Page 9185

Jul 26, 2016

Data Written on DNA Will Be Stored in Freezer Banks in 7 Years

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, finance

We’re about 7 years out from sending files to a company to be stored in permanent DNA freezer lockers.

Read more

Jul 26, 2016

Welcome to Lab 2.0 Where Computers Replace Experimental Science

Posted by in categories: chemistry, computing, mobile phones, physics, science, solar power, sustainability

We spend our lives surrounded by high-tech materials and chemicals that make our batteries, solar cells and mobile phones work. But developing new technologies requires time-consuming, expensive and even dangerous experiments.

Luckily we now have a secret weapon that allows us to save time, money and risk by avoiding some of these experiments: computers.

Continue reading “Welcome to Lab 2.0 Where Computers Replace Experimental Science” »

Jul 26, 2016

VIDEO: Creator of DeepMind working to build an AI agent as smart as a rat this year

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, singularity

Dr. Demis Hassabis is the Co-Founder and CEO of DeepMind, the world’s leading General Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, which was acquired by Google in 2014 in their largest ever European acquisition. Demis will draw on his eclectic experiences as an AI researcher, neuroscientist and video games designer to discuss what is happening at the cutting edge of AI research, including the recent historic AlphaGo match, and its future potential impact on fields such as science and healthcare, and how developing AI may help us better understand the human mind.

Watch More Videos From Singularity Lectures

Continue reading “VIDEO: Creator of DeepMind working to build an AI agent as smart as a rat this year” »

Jul 26, 2016

Manned multicopter part 10, FINALLY UP & FLYING!

Posted by in category: futurism


Read more

Jul 26, 2016

Automated Large-Scale Restaurant

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI

This concept automated restaurant will deliver you food in under a minute.

Read more

Jul 26, 2016

Horizon: The Future of Public Transport

Posted by in category: transportation

This is an amazing concept!

By: Hashem Al-Ghaili

Read more

Jul 26, 2016

Researchers have figured out how to zap people’s brains to make them smarter

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Are you ready for advance brain stimulation because it is getting a whole closer to reality.

You can wire up your brain and make it easier to focus, improve your memory, and boost learning ability. But doing so takes an electric or magnetic pulse.

Read more

Jul 26, 2016

Genetic factors are responsible for creating anatomical patterns in the brain cortex

Posted by in categories: evolution, genetics, neuroscience

Studies are showing that anatomical patterning found in the brain’s cortex may be controlled by genetic factors.

The highly consistent anatomical patterning found in the brain’s cortex is controlled by genetic factors, reports a new study by an international research consortium led by Chi-Hua Chen of the University of California, San Diego, and Nicholas Schork of the J. Craig Venter Institute, published on July 26 in PLOS Genetics.

The human brain’s wrinkled cerebral cortex, which is responsible for consciousness, memory, language and thought, has a highly similar organizational pattern in all individuals. The similarity suggests that genetic factors may create this pattern, but currently the extent of the role of these factors is unknown. To determine whether a consistent and biologically meaningful pattern in the cortex could be identified, the scientists assessed brain images and genetic information from 2,364 unrelated individuals, brain images from 466 twin pairs, and transcriptome data from six postmortem brains.

They identified very consistent patterns, with close genetic relationships between different regions within the same brain lobe. The frontal lobe, which has the most complexity and has experienced the greatest expansion throughout the brain’s evolution, is the most genetically distinct from the other lobes. Their results also suggest potential functional relationships among different cortical brain regions.

Read more

Jul 26, 2016

Literature and film help teach students to understand the brain

Posted by in categories: entertainment, neuroscience

UCLA freshman cluster course combines anatomy, history, philosophy and humanities to provide an interdisciplinary approach to studying neuroscience.

Read more

Jul 26, 2016

Can a Brain Scan Tell What You’re Thinking? — Pacific Standard

Posted by in categories: mathematics, neuroscience, space travel

Ever really wanted to know what folks truly are thinking about?

A new experiment advances the idea that brain scans can teach us something about how the human mind works.

By Nathan Collins

Continue reading “Can a Brain Scan Tell What You’re Thinking? — Pacific Standard” »