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Flat microscope for the brain could help restore lost eyesight

By blind, brain, darpa, engadget, eyesight, flatscope, gear, health, medicine, microscope, neuron, riceuniversity, sensor, tomorrow, vision

You’d probably prefer that doctors restore lost sight or hearing by directly repairing your eyes and ears, but Rice University is one step closer to the next best thing: transmitting info directly to your brain. It’s developing a flat microscope (th…

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Researchers can now desalinate seawater with the power of the Sun

By applenews, desalination, engadget, freshwater, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, membrane, nesmd, newt, potable, rice university, riceuniversity, seawater, water

One of the oldest means of extracting potable liquid from seawater involves distillation, basically boiling the water into steam and then cooling the purified vapor in condensation tubes. Problem is, this method is incredibly power intensive w…

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Haptic feedback gives prosthetics ‘muscle sense’

By applenews, engadget, f├╝rstenfeldbruck, gear, italian institute of technology, medicine, prosthetics, rice university, riceuniversity, Robotics, rocker, university of pisa

For all the actuators, artificial tendons and glitter cannons that researchers are packing into modern prosthetics, these devices still lack an noninvasive means of transmitting haptic feedback to its user. However a device developed by Rice U…

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