How 3D printing, lasers and sugar add up to industrial scale graphene production

​The carbon-based wonder material graphene is starting to make the leap from two dimensions to three. Back in February, researchers from Rice University created 3D graphene foam supported by carbon nanotubes, but it was difficult to make. Now, the team has developed a way to 3D print the material.

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Mobile

Here’s how SpaceX plans to give everyone on Earth internet access – ScienceAlert3 billion people to go.
Multi-university effort will advance materials, define the future of mobility | MIT NewsThree MIT-affiliated research teams will receive about $10M in funding as part of a $35M materials science discovery program launched by the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). 
Viral Fridays: This Gelatinous Device Could Be The Smartphone Of The Future | www.unbox.ph
Keep Talking. This New Smartphone’s Battery Allows for 32 Hours of Talk TimeChinese company Gionee’s new M2017 smartphone sports a massive 7,000mAh battery capacity, more than doubling the industry standard of about 3,000mAh. Numerous companies are working on ways to extend battery life and decrease charging times, which will undoubtedly improve the smartphone experience of the future.
Device harvests energy from your moving fingers – FuturityA new flexible, lightweight device could provide power to phones and other devices by harvesting energy from motion, like a finger tapping on a screen.
HandEnergy brings new twist to pocket electricity generationHandEnergy is a new hybrid generator created to offer on-demand power from the palm of just one hand. It is designed to produce electricity at wall socket speeds through gentle wrist rotations.
This new technology could charge your phone in seconds – ScienceAlertNo battery required.
Mobile Devices Have Officially Surpassed Computers for Internet UsageThe combined traffic from mobile devices hit 51.2 percent, vs. 48.7 percent for desktop access, for the first time ever. This statistic could encourage businesses to prioritize their mobile websites and revolutionize how we use computers.
Samsung extends motley mix of mobile accessories to more marketsSamsung has announced a new line of mobile accessories will soon be available around the world. The line includes a bottle-shaped speaker and LED lamp, an induction charging pad, a range of portable battery packs, a USB LED light, a scoop-shaped wireless speaker and a pair of rectangular earbuds.
Limelens review: Bring depth to your smartphone photographySmartphone photography is getting more popular and even novices can take great pictures now. Limelens allows you to up your game with three great lenses.
Bendable WhammyPhone offers flexible music control Claimed to be the world’s first virtual musical instrument for flexible phones, Queen’s University’s new “WhammyPhone” prototype promises kinesthetic control never before experienced on a smartphone.
goTenna makes a Mesh of off-grid commsWhen there’s no network coverage or internet access, smartphones are rendered useless as communications tools. The goTenna tackled this by allowing smartphones to communicate via their own radio-based network and, now, the goTenna Mesh can do so over triple the distances.
This device traps single cancer cells for analysis – FuturityCancer cells vary, with some being more malignant. A new device can pick out single cancer cells for analysis, helping doctors fine-tune treatments.
Scientists have developed a new Wi-Fi system that’s 3 times faster – ScienceAlertWe must have this.
Turning Bluetooth into Wi-Fi puts implanted devices onlineUniversity of Washington engineers have produced a unique method to communicate with low-power, electronic devices such as brain implants and smart contact lenses by converting Bluetooth signals into Wi-Fi.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features iris scanner: PHOTOS – Tech InsiderThe Galaxy Note 7 from Samsung uses an infrared sensor to scan the user’s iris and unlock the phone.
Charge Your Phone Using…The Wind?Trinity turbines can harness energy from winds as slow as 3km/h (2mph).
The Runcible: This New, Round Smartphone Can Be Yours NowManohm is now offering its round smartphone- the Runcible- for preorder.
Lenovo unveils Phab 2 Pro, a Tango device, for just $499 unlocked | ZDNetWith the world’s first smartphone compatible with Google’s sensory awareness platform, Lenovo aims to court more businesses to use augmented reality.
Google’s Modular Smartphone Snaps Together Like LegosThe modular smartphone is scheduled to be in consumer hands by the end of 2017, according to Google. It can support up to six modules and has been made even sleeker in its newest update.
Mobile malware evolves: Adware now breaks and roots your phone | ZDNetAdware is moving from nuisance to nasty with the discovery of over 20,000 Android apps which can root your phone, making it almost impossible to remove.
Are We At The End Of The Android Heyday? | TechCrunchOver the past years, Google’s Android has come to dominate the world of mobile and tablet devices. Even though sales declined slightly at the close of 2014,..
The radio system bringing connectivity to the toughest environments in the world | ZDNetFinnish company KNL Networks has developed a secure alternative to satellite communications for challenging environments.
3 amazing technologies that could be part of your new smartphoneThat little computer you carry around in your pocket is already your camera, navigation device, instant messaging machine, ride-hailing tool and phone. But it’s…
Unleash your users’ sensor data with Sense360 – Developer TechSense360 enables your applications to capture, combine, and analyse data from a variety of sources in order to create intelligent new mobile experiences.
This Could Be Best Way Yet of Turning Your iPhone Into a Kickass Camera | Gizmodo UKThe DxO One snaps into an iPhone’s Lightning port, to give the phone some proper SLR chops.
Mobile App Enablers: Who Will Be The Winners? | TechCrunchOver the past three years, the Emergence Capital team has closely monitored the growing ecosystem of mobile enterprise applications. We have been fortunate to..
MobiSys 2015 – The 13th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and ServicesMobiSys 2015 seeks to present innovative and significant research on the design, implementation, usage, and evaluation of mobile computing and wireless systems, applications, and services.
‘Front-door’ GPS tracking in the palm of your handNew centimetre-accurate GPS to revolutionise drone delivery, vehicle safety and gaming

