Samsung has created 'a digital eye' where each pixel operates independently in the image sensor, and it relies on IBM's brain chip TrueNorth, according to a report on CNET. The report quotes Eric Ryu, Vice-President of Research at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, as explaining how this 'digital eye' works.
The above image is of the remains of the World Trade Centre after the 9/11 attacks. The image was produced by a technology called LIDAR, where a laser beam scans across the area and the height is calculated by how long it takes the beam to return.
From the section Science & Environment In a surprise result, eight paraplegic people have regained some sensation and movement after a one-year training programme that was supposed to teach them to walk inside a robotic exoskeleton. The regime included controlling the legs of a virtual avatar via a skull cap, and learning to manipulate the exoskeleton in the same way.
A big leap on the research on 'mini-brain' has been made by scientists in Singapore as they grow advanced mini human midbrains to help researchers develop treatments and conduct studies into Parkinson's Disease (PD) and other ageing-related brain diseases. The human midbrain, as the information superhighway, controls auditory, eye movements, vision and body movements.
185M gift launches UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences Read the main announcement of the largest-ever gift to UCSF from the Weill Family Foundation and Joan and Sanford I. "Sandy" Weill, to establish the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. UC San Francisco leaders are lauding the gift by Joan and Sanford I.
A team of researchers has developed the first scalable method to identify different subtypes of neurons in the human brain. The research lays the groundwork for "mapping" the gene activity in the human brain and could help provide a better understanding of brain functions and disorders, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, schizophrenia and depression.
How will decoding the brain of a fruit fly help us build better computers? Lou Scheffer says we have a long way to go before electronics catches up with image recognition. At the Design Automation Conference this year, Lou Scheffer, principal scientist for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, gave a visionary talk entitled Learning from Life: Biologically Inspired Electronic Design.
USC scientists have mapped an uncharted portion of the mouse brain to explain which circuit disruptions might occur in disorders such as Huntington's disease and autism. Hong-Wei Dong, an associate professor of neurology at the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI) in the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, and his colleagues have been sketching a road map of the mouse brain for the past decade.
The Montreal Neurological Institute is poised to advance 3D brain-mapping research down to the cellular level, raising hopes ultimately for treatments into neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. The MNI announced on Wednesday that it has received $1 million worth of supercomputing data-storage technology from EMC Corporation of Toronto.