Artifical nervous systems? Sounds like something from Doctor Who…
Nothing so dramatic. A team of scientists from the Technische Universität München and the Jülich Research Center has created a graphene transistor array capable of recording electrical signals directly from living biological cells – which could revolutionise bioelectronics.
Graphene? Is that –
The wonder material that can do anything? Yup. It's better suited to bioelectronic applications than traditional silicon as it's chemically stable and biologically inert, according to the team's report in Advanced Materials.
Bioelectronics? Tell me more
But I don't have neural damage…
That's as maybe, but there are all sorts of applications for this tech. Sensors in the brain that can pick up on electrical signals? You could be turning things on and off with the power of your mind before too long. Or even operating Siri with thought control – the possibilities are endless.
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