Google's Artificial Brain Learns to Find Cat... →
jtotheizzoe: Google’s X Lab designed a particular neural network to discern whether an algorithm could learn to recognize faces without being fed information on exactly what a face was. It did great at that task. It also found cat videos quite well: The “brain” simulation was exposed to 10 million randomly selected YouTube video thumbnails over the course of three days and, after being...
New “Flying Tea Kettle” Could Get Us To Mars in... →
Health apps under the microscope →
Beyond pornography, futuresex promises emancipation from constraints and...– Sex 2.0 - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education (via wildcat2030)
What Happens When We Turn the World's Most Famous... →
'Inexhaustible' source of hydrogen may be unlocked... →
Grishin Robotics Has $25 Million to Invest in... →
singularitarian: Robotics today is like the Internet in the 1990s: Fuel it with the right combination of technology, people, and money, and it will explode into a formidable new industry that will profoundly reshape people’s lives.
Skin cells reprogrammed into brain cells →
Open-source human genomes →
“Yesterday, during a World Science Festival panel on human origins and why our species outlasted other species of Homo, geneticist Ed Green mentioned that there were thousands of sequenced human genomes, from all over the world, that had been made publicly available. Our code is open source.”
Question Everything: Neuroscientists Reach Major... →
neurosciencestuff: ScienceDaily (June 1, 2012) — Neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) just reached an important milestone, publicly releasing the first installment of data from the 500 terabytes so far collected in their pathbreaking project to construct the first…
singularitarian: Quantum computers are still years away, but a trio of theorists has already figured out at least one talent they may have. According to the theorists, including one from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), physicists might one day use quantum computers to study the inner workings of the universe in ways that are far beyond the reach of even the most...
FOR half a century, the essence of progress in the computer industry has been to...– Nanotechnology: A fab result | The Economist (via wildcat2030)