Researchers Create New Form of Smart Device Communication

Financial

Bitcoin just hit an all-time high, but new rival Ethereum is rapidly outpacing it – ScienceAlertWe wish we had a time machine.
Bitcoin soars above $1,400 to all-time high | ReutersBitcoin surged to an all-time high above $1,400 on Tuesday, after more than tripling in value over the past year, with its most recent rise attributed to strong demand in Japan, where the digital currency has been deemed a legal means of payment.
Deep learning algorithms generate stock market returns in the double digits from 1992 to 2015 – Innovation TorontoThe highest profits were made at times of financial turmoil
First new clearing bank in 250 years enters UK market, ClearBank » Banking Technology
Untested Robo-Advisers Becoming a Big Market Risk | RealClearFutureUntested Robo-Advisers Becoming a Big Market Risk | RealClearFuture
Uport, An Ethereum Based Identity Project Wins the Blockchain Competition – CryptoCoinsNewsUport wins Demo Day with WeiFund, Qtum, Cosmos winning the most innovative projects award at the biggest blockchain competition of its kind.
PascalCoin Is A Cryptocurrency With a Deletable Blockchain – The Merkle
Monero: For Black Markets Where Bitcoin Isn’t Anonymous Enough | InvestopediaMonero is the digital currency of choice for the privacy-obsessed.
Bitcoin was the best-performing currency of 2016 – ScienceAlertThe world’s most high-profile digital currency, bitcoin, hit a three-year high this week, rising above US$1,000 on Monday in a strong surge that saw it stand out as the best-performing currency of 2016.
Finland has just launched a world-first universal basic income experiment – ScienceAlertWhat a time to be alive. 
Fintech Payments: 5 Ways to Get Paid Without PayPal | The Huffington PostWhen I first started as a freelancer online, pretty much th…” name=”description
Another Nation Has Developed a National Currency That’s Entirely DigitalSenegal has become the second country in the world to introduce a blockchain-based digital currency called the eCFA. After Senegal, WAEMU will introduce the eCFA in Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Togo and Guinea-Bissau.
Google’s Testing Android Pay On Android Wear | Digital TrendsGoogle may be working on integrating Android Pay with Android Wear, its smartwatch operating system, based on code found inside a Google app update. The feature is considered a must-have for Android Wear to compete with Samsung Pay and Apple Pay.
7 beautifully designed examples of fine art in fintechMobile and web platforms are the main stage for customer interaction with, the design doctrines popular with tech startups started to become an influence.
How Crowdfunding Has Changed the Startup Game
Banks mark first-ever international trade using blockchain – Business InsiderBlockchain is a web-based transaction-processing and settlement system whose efficiency banks say could slash costs.
Two of the Middle East’s Biggest Banks Have Partnered on a Blockchain ProjectWhat used to take days of delivery, authentication, and verification processes was done in a matter of minutes through the countries’ new blockchain network. The success of this trial transaction could lead even more institutions to adopt blockchain systems, leading to a secure global network for real-time banking.
Alibaba to let Virtual Reality Shoppers Pay by Nodding | Digital TrendsAlibaba is working on a new payment method that will allow shoppers wearing virtual reality headsets to make payments without removing the devices.
15 Percent of Big Banks Will Be Using Blockchain by 2017, Says IBMIBM surveyed 200 global banks and financial institutions as part of two recently released studies. The widespread use of Blockchain could lead to more secure, efficient banking experiences.
Goldman Sach’s Gido on the ‘three waves of fintech development’ – Business InsiderAccording to Jeff Gido, we’re in the second wave of financial technology development.
Marvelstone Group to establish world’s largest Fintech Hub ‘LATTICE80’ in Singapore | The Tech PortalLATTICE80 is touted as an independent non-profit initiative aims at helping fintech startups develop and expand their business models overseas.
Cathy O’Neil: Weapons of Math DestructionAlgorithms that we use daily actually thwart equality, says Cathy O’Neil, author of ‘Weapons of Math Destruction’
A 401(k) From a Robot? Digital Advice Pushes Further Into Consumer Finance – WSJRobo advisers such as Wealthfront and Betterment are moving into “529” plans and 401(k) accounts.
Bitcoin Heist: $72 Million Worth of Bitcoin Stolen from Hong Kong ExchangeThis is second major theft in the history of a bitcoin exchange. Nearly $72 million worth of the currency was stolen from Biffnex.
Snowden and colleague design ‘introspection engine’ anti-snooping mod for the iPhone 6 | ExtremeTech“One good journalist in the right place at the right time can change history,” said Snowden. “This makes them a …
Taiwan bank ATMs spew out millions after hack – Jul. 14, 2016Hackers stole more than $2 million from an ATM network in Taiwan without using a bank machine card, leaving police searching for an explanation.
Bitcoin halving: Reward for miners of the virtual currency has been cut in half — QuartzThe biggest event of the year in bitcoin just happened. The network saw its mining reward—the amount of bitcoin miners receive for confirming transaction—get cut in half earlier today (July 9), around 12:48 EST. The event occurs after every 210,000 blocks are mined, or confirmed, by the system. It’s a significant moment for the bitcoin…
Digital Currency Tech Will Be as Transformative as the Internet
Exponential Finance 2016: How Tech Is Transforming Finance as We Know It
Universal Basic Income Hits the U.S—Citizens Will Get Paid Just For Being BornY Combinator, a seed accelerator and startup incubator, plans to inaugurate a short-term “universal basic income” experiment in Oakland, California; it’s a first step toward a larger, projected five-year study of the guaranteed cost-of-living salary.
Fintech doesn’t just disrupt banks, it makes them platforms  | TechCrunchIt’s easy to move your money between banks. What’s annoying is moving your apps. There’s been a recent explosion of fintech products in spaces like stock..
All the cool kids are doing Ethereum now | TechCrunch In the beginning the Prophet Satoshi brought us Bitcoin. And the cryptogeeks and libertarians looked upon it, and said lo, we smile upon this, for it is good,..

 

What’s next for personal financial services? | TechCrunchAlready there has been a huge amount invested in fintech in 2016, with investors funding close to $9 billion in January and February alone. It is a sector of..
Why your wallet is becoming the next platform | TechCrunchAs digital wallets increasingly become the origination point for consumer spending, they will become THE platform for downstream financial services –..
Amazon takes on PayPal and others with launch of Amazon Payments partner program | TechCrunchAmazon announced this morning a plan to spread adoption of its payments service, Amazon Payments, to more third-party websites. With the launch of its Amazon..
Amazon patents system that uses selfies and blinking to pay online | Daily Mail OnlineThe ‘Image analysis for user authentication’ patent was awarded to the Washington-based firm this week. It uses facial recognition and a ‘living’ check to verify a human is trying to make a payment.
Royal Bank of Scotland Replaces Face-To-Face Financial Advice with “Robo-Advisers”This will lead to cheaper, more accessible financial advice…and a host of firings.

 

