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
Electronics + Devices
Next generation neural probe leads to expanded understanding of the brain
Carbon fiber brain-implant electrodes show promise in animal study
Material and size designed to give electrodes a chance to operate in the body for years.
Nanotech OLED electrode liberates 20% more light, could slash display power consumption
A five-nanometer-thick layer of silver and copper outperforms conventional indium tin oxide without adding cost.
Snails carrying the world’s smallest computer help solve mass extinction survivor mystery
Study yields new insights into the survival of a native snail important to Tahitian culture and ecology and to biologists studying evolution.
“Egg carton” quantum dot array could lead to ultralow power devices
By putting a twist on new “2D” semiconductors, researchers have demonstrated their potential for using single photons to transmit information.
Pioneering a way to keep very small satellites in orbit
More than 250 students had a hand in a satellite scheduled to launch on January 17th, the first in space for a project to keep nanosats in orbit by harnessing Earth’s magnetic field.