Scientists Now Can Extract Images From Human Brains

Human BrainReports have been coming in from Japan’s ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories that researchers have developed a system that can “reconstruct the images inside a person’s mind and display them on a computer monitor.”

It seems that the scientists were able to reconstruct various images viewed by a person just by analyzing changes in their cerebral blood flow. In the process using a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine, the researchers at first mapped the blood flow changes that occurred in the cerebral visual cortex as subjects viewed various images held in front of their eyes. Subjects were shown 400 random 10 x 10 pixel black-and-white images for a period of 12 seconds each. While the fMRI machine monitored the changes in brain activity, a computer crunched the data and learned how to associate the various changes in brain activity with the different image designs being viewed.

Stunning Battlestar Galactica PC Masterpiece

Battlestar Galactica PC
Here’s a PC case mod that is truly to die for if your a ‘Battlestar Galactica’ fan. This is a liquid-cooled work of art that has a numerous video screens, a side window hidden by a servo-controlled door, and a slot-loading DVD drive that lets you see its disc spinning through its semi-transparent front.

We are totally awed by the LED-lighted landing bay on top, it’s set and ready to accommodate a squadron of Mark VII vipers…

Zeno

Robot to Save Mankind from Evil Future Bots

Zeno
When roboticist David Hanson thinks of the future, he fears that man will accidentally create a super-sentient artificial intelligence that is heartless and clinically insane.
So to save the world, he formed Hanson Robotics and built Zeno, a 17-inch robot boy, who smiles, laughs, recognizes your face and remembers your name.
Fending off the end of the world may be a heavy mantle to hang on the shoulders of a 17-inch robot that’s still in prototype stage, but Hanson does call Zeno the superhero of the singularity…

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New ‘lookouts’ for climate change

New 'lookouts' for climate change Corries high in the Scottish mountains are to become “lookout posts” in an effort to better monitor the effects of climate change Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is leading the Snowbed Project…

Firefox claims download success

Key ocean mission goes into orbit

Key ocean mission goes into orbit A space mission that will be critical to our understanding of climate change has launched from California.

The Jason-2 satellite will become the primary means of measuring the shape of the world’s oceans, taking readings with an accuracy of better than 4cm.

Its data will track not only sea level rise but reveal how the great mass of waters are moving around the globe…

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Space cameras to monitor forests

Space cameras to monitor forests Plans to use a state-of-the-art camera onboard a satellite to monitor deforestation levels in Africa’s Congo Basin have been unveiled…

Firefox claims download success

Firefox claims download success

Firefox claims download success Mozilla is claiming a download record for the release of Firefox 3

In the first 24 hours the web browser was available the software was downloaded more than 8 million times, says Mozilla.

Statistics from the download servers are being scrutinised to produce an official figure that will be passed to the Guinness World Record organisation.

But the launch was marred by news from security firms who have found the first flaws in the software…

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Microsoft’s browser gets upgraded

Microsoft's browser gets upgraded Microsoft has made Internet Explorer 7 (IE 7) available to the general public. The new version is the first upgrade to the web browsing program for more than five years…