New Zealand is Considering Giving Everyone a Universal Basic IncomeNew Zealand’s Labour Party has openly expressed interest in the concept of universal basic income for the country, and they may be doing away with benefits.
Google tests digital wallets that can stay in pockets – Yahoo News
Microsoft continues its blockchain-as-a-service push | ZDNetMicrosoft is beefing up efforts to turn blockchain shared transactional-ledger technology into an Azure cloud service.
3 Ways That The Blockchain Will Change The Real Estate Market | TechCrunchExperts have suggested a number of niche industries that will be made more secure by the untamperable data record provided by blockchain technology –..
Is Bitcoin’s Promise Going Up In Smoke? | TechCrunchIn the beginning, Bitcoin was a noble experiment. Now, it is a distraction.
Why Bitcoin Matters | TechCrunchThe most epochal financial transaction of this century, to date, occurred on May 22, 2010. It did not involve Wall Street, or the City of London; it took..
The trust machine | The EconomistThe technology behind bitcoin could transform how the economy works
How I Would Launder Money With DraftKings | TechCrunchAmerican Banker wants to know whether the explosion in daily fantasy sports startups is creating “havens for money laundering.” It’s difficult to say…
Workable Blockchain Technology from UK Startup Setl? – NEWSBTC
NRI announces blockchain tech for securities study | Financial Industry & Algorithmic Trading News | Automated TraderNomura Research Institute launches study investigating future of blockchain technology for securities.
Prepare Yourself For A Rollicking Bitcoin Panel At TechCrunch Disrupt | TechCrunchWhat do you get when you put a Casares, a Popper, and a Lee on stage? Some Bitcoin madness, that’s what. Join us at Disrupt in San Francisco next month where..
 Risk of financial crisis higher than previously estimated
Money And Politics: Bitcoin’s Governance Crisis | TechCrunchA lot of intriguing and conflicting things have been said about Bitcoin in the past few years. Some see it as the salvation of the financial system, others as..
Samsung Pay preps rollout, chases Apple Pay, Android Pay | ZDNetWill accepting magnetic stripe cards via the acquisition of LoopPay give Samsung Pay an edge? Samsung sure hopes so.
Do You Have Change for a Bowie? The Advent of Artisanal CashAs Bitcoin and other electronic forms of payment grow in popularity cash in a growing number of places is literally becoming an artisanal object.
The Mt.Gox Arrest Is The End Of The First Age Of Bitcoin | TechCrunchThe former head of bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox, Mark Karpeles, screwed a lot of early adopters. It is unclear at this point how much Karpeles allegedly lost or..
The Mystery Money Creating The Unicorn Herd | TechCrunchVaried explanations for the growing herd of unicorns — and predictions of their imminent demise — abound. But all can agree: Those who invest in unicorns..
The Art of the Crowdfunding Video – Weebly.com
Bitcoin’s Value Isn’t Currency, It’s Technology – ForbesIf one could combine in a financial asset four key attributes: the anonymity of cash, a guaranty of trustworthiness, the convenience and scalability of digital transfer, and a reliable store of value, you would have an extraordinary product. It would be ideal for champions of individual liberty and anathema to […]
Citibank Is Working On Its Own Digital Currency, Citicoin | TechCrunchIn a move that should be of no surprise to anyone familiar with the space, Citibank has admitted to running a test platform for digital currencies and is..
Fingerprint Sensors May Gain Mobile Reach | PYMNTS.comAs fingerprint authentication becomes more accessible to mobile application developers and service providers, fingerprint sensor manufacturers expect to see a
Digital-only challenger bank Atom wins licence – TelegraphThe Durham-based lender hopes to offer products to customers later this year
Show me the money – Android Pay coming to over 700,000 US retailersMobile payments are coming to Android! At the I/O 2015 keynote, Google announced Android Pay, a fully-featured payments system that takes advantage of NFC connectivity and fingerprint recognition to bring mobile payments to Android users…
Bitcoin startup adds Visa founder to its board of advisors | PaymentEyeXapo looks to add Wall Street experience as Visa founder Dee Hock forms its new advisory board alongside former chairman & CEO of Citibank John Reed, and former Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence H. Summers.
Market Leader : News :: NYSE Welcomes Bitcoin Index Bitcoin keeps on gaining strength in the global financial environment. This time, the crypto currency has deserved the recognition among American traders and investors. In particular, New York Stock Exchange launched the Bitcoin index, a new index designed to monitor the crypto currency and trade it, Market Leader reports.
6 Banking Technologies You’ll See in the Next 5 Years | GOBankingRatesExpect your banking experience to change in the year 2020. See which technologies your bank might have in the future.

A True Digital Currency for the People

Bitcoin, Blockchain, Proof of Work and how they are all connectedIn my previous post I have described how Bitcoin technology can disrupt traditional banking (1). I have also discussed how this technology might impact the way people interact and do business and th…
Payments, Currencies, and Broken Money | Financial Markets
Virtual currency is finding global niches | Pacific Coast Business TimesBy Lisa Spiwak This month, there has been a major event in the world of American finance. On May 7, itBit became America’s first national

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“Mind reading” technology can now decode complex thoughts​In the past, “mind reading” systems have been able to guess a number, but deeper thoughts have been beyond the technology’s reach. Now, a team from Carnegie Mellon University has developed a way to accurately read more complex concepts from a brain scan, and even piece together entire sentences.
New discovery could allow us to edit memories to make them less traumatic – ScienceAlertSo this is how triggering really works.
New tool offers snapshots of neuron activity | MIT NewsMIT and Stanford researchers have developed a way to control gene expression in neurons when they become active, essentially providing a snapshot of their activity at a moment in time. This approach could offer far more insight into neuron function than current cell labeling techniques that require hours or days.
Is Woebot, a mental health chatbot, the future of therapy?A San Francisco-based start-up has just launched an AI therapist, or “mental health chatbot” and it’s called Woebot. Is this the beginning of the end for trained psychologists?
Scientists are about to perform an Experiment to See if the Human Mind Is Bound by Physics – ScienceAlertThis could be interesting.
Decoding of neural activity using new optical imaging and analysis techniques | NextBigFuture.comDecoding of neural activity using new optical imaging and analysis techniques
Sync pink noise with brain to get better deep sleep – FuturityPink noise synced to brain waves can deepen sleep and improve memory in older adults, new research shows.
Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future – Wait But Why
Observing your own brain activity could be the future of treating depression – ScienceAlertWow.
OpenBCI – Brain-Computer Interface Tech for the Masses
Elon Musk on mission to link human brains with computers in four years: report | ReutersTesla Inc (TSLA.O) founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices.
DARPA and ASU electrical brain stimulation could boost learning and memory by 30 percent | NextBigFuture.comDARPA and ASU electrical brain stimulation could boost learning and memory by 30 percent
Brain scans highlight a hidden, “higher” state of consciousnessNeuroscientists at the University of Sussex claim to have found the first evidence of a higher state of consciousness. From wakefulness down to a deep coma, consciousness is measured by the diversity of brain signals, and under the influence of psychedelics, that diversity jumps to new heights.
Device that can literally read your mind invented by scientists | The IndependentA device that can read people’s minds by detecting their brainwaves has been developed in a breakthrough that could eventually enable people with “locked-in syndrome” to communicate. researchers said.
Elon Musk on mission to link human brains with computers in four years: report | ReutersTesla Inc (TSLA.O) founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices.
Scientists identify brain circuit that drives pleasure-inducing behavior | MIT NewsMIT neuroscientists have discovered a brain circuit that responds to rewarding events. 
Neuroscientists identify brain circuit necessary for memory formation | MIT NewsMIT study of neural circuits that underlie memory consolidation reveals memories
Super SEALs: Elite Units Pursue Brain-Stimulating Technologies | Military.com
‘Groundbreaking’ technology enables quadriplegic man to move his limbs – Medical News TodayUsing neuroprosthetic technology, scientists have enabled a man who had been quadriplegic for 8 years to move his limbs and perform daily tasks.
New study suggests our understanding of brain cells is flawed, and here’s why – ScienceAlertOur brain cells could be 10 times more active then we thought.
Scientists discover a giant neuron around the brain that could explain conciousness | Global Futurist by Matthew Griffin
Brain-computer interface lets “locked-in” people communicate for the first timeIn ​Complete Locked-In State (CLIS) patients with fully functional brains are trapped in bodies that they have no control over. Now a team at the Wyss Center has found a way to monitor the brain activity of CLIS sufferers in a way that allows them to answer simple yes/no questions.
Smart biopsy needle helps doctors dodge the danger zoneBrain surgeries have become safer with advances in brain imaging that allow surgeons to better map out their approach, and they are set to become safer again with the development of a new high-tech biopsy needle that packs a tiny imaging probe inside to help guide the way.​
Memory Implants Come Closer To Reality, No Need To Cheat During Exams – EconoTimesEconoTimes is a fast growing non-partisan source of news and intelligence on global economy and financial markets, providing timely, relevant, and critical insights for market professionals and those who want to make informed investment decisions.
IAT Racism Too isn’t up to the job – NY Magazine

The Implicit Association Test has failed on identifying Racism.

