Manage episode 292338462 series 3137
A new neural interface lets people type with their mind, and a crafting journey into materials science.
In this episode:
00:45 A brain interface to type out thoughts
Researchers have developed a brain-computer interface that is able to read brain signals from people thinking about handwriting, and translate them into on-screen text. The team hope this technology could be used to help people with paralysis to communicate quicker than before.
Research Article: Willett et al.
News and Views: Neural interface translates thoughts into type
07:37 Research Highlights
Light-sensitive cells help headless worms ‘see’ with their bodies, and a wearable device that monitors itchiness.
Research Highlight: How headless worms see the light to steer
Research Highlight: How itchy are you? A new device knows precisely
10:26 The science of everyday materials
Materials scientist Anna Ploszajski joins us to talk about her new book Handmade, which details how her journey into craft helped shape her materials research.
Book review: From spoons to semiconductors — we are what we make
18:26 Briefing Chat
We discuss some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, the genomes of some viruses that contain a very unusual DNA nucleobase, and the smouldering nuclear reactions that remain in the wreckage of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
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