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post-stroke

Deep brain stimulation improves post-stroke recovery

Deep brain stimulation (DBS), already used in humans to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, is being tested to aid post-stroke recovery from paralysis. Studies in...
robots

​NTU scientists unveil social and telepresence robots

Say hello to Nadine, a “receptionist” at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore). She is friendly, and will greet you back. Next time you meet...
knuckles

Knuckle cracking looks explosive, but causes no detectable harm

UC Davis radiology professor Robert Boutin and his colleagues found that gas bubbles forming in joints create the distinctive sound of knuckle cracking.UC Davis...

Gauging materials’ physical properties from video

Last summer, MIT researchers published a paper describing an algorithm that can recover intelligible speech from the analysis of the minute vibrations of objects in video...

Physical Sciences Division Research Highlights

Results: Platinum's scarcity hinders widespread use of fuel cells, which provide power efficiently and without pollutants. Replacing some or all of this rare and expensive...

Physical Sciences Division Research Highlights

Results: Not present when the reaction starts or ends, the driving force behind turning poisonous carbon monoxide into a benign form is a single atom...