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Feb 7, 2016

Your Brain Is Hardwired to Snap

Posted by in category: neuroscience

So, when a co-worker or friend tells you that they are about to snap; they truly may mean it according to this new research.

The same group of neurons could make you a hero—or a rage-filled aggressor.

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Feb 7, 2016

Brain damaged violinist makes music for first time in 27 years with mind-reading technology

Posted by in categories: media & arts, neuroscience

Only one word that I can say “AMAZING”.

Rosemary Johnson had made music for the first time since suffering a devastating car crash in her 20s.

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Feb 7, 2016

“Quantum Hell” –The Universe Before the Big Bang (Week’s Most Popular)

Posted by in categories: cosmology, quantum physics

Welcome to Quantum Hell.

Martin Bojowald, a professor of phycics at Penn State University, presents his fascinating ideas about “Loop Quantum Cosmology” in Once Before Time: A Whole Story of the Universe. “Will we ever,” Bojowald asks, “with a precision that meets scientific standards, see the shape of the universe before the big bang? The answer to such questions remains open. We have a multitude of indications and mathematical models for what might have happened. A diverse set of results within quantum gravity has revealed different phenomena important for revealing what happened at the big bang. But for a reliable extrapolation, parameters would be required with a precision far out of reach of current measurement accuracy.

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Feb 7, 2016

Scientists Are Trying to Create An Untraceable ‘Quantum Internet’

Posted by in categories: internet, quantum physics, security

Glad that Stanford is working on their own version because the US Government has their own and it has been online in Los Alamos for a while now; have more than one version to learn from only enriches the final version.

Researchers are a step closer to building a quantum technology that could help improve internet security.

Researchers from Stanford University in U.S. have created a novel quantum light source to help improve internet security. In other words, the scientists have designed a technology that might someday serve as the basis for quantum communication.

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Feb 7, 2016

Science: ‘Light: A Radiant History From Creation to the Quantum Age,’

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, science

I wake up today, and do my normal routine which is coffee and toast in bed, etc. Then I started screening through the news and wham! Quantum seems to be discussed everywhere today. Did a lightbulb just turned on for folks.

An exploration of the science and philosophy of something as old as the universe and as fresh as this moment.

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Feb 7, 2016

Neuroscientist Discusses the Idea of Consciousness Transfer From the New Movie Self/less

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, entertainment, neuroscience

A new thriller starring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds explores the idea of transferring consciousness from one body to another. Unlike Freaky Friday, or the myriad of other family movies and comedies that have explored the idea, this one actually explores the science of the process.

In the movie Self/less, a rich business man (Kingsley) is dying of cancer. However, he is able to prolong his “self” by transferring his consciousness from one body to another using a medical procedure called “shedding.”

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Feb 7, 2016

Macroscopic quantum entanglement achieved at room temperature

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, quantum physics

In quantum physics, the creation of a state of entanglement in particles any larger and more complex than photons usually requires temperatures close to absolute zero and the application of enormously powerful magnetic fields to achieve. Now scientists working at the University of Chicago (UChicago) and the Argonne National Laboratory claim to have created this entangled state at room temperature on a semiconductor chip, using atomic nuclei and the application of relatively small magnetic fields.

When two particles, such as photons, are entangled – that is, when they interact physically and are then forcibly separated – the spin direction imparted to each is directly opposite to the other. However, when one of the entangled particles has its spin direction measured, the other particle will immediately display the reverse spin direction, no matter how great a distance they are apart. This is the “spooky action at a distance” phenomenon (as Albert Einstein put it) that has already seen the rise of applications once considered science fiction, such as ultra-safe cryptography and a new realm of quantum computing.

Ordinarily, quantum entanglement is a rarely observed occurence in the natural world, as particles coupled in this way first need to be in a highly ordered state before they can be entangled. In essence, this is because thermodynamic entropy dictates that a general chaos of particles is the standard state of things at the atomic level and makes such alignments exceedingly rare. Going up a scale to the macro level, and the sheer number of particles involved makes entanglement an exceptionally difficult state to achieve.

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Feb 7, 2016

DARPA’s New ‘Neural’ Microchip Could Let Drones Think Like a Human

Posted by in categories: computing, drones, military, neuroscience, robotics/AI

“Full exploitation of this information is a major challenge,” officials with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wrote in a 2009 brief on “deep learning.”

“Human observation and analysis of [intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance] assets is essential, but the training of humans is both expensive and time-consuming. Human performance also varies due to individuals’ capabilities and training, fatigue, boredom, and human attentional capacity.”

Working with a team of researchers at MIT, DARPA is hoping to take all of that human know-how and shrink it down into processing unit no bigger than your cellphone, using a microchip known as “Eyeriss.” The concept relies on “neural networks;” computerized memory networks based on the workings of the human brain.

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Feb 7, 2016

Eyeriss is MIT’s 168-Core Chip That Brinngs Powerful AI to Mobiles

Posted by in categories: computing, robotics/AI

MIT researchers have presented the Eyeriss chips that have 10 times more power than mobile GPUs and use deep learning for local AI functions.

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Feb 6, 2016

Animated GIF — Find & Share on GIPHY

Posted by in category: futurism

Self balanced surface using PID Controller.

Discover & Share this Animated GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs.

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