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The Great Robot Race on TV Tonight

[Harry Chen Thinks Aloud] The program chronicles the DARPA Grand Challenge last fall where driverless vehicles raced across the Mojave Desert, including those created by Carnegie Mellon University’s “Red Team,” led by Red Whittaker, and “Stanley,” the winning Stanford University entry.

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No Quantum, No Brainer

[Psychology and the Singularity] Christof Koch and Klaus Hepp take Occam’s razor to the idea that the brain is a quantum computer. They bring the ideas of cognitive neuroscientists and physicists together to look at the principles underlying this idea in a short but elucidating essay in Nature.

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Posted at 02:40 AM

March 31, 2006

The Great Robot Race on TV Tonight

[Harry Chen Thinks Aloud] The program chronicles the DARPA Grand Challenge last fall where driverless vehicles raced across the Mojave Desert, including those created by Carnegie Mellon University’s “Red Team,” led by Red Whittaker, and “Stanley,” the winning Stanford University entry.

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Posted at 05:33 AM

No Quantum, No Brainer

[Psychology and the Singularity] Christof Koch and Klaus Hepp take Occam’s razor to the idea that the brain is a quantum computer. They bring the ideas of cognitive neuroscientists and physicists together to look at the principles underlying this idea in a short but elucidating essay in Nature.

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Posted at 02:40 AM

March 28, 2006

gizmag Article: New Computer Interface Provides a Mental Typewriter and Brain Pong

Mindware Forum[Mindware Forum] The initial project demonstrates how a paralyzed patient could communicate by using a mental typewriter alone - without touching the keyboard. In the case of serious accident or illness, a patient’s limbs can be paralyzed, severely restricting communication with the outside world.

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Posted at 02:41 AM

Pervasive Computing Research That Reminds Me of Minority Report

[Harry Chen Thinks Aloud] The behavior of each program is dynamically configurable by placing a square glass object on top of the touch-screen display. For example, when a user places a glass object that represents “weather” on the screen, the mini-computing program becomes a weather report application.

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Posted at 02:40 AM

March 24, 2006

Quantum Computing Just Around the Corner

[Psychology and the Singularity] David Deutsch, the Oxford physicist who more or less came up with the idea of quantum computation, agrees. Given recent theoretical advances, he is optimistic that a practical quantum computer "may well be achieved within the next decade".

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Posted at 02:10 PM

March 23, 2006

The Future of Social Media

[Gadget Reviews | Tech News | Gadgetizer.com] If you’ve ever wondered about the future of social media or where the web is headed, and your role in the grand scheme of things, watch the video...

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Posted at 03:42 AM