The first sights babies see sculpt the brain’s visual circuitry – FuturityScientists have found more clues about what happens in the brains of baby mammals as they try to make visual sense of the world.
The Super-Future of Brainwear Has Arrived | Rising Stars | OZYWant to be a Jedi? Visit the Consumer Electronics Show, where the weird world of brain-hacking will let you use the Force like Luke.
How an emotional ‘hangover’ changes your brain – FuturityThe “emotional hangover” is a real phenomenon, according to research showing that emotional experiences have lingering effects on our brains.
University of Florida NewsMerging neuroscience and education research to personalize multimedia and online learning
Sound used to detect unsound brainsIn the recent past, we’ve seen systems that track eye movements in order to determine if a concussion has occurred. Now, scientists from Illinois’ Northwestern University are suggesting that the way in which the brain processes sound may be an even better indicator.
Alzheimer’s hope in new memory-restoring drugResearchers at the University of Leicester have developed a new class of Alzheimer’s drug that has been shown to restore memory loss, slow disease progression and increase the lifespan of mice. The team hopes that the finding could lead to new treatment options for Alzheimer’s in humans.
Researchers Use Brain Tests to Predict the Potential of Criminality in ToddlersAccording to a Duke study, three year olds with the lowest 20 percent brain health grew up to commit over 80 percent of crimes as adults regardless of social class. The results emphasize the need to give all children access to the resources necessary to ensure good brain health, such as public health and education programs.
Getting to the Heart of It: Novel Discovery Could Help Reverse Brain DamageScientists may have discovered an important protein marker to help doctors catch brain and heart disease earlier than ever before. Earlier detection in disease such as dementia could be key in helping to slow down or completely reverse the damage of these diseases.
Bits of your brain go to sleep while you’re awake – FuturityNew research finds that small regions of the brain cycle in and out of sleep, even when you’re awake.
Watch a Paralyzed Woman Communicate With Help From a Brain ImplantThis is life-changing technology for many paralyzed people.
Reprogramming the Human Mind: Here’s How We’ll Make Humanity 2.0 [INFOGRAPHIC]Computers that connect to the human brain could bring an end to Alzheimer’s. They could allow us to possess superhuman levels of memory and intelligence. They could change everything—and Bryan Johnson’s Kernel is making it happen.
The Evolution of Brain-Computer Interfaces [INFOGRAPHIC]Forget touchscreens and keyboards: the future is all about brain-computer interfaces.
New artificial intelligence technique could erase fear from your brainImagine your fear of spiders, heights or confined spaces disappearing.” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description
Your brain ‘fingerprint’ is unique enough to ID you – FuturityThe structural connections in your brain are unique to you, say scientists, who have developed a way to “fingerprint” the human brain.
Can brain scans spot liars better than a polygraph? – FuturityOur brains are much more likely to give away a lie than sweaty palms or spikes in heart rate are, new evidence suggests.
Wireless brain sensor could unchain science from cables – Mumbai MirrorResearchers restore leg movement in primates. It’s a step towards the development of a system that might help in rehabilitating people who have suffered spinal cord injuries.
This world-first brain implant is letting a ‘locked-in’ woman communicate – ScienceAlertParalysis is about to get a whole lot less lonely.
We were wrong about consciousness disappearing in dreamless sleep, say scientists – ScienceAlertWe’re finally solving the mystery of dreamless sleep.
Harvard scientists think they’ve pinpointed the physical source of consciousness – ScienceAlertThis is where awareness lives.
Placebo ‘sweet spot’ could help control your pain – FuturityScientists have discovered the “sweet spot” in the brain that makes a placebo significantly reduce pain for some people.
Wiring the brain with artificial senses and limb controlScientists and engineers from the University of Washington are working on a way to provide prosthetic users and those suffering from spinal cord injuries with the ability to both feel and control their limbs or robotic replacements by means of directly stimulating the cortex of the brain.
An english-speaking teenager has woken up from a coma speaking fluent Spanish – ScienceAlertAn english-speaking teenager has woken up from a coma speaking Spanish.
Experts Assert That “Mind-Reading” Computers Are Just a Decade AwayFrances Van Scoy believes that, once human thought can communicate directly with computers, a new world will open before us. “Ten to 15 years from now, hardware/software systems using those sorts of neuroheadsets could assist me by recognizing the nouns I’ve thought about in the past few minutes.”
Scientists May Have Reactivated The Gene That Causes Neurons To Stop GrowingScientists have found a way of reactivating genes in mice to continue neuron growth. The development could be key to helping patients with paralysis and neurodegenerative diseases.
You have a second brain – ScienceAlertWe’re controlled by more than just our thoughts.
Mind-Controlled Bionics: New Tech Translates Thoughts Into MotionNew technology in prosthetics is allowing for controlling appendage mechanisms with brain activity. While not an equivalent replacement of a lost limb, further development of the technology will bring us closer to tapping into the full potential of advanced prosthesis.
Engineers Have Created Artificial Synapses That Mimic the Human BrainThe device relies on “memristors,’ components whose resistance relies on how much charge has passed through them in the past. One brain has roughly one quadrillion of these synaptic connections
Scientists Have Pinpointed the Brain Circuitry That Could Help Us Erase FearCoupling reward with exposure therapy has proven successful in prolonging fear supression The enhanced therapy may be a way for the eighteen percent of people suffering from fear/anxiety disorders to enjoy longer recovery.
A zap to the right spot might ‘reset’ your brain – FuturityBrain stimulation can treat a range of conditions, but it’s not clear how it works. A new study finds zapping the right spot can change the whole brain.
A bike company had this great idea to reduce shipping damage | Digital TrendsDutch bike company VanMoof bikes were getting damaged en route to the customer … until an employee suggested the simple idea of printing the image of a TV on the side of the package.
Brain juggles factors to spot a face in the crowd – FuturityIn order to find something specific in our field of vision, it helps to narrow the search. A new study with monkeys clarifies how the brain does this.
MIT’s New Radio Can Detect Your Emotions Using Wireless SignalsA team of researchers at MIT’s CSAIL have developed a device that can detect basic human emotions using wireless technology. Dubbed EQ-Radio, it analyzes small variations in heartbeat intervals to determine whether a person is happy, sad, excited, or angry.
Machine-Learning Can Read Your EEG and Uncover Your HabitsResearchers have found a way to use EEG scans to identify the brains of alcoholics. While potentially beneficial for medical research, the new discovery could lead to privacy issues now that brainwave-scanning technology is becoming mainstream.
Scientists Unveil a New Map of the Brain With Unrivaled ResolutionThe Allen Institute for Brain Science has published and released a comprehensive, high-resolution map of the brain anyone can access online. They mapped 862 brain structures from a single donor brain.
A new way to tackle stress? People who ‘see’ scans of their brain activity can learn to control it | Daily Mail OnlineThe study from researchers at Tel-Aviv University shows that people can be trained to physically control the emotional part of their brain, leading to changes in actual behaviour.
Compulsive drinking in rats stopped cold by flipping neurons like switchesResearchers have discovered that deactivating neurons in the brains of alcohol-dependent rats completely stopped compulsive drinking behavior. While the usual caveats around animal research apply, the study offers hope that drug therapy might one day help people gain control over alcoholism.
Brain-imaging technique helps people control emotions using amygdala feedbackA new non-invasive brain imaging technique could benefit those with stress-related disorders by helping them regulate their amygdala activity and control their emotions.
New Alzheimer’s Treatment Could Reverse Synapse Degeneration and Stop Memory LossNew research indicates that reducing Dkk1 may allow us to prevent or restore memory loss in early cases of Alzheimer’s, giving us a viable way of treating individuals with this disease.
Elon Musk is Looking to Kickstart Transhuman Evolution With “Brain Hacking” TechElon Musk has recently hinted that he may be working on a “neural lace,” a mesh of electronics that will allow AI and the brain to work together. This could help human brains keep up with future enhancements in AI.
5 Incredible Ways Scientists Are Merging Our Brains With Machines
Your Conscious Brain Directs Your Actions Less Than You Think
The Tiny Brain Chip That May Supercharge Your Mind
How offloading our minds to the internet gets us hookedIs our memory located in our brains or in the cloud? A new study finds that increasingly, the answer seems to be a little of both.
Is this mind-body link why yoga calms us? – FuturityThere’s new evidence for the neural basis of a mind-body connection. The findings may help explain why meditation and certain exercises help us with stress.
Scientists create ‘virtual brains’ from tiny primate skulls – FuturityPrimate brains weren’t always so big. Virtual brains made from ancient, kiwi-sized primate skulls could help explain the boost in brain size.
‘Sleep switch’ in brain discovered by Oxford in breakthrough which could lead to better sleeping pillsA pill to help insomniacs drop off instantly could be developed after scientists discovered the brain switch which triggers sleep.
