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IBM unveils chips that mimic the human brain

Source: Computing.co.uk IBM has unveiled a new experimental computer chip that it says mimics the human brain in that it perceives, acts and even thinks. It terms the machines built with these chips “cognitive computers”, claiming that they are able … Continue reading

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Facebook faces US $15 billion lawsuit

RT Tracking users after they log out and violating US wiretapping laws – these are the allegations behind a 15-billion-dollar nationwide class-action lawsuit filed against Facebook in California. ­The suit, combining 21 cases of alleged privacy violations by the social … Continue reading

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The US Military Wants To ‘Microchip’ Troops

Robert Johnson Business Insider DARPA is at it again. This time, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced plans to create nanochips for monitoring troops health on the battlefield. Kate Knibbs at Mobiledia reports the sensors are targeted at preventing … Continue reading

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University of Akron engineering professor raises doubts about jet crash that killed Poland’s president

John Mangels Cleveland.com The 2010 jet crash that killed Poland’s president, first lady and dozens of dignitaries during a politically sensitive visit to Russia couldn’t have happened the way official investigations say, a University of Akron engineering professor’s analysis shows. … Continue reading

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The Psychedelic Transhumanists

Before It’s News Transhumanism in a fortune cookie:  the familiar human world is just one point along a continuum of evolution, and we have an unprecedented capacity to participate in that process.  And yet, the future being as slippery as … Continue reading

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U.S. troops to have ‘super vision’ as Pentagon orders electric contact lenses that let them ‘see’ through drones flying overhead

Rob Waugh Daily Mail Google wowed the world this week with its Project Glass computer glasses – but the U.S. Army is investing in a technology one step ahead. The Pentagon has placed an order with Innovega for lenses which … Continue reading

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Bilingual children switch tasks faster than speakers of a single language

Robert Bock EurekAlert Bilinguals slower to build vocabulary but better at multitasking. Children who grow up learning to speak two languages are better at switching between tasks than are children who learn to speak only one language, according to a … Continue reading

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Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors

Source: US Patent Physiological effects have been observed in a human subject in response to stimulation of the skin with weak electromagnetic fields that are pulsed with certain frequencies near 1/2 Hz or 2.4 Hz, such as to excite a … Continue reading

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Scientist helps students adapt to climate change

Source: CBC NEws Toronto high school students are being encouraged to wreak environmental havoc on imaginary populations — with the goal of learning more about adapting to climate change. A new course, called “Studying Climate Change, Health and Adaptation,” began … Continue reading

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