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TFOT - The Future Of Things

TFOT - The Future Of Things
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Public Library of Science: Open Access The Case for Open Access Open Access (OA) stands for unrestricted access and unrestricted reuse. Here’s why that matters. Most publishers own the rights to the articles in their journals. Google: We're One of the World's Largest Hardware Makers Google is a web company, and it rakes in most of its money from online ad sales, but it has another identity that few people understand: It’s also a massive hardware maker. For years, the company has designed the servers, networking gear, and perhaps other hardware that helps drive its many web services. Google is pretty secretive about its hardware work — the company sees it as a competitive advantage — but at Google’s annual stockholder meeting Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette actually spelled it out. He called his company “probably” one of the world’s largest hardware makers. He was trying to convince investors that Google had the hardware chops to succeed with its $12.5 billion acquisition of mobile-phone-maker Motorola.

BrainGate neural interface system reaches 1,000-day performance milestone An investigational implanted system being developed to translate brain signals toward control of assistive devices has allowed a woman with paralysis to accurately control a computer cursor at 2.7 years after implantation, providing a key demonstration that neural activity can be read out and converted into action for an unprecedented length of time. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Demonstrating an important milestone for the longevity and utility of implanted brain-computer interfaces, a woman with tetraplegia using the investigational BrainGate* system continued to control a computer cursor accurately through neural activity alone more than 1,000 days after receiving the BrainGate implant, according to a team of physicians, scientists, and engineers developing and testing the technology at Brown University, the Providence VA Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). From fundamental neuroscience to clinical utility Moving forward About the BrainGate collaboration

Amazing - Bismuth Crystals How to make Bismuth crystals Bismuth Crystals Bismuth (element #83 on the periodic table) forms beautifully colored and geometrically intricate hopper crystals, shown in the image to the left, as it slowly cools and solidifies from its molten state. The distinctive, 'hoppered', shape of a Bismuth crystal results from a higher growth rate around its outer edges than on its inside face. Perception puzzles, Visual Perception, Optical illusions and Paradoxes This page illustrates that our visual perception cannot always be trusted. The components of an object can distort the perception of the complete object. Our mind is the final arbiter of truth.

PLoS Biology : Publishing science, accelerating research A Peer-Reviewed, Open Access Journal Current Issue PLOS Biology is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal featuring research articles of exceptional significance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems. Where in the World Is Google Building Servers? Google designs the servers inside the data centers powering its empire of online services, and typically, it builds them in Asia. But not always. Photo: Google Though few realize it, Google is now one of the world’s largest hardware makers. Since 2000, the company has designed the computer servers that underpin its empire of online services, including Google Search, Gmail, and Google Docs, and since 2005, according to one former employee, it has also designed the networking equipment that connects these servers. For years, the company kept all this very quiet, seeing its hardware design efforts as perhaps its most significant advantage over competitors.

Touching a Boo-Boo Really Does Make It Feel Better Clutching an injury does make it feel better, according to a study published in Current Biology, reducing the pain on average 64 percent. But only if the injured party is the one doing the clutching (insert your own self-touching joke here). It doesn’t work if someone else does it. Study coauthor Marjolein Kammers explained to the Daily Mail what this means: Accelerating Future There isn’t enough in the world. Not enough wealth to go around, not enough space in cities, not enough medicine, not enough intelligence or wisdom. Not enough genuine fun or excitement. Not enough knowledge. Not enough solutions to global problems. Data Center Knowledge Facebook Revises its Data Center Cooling System One of the huge chambers inside the “penthouse” cooling system used by Facebook in its new Oregon data center. Facebook has updated some elements of the system in its newest data centers. (Photo credit: Alan Brandt) Facebook is updating its data center cooling system, swapping media in place of misters. The changes to the social network’s multi-room “penthouse” cooling were based on lessons learned during the first year of operating its data center in Prineville, Oregon.

Wearable ‘neurocam’ records scenes when it detects user interest (Credit: Neurowear) Keio University scientists have developed a “neurocam” — a wearable camera system that detects emotions, based on an analysis of the user’s brainwaves. The hardware is a combination of Neurosky’s Mind Wave Mobile and a customized brainwave sensor.

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