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Illustration of the “neuronal beacon” for guiding axon growth direction (credit: B. Black et al./ Optics Letters ) University of Texas Arlington scientists have discovered a way to control the growth or repair of neurons and neuron circuits, using a non-invasive “neuronal beacon” (near-IR laser beam) — essentially rewiring brains, or even creating new ones. This major discovery, just published today in Optics Letters , promises to enable several new applications, UT Arlington assistant professor of physics Samarendra Mohanty said in an exclusive interview with KurzweilAI : Building highly precise 3D neural circuits in-vitro as a model for future supercomputers using neuromorphic chips (or even using the neurons themselves in an artificially grown biological computer). Brain activity mapping, in combination with precision stimulation and imaging tools such as the fiber-optic, two-photon, optogenetic stimulator and label-free phase imaging developed by Mohanty. Growing new brains with infrared light [exclusive]
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Neocortical column in Henry Markram’s Blue Brain project (Credit: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) Henry Markram’s Human Brain Project (HBP), backed by 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) funding Jan. 2013 from the European Commission, plans to integrate findings from the Allen Brain Atlas, the National Institutes of Health-funded Human Connectome Project, and the Brain (“Brain Activity Map”) project, Wired reports . The HBP is an ambitious attempt to build a complete model of a human brain using predictive reverse-engineering and simulate it on an IBM Blue Gene supercomputer. Markram plans to give the EU an early working prototype of this system within just 18 months. Thought experiment: build a supercomputer replica of the human brain
Amazon is developing smartphone with 3D screen Amazon.com Inc. is developing a high-end smartphone featuring a screen that allows for three-dimensional images without glasses, The Wall Street Journal reports . Using retina-tracking technology, images on the smartphone would seem to float above the screen like a hologram and appear three-dimensional at all angles, and users may be able to navigate through content using just their eyes, according to sources, With smartphones, Amazon could collect new data on its users through maps, phone calls and app downloads, and offer them shopping recommendations. There is also the potential for new services like mobile payments.
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Ay, el tiempo, esa magnitud que siempre pasa más rápido de lo que queremos. Así ocurre que, cuando reflexionamos, nos damos cuenta de todos los años que han transcurrido en un abrir y cerrar de ojos. Es una ley universal que no perdona a nadie, ni siquiera a los grandes millonarios. Solo hace falta comprobarlo con estas dos imágenes. Sus protagonistas, los cofundadores de Microsoft, Bill Gates y Paul Allen. El plano y el enfoque es el mismo; el detalle llamativo está en la fecha: entre ambas hay 32 años de diferencia. Bill Gates y Paul Allen se hacen la misma foto 32 años después | Tema del Momento
July 19, 2012 A mammoth effort has produced a complete computational model of the bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium, opening the door for biological computer-aided design. By Max McClure The Covert Lab incorporated more than 1,900 experimentally observed parameters into their model of the tiny parasite Mycoplasma genitalium. (Illustration: Erik Jacobsen / Covert Lab) In a breakthrough effort for computational biology, the world's first complete computer model of an organism has been completed, Stanford researchers reported last week in the journal Cell. researchers produce first complete computer model of an organism | Stanford News Release
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Nano-device hardware architecture (credit: Georgia Tech) Researchers at Georgia Tech have drawn up blueprints for a wireless antenna made from atom-thin sheets of carbon, or graphene, that could allow terabit-per-second transfer speeds at a range of about one meter, MIT Technology Review reports This would make it possible to obtain 10 high-definition movies by waving your phone past another device for one second. At even shorter ranges, such as a few centimeters, data rates of up to 100 terabits per second are theoretically possible. Graphene antennas would enable terabit wireless downloads
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A giant leap for BCIs: Paraplegic woman uses mind-controlled robotic arm to feed herself A quadriplegic woman, who hasn’t been able to use her arms, legs, or any muscles below her neck for nine years, has used a mind-controlled robotic arm to perform actions with an unprecedented level of dexterity that approaches the human arm. For those of you who thought that the US military had a monopoly on such advanced robotics, you’ll be pleased to hear that DARPA partially funded this project. To fully appreciate the beautiful majesty of Jan Scheuermann, a 53-year-old who was diagnosed with spinocerebellar degeneration 13 years ago, controlling her robotic arm, just watch the video below.
First direct brain-to-brain interface between two animals Researchers have electronically linked the brains of pairs of rats for the first time, enabling them to communicate directly to solve simple behavioral puzzles (credit: Duke University) Researchers have electronically linked the brains of pairs of rats for the first time, enabling them to communicate directly to solve simple behavioral puzzles. They even brain-linked two animals thousands of miles apart — one in Durham, North Carolina and one in Natal, Brazil.
The Green Bank Telescope and some of the molecules it has discovered (credit: Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF) Researchers have discovered prebiotic (pre-life) molecules in interstellar space that may have formed on dusty ice grains floating between the stars. The molecules were detected in a giant cloud of gas some 25,000 light-years from Earth, near the center of our Milky Way Galaxy — specifically, the star-forming region Sagittarius(Sgr) B2(N), which is the richest interstellar chemical environment currently known. DNA and amino-acid precursor molecules discovered in interstellar space
Neural interface implanted in a monkey (credit: David A Borton et al./J. Neural Eng.) The brain-computer interface goes wireless
George Church (credit: Steve Jurvetson/Wikimedia Commons) Last summer, six scientists proposed a project they compared in scope and ambition to the Human Genome Project: to map the activity of the human brain. In February, news media reported that the Obama administration plans to move forward with that effort, known as the Brain Activity Map. One of those six scientists was George Church, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and a core faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Church, who is also a founding investigator of the Human Genome Project (HGP) and Personal Genome Project (PGP). He explained the roots, ambitions and challenges of the Brain Activity Map (BAM). What is the Brain Activity Map? A Q&A with George Church
Scientists at the Duke Center for Neuroengineering have successfully given lab rats a sixth sense: the ability to detect infrared light, a part of the electromagnetic spectrum that is normally invisible to them. The rats were wired with a brain-machine interface that included an infrared detector — but the scientists implanted it in the part of the brain that typically processes the sense of touch. Initial training of the rats involved rewarding them with water when they successfully poked their nose into a port attached to a visible LED light. Then, over the course of a month, the researchers gradually replaced the LED lights with infrared lighting; those lights were picked up by sensors attached to the rats' foreheads that connect to the implant in the rat's brain. These rats have a sixth sense Brain-machine implant gives rats a 'sixth sense': the ability to detect infrared light
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