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A single zinc oxide nanowire can be attached to a heart, where it produces electric current as it bends with every beat.
A tiny, nearly invisible nanowire can convert the energy of pulsing, flexing muscles inside a rat’s body into electric current, researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have shown. Their nano generator could someday lead to medical implants and sensors powered by heartbeats or breathing.
This image shows brain activity in a stroke patient before (left) and after (right) two weeks of rehabilitative therapy.
New ways to analyze the brain’s electrical activity might soon help physicians diagnose brain disorders and assess the benefits of treatment. ElMindA, a startup based in Israel, is developing one such system, which it hopes will help doctors diagnose attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) more objectively and speed up treatment decisions for stroke patients. The company is partnering with pharmaceutical and medical-device companies and expects to have a product ready for clinical use in 18 months.
Greathouse Labs makes vehicles and fire machines. And vehicles that produce fire. The latest is a wheelchair outfitted with a flame thrower!