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    Simulations signal early success for fractal-based retinal implants

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Computer simulations of electrical charges sent to retinal implants based on fractal geometry have University of Oregon researchers moving forward with their eyes focused on biological testing. [...]

    Physicists turn a crystal into an electrical circuit

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Washington State University physicists have found a way to write an electrical circuit into a crystal, opening up the possibility of transparent, three-dimensional electronics that, like an Etch A Sketch, can be erased and reconfigured. [...]

    Featured video: A self-driving wheelchair

    Original @ MIT News – Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) Autonomous wheelchair developed by researchers at MIT and in Singapore promises improved independence for the disabled. [...]

    Conductivity key to mapping water inside Earth

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Hydrogen at elevated temperature creates high electrical conductivity in the Earth’s mantle. [...]

    New chromium-based superconductor has an unusual electronic state

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories When certain materials are cooled below a critical temperature they become superconductors, with zero electrical resistance. An international research team observed an unusual electronic state in new superconductor chromium arsenide. This finding could… [...]

    Maryann Gong earns second-straight Division III Academic All-America of the Year Award

    Original @ MIT News – Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) Computer science major is the first Division III student-athlete to earn the honor in back-to-back years and just the second overall in the NCAA. [...]

    Laying the foundation for new energy technology

    Original @ MIT News – Energy Theoretical chemist Troy Van Voorhis probes big energy-related questions, scrutinizing electrons and chemical bonds to improve sustainable energy solutions. [...]

    Scientists capture first image of major brain receptor in action

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have captured the first three-dimensional snapshots of the AMPA-subtype glutamate receptor in action. The receptor, which regulates most electrical signaling in the brain, is involved in several imp… [...]

    World’s highest output density with power amplifier for W-band GaN transmitters

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Fujitsu today announced the development of a gallium-nitride (GaN) high-electron mobility transistor (HEMT) power amplifier for use in W-band (75-110 GHz) transmissions. To realize long-distance, high-capacity wireless communications, a promising appro… [...]

    Reshaping computer-aided design

    Original @ MIT News – Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) CSAIL’s InstantCAD allows manufacturers to simulate, optimize CAD designs in real-time. [...]