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Signs of Consciousness in Dying Brains | The Scientist Magazine®

Signs of Consciousness in Dying Brains | The Scientist Magazine® | The virtual life | Scoop.it
A brief burst of brain activity with the neural signatures of consciousness follows cardiac arrest in rats. 
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‘Brain-to-Text’ system converts speech brainwave patterns to text | KurzweilAI

‘Brain-to-Text’ system converts speech brainwave patterns to text | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Brain activity recorded by electrocorticography electrodes (blue circles). Spoken words are then decoded from neural activity patterns in the blue/yellow
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Einstein saves the quantum cat

Einstein saves the quantum cat | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Einstein's theory of time and space will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year. Even today it captures the imagination of scientists. In an international collaboration, researchers from the universities of Vienna, Harvard and Queensland have now discovered that this world-famous theory can explain ...
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Life in life - YouTube

A video of Conway's Game of Life, emulated in Conway's Game of Life. The Life pattern is the OTCA Metapixel: http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/OTCA_metapixel - ...
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Machine Vision Algorithm Chooses the Most Creative Paintings in History | MIT Technology Review

Machine Vision Algorithm Chooses the Most Creative Paintings in History | MIT Technology Review | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Picking the most creative paintings is a network problem akin to finding super spreaders of disease. That’s allowed a machine to pick out the most creative paintings in history.
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A Private View of Quantum Reality | Quanta Magazine

A Private View of Quantum Reality |  Quanta Magazine | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Quantum theorist Christopher Fuchs explains how to solve the paradoxes of quantum mechanics.
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A New Theory to Explain the Higgs Mass | Quanta Magazine

A New Theory to Explain the Higgs Mass |  Quanta Magazine | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Three physicists have proposed a new solution to one of the deepest mysteries in particle physics: why the Higgs boson has such a tiny mass.
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Donuts, math, and superdense teleportation of quantum information

Donuts, math, and superdense teleportation of quantum information | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Putting a hole in the center of the donut—a mid-nineteenth-century invention—allows the deep-fried pastry to cook evenly, inside and out. As it turns out, the hole in the center of the donut also holds answers for a type of more efficient and reliable quantum information teleportation, a critical ...
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Experiment confirms quantum theory weirdness

Experiment confirms quantum theory weirdness | The virtual life | Scoop.it
The bizarre nature of reality as laid out by quantum theory has survived another test, with scientists performing a famous experiment and proving that reality does not exist until it is measured. Physicists have conducted John Wheeler's delayed-choice thought experiment, which involves a moving object that is given the choice to act like a particle or a wave. The group reversed Wheeler's original experiment, and used helium atoms scattered by light.
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Dynamically reprogramming matter | KurzweilAI

Dynamically reprogramming matter | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Various types of reprogramming DNA strands can be used to selectively trigger transformations to radically different phases (configurations) of the initial
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Quantum Life Spreads Entanglement Across Generations | MIT Technology Review

Quantum Life Spreads Entanglement Across Generations | MIT Technology Review | The virtual life | Scoop.it
The way creatures evolve in a quantum environment throws new light on the nature of life.
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Swedish scientists create an artificial neuron that mimicks an organic one | KurzweilAI

Swedish scientists create an artificial neuron that mimicks an organic one | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Chemical-to-electrical-to-chemical signal transmission. A conventional neuron (upper panel) senses chemical signals (orange circles), which trigger an
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Computational Fact Checking from Knowledge Networks

Computational Fact Checking from Knowledge Networks | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Traditional fact checking by expert journalists cannot keep up with the enormous volume of information that is now generated online. Computational fact checking may significantly enhance our ability to evaluate the veracity of dubious information. Here we show that the complexities of human fact checking can be approximated quite well by finding the shortest path between concept nodes under properly defined semantic proximity metrics on knowledge graphs. Framed as a network problem this approac
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What's on the surface of a black hole? Not 'firewall'—and nature of universe depends on it, physicist explains

What's on the surface of a black hole? Not 'firewall'—and nature of universe depends on it, physicist explains | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Are black holes the ruthless killers we've made them out to be?
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Self-awareness not unique to mankind

Self-awareness not unique to mankind | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Humans are unlikely to be the only animal capable of self-awareness, a new study has shown.
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Scientists Show Future Events Decide what Happens in the Past.

Scientists Show Future Events Decide what Happens in the Past. | The virtual life | Scoop.it
We all agree, past events can affect the present. And present events affect the future. But few would credibly argue that future events can affect the past.
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Researchers Find Missing Link Between the Brain and Immune System

Researchers Find Missing Link Between the Brain and Immune System | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Researchers discover the brain and immune system are directly linked through vessels previously thought not to exist.
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Scientists recover ‘lost’ memories using brain stimulation by blue light | KurzweilAI

Scientists recover ‘lost’ memories using brain stimulation by blue light | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
(credit: Christine Daniloff/MIT) MIT researchers have found they were able to reactivate memories in mice that could not otherwise be retrieved, using
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Theory of everything? How spacetime is built by quantum entanglement

Theory of everything? How spacetime is built by quantum entanglement | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Physicists and mathematicians have made a significant step toward unifying general relativity and quantum mechanics by explaining how spacetime emerges from quantum entanglement in a more fundamental theory.
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Why Aren't The Aliens Here Already?

Why Aren't The Aliens Here Already? | The virtual life | Scoop.it
If we learned we're the only ones looking into the night sky, it'd be impossibly lonely. But it might also mean there's something holding all beings from a higher state, which may spell our doom too.
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Juvenile plasticity returned to adult mice brains

Juvenile plasticity returned to adult mice brains | The virtual life | Scoop.it
In 2013, researchers from Yale University reported the discovery of a molecular switch that enabled the rigid brains of adult mice to return to the high levels of plasticity found in juvenile brains. Now a team at UC Irvine has achieved similar results using a different approach.
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3D reconstruction of neuronal networks uncovers hidden organizational principles of sensory cortex | KurzweilAI

3D reconstruction of neuronal networks uncovers hidden organizational principles of sensory cortex | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
3D reconstruction of individual cortical neurons in rats. Top: Examples of neuron reconstructions for each of the 10 major cell types of the vibrissal
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