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Literal Smart Dust Opens Brain-Computer Pathway to “Spy on Your Brain”

Literal Smart Dust Opens Brain-Computer Pathway to “Spy on Your Brain”
Source: Activist Post Some might have heard about Smart Dust; nanoparticles that can be employed as sensor networks for a rangeof security and environmental applications. Now, however, literal Smart Dust for the brain is being proposed as the next step toward establishing a brain-computer interface. The system is officially called “neural dust” and works to “monitor the brain from the inside.” Inventors are attempting to overcome the hurdle of how to best implant sensors that can remain over the course of one’s life. This paper explores the fundamental system design trade-offs and ultimate size, power, and bandwidth scaling limits of neural recording systems. A network of tiny implantable sensors could function like an MRI inside the brain, recording data on nearby neurons and transmitting it back out. Concurrently, there is massive long-term investment in nanotech applications via the National Nanotechnology Initiative 2011 Strategic Plan. Related:  Smart DustRobotics and Nano

Connected Air: Smart Dust Is The Future Of The Quantified World This article is part of ReadWrite Future Tech, an annual series in which we explore how technologies that will shape our lives in the years to come are grounded in the innovation and research of today. The year is 2035, and Sgt. Bill Traverse and his team of commandos are performing a “sweep and clean” operation through a portion of the war-torn Mexico City. Sgt. This scene of Sgt. Smart Dust: The Sensors That Track Every Thing, Everywhere The idea of the Internet of Things is so passé. Putting sensors on stuff? The technology is called Smart Dust and it’s not quite as crazy (or as new) as you might think. Smart Dust as a concept originated out of a research project by the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Research And Development Corporation (RAND) in the early 1990s. The entire world could be quantified with this type of ubiquitous sensor technology. What Is Smart Dust? Controlling Dust With TinyOS Stanford provides much the development of TinyOS.

Autonomous MIT Cheetah Robot Lands First-Ever Running Jump TwistedSifter The Best of the visual Web, sifted, sorted and summarized Jun 1, 2015 Autonomous MIT Cheetah Robot Lands First-Ever Running Jump In a leap for robotic development, the MIT researchers who built a robotic cheetah have now trained it to see and jump over hurdles as it runs — making this the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously. Channels: AMAZING, INFORMATIVE Tags: · first, robots, science, tech AddThis Sharing Previous Blobbing with a GoPro Next So Freestyle Jet Skiing is a Thing and this Guy is a World Champion Random Lighting Candle Smoke in Super Slow Motion Related Doctor Uses Robot to Stitch a Grape Back Together Trending on TwistedSifter Lady Walking Her Dog Dances Her Heart Out to this Beatboxing Street Performer 4,000 Years of World History in One Epic Chart Young Couple Gets Increasingly Aged with Make-up and Revealed to Each Other Truck Attempts to Board a Ship Over Planks by Taboolaby Taboola Sponsored LinksSponsored Links Promoted LinksPromoted Links

In New Quantum Experiment, Effect Happens Before Cause September 19, 2013 - A real-world demonstration of a thought experiment conducted at the University of Vienna, has produced a result that is somewhat befuddling to people with what the lead researcher calls a "naïve classical world view." Two pairs of particles are either quantum-entangled or not. One person makes the decision as to whether to entangle them or not, and another pair of people measure the particles to see whether they're entangled or not. The head-scratcher is: the measurement is made before the decision is made, and it is accurate. "Classical correlations can be decided after they are measured," says Xiao-song Ma, the writer of the study. Entanglement can be created "after the entangled particles have been measured and may no longer exist." The finding can be integrated into potential quantum computers, one hopes. Quantum mechanics allows for some very strange things, like the teleportation of information and computers that can break even the toughest codes.

Introduction To Nanotechnology Nanotechnology, also referred to as nanotech, is the science and technology of building devices, such as electronic circuits, and controlling molecular structures that are less than 100 nanometers in size. One nanometer is equal to one billionth of a meter. Nanotechnology is literally invisible to the naked eye. Nanotechnology is a newly emerging and very promising area for business investors and the struggle has begun on who owns the 'nano bank' of patents. There is a lot of debate on the future implications of nanotechnologies. Nanotechnology has the potential to create many new materials and devices with a vast range of applications in electronics and energy production, and when combined with biotechnology, aka artificial biology for medical uses, it ventures into an area of even greater debate. Dr. We stand on the pinnacle of great times. Abstract: Introduction to Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Nanomaterials are great and strange at the same time. Carbon Nanotubes Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr.

Humans to become 'pets' of AI robots, says Apple co-founder Wozniak (NaturalNews) If you needed just one more reason to trash your iPhone, this is it. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak recently told a crowd of techies in Austin, Texas, that the future of humanity will predicate on artificially-intelligent (AI) robots keeping people as "pets" - and Wozniak says he's actually looking forward to this grim, robot-dominated future. Building upon Apple's "Siri" concept, which is AI in its infancy, Wozniak's vision for 100 years from today is that humans will be literally owned by AI robots, much like how humans currently own dogs or cats. Robots will be in charge, in other words, and humans will be their slaves. And all of this will somehow be "really good for humans," in Wozniak's view. Speaking at the Freescale Technology Forum 2015, Wozniak told eager listeners that putting robots in charge is a good thing because, by that point (100 years from now), they'll have the capacity to become good stewards of nature, "and humans are part of nature," he says. Sources:

