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  • Pentagon spurs new work on a brain implant to aid memory problems

    Pentagon spurs new work on a brain implant to aid memory problems
    It sounds like science fiction: A device that can be surgically installed in the brain to help form, store and recall memories.
  • Cognitive computer chip apes brain architecture

    Cognitive computer chip apes brain architecture
    Computer science is getting stunningly close to granting the wish of the Scarecrow, not to mention the needs of the modern soldier. The Pentagon has long sought what the Wizard of Oz could not manufacture: a brain, or at least an electronic cognition...

    Watch it run! MIT's new robotic cheetah can even leap over hurdles

    Watch it run! MIT's new robotic cheetah can even leap over hurdles
    The cheetah is off the leash! Researchers at MIT have built a four-legged robot that runs like the super-fast spotted feline and can even run on its own power, off a treadmill. The robot has now been filmed sprinting like a champ across grassy fields on...

    The Next Frontier: The Brain

    "So the last shall be first, and the first last." This quote from the King James Bible is my response to Scientific American's Top 10 stories of 2013. Their tenth-ranked story about the BRAIN initiative is my top story for the year. I refer to Brain...

    Taking a step toward a machine that can think

    Taking a step toward a machine that can think
    Jim Gimzewski grabs a silicon wafer with a pair of tweezers and raises it to the light, thinking about Jackson Pollock, snowflakes and Tibetan mandalas. No bigger than a quarter, the wafer looks like a small circuit board with a dozen or so electrodes...