Scientists Complete the Most Detailed Map of the Brain Ever
Hackers could get inside your BRAIN | Daily Mail OnlineThe University of Washington revealed how hackers could insert images into dodgy apps and recording the brain’s unintentional reaction using brain-computer interfaces.
Improved memory may be just a brain-zap awayWhen people suffer from conditions such as Alzheimer’s, autism or schizophrenia, however, that function can be compromised. Now, scientists have discovered that help for such individuals may lie in the form of zapping their brains while they sleep.
This woman lived 24 years without knowing she was missing her entire cerebellum – ScienceAlertSomehow, she’s okay.
Researchers have finally found a way to make people smarter, but it’s not pleasant – ScienceAlertA zap a day.
Synaptic bridges help brain cells communicateSingle-molecule imaging has revealed that synapses – the tiny junctions that allow neurons to communicate with each other – transmit information across precisely-aligned nanocolumns. The discovery could unlock new secrets to how our brains work and it may improve our understanding of brain diseases.
Multi-scale imaging technique brings the brain into focusMIT scientists have developed a multi-scale imaging technique that allows them to examine brain tissue at both close subcellular detail and in terms of the broader long-range connectivity of neurons. The technique could improve the accuracy of efforts to map the connections within the human brain.
We’re Understanding How The Brain Functions By Linking Retinas To ChipsThe retina is essentially part of the brain. Studying them led researchers one step closer to understanding how the brain processes stimuli
A man who lives without 90% of his brain is challenging our concept of ‘consciousness’ – ScienceAlertThe father of two lives a normal life.
Is this real life Inception? Scientists can trick people into seeing colours | Daily Mail OnlineWorking with colleagues in Japan, scientists at Brown University have been studying how to ‘induce’ knowledge in someone through their visual cortex.
People who meditate appear to be more aware of their unconscious mind – ScienceAlert[Meditates furiously]
How to Build a Mind? This Learning Theory May Hold the Answer
Scientists Say Neuron Repair is PossibleNew research suggests that nerve cells may be able to repair themselves by mobilizing mitochondria by removing a certain protein in cells. This may help combat neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s in the near future.
How we touch, smell, and see all at once – FuturityThe ability to judge multiple sensory inputs simultaneously is something animal brains develop through experience, new research with tadpoles shows.
WATCH: You are actually two brains living in one person – ScienceAlertThis is really freaking us out.
Mind-reaching machine could soon turn your secret thoughts into speech | Daily Mail OnlineProfessor Robert Knight and his team at UC Berkeley say they are working on technology that can reproduce comprehensible speech from direct brain recordings in real-time.
Neuroscientists have recorded the brain activity of a man at the exact moment he ‘saw God’ – ScienceAlert  A serious case of epilepsy gave him a ‘religious experience’.
Chinese Researchers Have Built a Mind Controlled Car Chinese engineers have developed equipment that can read EEG signals from the brain and translate them into actions by a car. 
Scientists test a way to erase scary memories – FuturityImagine wiping away bad memories for those with PTSD but enhancing memories for people with dementia. Scientists say they’ve taken a step in that direction.
How the Power to Control Objects With Our Minds Stopped Being Science Fiction
‘Think To Speak’ Headset Is Breaking Down Communication BarriersThanks to Smartstones, you can now send your loved one a text message, or in-app push message, simply by thinking it.
Scientists Can Now Identify Individuals Based on Brain Waves—And It’s 100% AccurateResearchers discovered that people respond to stimuli differently enough that it is possible to create a unique signature, a brainprint, that could one day replace fingerprints in a number of instances.
Memories Can Be Inherited, and Scientists May Have Just Figured out HowOur life experiences may be passed on to our children and our children’s children – and now scientists report that they have discovered that this inheritance can be turned on or off.
Mind-control MICROSCOPE changes the behaviour of mice in an instant | Daily Mail OnlineA team at the University of California, Berkeley combined cutting edge techniques to develop a tool which able to zoom in on a patch of brain cells (stock image) and alter their activity using light.
You Can Retrieve Memories from Patients With Early-Stage Alzheimer’sThere’s new hope for those with Alzheimer’s.
This Amazing Computer Chip Is Made of Live Brain Cells – Singularity HUB
Cyborg Rat: Augmented Rodent Can Navigate Mazes With Remarkable SpeedHere’s proof of how an emerging science–cyborg technology–can combine biological cognition with computational capability.
Learning How To Fly With NeurostimulationNew research reveals that Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, if used in training, can increase the learning abilities of novice pilots.
Cryopreservation Breakthrough: We Just Preserved an Entire Brain Down to the Last NeuronResearchers have successfully preserved a rabbit brain using a new method of cryopreservation that focuses on memory storage.
Researchers Can Now Repair Severed Neuron Connections Using Lasers“If you have a severed nerve, you can’t repair it…my thought was, what if we could ‘weld’ it back up right after it’s injured?”
Motivating employees to exercise: loss may be more effective than gain incentives – Medical News TodayA trial of a workplace wellness program to encourage overweight and obese employees to exercise suggests that averting loss works better than seeking gain.
Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Moves Individual ‘Fingers’Physicians and biomedical engineers report what they believe is the first successful effort to wiggle fingers individually and independently of each other using a mind-controlled artificial “arm” to control the movement.
With a few skin cells, scientists can make mini, thinking version of your brain | Ars TechnicaTiny ball-shaped noggins may aid research on Zika, autism, and new drugs.
Cryopreservation Breakthrough: We Just Preserved an Entire Brain Down to the Last NeuronResearchers have successfully preserved a rabbit brain using a new method of cryopreservation that focuses on memory storage.
Scientists Begin Work on Reverse-Engineering the BrainThis research will improve on decades old algorithms, and it could lead to more human-like machines. 
Thanks to science, you can soon wipe out your worst memories | New York Post
Can Our Minds Live Forever? New Experiments Aim to Make it HappenScientists are attempting to preserve a brain, along with all its thoughts, memories, and everything that makes us who and what we are. 
The brain communicates on several channels: The human brain uses several frequency bands for the flow of information between lower and higher areas — ScienceDaily
New Technique Allows Scientists to Read Minds at Nearly the Speed of ThoughtAn experiment by University of Washington researchers is setting the stage for advances in mind reading technology. Using brain implants and sophisticated software, researchers can now predict what their subjects are seeing with startling speed and accuracy.
A Drug to Cure Fear – NYTimes.com
The US Military Wants a Chip to Translate Your Brain Activity Into Binary CodeNot long after researchers claimed victory in performing a head transplant on a monkey, the US military’s blue-sky R&D agency announced a completely insane plan to build a chip that would enable the human brain to communicate directly with computers. What is this weird, surreal future?
Dissolvable brain implant the size of a grain of rice invented by scientists | Science | News | The IndependentA surgical implant no bigger than a grain of rice which measures a patient’s temperature and blood pressure for several days before dissolving harmlessly in body fluids has been invented by scientists. 
Tiny electronic implants monitor brain injury, then melt away — ScienceDailyA new class of small, thin electronic sensors can monitor temperature and pressure within the skull – crucial health parameters after a brain injury or surgery – then melt away when they are no longer needed, eliminating the need for additional surgery to remove the monitors.
Telepathy: ‘Mind Reading’ Computer Deciphers Words From Brainwaves : Tech : Science World ReportA team of Japanese scientists have built a device that can predict words before they are spoken by analyzing brainwaves.
Intelligence genes discovered by scientists – TelegraphImperial College London has found that two networks of genes determine whether people are intelligent or not so bright.
Websites could read emotions by seeing how fast you move your mouse – TelegraphComputer software could read how fast your mouse is moving, and react accordingly to calm you down
Science Daily Exponential Technologies LSD changes consciousness by reorganizing human brain networks
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Neuroscientists now can read the mind of a fly
New technique could yield knowledge useful to understanding the human brain
Videos for Neuroscience Research – Discover the latest innovations from Neuroscience 2015
A neuroscience approach to innovative thinking and problem solving – CIONew technique challenges the ‘keep at it and it’ll eventually happen’ tactic
Is Your Tongue The Key To A Neuroscience Breakthrough?
 Watching a memory form
Sea slug study reveals novel memory mechanism
 The power of two may help explain brain design
This robot uses artificial brain cells to navigate like a humanOne robot has been given a simulated version of the brain cells that let animals build a mental map of their surroundings.” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description
Dreams turned off and on with a neural switch: Activating small group of neurons in medulla causes rapid transition to REM sleep — ScienceDaily
Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God | UK | News | Daily ExpressATTITUDES towards God and immigrants can be changed by beaming magnetic waves into the brain, scientists have claimed.
Pain is in the brain — ScienceDaily
Detailed, Digital Rat Brain Shows Individual Neurons : Discovery NewsTen-year project generates organic brain model with 31,000 neurons and 40 million synapses. Continue reading →Ten-year project generates organic brain model with 31,000 neurons and 40 million synapses. Continue reading →
 How the brain recognizes objects
Innovative ‘brain prosthesis’ could help with memory loss – Medical News TodayThe symptoms of dementia, including memory loss, are incurable. But a new brain prosthesis implanted in the hippocampus is showing promise as a potential cure for memory loss.
Intelligent people’s brains wired differently to those with fewer intellectual abilities, says study | Science | News | The IndependentThe brains of high-achieving individuals are wired up differently to those of people with fewer intellectual or social abilities according to one of the first studies to find a physical link between what goes in the brain and a person’s overall lifestyle. An analysis of the “connectivity” between different parts of the brain in hundreds of healthy people found a correlation between how well wired-up some individuals were to their cognitive abilities and general success in life, scientists said.
DARPA is testing implanting chips in soldiers’ brains | FusionAnd it just might be the secret to unlocking artificial intelligence.
How the brain can stop action on a dime: Researchers identify neurons that can abruptly halt a planned behavior — ScienceDailyScientists have identified the precise nerve cells that allow the brain to make a split-second change of course, like jamming on the brakes.” id=”metasummary
Prosthetic hand lets man actually feel what he touches for the first time – News – Gadgets and Tech – The IndependentResearchers have created a prosthetic hand that people can actually feel through, for the first time ever.
Mindfulness may make memories less accurate — ScienceDailyMindfulness meditation is associated with all sorts of benefits to mental and physical well-being, but a new study suggests that it may also come with a particular downside for memory. 
 Study uses internet, social media to show how fracking documentary influenced public perception, political change
Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results | Science | The GuardianOf 100 studies published in top-ranking journals in 2008, 75% of social psychology experiments and half of cognitive studies failed the replication test
A Movie You Can Control With Your Mind? It’s Happening.The future is now.
First almost fully-formed human brain grown in lab, researchers claim | Science | The GuardianResearch team say tiny brain could be used to test drugs and study diseases, but scientific peers urge caution as data on breakthrough kept under wraps
Scientists discover atomic-resolution secret of high-speed brain signaling | KurzweilAIThis illustration shows a protein complex at work in brain signaling. Its structure, which contains joined protein complexes known as SNARE (shown in blue,
 ‘Brain signature’ that predicts human emotions discovered
Think Your Conscious Brain Directs Your Actions? Think Again – Singularity HUB
How Tiny Lab-Grown Human Brains Are Giving Big Insights Into Autism – Singularity HUBFirst came lab-grown mini-hearts, then 3D printed skin. Now scientists have taken “body on a chip” to a whole new level with tiny lab-grown human brains.
Watching a tumor grow in real-time — ScienceDaily
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Infants use expectations to shape their brains
Best and Worst of Neuroscience and Neurology – June 2015 | Brain Blogger
Science Daily Exponential Technologies The emerging science of human screams
Can neuroscience solve the mystery of how students learn? | Teacher Network | The GuardianEducational neuroscience burst onto the scene with the hope of unlocking the secret of how we learn. But the jury is out as to whether it’s useful in the classroom
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Neuroscientists decipher brain’s noisy code
Study explains how output of single neurons can predict behavior on perceptual tests
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Scientists ‘watch’ rats string memories together
A Calm Look at the Most Hyped Concept in Neuroscience – Mirror Neurons | WIREDThe exaggerated and oversimplified story about mirror neurons has been swallowed whole by the media and much of the public. In fact, there is no scientific research that directly backs some of the most widely reported claims.The exaggerated and oversimplified story about mirror neurons has been swallowed whole by the media and much of the public. In fact, there is no scientific research that directly backs some of the most widely reported claims.
Animal brains connected up to make mind-melded computerThe power of rats’ and monkeys’ brains has been pooled by wiring them up. If we could do the same with humans, it could allow non-verbal collaboration
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Rats ‘dream’ paths to a brighter future
When rats rest, their brains simulate journeys to a desired future such as a tasty treat
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Rare neurons enable mental flexibility
Electromagnetic and Informational Weapons: The Remote Manipulation of the Human Brain | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Why parrots are great vocal imitators
Regions of bird’s brain likely duplicated at least 29 million years ago
Science Daily Exponential TechnologiesConsciousness has less control than believed, according to new theory — ScienceDaily
Neuroscience Proves We Buy On Emotion & Justify With Logic & Why Deals Get Stuck In No Decision | CustomerThink
Throughout history, humans have associated creativity and madness — now science has found a true link – SFGateIn a study published June 8 in Nature Neuroscience, researchers say they have now found genetic variants that can predict both creativity and a predisposition towards…
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Not like riding a bike: New motor memories need stabilizing
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Emotional brains ‘physically different’ from rational ones
The Digital Revolution Meets the Human Brain | Alvaro FernandezTo predict the future, it helps to examine one key leading indicator of tech investment: patent activity.
The Science Of How Memories And Past Experience Influence What We Eat – ForbesEveryday life means moving through an array of flavorful temptations: food ads, restaurant signs, and snack machines. All of these compete for attention, and ultimately for a buying and eating decision. But the human brain doesn’t behave like a computer, evaluating these inputs and optimizing the best one. Food choices […]
fMRI memory detectors can be easily fooled, scientists show — ScienceDailyReal-time brain scans coupled with a machine-learning algorithm can reveal whether a person has memory of a particular subject. Now, scientists have shown that, with a little bit of concentration, people can easily hide their memories from the computer.” id=”metasummary
Injectable electronics: New system holds promise for basic neuroscience, treatment of neuro-degenerative diseases — ScienceDailyAn international team of researchers has developed a method for fabricating nano-scale electronic scaffolds that can be injected via syringe. Once connected to electronic devices, the scaffolds can be used to monitor neural activity, stimulate tissues and even promote regenerations of neurons.” id=”metasummary
Rise of the robo-brain: Tiny flexible electronics are injected into the brains of mice to mesh with cells | Daily Mail OnlineA team of experts from Harvard University and the National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing used mesh electronics (pictured) to monitor brain activity in mice.
 Delay of gratification linked to how brain structures are connected
Thync: company launches mood-changing wearable that zaps brains – News – Gadgets and Tech – The IndependentA newly-released headset hopes to wake people up or calm them down by manipulating the electricity in their brain.
 Preventive neuroradiology: Brain imaging bolsters efforts to lower Alzheimer’s risk
Research solves mystery of memory and mood – UQ News – The University of Queensland, Australia
A patient’s budding cortex — in a dish? Networking neurons thrive in 3-D human ‘organoid’ — ScienceDaily
Hopes raised for treatment of severe amnesia after scientists retrieve lost memory – using light – Science – News – The IndependentLost memories have been retrieved with the help of light in a study that could further the understanding and treatment of patients with severe amnesia following injury or disease.
 Even when we’re resting, our brains are preparing us to be social
 Brain circuit that controls decisions that induce high anxiety identified
 Acquiring ‘perfect’ pitch may be possible for some adults
Brain signals contain the code for your next move | EurekAlert! Science NewsIs it possible to tap into the signalling in the brain to figure out what you will choose to do next? Hiroshi Ito, a researcher at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology, can now say yes. Ito has just published a description of how this happens in this week’s edition of Nature.
 Brain tumors: Millimeter by millimeter towards a better prognosis
Researchers find brain area that integrates speech’s rhythms | EurekAlert! Science NewsA team led by scientists at Duke University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has discovered an area of the brain that is sensitive to the timing of speech. The new study advances our understanding of how humans make sense of spoken language.
Happiness cafe, the Serotonin Eatery in Melbourne aims to boost your moodFIVE years ago Emily Arundel found herself in constant mood slumps as she battled depression.
Surge in US ‘brain-reading’ patents – BBC NewsThere is a dramatic rise in the number of technology patents filed that relate to reading brainwaves.

