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Looking at “how” neurones connect

The number of tools at scientists disposal to look into the brain in their attempt to understand it keeps growing. Projects like “the Human Connectome” are trying to map all connections among the billions and billions of neurones and eventually they will succeed. However the mapping resulting from those projects …

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AI is hijacking my digital camera

I blogged on the evolution of digital photography under the pressure of AI. First the use of AI in post processing, then in facial recognition, more recently making tripods smarter. Now I stepped onto another Kickstarter project to industrialise a digital camera add on (it may fit onto the flash …

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Genetic therapy moves the first steps

Gene therapy is the holy grail of genetics. From the moment the code of life was discovered, and further more when the human genome was sequenced scientists have looked into ways of correcting and overcoming the effects of the 6,000 known diseases that are genetically based. Genetical modification can be …

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Communications for Symbiotic Autonomous Systems

Communications has reached an amazing sophistication, most of the Planet is now blanketed by communications infrastructures. Technology and standards have been the enabling forces. Till few decades ago the communications infrastructures were designed as conveyor pipes (wired and wireless) able to carry signals whose meaning was irrelevant from the point …

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3D printing a complete circuit

For a few years now, researchers have been able to use 3D printing for printing electronic circuits components. These components could then be assembled to create an electronic device. Now in an article on Wiley Online Library a team of researchers at the University of Nottingham are describing an innovative …

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Probing inside the brain

Science progresses thanks to data. Yes, ideas and imagination play and important role but these are stimulated by observational data ad have to be confirmed by observational data. The problem we face in unraveling the brain is its huge complexity, the amazing connectivity among its different components making it extremely …

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Virtual Reality is in the air…

At the recent Dubai Airshow 2017 Emirates has presented its new first class cabin, to fly early next year which includes virtual reality windows to smooth the flight of the poor fellows that cannot get a real window seat… The aircraft is equipped with three camera per side that capture …

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