A New Approach to Treat Mental Illness: Electrical Engineering

WIRED | June 28, 2019

Brain Disorders impact more than 25 percent of Americans, and such disorders are projected to cost more than one trillion dollars annually by 2050. In response, the federal government launched the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Nanotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative in 2013 to uncover how the human brain works as an electrical machine. This group of researchers has been tasked with answering the following question: What if mental illness could be treated with electrical engineering? While the human brain contains nearly 100 billion cells that create and process electricity, human brain augmentation has largely been limited to drugs that target brain chemicals. By discovering how the brain computes, we hope scientists will be able to develop new treatments and bend the projected cost curve of brain disorders.

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With constantly growing traffic and rapid technological advancements, the vision of building smarter roads is becoming more and more realistic. Futuristic infrastructure is a promising solution to the problem of congestion and pollution related to cars and their emissions. But what exactly makes a road smart?

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With constantly growing traffic and rapid technological advancements, the vision of building smarter roads is becoming more and more realistic. Futuristic infrastructure is a promising solution to the problem of congestion and pollution related to cars and their emissions. But what exactly makes a road smart?

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