I’ll be soon leaving my position as Social Media and Marketing Director for TNW. Time for a change, off to new digital adventures ;)
The part of my job I’ll probably miss the most, will be managing TNW’s tumblr. Thank you all for the great company, inspiration, <3s and reblogs.
For any TNW community related issues reach out to community[at!]thenextweb.com
Stay in touch! Via e-mail: amalucky.a[at!]gmail.com, @amalucky
After four and a half intense and wonderful years as CEO of Groupon, I’ve decided that I’d like to spend more time with my family.
Just kidding - I was fired today.
If you’re wondering why… you haven’t been paying attention.”
“A team of neuroengineers based at Brown University has developed a fully implantable and rechargeable wireless brain sensor capable of relaying real-time broadband signals from up to 100 neurons in freely moving subjects. Several copies of the novel low-power device, described in the Journal of Neural Engineering, have been performing well in animal models for more than year, a first in the brain-computer interface field. Brain-computer interfaces coud help people with severe paralysis control devces with their thoughts.”
Imagine batteries stretchy enough to flex inside clothing or under the skin. Unusually elastic batteries could one day help power flexible electronics worn on or implanted inside the body, researchers say.
“Some relatively simple but powerful ideas allow one to construct rechargeable, lithium-ion batteries that have the physical properties of a rubber band,” says John Rogers, a materials scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Applications may include robotic skin and wearable health monitors, he added.