Read — 2015/11/20

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. A faster, brighter picture of brain cells in action“, by Emily Underwood (Science). A new technology — combining an engineered protein with a protein derived from fungus — allows scientists to view brain cells in action at a temporal resolution of 0.2 milliseconds.
  2. Crystalline eyes of chitons inspire materials scientists“, by Elizabeth Pennisi (Science). Chitons, with a 500-million-year-old fossil record, show that Nature knows a little something about dual-use materials (specifically, aragonite).