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2011-10-05 21:51:27

In a first ever demonstration of a two-way interaction between a primate brain and a virtual body, two monkeys trained at the Duke University Center for Neuroengineering learned to employ brain activity alone to move an avatar hand and identify the texture of virtual objects.

2011-10-05 19:30:11

Zinc plays a critical role in regulating how neurons communicate with one another, and could affect how memories form and how we learn.

Copper Film Could Lower Touch Screen, LED And Solar Cell Costs
2011-09-27 04:03:32

Nanowires of copper could eliminate busted cell phone screens and make solar cells more competitive with fossil fuels.

Accidental Sea Turtle Deaths Down, But Still Too High
2011-09-15 04:48:28

Some 4,600 sea turtles are accidentally caught and killed in U.S. fisheries every year, a 94 percent reduction since 1990.

2011-08-10 18:02:38

While roofs across the world sport photovoltaic solar panels to convert sunlight into electricity, a Duke University engineer believes a novel hybrid system can wring even more useful energy out of the sun's rays.

2011-08-08 06:34:54

Cells are the building blocks of the human body.


Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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