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Monthly Archives: April 2009

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Virtual Neurons Acting Like the Real Thing – The Blue Brain Project

Creating a virtual model of the human brain is one thing. I do it all the time, doodling little cerebrums while I talk on the phone. But getting your model to behave...

Boom! Question Answering Engines Take Off. IBM Sets Sights On Jeopardy, Wolfram Alpha

Boom!  That is the sound skittering across the information industry landscape this week as IBM has suddenly stepped into the ring, proposing that its Watson question answering engine will be able to best humans...
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Transcendent Man Wows At Tribeca Film Festival Premier

"Does God exist? Well, I would say, 'Not yet." --- Ray Kurzweil, Transcendent Man, 2009 It's not every documentary that predicts humanity will someday create and become God. Transcendent Man says it will happen in...

Who is DIYbio.org?

If you're like me, Jurassic Park taught you two valuable lessons: genetic engineering has to be dangerous, and the coolest...

Hub Exclusive – Interview With Transcendent Man Producer Barry Ptolemy (video)

This week Transcendent Man, a documentary about the life and vision of singularity evangelist Ray Kurzweil, is enjoying its world premier at the Tribeca Film Festival.  The movie offers the most comprehensive look ever...

Do It Yourself Biohacking

Ever wanted to play with your own genome? When you read about the latest genetic engineering tools do your fingers itch with anticipation? Do you look around the library, the pub, or the community...

Ugolog Creates Surveillance Website To Watch Anyone, Anywhere

What if people all over the world randomly decided to setup motion detection webcams and then send feeds from these webcams to a single website that would centralize the video data for anyone to...
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Video 2.0: Tiny Cameras Watching (Over) You

Are you being filmed right now? Are you sure? Or, more importantly: does that thought make you nervous? You might want to get used to it. As camera technology gets better and better, it's also...

Wolfram Alpha Sneak Preview At Harvard On Tuesday

Is Wolfram Alpha a game changer that will open an exciting new paradigm in our information society or will it be a big flop?  In our previous posts we have highlighted our fascination with...
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Donated Lungs Breathing Outside the Body (Video)

Pop quiz!  What's weirder than dead organs sitting around in glass jars?  Live organs moving around in glass domes. For patients with late-stage respiratory diseases, finding a new pair of lungs can be... well, about...

Tweetbomb – A Tweet To Shake The World

A simple message, less than 140 characters, is sent out to followers around the world and within hours, perhaps minutes,  more than 100 million people have been mobilized to act.  The message might instruct...

Cyberdyne Ready to Mass Produce Cyborgs

Nothing transforms scientific gurus into excited SciFi geeks quicker than the mention of a robotic exoskeleton. Iron Man, RoboTECH, Exosquad, Starship Troopers (the book), Neon Genesis Evangelion, Aliens and a thousand other pieces of...

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