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Feb 11, 2016

Collaborative Minds Bringing Sounds to Brain Data in Yearlong Project

Posted by in categories: computing, life extension, neuroscience

Very huge step forward for brain sensory mapping.

Data from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have provided eye-popping pictures of the way the brain is wired, and allowed neuroscientists and laypeople alike to view intricate anatomical and functional connections between regions of the brain. But what if a new tool could be applied to MRI and other data, to listen to the way the brain works and how it is forged with connections?

An emerging effort to “sonify” imaging data is taking root at UT Dallas’ Center for Vital Longevity, in the lab of Dr. Gagan Wig. The approach, now funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), allows data to be represented by sounds from which a trained listener might be able to discern patterns of brain connectivity not readily seen in available visualization strategies.

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Feb 11, 2016

UK lawmakers slam government plan to scoop up data

Posted by in category: privacy

UK cracking down on their government’s eaves dropping efforts.

The British government’s bill that calls for far-reaching data collection powers gets slammed in parliament. Critics say it would be most intrusive collection regime among Western democracies.

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Feb 11, 2016

DNA breaks in nerve cells‘ ancestors cluster in specific genes

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, neuroscience

Researchers have discovered breaks in nerve cells tied to varous genetically related neurological disorders.

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Feb 11, 2016

Scientists have discovered how to ‘delete’ unwanted memories

Posted by in categories: education, neuroscience

A new documentary from PBS reveals how cutting edge science enables us to ‘edit’ memories — and create new ones from scratch.

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Feb 11, 2016

Mannequins of the Future Are Headless Robots

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Here is a thought; could we see a future where runway models are robots? What about the Victoria Secret fashion show? Or, could all models (men and women) be replaced for the perfect robot? Maxim has already been known for using artificial models in print.

Shape-shifting dummies, the mannequins of the future, could change garment fitting in a big way.

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Feb 11, 2016

NASA uses virtual reality for robot control

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space, virtual reality

This is an excellent use of both VR and Robotics together to evolve and improve technology for NASA & space travel.

NASA and Sony are working on a virtual reality system that will replicate real life challenges when controlling a robonaut.

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Feb 11, 2016

Scientists adapt next-gen solar cell materials for a different purpose

Posted by in categories: materials, nanotechnology, solar power, sustainability

Making Nanowire Lasers

Feb. 11, 2016 — Scientists have found a simple new way to produce nanoscale wires that can serve as bright, stable and tunable lasers — an advance toward using light to transmit data.

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Feb 11, 2016

Bumpy liquid films could simplify fabrication of microlenses

Posted by in category: futurism

Keeping the microfabrication process smooth.

Have you ever noticed that when heated a film of oil in a pan doesn’t remain completely flat? Instead, it forms a wavy pattern that resembles the exterior of an orange. These sorts of deformations inspired a group of researchers at the Technical University of Darmstadt, in Germany, to explore whether they could be used to improve and streamline microfabrication processes.

The film of oil is a classic example of a hydrodynamic systems with a liquid-gas or liquid-liquid interface while, for instance,. Other examples include bubbles and the tiny droplets of fat in milk have a liquid-liquid interface. Planar liquid films, like the oil film, are particularly mechanically unstable and may undergo changes in morphology if not kept at a uniform temperature.

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Feb 11, 2016

Apple knifes Samsung

Posted by in category: computing

Not good at all.

Puts all 10nm eggs in TSMC’s basket

Fruity cargo cult Apple has turned on its partner Samsung and given the contract to produce 10-nano application processors (AP) to TSMC.

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Feb 11, 2016

Study – Inactivity Now May Lead to Smaller Brain Later

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Even more reason to do that daily run, or hike, or treadmill.

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