Items of Interest

Energy From Air

Engineers at University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a method to generate electricity from air using two porous nanofilms that create an imbalance of charge between water droplets. Stacking this air-gen device could allow the technology to scale up to the kilowatt level of electricity generation.

Detecting Chronic Pain Using Brain Waves

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco have developed a method that uses brain waves to identify chronic pain. By surveying patients during chronic pain episodes about their pain, with electrodes attached measuring their brain activity, the researchers created a dataset that could be used to train an AI model to detect the onset of chronic pain from brain wave measurements, and distinguish it from acute pain.