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“Mind reading” technology can now decode complex thoughts​In the past, “mind reading” systems have been able to guess a number, but deeper thoughts have been beyond the technology’s reach. Now, a team from Carnegie Mellon University has developed a way to accurately read more complex concepts from a brain scan, and even piece together entire sentences.
New discovery could allow us to edit memories to make them less traumatic – ScienceAlertSo this is how triggering really works.
New tool offers snapshots of neuron activity | MIT NewsMIT and Stanford researchers have developed a way to control gene expression in neurons when they become active, essentially providing a snapshot of their activity at a moment in time. This approach could offer far more insight into neuron function than current cell labeling techniques that require hours or days.
Is Woebot, a mental health chatbot, the future of therapy?A San Francisco-based start-up has just launched an AI therapist, or “mental health chatbot” and it’s called Woebot. Is this the beginning of the end for trained psychologists?
Scientists are about to perform an Experiment to See if the Human Mind Is Bound by Physics – ScienceAlertThis could be interesting.
Decoding of neural activity using new optical imaging and analysis techniques | NextBigFuture.comDecoding of neural activity using new optical imaging and analysis techniques
Sync pink noise with brain to get better deep sleep – FuturityPink noise synced to brain waves can deepen sleep and improve memory in older adults, new research shows.
Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future – Wait But Why
Observing your own brain activity could be the future of treating depression – ScienceAlertWow.
OpenBCI – Brain-Computer Interface Tech for the Masses
Elon Musk on mission to link human brains with computers in four years: report | ReutersTesla Inc (TSLA.O) founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices.
DARPA and ASU electrical brain stimulation could boost learning and memory by 30 percent | NextBigFuture.comDARPA and ASU electrical brain stimulation could boost learning and memory by 30 percent
Brain scans highlight a hidden, “higher” state of consciousnessNeuroscientists at the University of Sussex claim to have found the first evidence of a higher state of consciousness. From wakefulness down to a deep coma, consciousness is measured by the diversity of brain signals, and under the influence of psychedelics, that diversity jumps to new heights.
Device that can literally read your mind invented by scientists | The IndependentA device that can read people’s minds by detecting their brainwaves has been developed in a breakthrough that could eventually enable people with “locked-in syndrome” to communicate. researchers said.
Elon Musk on mission to link human brains with computers in four years: report | ReutersTesla Inc (TSLA.O) founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices.
Scientists identify brain circuit that drives pleasure-inducing behavior | MIT NewsMIT neuroscientists have discovered a brain circuit that responds to rewarding events. 
Neuroscientists identify brain circuit necessary for memory formation | MIT NewsMIT study of neural circuits that underlie memory consolidation reveals memories
Super SEALs: Elite Units Pursue Brain-Stimulating Technologies | Military.com
‘Groundbreaking’ technology enables quadriplegic man to move his limbs – Medical News TodayUsing neuroprosthetic technology, scientists have enabled a man who had been quadriplegic for 8 years to move his limbs and perform daily tasks.
New study suggests our understanding of brain cells is flawed, and here’s why – ScienceAlertOur brain cells could be 10 times more active then we thought.
Scientists discover a giant neuron around the brain that could explain conciousness | Global Futurist by Matthew Griffin
Brain-computer interface lets “locked-in” people communicate for the first timeIn ​Complete Locked-In State (CLIS) patients with fully functional brains are trapped in bodies that they have no control over. Now a team at the Wyss Center has found a way to monitor the brain activity of CLIS sufferers in a way that allows them to answer simple yes/no questions.
Smart biopsy needle helps doctors dodge the danger zoneBrain surgeries have become safer with advances in brain imaging that allow surgeons to better map out their approach, and they are set to become safer again with the development of a new high-tech biopsy needle that packs a tiny imaging probe inside to help guide the way.​
Memory Implants Come Closer To Reality, No Need To Cheat During Exams – EconoTimesEconoTimes is a fast growing non-partisan source of news and intelligence on global economy and financial markets, providing timely, relevant, and critical insights for market professionals and those who want to make informed investment decisions.
IAT Racism Too isn’t up to the job – NY Magazine

