensors

This Review Article examines the development of wearable sweat sensors, considering the challenges and opportunities for such technology in the context of personalized healthcare. | Continue reading


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Scaling for edge inference of deep neural networks

This Perspective highlights the existence of gaps between the computational complexity and energy efficiency required for the continued scaling of deep neural networks and the hardware capacity actually available with current CMOS technology scaling, in situations where edge infe … | Continue reading


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Blood, sweat and tears in biotech – the Theranos story [pdf]

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What Is Spacetime?

Physicists believe that at the tiniest scales, space emerges from quanta. What might these building blocks look like? | Continue reading


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On Theranos: Review of “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup”

Eric Topol extols a gripping account of the rise and fall of the US medical-testing company. | Continue reading


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Grid-Cell Like Deep Layers in Navigation AI

Grid-like representations emerge spontaneously within a neural network trained to self-localize, enabling the agent to take shortcuts to destinations using vector-based navigation. | Continue reading


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I’d whisper to my student self: you are not alone

Twenty years on, Dave Reay speaks out about the depression that almost sunk his PhD, and the lifelines that saved him. | Continue reading


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Challenging local realism with human choices

The BIG Bell Test, which used an online video game with 100,000 participants worldwide to provide random bits to 13 quantum physics experiments, contradicts the Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen worldview of local realism. | Continue reading


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AI recreates activity patterns that brain cells use in navigation

Deep-learning algorithm spontaneously mimicked the activity of specialized neurons that tell us where we are in space. | Continue reading


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Discourses of technology, ageing and participation

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How to handle the dark days of depression

Mental illness can be devastating — but there are ways to fight it, say four researchers who have known those bleak times. | Continue reading


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AI mimics brain codes for navigation

An artificial-intelligence technique called deep learning has now been used to model spatial navigation. The system develops a representation of space similar to that of the grid cells found in the mammalian brain. | Continue reading


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Universe’s coolest lab set to open up quantum world

NASA’s Cold Atom Laboratory will allow physicists to play with quantum phenomena like never before. | Continue reading


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Richard Feynman at 100

Paul Halpern celebrates the oeuvre of the brilliant, unconventional scientist. | Continue reading


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Holiday trips spell trouble for the future of life on Earth: Research Highlights

Carbon emissions from tourism are rising at an alarming rate. | Continue reading


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Colombia: after the violence

Peace efforts in the country have ended 50 years of intense conflict. Now, scientists are studying former fighters and victims as they attempt to heal. | Continue reading


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Nature: deforestation is a key driver for Malaria

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How to make replication the norm

The publishing system builds in resistance to replication. Paul Gertler, Sebastian Galiani and Mauricio Romero surveyed economics journals to find out how to fix it. | Continue reading


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Grey hair may have roots in immune system: Research Highlights

Experiments in mice link loss of pigment cells with rise in levels of inflammatory genes. | Continue reading


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Water filter inspired by Alan Turing passes first test

Membrane's structure predicted in mathematician's lone biology paper. | Continue reading


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Particle physicists turn to AI to cope with CERN’s collision deluge

Can a competition with cash rewards improve techniques for tracking the Large Hadron Collider’s messy collisions? | Continue reading


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Is Nature fighting stem cell research from China?

Nature journals formalize ethics standards for human-embryo and stem-cell papers. | Continue reading


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Earliest known hominin activity in the Philippines by 709 thousand years ago

Stone tools and a disarticulated and butchered skeleton of Rhinoceros philippinensis, found in a securely dated stratigraphic context, indicate the presence of an unknown hominin population in the Philippines as early as 709 thousand years ago. | Continue reading


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Astronomers spot helium on exoplanet for first time

After more than a decade of searching, scientists finally detect the element billowing out of a gas giant. | Continue reading


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Aflatoxin contamination in Europe increases due to climate change

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The ethics of experimenting with human brain tissue

Difficult questions will be raised as models of the human brain get closer to replicating its functions, explain Nita A. Farahany, Henry T. Greely and 15 colleagues. | Continue reading


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Can the world kick its fossil-fuel addiction fast enough?

Clean energy is growing quickly. But time is running out to rein in carbon emissions. | Continue reading


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The myopia boom (2015)

Short-sightedness is reaching epidemic proportions. Some scientists think they have found a reason why. | Continue reading


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