The AAAS Golden Goose awards highlight federally funded breakthroughs that go on to bring important benefits to the lives of regular people.
U-M discovery leading to LASIK is a Golden Goose
Next generation neural probe leads to expanded understanding of the brain
The hectoSTAR probe, with 128 stimulating micro-LEDs and 256 recording electrodes integrated in the same neural probe, was designed for some stellar brain mapping projects
Toward manufacturing semitransparent solar cells the size of windows
A peel-off patterning technique could enable more fragile organic semiconductors to be manufactured into semitransparent solar panels at scale.
Solar-powered chemistry uses carbon dioxide and water to make feedstock for fuels, chemicals
Producing synthesis gas, a precursor of a variety of fuels and chemicals, no longer requires natural gas, coal or biomass.
Immune to hacks: Inoculating deep neural networks to thwart attacks
The adaptive immune system serves as a template for defending neural nets from confusion-sowing attacks.
‘Exciton surfing’ could enable next-gen energy, computing and communications tech
A charge-neutral information carrier could cut energy waste from computing, now that it can potentially be transported within chips.