Energy efficient brain simulator outperforms supercomputers
In November 2012, IBM announced that it had used the Blue Gene/Q Sequoia supercomputer to achieve an unprecedented simulation of more than 530 billion neurons. The Blue Gene/Q Sequoia accomplished this feat ...
Engineers use brain cells to power smart grid
(Phys.org) —The unmatched ability of the human brain to process and make sense of large amounts of complex data has caught the attention of engineers working in the field of control systems.
Spaun, the new human brain simulator, can carry out tasks (w/ video)
Medical vital-sign monitoring reduced to the size of a postage stamp
Electrical engineers at Oregon State University have developed new technology to monitor medical vital signs, with sophisticated sensors so small and cheap they could fit onto a bandage, be manufactured in ...
Wild brown bear observed using a tool
Technology and creativity go "full spectrum" at TED
Technology, art and magic will mix in perspective-bending ways this week as the prestigious TED conference continues transforming from an elite retreat to a global movement for a better world.
Studying life in the shadow of nuclear plants
The girl's voice shook as she stood in front of some of the world's top scientists and told them "I am one of the statistics that you will be studying."
Banking on predictability, the mind increases efficiency
(PhysOrg.com) -- Like musical compression saves space on your mp3 player, the human brain has ways of recoding sounds to save precious processing power.
Thought-controlled computers on the way: Intel
The psychology of food cravings
Swimsuit season is almost upon us. For most of us, the countdown has begun to lazy days lounging by the pool and relaxing on the beach. However, for some of us, the focus is not so much on sunglasses and beach balls, but ...
T cell protein boosts learning
Stress, sickness and depression can generate inflammation in the brain, which is detrimental to learning. According to a new study that will appear online on May 3rd in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, T cells level ...
Study: Brain games don't make you smarter
(AP) -- People playing computer games to train their brains might as well be playing Super Mario, new research suggests.
Of mice and memory: 'Working memory' of mice can be improved
Mice trained to improve their working memory become more intelligent, suggesting that similar improvements in working memory might help human beings enhance their brain power, according to research published ...
Mind-reading computers turn heads at high-tech fair
Devices allowing people to write letters or play pinball using just the power of their brains have become a major draw at the world's biggest high-tech fair.