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IBM ‘Cat Brain’ Project

Scientists from IBM and five university partners will head a US government-funded collaboration to create electronic circuits that mimic brains. Their ultimate goal will be to understand the complex wiring system of the brain and to build a computer that ...

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‘Voiceless’ Phone Call

‘Voiceless’ Phone Call

Ambient Corporation has demonstrated a “voiceless” phone call. The call was made using a neckband called Audeo, which translates thoughts into speech by intercepting nerve signals. Although the device’s recognition abilities are currently limited to 150 words, is the company ...

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Robotic Rats Will Aid in Rescue Missions

Robotic Rats Will Aid in Rescue Missions

Scientists from Europe, Israel, and the USA are developing ‘robotic rats’ that will be able to aid in rescue operations and carry out planetary research missions. Nine research groups from seven countries are collaborating on this initiative, which was recently ...

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Long Living Neurons

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and some other neuronal disorders, including ALS, are a consequence of massive neuron loss. American scientists have developed a method to decrease neuron loss rate in mice bearing Alzheimer’s disease and ALS analogues. This was achieved by ...

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