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It’s just a rat brain…

When I first glanced at the figure I immediately recognised our brain, but I got it wrong: it is showing the connections of a rat brain. Still quite similar to ours, but just in terms of connections, since our brain has over 1,000 more neurones than a rat brain (100 …

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Optical Reservoir Computing

Reservoir Computing is a paradigm that mimics, to a certain extent, the way our brain processes and store information and learning in the process. It is likely a paradigm for the "conoscenti" only but nevertheless one that can lead to interesting applications in the future to create emerging information. In …

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Just another way to track you!

As privacy awareness grows people are getting more cautious about their identity being tracked and the smart phone in your hand can be configured in such a way that in using apps it does not reveal who you are. Can it? Well, it turns out from a study carried out in cooperation …

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Lighting up single molecules

It is amazing to see the ingenuity of researchers in moving further and further ahead. From the first attempt to look at the infinitesimally small by Antoine van Leeuwenhoek in the XVII century scientists have invented better and better ways to look at living cells and inside the a living cell.  Now …

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