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Jul 24, 2016

How Forgotten Baby Memories Rewire Learning in the Brain

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, sex

Interesting article on toddler memories. I was actually speaking with my mother on Sat. and shared with her 3 distinct memories that I had before age 3. One in the crib seeing my grandmother, second was my first rocking horse, and 3rd was 2 pet birds.

She (my mom) thought that I would have remember building a step staircase out of my grandmother’s drawers of her 6ft chest, and climbed up to sit on top of the chest so that I could throw down my grandmother’s powder on the floor. They saw a cloud of smoke from the powder coming out of the room; and found me.

Just sharing because I am always amazed at how brain sensory and memories work.

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Jul 24, 2016

For The First Time Ever, Physicists Made A Quantum Hologram

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

Who wants a Quantum Hologram?


Scientists from Warsaw were able to produce a hologram of a photon. Hopefully, this method may be used to produce holograms of more complex objects and further understand quantum mechanics.

Physicists from the University of Warsaw believe that they may have achieved “the impossible.” They were able to create a hologram of a single particle of light. Previously, scientists believed that the fundamental laws of physics did not allow this, and to that end, their breakthrough allows physicists to further study quantum holography (which may give us a new way to peer into the heart of quantum phenomena).

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Jul 24, 2016

How Instagram’s Head Engineer Is Using Quantum Mechanics To Manage His Team

Posted by in category: quantum physics

Is nothing sacred from Quantum?


James Everingham’s passion for physics predated his management role at Instagram. Here’s how he’s brought one to bear on the other.

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Jul 24, 2016

CRISPR against cancer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Hope; or at least I am hoping.


A novel gene-editing technique with potential to revolutionize cancer treatment has scientists in a race to test it on humans.

As the scientific journal Nature announced last week: “Chinese scientists to pioneer first human CRISPR trial.”

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Jul 24, 2016

An AI Watched 600 Hours of TV and Started to Accurately Predict What Happens Next

Posted by in categories: computing, information science, robotics/AI, security

MIT researchers have created an algorithm that hopes to understand human visual social cues and predict what would happen next. Giving AI the ability to understand and predict human social interaction could one day pave the way to efficient home assistant systems as well as intelligent security cameras that can call an ambulance or the police ahead of time.

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory created an algorithm that utilizes deep learning, which enables artificial intelligence (AI) to use patterns of human interaction to predict what will happen next. Researchers fed the program with videos featuring human social interactions and tested it to see if it “learned” well enough to be able to predict them.

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Jul 24, 2016

Hello, Monumental Storage. Now You Can Get A 10TB Hard Drive For Your Home PC

Posted by in categories: business, computing

Seagate has just released a trio of storage options, including a 10TB desktop drive, allowing users to get a massive amount of storage.

The natural drive for companies is to provide something bigger than what the competition has to offer. That’s true especially in the storage business, where making drives with higher and higher capacity is the name of the game.

Which is what drove Seagate to make this monumental beast. Say “hello” to 10 TB of hardware storage for your desktop PC. That’s right: a desktop drive with the capacity of an entire server.

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Jul 24, 2016

Paralyzed Man Walks After Nose Cells Transplanted Into Spinal Cord

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Two years after an operation to transplant nerve cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord, a Bulgarian man is walking again.

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Jul 24, 2016

Studying consciousness in the mouse

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Here is our Christof Koch’s talk on studying consciousness in the mouse, shown during last week’s annual meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society.

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Jul 24, 2016

Biotech Executive Martine Rothblatt Envisions Legal Rights for AI

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, law, robotics/AI

If computers think for themselves, should they have human rights?

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Jul 24, 2016

Robot animated GIF

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

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

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