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brainEvery nerve cell of a zebrafish’s brain monitored at the same time to identify alertness neurons

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Stanford researchers were able to simultaneously monitor activity in every nerve cell of a zebrafish’s brain and determine which types of neurons were tied to alertness. Previously it was believed that there was a single alertness on/off switch but they …

brainBreakthrough Gel for growing large quantities of neural stem cells

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There is a solution to the dual challenges of growing and preserving neural stem cells in a state where they are still able to mature into many different cell types. The first challenge is that growing stem cells in quantity …

brain“Mind Reading” Technology to Decode Complex Thoughts

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Carnegie Mellon University scientists can now use brain activation patterns to identify complex thoughts, such as, “The witness shouted during the trial.” This latest research led by CMU’s Marcel Just builds on the pioneering use of machine learning algorithms with …

brain10-fold speed up for the reconstruction of neuronal networks

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Scientists working in „connectomics“, a research field occupied with the reconstruction of neuronal networks in the brain, are aiming at completely mapping of the millions or billions of neurons found in mammalian brains. In spite of impressive advances in electron …

air forceUS Air Force buying IBM 64 million neuron computer

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IBM and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) announced they are collaborating on a first-of-a-kind brain-inspired supercomputing system powered by a 64-chip array of the IBM TrueNorth Neurosynaptic System. The scalable platform IBM is building for AFRL will feature …

brainOPEC and Russia will likely not extend production cuts past June and their could be a new oil price war

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Saudi Arabia had forecast a collapse in output from Russia’s mature fields. Instead, production has risen in the past two years to an all-time high of 11.2 million bpd, partly because a devaluation in the ruble reduced production costs. Russia …

brainThermoelectric Material in Paintable Liquid Form can go onto almost any surface to convert heat to electricity

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A new study, led by Professor Jae Sung Son of Materials Science and Engineering at UNIST has succeeded in developing a new technique that can be used to turn industrial waste heat into electricity for vehicles and other applications. In …

artificial intelligenceX-Mythbuster Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci return in Netflix White Rabbit Project

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@grantimahara @KariByron @ToryBelleci return in new @Netflix series the White Rabbit Project The White Rabbit Project” will see the three hosts follow Alice in Wonderland’s example and “go down a rabbit hole” to investigate weird events in pop culture, science …

alzheimer'sNASA Innovative Advanced Concepts – Directed Energy Phil Lubin laser propulsion for interstellar travel and laser arrays for kilometer sized telescopes

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NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) had their 2016 symposium on August 23-25, 2016 From 21 minutes of this video up to 50 minutes At 45 minutes, some questions discussing the dopler shifting of the wavelengths. Absorptivity issues are not as …

brainAnswers to some of the issues raised about the Elevated Bus

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The Economist and Bloomberg are slamming China’s Straddle bus as a scam. In early August, a prototype of the Transit Elevated Bus — or TEB — was tested in northern China. It is claimed that speeds would eventually reach 40 …