This movie shows the thin-film micro-ECoG device being pressed down on the surface of water in a petri dish. The ultraflexible nature of the implant means that it cannot exert enough force to break the surface tension of the water. And the properties of polymer used allow it to stick and grab on to the water’s surface. The same thing happens when it is placed on the hydrated surface of the brain, allowing the implant to float with the brain as it moves within the skull without losing contact with the cortical surface.
NASA’s Constellation Program plans to build spacecraft and vehicles to return astronauts to the Moon and possibly Mars.
The Space Shuttle Atlantis conducts a rendezvous pitch maneuver--a backflip to reach the same orbital velocity as another spacecraft--before docking with the International Space Station. Atlantis is traveling at an orbital velocity of 17,500 miles per hour and is rotating three-quarters of a degree per second.
The new application only occasionally thinks that I want flying pizza.
The technologies that are sure to better the industry.
In the first part of this time-lapse video, an immune cell equipped with a tiny polymer backpack gambols across a microscope slide for some six hours before getting stuck. In the second part of the video, cells with backpacks full of magnetic nanoparticles are tugged toward a magnet, while cells without backpacks stay put.
Synthetic biology could yield microbes that fight cavities and produce vitamins.
NASA's next servicing mission for the telescope will be one of its most challenging.
Madhava Enros, Mozilla’s user-experience designer, demonstrates the alpha release of Fennec, a Web browser for mobile devices.
A robotic insect is designed to explore rough, alien terrain.