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Laser Control of Headless Fruit Flies Uncovers Secrets of the Mind. Decapitated flies flying, controlled by a laser. Implanting fruit flies with false memories and causing them to learn from mistakes they never made. welcome to our future world now. Make flies smell bananas when they see blue light, for example. Genetically modified fly can smell... - http://www.popsci.com/science...
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RatCar, A Japanese Robot Car Controlled By A Rat's Brain | Popular Science - http://www.popsci.com/technol...
RatCar, A Japanese Robot Car Controlled By A Rat's Brain | Popular Science
Robots are a major part of the cultural fabric of Japan; they’re performing weddings, buying groceries and keeping people company - pb:
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How bailed-out US Auto giants GM, Chrysler are ripping off American people. They gave $14 billion in bailout money to Chrysler because they wanted to save jobs. But Fiat/Chrysler is destroying thousands of good jobs, and is not going to pay back $3.7 billion of the bailout that it owes U.S. people... Chrysler’s plan to build electric and hybrid... - http://carbuyersbeware.com/
Chrysler’s plan to build electric and hybrid vehicles has been dropped by its new owner, Fiat. This is a direct slap in the face of U.S. taxpayers, who gave Chrysler a huge bailout in part to create more fuel efficient vehicles.. - pb: from Bookmarklet
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Wet Computer Simulates how Brain Cells work on a chemical level. A digital version of neural network. Control tiny molecular robots or direct chemical assembly of nanogears. It may also aid the rise of intelligent drugs that react smartly to chemical signals from the human body. - http://www.popsci.com/technol...
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Compelling full evidence of ancient microbial life on Mars, carried to Earth in Martian meteorite. Life existed on surface of Mars, or in subsurface water pools, early in the planet's history. - http://petrweb.blogspot.com/2009...
Compelling full evidence of ancient microbial life on Mars, carried to Earth in Martian meteorite. Life existed on surface of Mars, or in subsurface water pools, early in the planet's history.
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Navteq Will Map World in 3D, with LIDAR - laser radar. 7 cameras and 64 lasers. Google takes pictures of the world with cameras only. Navteq is owned by Nokia. - http://gizmodo.com/5444060...
Navteq Will Map World in 3D, with LIDAR - laser radar. 7 cameras and 64 lasers. Google takes pictures of the world with cameras only. Navteq is owned by Nokia.
Navteq Will Map World in 3D, with LIDAR - laser radar. 7 cameras and 64 lasers. Google takes pictures of the world with cameras only. Navteq is owned by Nokia.
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Neuroscientists store information in isolated brain tissue; possible basis of short-term memory. First steps - artificial memory and artificial memories, artificial intelligence. "Like our own memories, the memories we created in isolated brain slices were stored in many different neurons or cells". Using isolated pieces of rodent brain tissue, it... - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
Using isolated pieces of rodent brain tissue, it was discovered a way to recreate a type of working memory in vitro. ... Neuroscientists often classify human memory into three types: declarative memory, such as storing facts or remembering specific events; procedural memory, such as learning how to play the piano or shoot basketballs; and working memory, a type of short-term storage like remembering a phone number. With this particular study, Strowbridge and Larimer, were interested in identifying the specific circuits that could be responsible for working memory. - pb: from Bookmarklet
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Mercedes-Benz, new app mbrace to connect car to iPhone. Locate, unlock your car, contact road assistence with iPhone. - http://www.popsci.com/cars...
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Again, strange 'Norway spiral' visible 6:45-7:00,12-09-09 all over northern Norway was an out-of-control Russian ballistic missile, launched from nuclear submarine. The mysterious spectacle of a missile intended to evade missile defense systems coincided with Pres Obama visiting Norway to accept Nobel Peace Prize 2009. Perfect spiral shape of... - http://www.newscientist.com/article...
Again, strange 'Norway spiral' visible 6:45-7:00,12-09-09  all over northern Norway was an out-of-control Russian ballistic missile, launched from nuclear submarine. The mysterious spectacle of a missile intended to evade missile defense systems coincided with Pres Obama visiting Norway to accept Nobel Peace Prize 2009. Perfect spiral shape of light traces  suggests that failure occurred high above the atomsphere
suggests that failure occurred high above the atomsphere. , 12-09-09 - pb: from Bookmarklet
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Next-gen Global Hawk HALE UAS completes its first flight, ~Provide intelligence with this, use non-lethal force. No killing, please. - http://www.gizmag.com/block-4...
Next-gen Global Hawk HALE UAS completes its first flight, ~Provide intelligence with this, use non-lethal force. No killing, please.
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Tiny Smart Dew sensors promise low-cost security solution. Each droplet sends a radio signal to a "base station" that collects and analyzes the data. Designed to be utilized on large farms or even the borders of nations. A part of the appeal of Smart Dew is its hard-visibility - very small. - http://www.gizmag.com/tau-sma...
Tiny Smart Dew sensors promise low-cost security solution. Each droplet sends a radio signal to a "base station" that collects and analyzes the data. Designed to be utilized on large farms or even the borders of nations. A part of the appeal of Smart Dew is its hard-visibility - very small.
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Dutch Scientists Grow First Pork Meat In Lab. Extracted muscle cells from a living pig incubated in an appetizing nutrient broth "derived from the blood products of animal foetuses. Future lab meat will be grown in a synthetic medium instead. Meat not tasty yet, but may be suitable for feeding to other animals. At present, 25 % of the world's fish... - http://www.popsci.com/technol...
