Jose L Contreras-Vidal

Mar. 05, 2010

From Thought To Movement

Researchers have recorded the brain signals responsible for movement outside the brain and used them to reconstruct hand movement in three dimensions.

brain, neural interface, prosthetic

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Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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