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Cochlear implants—with no exterior hardware

Cochlear implants—medical devices that electrically stimulate the auditory nerve—have granted at least limited hearing to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide who otherwise would be totally deaf. Existing versions ...

dateFeb 09, 2014 in Engineering
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Unlocking the brain's secrets using sound

( —The brain is a reclusive organ. Neurons the cells that make up the brain, nerves, and spinal cord communicate with each other using electrical pulses known as action potentials, but their interactions are complicated ...

dateJan 22, 2014 in General Physics
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Orbital samples with sight-saving potential

Those who travel to space are rewarded with a beautiful sight - planet Earth. But the effects of space travel on the human sense of sight aren't so beautiful. More than 30 percent of astronauts who returned from two-week ...

dateDec 11, 2013 in Space Exploration
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