Neuroscientists reach major milestone in whole-brain circuit mapping project

Neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) reached an important milestone today, publicly releasing the first installment of data from the 500 terabytes so far collected in their pathbreaking project to construct the first whole-brain wiring diagram of a vertebrate brain, that of the mouse. The data consist of gigapixel images (each close to 1 …

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Qualcomm will have single/dual and quad core snapdragon mobile chips at 2.5 Ghz by the end of 2011

A leaked Qualcomm presentation shows single/dual and quad core Snapdragon mobile chips at 2.5 Ghz by the end of 2011. The MSM8270, MSM8930, MSM8960, and APQ8064, all based on the future Krait architecture, are expected to be as much as five times faster than their predecessors in raw CPU power and four times faster in …

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Directed Self Assembly, nanoimprint and memristor nanowires for sub-10 nanometer nodes

Eetimes – Directed Self Assembly is gathering momentum to be used in major ways for advanced lithography The technology is moving from the lab to a more serious phase of commercial development. In the event that EUV cannot be made commercially viable, there are several other possibilities for future chip scaling, including DSA. But some …

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Combining systems neuroscience and machine learning: a new approach to AGI

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Demis Hassabis – Combining systems neuroscience and machine learning: a new approach to AGI Neuroscience is rapidly teasing apart the functional roles of the brain’s components, and in some cases even the types of algorithms that they use. Machine learning, meanwhile, is producing a growing collection …

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Brian Litt and Brain-Computer Interfaces: Past, Present and Future

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software Brian Litt and Brain-Computer Interfaces: Past, Present and Future Brain-computer interfaces (aka Brain-Machine Interfaces or Neuroprosthetics), long of interest to science fiction writers and creative thinkers, became a government funded research discipline in the United States beginning in the 1970s. The vision of its architects at …

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