Red-light-sensitive protein enables noninvasive neuron studies

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MIT engineers have developed the first light-sensitive protein molecule that enables neurons to be silenced noninvasively. Using a light source outside the skull makes it possible to do long-term studies without an implanted light source.

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Want a Cheap 2,000x Microscope? Just Fold This $0.50 Piece of Paper

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It’s an ironic marker of the digital divide that sometimes what constitutes a technological breakthrough is in fact a return to the simplest technologies in order to bring the benefits of modern science to those in the developing world.

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This super nifty one armed robot is better at ping pong than you

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It’s no Forrest Gump but this moving one armed robot is plenty good at ping pong. And may be even better than you. Watch it extend its arm to cover ground, cycle through backhand and forehand shots and hit the ball so effortlessly that it seems like an invisible human is controlling it.

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Out in the Open: This Farmbot Makes Growing Food as Easy as Playing Farmville

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The world’s population is expected to grow from about 7 billion to over 9 billion by 2050. That’s means we’re going to need more food. A lot more food.

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The Abyss Table by Christopher Duffy for Duffy London

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The visuals on The Abyss Table are more than enough to make your jaw drop, which is no surprise given Duffy London’s history for clever, unforgettable designs.

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