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Listening to speech with a guinea pig-to-human brain-to-brain interfaceNicolelis wrote in his 2003 review on brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) that the design of a successful BMI relies on general physiological principles describing how neuronal signals are encoded. Our study explored whether neural information exchanged between brains of different species is possible, similar to the information exchange between computers. We show for the first time that single words...1
Global coral reef ecosystems exhibit declining calcification and increasing primary productivityCoral reefs may become net dissolving rather than growing by the middle of this century, as indicated by key drivers of coral reef calcification which have been identified through a global meta-analysis.
Not just sorcery: scientists build an invisible portal. 'Superscattering’ material is used to construct a mini-doorway that is invisible in the microwave portion of the spectrum.Not just sorcery: scientists build an invisible portal. 'Superscattering’ material is used to construct a mini-doorway that is invisible in the microwave portion of the spectrum.
Multimodal analysis of cell-free DNA whole-genome sequencing for pediatric cancers with low mutational burdenLiquid biopsies enable minimally invasive applications for diagnosis and treatment monitoring. Here the authors analyse fragmentation patterns of circulating tumour DNA on multiple levels and develop a bioinformatic tool, LIQUORICE, to accurately detect and classify paediatric cancers with low mutational burden.
The physics of financial networksThe interconnectedness of the financial system is increasing over time, and modelling it as a network captures key interactions between financial institutions. This Review surveys the most successful applications of statistical physics and complex networks to the description and understanding of financial networks.1