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MI weekly selection #422

MI weekly selection #422

Weekly Selection

By César Tomé

Paralyzed man writes on screen with his mind A man paralyzed from his neck down was able to imagine writing words and have them appear on a screen. Researchers attached a pair of electrodes to an area of the man’s brain associated with finger and hand movement, and after he imagined he was writing the […]

The classical nonlinear mechanics of wrinkles in 2D materials

The classical nonlinear mechanics of wrinkles in 2D materials

DIPC Advanced materialsMaterials

By DIPC

Two-dimensional (2D) materials are extraordinary for two main reasons. One is the set of mechanical properties that makes those materials a versatile playground where multiple modelling objects are possible, from the thinnest membranes with minuscule bending rigidity to very stiff plates, all with very reproducible parameters. The other reason is that both the electronic and […]

MI weekly selection #421

MI weekly selection #421

Weekly Selection

By César Tomé

Cerebellum may have been key to human evolution Researchers have found differences between the human cerebellum and those of chimpanzees and rhesus macaques that may have been fundamental to human evolution. Scientists examined DNA from the prefrontal cortices and cerebellums of all three and found that methylation patterns were different in humans, especially in the […]

Graphene nanoribbons need to be protected from oxygen to remain functional

Graphene nanoribbons need to be protected from oxygen to remain functional

DIPC Interfaces

By DIPC

Real life is sometimes very different from laboratory settings. Take superconductivity, for example. In order to reach, it you either need extremely low temperatures, extremely high pressures or a combination of both; something that makes very difficult to conceive an everyday application out of a laboratory. Something similar happens with other new materials, but in […]

Electroactive microenvironments as a major driver of cell behavior

Electroactive microenvironments as a major driver of cell behavior

Materials

By BCMaterials

“There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.” ― Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, 1818 Increasing advances in material’s science have enabled the design and production of materials capable of inducing specific cell behaviors, such as proliferation, migration or differentiation. Consequently, we are now able to […]

Prepared to kill: Some ideas to debate

Prepared to kill: Some ideas to debate

BiologyEvolutionPsychology

By Invited Researcher

Original: Eduardo Angulo (2017) Preparados para matar: algunas ideas para el debate. Translated and adapted by Julio Nicanor Ozores, M.D. “…the proper application of Darwinian thinking to human issues- of mind, language, knowledge, and ethics, for instance- illuminates them in ways that have always eluded the traditional approaches, recasting ancient problems and pointing to their […]

MI weekly selection #420

MI weekly selection #420

Weekly Selection

By César Tomé

Venus’ core size is on par with Earth’s The size of Venus’ core is similar to that of Earth’s, with a diameter of about 7,000 kilometers, according to findings published in Nature Astronomy. Researchers calculated the core’s size using radio waves sent via California’s Goldstone Solar System Radar and charting their echoes with the Green […]

How to analyse data from galaxy spectroscopic surveys without assuming a cosmological model

How to analyse data from galaxy spectroscopic surveys without assuming a cosmological model

AstrophysicsDIPC Astrophysics

By DIPC

Euclid is an ESA mission to map the geometry of the Universe and better understand the mysterious dark matter and dark energy, which make up most of the energy budget of the cosmos. The mission will investigate the distance-redshift relationship and the evolution of cosmic structures by measuring shapes and redshifts of galaxies and clusters […]