December 17, 2018

Tiny Solar Cells

Clothing embedded with flea-sized solar cells will enable wearers to generate electricity while moving and charge devices such as mobile phones and smartwatches, according to researchers at Nottingham Trent University. The research team have developed a way to embed tiny solar cells (3mm long and 1.5mm wide) into yarn than can be woven and knitted into textiles. The cells are enclosed in resin, allowing the garments to be worn and

Brain Activity

An infant’s attempt to pay attention when playing with objects results into bursts of high frequency activity in the brain. But, ever wondered what happens when adults play together with their babies? In a new study, Dr. Sam Wass from the University of East London collaborated with Dr. Victoria Leong and colleagues from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Cambridge University to show that when parents engage into joint play together

Neurons

In a recent study, researchers have discovered a novel way to monitor changes and observe ion fluxes, by examining the characteristics of water molecules surrounding the neural membranes. The research team at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have tested the method on in vitro neurons of mouse and published their findings in the journal Nature Communications. Neurons in the brain communicate with each other through the electrochemical signals

YouTube

Google’s video platform YouTube removed 1.67 million channels along with 7.85 million videos in its third quarter this year, as company’s battle against inappropriate content rages on. The recent YouTube Community Guidelines Enforcement report came amid growing concerns about how the platform monitors and delete problematic content including hateful, graphic content and video displaying violent extremism. As reported in CNBC news, this is the fourth report YouTube has released including