Archive for April, 2007


US researchers have simulated half a virtual mouse brain on a supercomputer.

The scientists ran a “cortical simulator” that was as big and as complex as half of a mouse brain on the BlueGene L supercomputer.

In other smaller simulations the researchers say they have seen characteristics of thought patterns observed in real mouse brains.

Now the team is tuning the simulation to make it run faster and to make it more like a real mouse brain.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6600965.stm

Beaver computer

http://goncharka.com/?p=7

Creation of depth

Crazy-assed deep sea creatures, such as…

Fanfin Seadevil

http://goncharka.com/?p=18

How is the mouse cursor moved?

http://www.1-click.jp/

Robot DS

You can now control my prototype RoboDS bot located in my basement in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Please go to natrium42.com/robot. Yes, the robot does have a laser.

http://natrium42.com/blog/?p=47

Natrium said to us he’s almost got a second robot ready to go.

The wisdom that the interface is the bottleneck.

http://blog.centopeia.com/2007/03/21/jeff-hans-multitouch-demo-ii/

‘formal training might be a good idea after they saw that their son had strung rubber bands across his dresser drawers and was replicating classical tunes by ear, moving drawers in and out to vary the pitch.’

Not anything to do with the article, but a nice quote.

www.washingtonpost.com

www.inthemix.com.au/Ecstasy_users_really_do_love_each_other

Hercules was recently awarded the honorable distinction of Worlds Biggest Dog by Guinness World Records.
Hercules is an English Mastiff and has a 38 inch neck and weighs 282 pounds.
With “paws the size of softballs” (reports the Boston Herald), the three-year-old monster is far larger and heavier than his breed’s standard 200lb. limit.
Hercules owner Mr. Flynn says that Hercules weight is natural and not induced by a bizarre diet: “I fed him normal food and he just grew”… and grew and grew.
Huge Dog

Google has a new range of products coming! Check them out!
http://www.google.com/tisp/install.html
http://www.google.com/googlegulp/
http://www.google.com/romance/
http://www.google.com/jobs/lunar_job.html
http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html
http://www.google.com/mentalplex/

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