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DARPA Wants to Fix Broken Brains, Restore Lost Memories

DARPA Wants to Fix Broken Brains, Restore Lost Memories | Futurism | Scoop.it

At the Society for Neuroscience meeting earlier this month in San Diego, California, Science sat down with Geoffrey Ling, deputy director of the Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to discuss the agency’s plans for the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, a neuroscience research effort put forth by President Barack Obama earlier this year. So far, DARPA has released two calls for grant applications, with at least one more likely: The first, calledSUBNETS (Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies), asks researchers to develop novel, wireless devices, such as deep brain stimulators, that can cure neurological disorders such as posttraumatic stress (PTS), major depression, and chronic pain. The second,RAM (Restoring Active Memory), calls for a separate wireless device that repairs brain damage and restores memory loss.


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Forget devices, the future of technology is seeded in biology - Engadget

Forget devices, the future of technology is seeded in biology - Engadget | Futurism | Scoop.it
Forget devices, the future of technology is seeded in biology Engadget A lot of you, dear readers, may remember a time when mobile phones didn't exist, let alone smartphones with touchscreens, apps, and pro-grade cameras.
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Paper: Writing Handwritten Messages on a Small Touchscreen

Paper: Writing Handwritten Messages on a Small Touchscreen | Futurism | Scoop.it
Here's the final of our three papers at MobileHCI 2013 conference. This was a particularly fun project, spearheaded by my colleague Wolf Kienzle, looking at a clever way to do handwriting input on ...
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""FAST" Coming to an Airport..." This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by United States Department of Homeland Security.
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I wonder what's so threatening about "FAST" that the DHS jumped on this video and removed it within minutes...

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Engineers Build The World’s First Real 3D-Printed Gun | TechCrunch

Engineers Build The World’s First Real 3D-Printed Gun | TechCrunch | Futurism | Scoop.it
The Liberator, for all the hoopla, was not really a gun. This 3D-printed firearm, on the other hand, is a gun. It is a copy of a 1911 made using public-domain..
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When 3D printing becomes ubiquitous, and the template for a dinner bowl or AR-15 is a simple download, the entire world will be completely restructured. Laws will no longer be binding. And, because of this, innate human ethics will become far more important.
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A chemical free, nanotechnology-based method for airborne bacterial inactivation using engineered water nanostructures - Environmental Science: Nano (RSC Publishing)

Airborne pathogens are associated with the spread of infectious diseases and increased morbidity and mortality. Herein we present an emerging chemical free, nanotechnology-based method for airborne pathogen inactivation.
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HowStuffWorks "10 Futurist Predictions in the World of Technology"

HowStuffWorks "10 Futurist Predictions in the World of Technology" | Futurism | Scoop.it
Futurist predictions in technology can be exciting or downright scary. See these 10 futurist predictions in technology to see what may be in store.
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William Gibson predicted this technology decades ago.

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Scientists develop 3D organ printing

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Scientists that entire human organs will soon be able to be made using 3D printing technology.
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Remotely control your devices using your mobile

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Belkin has launched a series of home automation products called WeMo that let you control your home electronics from anywhere using a mobile app. They are in line with the ‘connected home’ concept—...

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