Future Tense. For a sustainable and desirable future. Union of Concerned Scientists Action Center ucsusa.org. Global Education Workshop Welcome. Environmental Working Group. MIT Researchers Use Legos To Solve Real-Life Problems. Fitness Tests for Old Nuclear Reactors. Photo: Amy Sancetta/AP Photo In with the new: Some components of aging nuclear plants can be replaced.
This new lid for the reactor pressure vessel was installed in the Davis-Besse nuclear power station. Exelon reports Tritium found near Three Mile Island, no threat. Peach Bottom investigation: Security officials falsified records. Two security officials have been disciplined for falsifying security documents.
This photo from 2008 depicts Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station. In April, a federal investigation found that two security officials at the plant falsified records. HUMAN 2.0 - CREATING GODS. Craig Venter unveils "synthetic life" Artificial life links. Robotics/Electronics. Personal Robots Group - MIT Media Lab. TIME's report on our robotic future: 5 incredible predictions. SARCOS half human half robot. Mark Tilden. Hod Lipson: Robots that are "self-aware" Stompy: 18 foot wide, 6-legged, rideable robot in the works.
Navy: Grow Sailors’ Brains With iPhone App. It’s not that the Navy is calling you stupid.
The seafaring service just wants to actually see your brain grow. High on the Navy’s just-released wish list for designs from small businesses is a “brain-fitness training program” that sailors can use to sharpen their cognitive skills. It’s got to work on an “ultramobile platform” like an iPhone or a netbook. P.W. Singer: Military robots and the future of war. Big Dog. Microdrones Quadcopter Swarming flight. Controlling Computers with Your Mind. November 8, 2010 Scientists used a brain-computer interface to show how the activity of just a few brain cells can control the display of pictures on a computer screen.
The finding sheds light on how single brain cells contribute to attention and conscious thought. Patients were asked to focus on 1 of 2 superimposed images, here of Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe. Researchers have been making great progress in developing brain-computer interfaces—devices that let a person's thoughts guide the actions of a computer. This technology can potentially help paralysis patients control prosthetic limbs and communicate. A team of scientists led by Dr. The scientists recruited 12 patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. In a previous study, the researchers found that individual brain cells respond more strongly to certain images than to others. For this study, the scientists first identified neurons in each person that responded selectively to 4 different images. Nerve-Electronic Hybrid Could Meld Mind and Machine.
Nerve-cell tendrils readily thread their way through tiny semiconductor tubes, researchers find, forming a crisscrossed network like vines twining toward the sun.
The discovery that offshoots from nascent mouse nerve cells explore the specially designed tubes could lead to tricks for studying nervous system diseases or testing the effects of potential drugs. Such a system may even bring researchers closer to brain-computer interfaces that seamlessly integrate artificial limbs or other prosthetic devices. New solar fuel device that ”mimics plant life” Scientists have unveiled a prototype solar device that mimics plant life, turning the Sun’s energy into fuel.
The device uses the Sun’s rays and a metal oxide called ceria to break down carbon dioxide or water into fuels, which can be stored and transported. The prototype, which has been devised by researchers in the US and Switzerland, uses a quartz window and cavity to concentrate sunlight into a cylinder lined with cerium oxide, also known as ceria. If as in the prototype, carbon dioxide and/or water are pumped into the vessel, the ceria will rapidly strip the oxygen from them as it cools, creating hydrogen and/or carbon monoxide.
Hydrogen produced could be used to fuel hydrogen fuel cells in cars, for example, while a combination of hydrogen and carbon monoxide can be used to create “syngas” for fuel. Computers: Artificial Life: Artificial Worlds. The future is coming, in the form of internet-controlled power outlets. A common theme in any form of entertainment depicting the future is the use of a remote to control everything – futuristic houses are often shown with the owner turning the lights on before they even arrive.
Turns out, using the internet to control our houses is not too far away. Russia launches universal ID and payment card. Sorry!
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Epson FLYING ROBOT in 2004..hmm whats available in 2010? New Sony Technology. Samsung 14 inch Transparent OLED Laptop Preview - CES 2010. Blue Brain Project. Scientists extract images directly from brain. Researchers from Japan's ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories have developed new brain analysis technology that can reconstruct the images inside a person's mind and display them on a computer monitor, it was announced on December 11.
According to the researchers, further development of the technology may soon make it possible to view other people's dreams while they sleep. The scientists were able to reconstruct various images viewed by a person by analyzing changes in their cerebral blood flow. Using a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine, the researchers first mapped the blood flow changes that occurred in the cerebral visual cortex as subjects viewed various images held in front of their eyes. Subjects were shown 400 random 10 x 10 pixel black-and-white images for a period of 12 seconds each. For now, the system is only able to reproduce simple black-and-white images. "These results are a breakthrough in terms of understanding brain activity," says Dr. Toward the First Revolution in the Mind Sciences. How Brain Imaging Could Help Predict Alzheimer's.
Developing drugs that effectively slow the course of Alzheimer’s disease has been notoriously difficult.
Scientists and drug developers believe that a large part of the problem is that they are testing these drugs too late in the progression of the disease, when significant damage to the brain makes intervention much more difficult. “Drugs like Lilly’s gamma secretase inhibitor failed because they were tested in the wrong group of patients,” says Sangram Sisodia, director of the Center for Molecular Neurobiology at the University of Chicago. People in the mid or late stages of the disease “are too far gone, there is nothing you can do.” New brain imaging research may help solve that problem. Two studies presented at the Society for Neuroscience conference in San Diego this week identified changes in the brains of people who would go on to develop the disease. Neuroscience of free will.
Neuroscience of free will is the part of neurophilosophy that studies the interconnections between free will and neuroscience. As it has become possible to study the living brain, researchers have begun to watch decision making processes at work. Findings could carry implications for our sense of agency and for moral responsibility and the role of consciousness in general. Relevant findings include the pioneering study by Benjamin Libet and its subsequent redesigns; these studies were able to detect activity related to a decision to move, and the activity appears to begin briefly before people become conscious of it. Other studies try to predict activity before overt action occurs. Taken together, these various findings show that at least some actions - like moving a finger - are initiated unconsciously at first, and enter consciousness afterward.
Optogenetics. The earliest approaches were developed and applied in the lab of Gero Miesenböck, now Waynflete Professor of Physiology at the University of Oxford, and Richard Kramer and Ehud Isacoff at the University of California, Berkeley; these methods conferred light sensitivity but were never reported to be useful by other laboratories due to the multiple components these approaches required.
A distinct single-component approach involving microbial opsin genes introduced in 2005 turned out to be widely applied, as described below. Optogenetics is known for the high spatial and temporal resolution that it provides in altering the activity of specific types of neurons to control a subject's behavior. Future. Future Timeline. Future News for Year 2020 and Beyond - News of Future. Untitled. News of Future: Fooling Arnold Made a Clean Sweep in Saturday Ratings.
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Juan Enriquez: Tech evolution will eclipse the financial crisis. Science News. Solar power without solar cells: A hidden magnetic effect of light could make it possible. A dramatic and surprising magnetic effect of light discovered by University of Michigan researchers could lead to solar power without traditional semiconductor-based solar cells. The researchers found a way to make an "optical battery," said Stephen Rand, a professor in the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Physics and Applied Physics.
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