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04.18.13
Universities inject neuron-sized LEDs to stimulate brains without a burden (video)
04.18.13

Universities inject neuron-sized LEDs to stimulate brains without a burden (video)

Existing methods for controlling brain activity tend to skew the results by their very nature -- i...

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04.17.13
Tiny lithium-ion battery recharges 1000x faster than rival tech, could shrink mobile devices
04.17.13

Tiny lithium-ion battery recharges 1000x faster than rival tech, could shrink mobile devices

Supercapacitors are often hailed as the holy grail of power supplies, but a group of researchers a...

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03.29.13
University of Illinois' Blue Waters supercomputer now running around the clock
03.29.13

University of Illinois' Blue Waters supercomputer now running around the clock

Things got a tad hairy for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Blue Waters supercompu...

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03.11.13
Researchers print biometric sensors directly on skin, make wearable health monitors more durable
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Researchers print biometric sensors directly on skin, make wearable health monitors more durable

MC10 might be best known for its wearable electronics aimed at athletes, but the company also makes...

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02.27.13
Stretchable, serpentine lithium-ion battery works at three times its usual size
02.27.13

Stretchable, serpentine lithium-ion battery works at three times its usual size

While we've seen more than a few flexible batteries in our day, they're not usually that great at...

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02.22.13
SpiderSense ultrasonic radar suit lets you know when danger is near
02.22.13

SpiderSense ultrasonic radar suit lets you know when danger is near

Know that feeling when someone wanders too far into your personal space? The University of Illinoi...

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09.28.12
John Rogers returns with a silicon-silk circuit that dissolves inside your body
09.28.12

John Rogers returns with a silicon-silk circuit that dissolves inside your body

While you'd be forgiven for not knowing who John Rogers is, he's certainly graced these pages more...

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05.25.12
Supercomputer gets a memory boost with 380 petabytes of magnetic tape
05.25.12

Supercomputer gets a memory boost with 380 petabytes of magnetic tape

Remember the Cray XK6 at the University of Illinois that drives the National Science Foundation's...

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05.22.12
Engineer Guy shows how a phone accelerometer works, knows what's up and sideways (video)
05.22.12

Engineer Guy shows how a phone accelerometer works, knows what's up and sideways (video)

We love finding out how things work, and arguably one of the most important parts of the smartphon...

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