Antikythera mechanism The Antikythera mechanism (Fragment A – front) The Antikythera mechanism (Fragment A – back) The Antikythera mechanism (/ˌæntɨkɨˈθɪərə/ ANT-i-ki-THEER-ə or /ˌæntɨˈkɪθərə/ ANT-i-KITH-ə-rə) is an ancient analog computer[1][2][3][4] designed to predict astronomical positions and eclipses. Professor Michael Edmunds of Cardiff University, who led a 2006 study of the mechanism, described the device as "just extraordinary, the only thing of its kind", and said that its astronomy was "exactly right". The mechanism was housed in a wooden box approximately 340 × 180 × 90 mm in size and comprised 30 bronze gears (although more could have been lost). The Antikythera mechanism is kept at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Origins and discovery[edit] The mechanism was discovered in a shipwreck off Point Glyphadia on the Greek island of Antikythera. Mechanism[edit] Schematic of the artifact's known mechanism Operation[edit] Gearing[edit] Known gear scheme[edit] Wright proposal.

FromTheDeskOf Dr. Hildy: NANO BUILDING BLOCKS: Polymers, Wires and Composites | One Cell One Light FROM THE DESK OF DR. Hildy®© May 12, 2015 NANO BUILDING BLOCKS: Polymers, Wires and Composites “A Collection of Updates in the Big World of Nanotechnology” In the BIG World of Nanotechnology many individual compounds are used that are known to be hazardous materials and/or toxic substances are now being applied to the innovative and creative architectural design of bio-scaffolding, nano coatings, thin films and 3-D Bio-Printing and regular 3-D printing processes to name a few aspects of their use. In the May 2015 issue of the Smithsonian, the magazine clearly sates the “Future is Here” as it specifically addresses topics of communicating brain to brain; farm to table organic suburbs; made to order bones and organs and fighting famine and drought with satellites. In each of these processes a form of a nano advanced materials is used as a composite composed of a base polymer (of a known plastic raw materials). In many ways, cellulose makes the ideal excipient. 2 R3Si–OH → R3Si–O–SiR3 + H2O

Doctor Uses Robot to Stitch a Grape Back Together Watch a doctor use the da Vinci Surgical System to stitch a grape back together. The robotic technology is designed to help surgeons perform delicate, minimally invasive surgeries. NASA: Discovery opens door to search for new life forms News December 2, 2010 03:58 PM ET Computerworld - NASA scientists have found a new form of bacteria that they say has changed their notion of life as we've known it. Researchers said during a press conference Thursday that they found a strange microbe in Mono Lake in Northern California. Unlike every other known microorganism, these bacteria are able to survive and reproduce using arsenic, a toxic chemical. It's a matter of substitution, according to Felisa Wolfe-Simon, a NASA astrobiology research fellow. "It's a microbe doing something different than life as we've known it," said Wolfe-Simon. Today's news will push back most of the speculation that has been rampant on the Internet since NASA said several days ago that it would have an astrobiology announcement Thursday. The announcement wasn't about alien life but instead focused on a different form of life right here on Earth. Phosphorus, which aids in carrying energy in all cells, is considered an essential element for all living cells.

Smart Dust Is Coming: New Camera Is the Size of a Grain of Salt Miniaturization is one of the most world-shaking trends of the last several decades. Computer chips now have features measured in billionths of a meter. Sensors that once weighed kilograms fit inside your smartphone. Researchers are aiming to take sensors smaller—much smaller. In a new University of Stuttgart paper published in Nature Photonics, scientists describe tiny 3D printed lenses and show how they can take super sharp images. This allows for a variety of designs to be tested to achieve the finest quality images. According to the paper, the new method not only demonstrates high-quality micro-lenses can be 3D printed, but it also solves roadblocks to current manufacturing methods. The lenses—which included single, double, and triple optical elements—were printed on strands of optical fiber and standard digital sensors like those used in cameras. The printer sends ultra-fast laser pulses into a photosensitive resin, hardening it layer by layer into the finished product.

Dubai Announces New Fleet Of “Robocops” By Joshua Krause Police in the United Arab Emirates are preparing to adopt a strange new partner. The city of Dubai has announced that they will be introducing a fleet of automated security guards in 2017, making them the first city in the world to use robotic police officers. Unlike the fearsome machines that have been frequently portrayed in movies like Robocop, these bots won’t be taking on an aggressive role (at least, not immediately). The robots will be patrolling crowded public areas, providing surveillance and acting as information terminals for tourists. The man in charge of Dubai’s “smart” unit, Colonel Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi, suggested that the robots will eventually work without any human input, and believes they will be fully implemented by the end of the decade. We are aiming to provide these kinds of services as the population is expanding. However, the city may be establishing a dangerous precedent.

More data storage? Here's how to fit 1,000 terabytes on a DVD We live in a world where digital information is exploding. Some 90% of the world’s data was generated in the past two years. The obvious question is: how can we store it all? In Nature Communications today, we, along with Richard Evans from CSIRO, show how we developed a new technique to enable the data capacity of a single DVD to increase from 4.7 gigabytes up to one petabyte (1,000 terabytes). This is equivalent of 10.6 years of compressed high-definition video or 50,000 full high-definition movies. So how did we manage to achieve such a huge boost in data storage? The basics of digital storage Although optical discs are used to carry software, films, games, and private data, and have great advantages over other recording media in terms of cost, longevity and reliability, their low data storage capacity is their major limiting factor. Click to enlarge The operation of optical data storage is rather simple. To get around this, we had to look at light’s fundamental laws.