News tagged with functionality

Optical control of motor functions

MIT researchers have demonstrated a highly flexible neural probe made entirely of polymers that can both optically stimulate and record neural activity in a mouse spinal cord—a step toward developing prosthetic ...

Nov 10, 2014
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Keeping hydrogen from cracking metals

Metal alloys such as steel and zirconium that are used in pipes for nuclear reactors and oil fields naturally acquire a protective oxide or sulfide layer. But hydrogen penetration can lead to their breakdown ...

Oct 28, 2014
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Microwave multi-tool

A resonator element that can simultaneously act as both a filter and antenna has been developed as a step towards creating PROMFAs - the microwave circuit equivalent of an FPGA.

Aug 19, 2014
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