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    New Plasmonic Device to Help the Internet Keep Growing and Getting Faster

    Original @ Singularity Hub The volume of data shuttled around the internet is growing unchecked, placing ever greater burdens on our communication infrastructure. But a new device that takes advantage of the unusual properties of plasmons could tackle the problem by allowing data speeds in the hundreds of gigabits. The latest forecast by networking giant Cisco predicts that internet […] [...]

    New dye gives scientists a clearer insight into the brain

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Keele University researchers have designed a new dye that can be used to observe the electrical activity of neurons in the brain and could lead to finding a new and more efficient way of treating neurological diseases, as presented at the prestigious S… [...]

    Diagnosing Alzheimer’s with diamonds and PET scans

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Deep within our brains is a dense forest of 100 billion nerve cells. Each of those cells has about 15,000 dendrites that branch out to connect with dendrites from other nerve cells, generating more than 100 trillion points of connection. Electrical sig… [...]

    Soft magnetic material characterizations get a harder look

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories In motors, generators and similar electric machines, the electrical current that powers them generates magnetic fields that magnetize some of the metallic components. [...]

    Electron backscatter diffraction yields microstructure insights

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories High-efficiency electric motors with tailored speed-torques, determined by their magnetic components, are essential for sustainable, successful electric automobile drive concepts. Soft magnetic core engineering plays a key role in these motors, where t… [...]

    Potential new autism drug shows promise in mice

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Scientists have performed a successful test of a possible new drug in a mouse model of an autism disorder. The candidate drug, called NitroSynapsin, largely corrected electrical, behavioral and brain abnormalities in the mice. [...]

    An electronic converter that improves the electrical power output of larger wind turbines

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories An electronic converter developed by the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre enables the energy produced by larger wind turbines (of up to 6.6 kilovolts) to be inserted into the power grid. These devices cut energy losses and can operate with a highe… [...]

    Offshore wind ‘could be a bonanza’ for UK, says expert

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories As the world gathers in Bonn for COP23, the UN’s annual climate change conference, Professor Mike Barnes, from The University of Manchester’s School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, outlines why he thinks offshore wind could be a boom indus… [...]

    Offshore wind ‘could be a bonanza’ for UK, says expert

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories As the world gathers in Bonn for COP23, the UN’s annual climate change conference, Professor Mike Barnes, from The University of Manchester’s School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, outlines why he thinks offshore wind could be a boom indus… [...]

    New silicon ‘Neuropixels’ probes record activity of hundreds of neurons simultaneously

    Original @ KurzweilAI » News In a $5.5 million international collaboration, researchers and engineers have developed powerful new “Neuropixels” brain probes that can simultaneously monitor the neural activity of hundreds of neurons at several layers of a rodent’s brain for the first time. Described in a paper published today (November 8, 2017) in Nature, Neuropixels probes represent a significant advance in neuroscience [...] [...]