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Optogenetics

This Tiny Robot Stingray Made From Gold And Rat Hearts Can Also Swim

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 07.07.2016 | Science

Scientists have unveiled a miniature robotic stingray the size of a toenail that sails smoothly through water, guided by pulses of light. The bio-insp...

To Sleep, Perchance, to Dream - A Mental Health Moonshot

David Wu | Posted 06.09.2016 | Science
David Wu

Dreams and Depression Depression is a major problem we face that is increasing in severity with each year. Here are three interesting facts you may n...

Plugging Into Your Brain

Peter Diamandis | Posted 11.22.2016 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

Over the past few decades, billions of dollars have been poured into three areas of research: neuroprosthetics, brain-computer interfaces and optogenetics. All three areas of research are already transforming humanity and solving many of the problems that seem to have stumped our natural evolutionary processes.

Brain Scientists Create 'Memories' Of Things That Never Happened

LiveScience.com | Tanya Lewis | Posted 07.26.2013 | Science

Tinkering with the brains of mice, scientists have given the rodents memories of events that never occurred. The researchers used a technique that in...

Seaside Fog and Fiber-Optics: How Light Shapes Your Thoughts

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.07.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

I'd moved into a place near the beach in the hope of enjoying some world-famous California weather -- but every day, until the sun burned away the fog around lunchtime, the only weather I saw was the thick mist that blanketed my porch.

Optogenetics: A Novel Technology With Questions Old and New

Ruth Starkman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Science
Ruth Starkman

Optogenetics is a combination of genetics and optics to manipulate single neurons using pulses of light delivered to the brain via fiber optic threads.