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Topology: The Secret Ingredient In The Latest Theory of Everything

Topology: The Secret Ingredient In The Latest Theory of Everything | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

Combine topology with symmetry and add a sprinkling of quantum mechanics. The result? A powerful new theory of everything


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Big Data is Neutral: A Tool for Both Good and Evil

Big Data is Neutral: A Tool for Both Good and Evil | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

Big Data is watching you. And it's big business. Credit card companies, for instance, are selling the data about what you're consuming. So why is it that you, as the person manufacturing the data, has no say over who's using it or what they're doing with it? "That’s got to change," argues Rick Smolan who co-authored the book The Human Face of Big Data (available for download as a tab let app here) an ambitious project that aims to capture the "men, women, and children whose lives are being transformed by this data revolution."


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The Human Body as Ecosystem: A Way to Revolutionize Medicine

The Human Body as Ecosystem: A Way to Revolutionize Medicine | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

Looking at human beings as ecosystems that contain many collaborating and competing species could change the practice of medicine


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How digital culture is rewiring our brains

How digital culture is rewiring our brains | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning HeraldHow digital culture is rewiring our brainsSydney Morning HeraldOur brains are superlatively evolved to adapt to our environment: a process known as neuroplasticity.

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With mind-reading speller, free-for-all conversations that are silent and still

With mind-reading speller, free-for-all conversations that are silent and still | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
Researchers have come up with a device that may enable people who are completely unable to speak or move at all to nevertheless manage unscripted back-and-forth conversation.

Reference:  Current Biology, July 24, 2012 print issue.

http://www.cell.com/current-biology/retrieve/pii/S0960982212005751


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Brain Predicts Future by Looking at Past

Brain Predicts Future by Looking at Past | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
New research has shown how a certain region of the brain helps predict trends and how it sees pattern in random things.

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Computer Program 'Evolves' Music From Noise

Computer Program 'Evolves' Music From Noise | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

From Mozart to the Beatles, music evolves as listeners get used to sounds they initially find strange or even shocking. As trailblazing music becomes mainstream, artists strike out in new directions. But in a new study, a computer program shows how listeners drive music to evolve in a certain way. Although the resulting strains are hardly Don Giovanni, the finding shows how users' tastes exert their own kind of natural selection, nudging tunes to evolve out of noise.


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[VIDEO - VISUALISATION] Memory Threads

This video illustrates the creation of memory threads. A simulated P2P network is generated where each peer contains digital memories.

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A Countdown to a Digital Simulation of Every Last Neuron in the Human Brain

A Countdown to a Digital Simulation of Every Last Neuron in the Human Brain | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

Reductionist biology—examining individual brain parts, neural circuits and molecules—has brought us a long way, but it alone cannot explain the workings of the human brain, an information processor within our skull that is perhaps unparalleled anywhere in the universe. We must construct as well as reduce and build as well as dissect. To do that, we need a new paradigm that combines both analysis and synthesis. The father of reductionism, French philosopher René Descartes, wrote about the need to investigate the parts and then reassemble them to re-create the whole.

 

 


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Human Beings are Information-Seeking Creatures (w/video)

Human Beings are Information-Seeking Creatures (w/video) | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

The Internet has revolutionized the way we connect and the way we think, speeding up the rate of virtually everything. At times, having so many facts at your fingertips can feel less like an upside and more like a deluge. (There's a reason why Gleick's book is subtitled "a flood.") But fundamental cultural and technological shifts in our relationship to information are hardly unprecedented. They're "part of the evolution of the species," he says.


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Information is food - TEDTalks

How do we consume data? At TED@SXSWi, technologist JP Rangaswami muses on our relationship to information, and offers a surprising and sharp insight: we treat it like food.

 


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About the cover : The surface of a mosquito egg

About the cover : The surface of a mosquito egg | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

Superhydrophobic Swimming Beauty I - The EMBO Journal Cover Contest 2012 has its first winner! This hand-coloured scanning electron micrograph was the favourite of the jury in the section "Best Scientific Image". The image shows the surface of a mosquito egg (from Culex pipiens), which generates a water repellent network by connecting microscopically small structures to trap a thin layer of air.


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Interactive Infographic: Your Daily Dose of Water (Scaling)

Interactive Infographic: Your Daily Dose of Water (Scaling) | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
A GOOD Transparency....

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The Science of Love

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It turns out the brain in love looks strikingly similar to one on drugs like cocaine! Find out what drives love, and why we simply love being in love.

Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz).

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Valentinliebers!! En que se parece la cocaína al amor?? Hoy en Ciencia Mística <3

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Physicists Find Evidence That The Universe Is A 'Giant Brain'

Physicists Find Evidence That The Universe Is A 'Giant Brain' | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
The idea of the universe as a 'giant brain' has been proposed by scientists - and science fiction writers - for decades. But now physicists say there may be some evidence that it's actually true.

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Social Network Size Linked to Brain Size

Social Network Size Linked to Brain Size | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

Our brains are not as large as they are in order to provide each of us with the raw computational power to think our way out of a sticky situation, instead our brain size helps each of us to deal with the large and complex network of relationships we rely on to thrive.


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The Eyes Reveal More Than We Might Think

The Eyes Reveal More Than We Might Think | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

Our eyes don’t just take in the world around us, they can also reflect our emotional state, influence our memories, and provide clues about the way we think. Here is some of the latest research from the journals Psychological Science and Current Directions in Psychological Science in which scientists show there’s much more to the eyes than people might think.

 

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[VIDEO] NextWorld: Future Intelligence

Soon, we will be able to build computers with artificial intelligence and processing power that rivals the human brain. Intelligence will be everywhere, embedded in our clothing, our vehicles and homes. Intelligent robots will serve us - until they don't feel like doing so anymore. And what happens then...? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1277322/plotsummary


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[AMAZING VIDEO] First 3D movie tracks beetle embryo as it forms

Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2012/02/first-3d-movie-tracks-beetle-embryo-as-it-forms.html...

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How is our consciousness connected to the world?

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How is our consciousness connected to the world?
Explore the unconscious functions of the brain with visual illusions and mysterious perceptual phenomena.


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Tracking Emotions with Twitter in Realtime with EmotiMeter

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EmotiMeter is a client-side application that continuously search for emoticons (happy / sad) in Twitter updates and draws a circle in a world map regarding the user location.


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An astronomical illumination

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When you think of the process that enables the northern lights, think of spaghetti becoming untangled, says University of Iowa researcher Jack Scudder.

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[VIDEO] Jonathan Harris: Rethinking Social Networking

Artist Jonathan Harris describes four trends that are reshaping culture in the digital age: Compression, Disposability, Curation, and Self-Promotion, and takes steps to counteract them.


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The Single Theory That Could Explain Emergence, Organisation And The Origin of Life

The Single Theory That Could Explain Emergence, Organisation And The Origin of Life | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

Biochemists have long imagined that autocatalytic sets can explain the origin of life. Could it be that the same idea--the general theory of autocatalytic sets--can help explain the origin of life, the nature of emergence and provide a mathematical foundation for organisation in economics?


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[AMAZING VIDEO] Reuben Margolin: Sculpting waves in wood and time (TEDTalks)

Reuben Margolin is a kinetic sculptor, crafting beautiful pieces that move in the pattern of raindrops falling and waves combining. Take nine minutes and be mesmerized by his meditative art -- inspired in equal parts by math and nature.


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