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Who’s running Microsoft these days? Satya Nadella’s brain trust

by Gizmoration March 1, 2015
A lot has changed since Satya Nadella took over at Microsoft a little more than a year ago. Windows no longer rules the roost. The energy has shifted away from big expensive software to “cloud” services. It’s investing in cutting-edge products like HoloLens. Morale is better than it’s been in years, according to long-time employees. [...]

What goes on in your brain when you get déjà vu

by Gizmoration February 25, 2015
  It’s a pretty common feeling. But what causes it? The guys from AsapSCIENCE came by to help us explain. Produced by Alana Kakoyiannis & Alex Kuzoian. Special thanks to Kevin Loria. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

This $42M fund for Japanese startups targets the brain, robots, and wireless power

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
Some big money is about to flow into Japan’s scientific startup community, specifically those in the Kansai region (which contains the cities of Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto – the country’s second most populated urban center after the greater Tokyo area). Tokyo-based Nippon Venture Capital and the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), headquartered in Kyoto, [...]

If software looks like a brain and acts like a brain—will we treat it like one?

by Gizmoration February 18, 2015
Chappie is merely the latest retread of a humane technology tale. Long the domain of science fiction, researchers are now working to create software that perfectly models human and animal brains. With an approach known as whole brain emulation (WBE), the idea is that if we can perfectly copy the functional structure of the brain, we [...]

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It’s Amazing How Your Brain Uses Internet To Communicate

by Dharti Shahon November 26, 2014
Researchers at the University of Washington have established a ‘brain to brain communication’ link using the internet. It is termed as a break-through in scientific achievements. The finding provides scientific evidence of the human brain being able to send a signal to another person, leading to a motor action – such as a hand moving. [...]
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Barack Obama Unveils $100M BRAIN Project To Prevent Diseases

by Chris Murphyon April 5, 2013
On April 2nd, President Barak Obama unveiled a bold, ambitious, new 100 million dollar program in the age of the Sequester: BRAIN project. See also 2.7 Million Facebook Users Support Marriage Equality And, like the Human Genome Project, which generated jobs and growth for the economy, the BRAIN project is expected to do the same. BRAIN [...]

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Brain Computer Interface: A Mind-controlling Tool?

by Chris Murphyon March 27, 2013
Technology’s Omniscient Eye. It sees all. BCI, or Brain Computer Interface, works by recording brain activity and transmitting that information to a computer, which interprets it as various inputs and commands. The prototype looks like a rain cap with diodes and wires attached to sections of your brain, leading to a computer. It’s most commonly [...]
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5 Best Podcasts of 2012

by Nick Adamson January 1, 2013
1. The Truth This audio drama format, created by the radio veteran Jonathan Mitchell, dominates the best podcasts. It debuted in 2010 with “Moon Graffiti”, a tragedy that imagined the scenario when Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 mission failed. The podcast became popular when it was featured on “This American Life”. Then “That’s [...]