So what did they find? It turns out that a cortical and subcortical network (what the hell is that) over a large part of the brain was responsible for the imagery manipulations. This network closely resembled the “mental workspace” that scientists theorized might be responsible for imagination.
The scariest part of the article is mainly that scientists are excited about this because… "understanding these differences will give us insight into where human creativity comes from and possibly allow us to recreate those same creative processes in machines." Great.
At least the zombie threat is behind us…. Read how the world will end according to to scientists who belong to the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER).
Before watching this, make sure you have a tissue near by…
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Also check out article in Wired. The future of Meta:
Scientists have come up with a blue strawberry by splicing them with fish gene. Read more or, like me, sit there and just stare at this freakin’ blue strawberry.
Nice one from Joe Jeremiah
Scientists have stored audio and text on fragments of DNA and then retrieved them with near-perfect fidelity—a technique that eventually may provide a way to handle the overwhelming data of the digital age. Go to Story
Hyperstealth is a Canadian company that has recently developed a material that bends light waves around a target that allows for complete invisibility labeled “Quantum Stealth”. The material removes not only your visual, infrared (night vision) and thermal signatures but also the target’s shadow.
Well, holy crap. O.o
Apparently the photos are mock-ups bc they don’t want to reveal their real tech just yet. And that’s fine. I’m just happy to hear about more progress on this. I’ve been writing about invisibility cloaks for some time (x, x). And I mention it to friends now and then - who are generally pretty skeptical and assume I’m pulling their leg.
Sometimes it feels like science advances at a crawl; other times it feels faster than light. Either way, as I’ve said before, get ready, bc the future is here.
p.s. paintball games in the near future are gonna be so much fun!
This needs to happen!
And apparently it works from all angles o_0
Drones killing other drones Okay it’s a weapons system, fuck off.
Since the world’s spacefaring nations got serious about sending people to Mars, they’ve had to start figuring out just what such a long journey would do to a person enduring it.
Research around the world is now starting to flesh out with data what used to be conjecture about the health impacts of space travel. Some of it is also shedding light on how our bodies work.
Educators, technologists, and politicians all worry about the future of the American student. Less and less American college students are interested in math and science while their international peers are excelling in those critical fields. Fostering a generation of thinkers, tinkerers, inventors, scientists, and medical innovators is as important to national security as any national defense budget. So as we struggle to figure out how to get kids more interested in math and science, some clever people are already creating solutions. The key to fostering key critical thinking skills and a properly wired brain is START EARLY. It’s no secret that childhood stimulation is key to brain development.
Behold a recently funded kickstarter project called ATOMS, “ATOMS are a system of plug-n-play sensors, motors, and logic blocks for kids and adults to make things that can do amazing thing.” Not THIS is how you inspire the engineer and scientist of the future, make learning fun, cool, and challenging. Read more.
What’s more you can control and interact with your creations via any IOS device. Talk about cool and innovative! You can also attach the ATOM bricks to existing toys, legos or virtually anything.
To highlight the claims I made earlier: A report in 2012 by Harvard University’s Program on Education Policy and Governance found that US students aren’t progressing to catch up to their foreign peers. See the infographic below, the USA ranks 31st and 23rd in Math and Science respectively even with a the 2nd highest starting teacher salaries in the world. You can read the entire story here.
Don’t you wish you had some of these to blow up you Lego Deathstar when you were a kid? I sure do. It’s projects like these that will inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists, and mathematicians. Perhaps, even save the country.
This is the future of the internet.
Did you know Aol pioneered social media. Think about it, how much time did you spend on aim as a kid? How much money did you waste to buy time to waste in chat rooms?
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