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Scientists crack the code as to how modular design can evolve. A potential AI milestone?

Our computers, our cars, our societies, our bodies, our automobile traffic, our network traffic, our brains and even our own solar system – all modular by design. Smaller mechanisms to complete a larger function. Where did it come from? And the bigger question – how did it happen?   Jeff Clune [2], Hod Lipson [3],
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Designing for the Brain: A Muse for Innovation

On June 27th, Google demoed work [2] that was being done for Google Glass (its augmented reality head-mounted display project) a device that would allow a heads up display to every day life by comfortably setting it in-front of the eye taking advantage of our field of view so it “feels” natural. Certain innovations need
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CH Review: Mitch Altmans NeuroDreamer Kickstarter

[2] Couple weeks ago, @BrainAnalyser [3] made a mention of Mitch Altmans NeuroDreamer Kickstarter on Twitter and was instantly excited and reached out to Mitch for a demo device, and have to say, for a demo device, and the first implementation of the NeuroDreamer, it’s pretty fantastic. I’m a big advocate of binaural beats and
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Higgs Boson for the rest of us. Part 1

ATLAS Experiment (c) 2012 CERN i   In 1970, Particle Physicists developed the Standard Model to describe how the twelve basic building blocks; called fundamental particles, interact with three of the four fundamental forces. Since then the Standard Model has successfully predicted and explained numerous experimental results. However, there has been a gaping hole in
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The best place by the fire was kept for…the storyteller.

  I just got done reading Frank Roses The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories [2]1, It’s a book on a subject I laughingly thought at one point I was going to be able to cram into a 6 – 7 paragraph article
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Of Neural Networks, Hacking and Biology.

Couple days ago I saw a video posted of Derek Jacobys TEDxVictoria talk [3] on Hackerspaces and Biology, at first glance I was really happy to see the two terms in the same sentence. Hackerspaces, HackerHouses, or the more media-friendly, MakerSpaces, have been popping up exponentially everywhere [4] in the last 10 years.  It’s a
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Re-thinking Creativity

Elizabeth Gilberts TED talk in Longbeach CA is at the top of my list for not only unexpected favorite speakers, but also of all time. She urges society to TRULY encourage and nurture creativity of all types and to empathize with the meaning of the time in-between moments of genius and what the so called
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The Gift only a Mother can give. Higher IQ?

New research in the European Journal of Pediatrics has found that breast feeding children increases IQ. In the study, conducted by Wieslay Jedrychowski and colleges, 468 babies born to non-smoking mothers were tested five times at regular intervals through preschool age. The study found that children breast fed scored significantly higher than their bottle fed
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Faster than the speed of…wait…what?

Einsteins Reprieve       The leading theories disclaiming the OPERA team’s faster than light neutrinos. In the past few weeks the Physics community has been in an uproar over the announcement that the Oscillation Project with Emulsion-tRacking Apparatus (OPERA) team had discovered that Neutrinos could travel faster than the speed of light. A plethora
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What can electronic brains dream about?

It only seems fitting that IBM (in conjunction with 5 other major universities and DARPA), the company that brought us Jeopardy champ, artificial intelligence computer, Watson, would be who brings us something straight out of science fiction novels. The NeuroSynaptic Chip The first of its kind to process in the same fashion as the brain
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