Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 14, 2020
A salt solution toward better bioelectronics
A water-stable dopant enhances and stabilizes the performance of electron-transporting organic electrochemical transistors.

Circular reasoning: Spiraling circuits for more efficient AI
Scientists at the Institute of Industrial Science at The University of Tokyo built new specialized computer hardware that can perform AI tasks more efficiently based on a spiraling 3D architecture.

Advanced MRI scans may improve treatment of tremor, Parkinson's disease
Recently developed MRI techniques used to more precisely target a small area in the brain linked to Parkinson's disease and essential tremor may lead to better outcomes without surgery and with less risk of negative effects, a new study led by UT Southwestern researchers suggests.

Summer observation campaigns to study pollution in the Asian tropopause layer
Scientists find the aerosols in the boundary layer are mostly pollution out of human activities, and the aerosols in the upper troposphere may also contain natural aerosols, like mineral dust and volcanic sulfate aerosols,

A clique away from more efficient networks
An old branch of mathematics finds a fertile new field of application.

Maternal depression: seeking help sooner is better for mums and kids
The children of mothers with long-term depression have been found to be at higher risk of behavioural problems and poor development.
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