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol... ... Meat not tasty yet, but may be suitable for feeding to other animals. At present, 25 % of the world's fish catch is fed back to farmed fish each year, a ratio that's hugely detrimental to the sustainability of the seafood industry. - pb: from Bookmarklet
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China Plans World's Largest Solar Power Plant. 2-gigawatt plant in the Mongolian desert will generate enough electricity to power 3 million homes - http://www.popsci.com/scitech...
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Something in the Water Is Feminizing Male Fish. The prime suspect? Our toilets. wastewater treatment plants flush endocrine-disruptive compounds (EDCs), including pharmaceuticals, pesticides and hormones, into rivers. Even minuscule amounts of EDCs can trigger powerful hormonal shifts that deform male fishes’ reproductive organs. During a... - http://www.popsci.com/science...
During a seven-year study, for instance, scientists added parts-per-trillion amounts—the levels emitted by treatment plants—of the synthetic estrogen used in birth-control pills to a closed lake. The resulting sex changes collapsed the entire fish population. ... “Hundreds or thousands of different chemicals all at trace levels—we have no idea what that does to humans.” - pb: from Bookmarklet
Given that intersex fish were found both upstream and downstream of wastewater treatment plants, some scientists also think agricultural runoff could be the cause. ... 100 percent of smallmouth bass to be intersex along parts of the Shenandoah River, where rain washes waste laden with hormones excreted from millions of chickens and cattle into the water. .... - pb:
compounds can interfere with the human endocrine system, but there are no regulations for controlling hormones in drinking water. .. Environmental Protection Agency identified nine hormones as possible contaminants in our water ...one chemical [might not be so bad], but a whole soup of them can be dangerous .. . - pb:
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Opto-electronic contact lenses promise wireless displays. A prototype. Will also monitor the health of eye. I can foresee a near future when the whole PC computer will fit onto a contact lens. And it will have the processing power bigger than today's supercomputers. We are moving towards a state when computers will become a part of a matter. For... - http://www.slashgear.com/opto-el...
Opto-electronic contact lenses promise wireless displays. A prototype. Will also monitor the health of eye. I can foresee a near future when the whole PC computer will fit onto a contact lens. And it will have the processing power bigger than today's supercomputers. We are moving towards a state when computers will become a part of a matter. For example, an intelligent tire.
For example, an intelligent tire. http://friendfeed.com/science... - pb: from Bookmarklet
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Rat Brain Modelers Denounce IBM's Cat Brain Simulation as "Shameful and Unethical" Hoax, PR stunt and a mass deception of the public. He suggested that IBM's simulation feat does not even reach the levels of ant intelligence. - http://www.popsci.com/technol...
Rat Brain Modelers Denounce IBM's Cat Brain Simulation as "Shameful and Unethical" Hoax, PR stunt and a mass deception of the public. He suggested that IBM's simulation feat does not even reach the levels of ant intelligence.
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Digital Rat Brain Spontaneously Develops Organized Neuron Patterns. Simulated neurons begun spontaneously coordinating, and organizing themselves into a more complex pattern that resembles a wave. This is the beginning of the self-organizing neurological patterns that eventually, in more complex mammal brains, become personality.The researchers... - http://www.popsci.com/scitech...
Digital Rat Brain Spontaneously Develops Organized Neuron Patterns. Simulated neurons begun spontaneously coordinating, and organizing themselves into a more complex pattern that resembles a wave. This is the beginning of the self-organizing neurological patterns that eventually, in more complex mammal brains, become personality.The researchers running Blue Brain hope that what they're learning about the organization of neurons in the simulated rat brain will allow them to create a digital human brain within 10 years, even though that is many orders of magnitude more complex than a rat brain.
This is the beginning of the self-organizing neurological patterns that eventually, in more complex mammal brains, become personality.. The computer simulation utilizes an IBM supercomputer capable of performing 22.8 trillion operations in a second. And that's just barely enough to simulate one part of a rat's brain. Each individual neuron requires the computing power of a high-end desktop compute. The researchers running Blue Brain hope that what they're learning about the organization of neurons in the simulated rat brain will allow them to create a digital human brain within 10 years, even though that is many orders of magnitude more complex than a rat brain. - pb: from Bookmarklet
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IBM's Blue Gene Supercomputer Models Cat's Entire Brain. 144 terabytes, 1 billion neurons, 10 trillion synapses. Simulated brain still runs about 100 times slower than the real thing. Research group hopes to simulate a human brain within 10 years. - http://www.popsci.com/technol...
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Facial biometrics system capable of creating a facial 'DNA', recognise a ace with 95% precision - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
Facial biometrics system capable of creating a facial 'DNA', recognise a ace with 95% precision
The question is: will that amazing technology be able to recognise the lolcats in my pictures.? ;o) - Franc, a rememberer
wi wonderz about dzat ! - pb:
to tell you a secret, i think this will, very soon, lead to a face gestures web browsing navigation - pb:
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Muscle-Based PC Interface Lets You Literally Point and Click, No Mouse Required - http://www.popsci.com/technol...
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Eight PCs, laptops To Pinch and Swipe With Windows 7's Native Multitouch Support. Fujitsu Tablet. - http://www.popsci.com/gadgets...
Eight PCs, laptops To Pinch and Swipe With Windows 7's Native Multitouch Support. Fujitsu Tablet.
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2010 Volkswagen Bentley Continental GT Supersports - W12, 621 hp, 590 lb-ft torque, 0-60 in 3.7 sec. One of the fastest production cars built. - http://www.popsci.com/cars...
2010 Volkswagen Bentley Continental GT Supersports - W12, 621 hp, 590 lb-ft torque, 0-60 in 3.7 sec. One of the fastest production cars built.
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