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Jan 19, 2022

Cellular support network boosts the regeneration of injured nerves

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐀𝐭𝐥𝐚𝐬:

The Neuro-Network.

𝐂𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐧𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐢𝐧𝐣𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐬

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Jan 19, 2022

Thread robot is designed to remove blood clots in brain

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology, nuclear energy, robotics/AI

MIT team develops steerable soft thread-like robot capable of navigating tiny blood vessels

Snake robots are among the most familiar type of mechanical device for working in confined spaces. Flexible, tubular robots have been used for applications such as working in the interior of nuclear reactors, water distribution systems and inside the human body to aid surgery. The MIT team, mechanical engineers affiliated to the institution’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, have downsized the snake paradigm to the scale of a thread half a millimetre in diameter, which can be remotely controlled by magnetic fields to worm its way through the convoluted blood vessels of the brain to deliver clot-busting drugs or devices to break up and remove the blockage. Such robots have the potential to quickly treat a stroke and prevent damage to the brain, the team claims.

Jan 19, 2022

Arduino Meets Quantum Computer

Posted by in categories: computing, internet, quantum physics

| Hackaday

Quantum computers aren’t quite ready for the home lab, but since there are ways to connect to some over the Internet, you can experiment with them more easily than you might think. [Norbert] decided to interface a giant quantum computer to an ordinary Arduino. Why? Well, that isn’t necessarily clear, but then again, why not? He explains basic quantum computing and shows his setup in the video below.

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Jan 19, 2022

Sonifying science: from an amino acid scale to a spider silk symphony

Posted by in categories: physics, science

Sonifying science: from an amino acid scale to a spider silk symphony – Physics World.

Markus Buehler and Mario Milazzo explain how they have been able to explore new avenues of research by translating living structures into sound.

Jan 19, 2022

Elon Musk says social-media accounts that track his travel movements are ‘becoming a security issue’

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, security

Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded to a tweet on Monday discussing the risk posed to him and his family by publishing details about his travel plans.

Jan 19, 2022

Tesla’s New Infotainment Computers Are Sapping Range

Posted by in category: computing

It’s unclear whether or not the new Ryzen-based systems can run Crysis.

Jan 19, 2022

Tardigrades could be the first interstellar space travellers

Posted by in categories: physics, space travel

A team of physicists, philosophers and biologists have come up with a list of organisms that could withstand the harsh conditions of interstellar space, and tardigrades take the top spot.

Jan 19, 2022

Your eyes hold the key to your true biological age, study finds

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

The back of your eye, called the retina, reveals a wealth of health information to doctors, and may one day show your body’s true biological age, regardless of how old you are.

Jan 19, 2022

Elon Musk is a polarising figure

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space

On one hand, he wants to travel to other planets and on the other he wants to make our planet cleaner. So I really wonder, do you think he’s helping the world or is he out of touch with reality?

Jan 19, 2022

Light-matter interactions simulated on the world’s fastest supercomputer

Posted by in categories: physics, supercomputing

Light-matter interactions form the basis of many important technologies, including lasers, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and atomic clocks. However, usual computational approaches for modeling such interactions have limited usefulness and capability. Now, researchers from Japan have developed a technique that overcomes these limitations.

In a study published this month in The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, a research team led by the University of Tsukuba describes a highly efficient method for simulating light-matter interactions at the atomic scale.

What makes these interactions so difficult to simulate? One reason is that phenomena associated with the interactions encompass many areas of physics, involving both the propagation of light waves and the dynamics of electrons and ions in matter. Another reason is that such phenomena can cover a wide range of length and time scales.

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