“Entirely new tools will ultimately be required both to study neurons and neural circuits with minimal perturbation and to study the human brain.
The Brain Activity Map (BAM) project has been proposed* to develop such tools. It has three goals:
Build neuroscience tools capable of:measuring the activity of large sets of neurons in complex brain circuits, with simultaneous measurement and manipulation of activity of thousands or even millions of neurons.
Computationally analyze and model these brain circuits.
Test these models by manipulating the activities of chosen sets of neurons in these brain circuits.”
If you want to look at the paper itself, you can find it here.
“The researchers expect that the first-generation foldable e-devices will be monochrome. Color will come later. Eventually, within 10 to 20 years, e-Devices with magazine-quality color, viewable in bright sunlight but requiring low power will come to market.”
“The work, carried out by George Church and Sri Kosuri, basically treats DNA as just another digital storage device. Instead of binary data being encoded as magnetic regions on a hard drive platter, strands of DNA that store 96 bits are synthesized, with each of the bases (TGAC) representing a binary value (T and G = 1, A and C = 0).”
“…This could be the basis of a future atomic clock device, with relevance for location, timing, navigation services or even the basis of a future quantum processor chip based on trapped ions, leading to a quantum computer and a quantum information network.””
From the video caption:
“Inspired by google’s project glass I put together an application that can provide translated subtitles in real time. It allows me and my sister Elizabeth to have a conversation when I speak English and she speaks Spanish.
It uses two Raspberry Pi boards, Vuzix Star 1200, Jawbone mic. Audio is picked up and streamed from mobile device to a server that recognises, translates (uses microsoft translate API and caching layer) and pushes back. One pi drives the glasses and the other the TV that shows both halves of the conversation. Elizabeth uses a mic but would use the same Vuzix, Jawbone, Pi setup if I had another set of kit.