The Implicit Association Test has failed on identifying Racism.

The first sights babies see sculpt the brain’s visual circuitry – FuturityScientists have found more clues about what happens in the brains of baby mammals as they try to make visual sense of the world.
The Super-Future of Brainwear Has Arrived | Rising Stars | OZYWant to be a Jedi? Visit the Consumer Electronics Show, where the weird world of brain-hacking will let you use the Force like Luke.
How an emotional ‘hangover’ changes your brain – FuturityThe “emotional hangover” is a real phenomenon, according to research showing that emotional experiences have lingering effects on our brains.
University of Florida NewsMerging neuroscience and education research to personalize multimedia and online learning
Sound used to detect unsound brainsIn the recent past, we’ve seen systems that track eye movements in order to determine if a concussion has occurred. Now, scientists from Illinois’ Northwestern University are suggesting that the way in which the brain processes sound may be an even better indicator.
Alzheimer’s hope in new memory-restoring drugResearchers at the University of Leicester have developed a new class of Alzheimer’s drug that has been shown to restore memory loss, slow disease progression and increase the lifespan of mice. The team hopes that the finding could lead to new treatment options for Alzheimer’s in humans.
Researchers Use Brain Tests to Predict the Potential of Criminality in ToddlersAccording to a Duke study, three year olds with the lowest 20 percent brain health grew up to commit over 80 percent of crimes as adults regardless of social class. The results emphasize the need to give all children access to the resources necessary to ensure good brain health, such as public health and education programs.
Getting to the Heart of It: Novel Discovery Could Help Reverse Brain DamageScientists may have discovered an important protein marker to help doctors catch brain and heart disease earlier than ever before. Earlier detection in disease such as dementia could be key in helping to slow down or completely reverse the damage of these diseases.
Bits of your brain go to sleep while you’re awake – FuturityNew research finds that small regions of the brain cycle in and out of sleep, even when you’re awake.
Watch a Paralyzed Woman Communicate With Help From a Brain ImplantThis is life-changing technology for many paralyzed people.
Reprogramming the Human Mind: Here’s How We’ll Make Humanity 2.0 [INFOGRAPHIC]Computers that connect to the human brain could bring an end to Alzheimer’s. They could allow us to possess superhuman levels of memory and intelligence. They could change everything—and Bryan Johnson’s Kernel is making it happen.
The Evolution of Brain-Computer Interfaces [INFOGRAPHIC]Forget touchscreens and keyboards: the future is all about brain-computer interfaces.
New artificial intelligence technique could erase fear from your brainImagine your fear of spiders, heights or confined spaces disappearing.” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description
Your brain ‘fingerprint’ is unique enough to ID you – FuturityThe structural connections in your brain are unique to you, say scientists, who have developed a way to “fingerprint” the human brain.
Can brain scans spot liars better than a polygraph? – FuturityOur brains are much more likely to give away a lie than sweaty palms or spikes in heart rate are, new evidence suggests.
Wireless brain sensor could unchain science from cables – Mumbai MirrorResearchers restore leg movement in primates. It’s a step towards the development of a system that might help in rehabilitating people who have suffered spinal cord injuries.
This world-first brain implant is letting a ‘locked-in’ woman communicate – ScienceAlertParalysis is about to get a whole lot less lonely.
We were wrong about consciousness disappearing in dreamless sleep, say scientists – ScienceAlertWe’re finally solving the mystery of dreamless sleep.
Harvard scientists think they’ve pinpointed the physical source of consciousness – ScienceAlertThis is where awareness lives.
Placebo ‘sweet spot’ could help control your pain – FuturityScientists have discovered the “sweet spot” in the brain that makes a placebo significantly reduce pain for some people.
Wiring the brain with artificial senses and limb controlScientists and engineers from the University of Washington are working on a way to provide prosthetic users and those suffering from spinal cord injuries with the ability to both feel and control their limbs or robotic replacements by means of directly stimulating the cortex of the brain.
An english-speaking teenager has woken up from a coma speaking fluent Spanish – ScienceAlertAn english-speaking teenager has woken up from a coma speaking Spanish.
Experts Assert That “Mind-Reading” Computers Are Just a Decade AwayFrances Van Scoy believes that, once human thought can communicate directly with computers, a new world will open before us. “Ten to 15 years from now, hardware/software systems using those sorts of neuroheadsets could assist me by recognizing the nouns I’ve thought about in the past few minutes.”
Scientists May Have Reactivated The Gene That Causes Neurons To Stop GrowingScientists have found a way of reactivating genes in mice to continue neuron growth. The development could be key to helping patients with paralysis and neurodegenerative diseases.
You have a second brain – ScienceAlertWe’re controlled by more than just our thoughts.
Mind-Controlled Bionics: New Tech Translates Thoughts Into MotionNew technology in prosthetics is allowing for controlling appendage mechanisms with brain activity. While not an equivalent replacement of a lost limb, further development of the technology will bring us closer to tapping into the full potential of advanced prosthesis.
Engineers Have Created Artificial Synapses That Mimic the Human BrainThe device relies on “memristors,’ components whose resistance relies on how much charge has passed through them in the past. One brain has roughly one quadrillion of these synaptic connections
Scientists Have Pinpointed the Brain Circuitry That Could Help Us Erase FearCoupling reward with exposure therapy has proven successful in prolonging fear supression The enhanced therapy may be a way for the eighteen percent of people suffering from fear/anxiety disorders to enjoy longer recovery.
A zap to the right spot might ‘reset’ your brain – FuturityBrain stimulation can treat a range of conditions, but it’s not clear how it works. A new study finds zapping the right spot can change the whole brain.
A bike company had this great idea to reduce shipping damage | Digital TrendsDutch bike company VanMoof bikes were getting damaged en route to the customer … until an employee suggested the simple idea of printing the image of a TV on the side of the package.
Brain juggles factors to spot a face in the crowd – FuturityIn order to find something specific in our field of vision, it helps to narrow the search. A new study with monkeys clarifies how the brain does this.
MIT’s New Radio Can Detect Your Emotions Using Wireless SignalsA team of researchers at MIT’s CSAIL have developed a device that can detect basic human emotions using wireless technology. Dubbed EQ-Radio, it analyzes small variations in heartbeat intervals to determine whether a person is happy, sad, excited, or angry.
Machine-Learning Can Read Your EEG and Uncover Your HabitsResearchers have found a way to use EEG scans to identify the brains of alcoholics. While potentially beneficial for medical research, the new discovery could lead to privacy issues now that brainwave-scanning technology is becoming mainstream.
Scientists Unveil a New Map of the Brain With Unrivaled ResolutionThe Allen Institute for Brain Science has published and released a comprehensive, high-resolution map of the brain anyone can access online. They mapped 862 brain structures from a single donor brain.
A new way to tackle stress? People who ‘see’ scans of their brain activity can learn to control it | Daily Mail OnlineThe study from researchers at Tel-Aviv University shows that people can be trained to physically control the emotional part of their brain, leading to changes in actual behaviour.
Compulsive drinking in rats stopped cold by flipping neurons like switchesResearchers have discovered that deactivating neurons in the brains of alcohol-dependent rats completely stopped compulsive drinking behavior. While the usual caveats around animal research apply, the study offers hope that drug therapy might one day help people gain control over alcoholism.
Brain-imaging technique helps people control emotions using amygdala feedbackA new non-invasive brain imaging technique could benefit those with stress-related disorders by helping them regulate their amygdala activity and control their emotions.
New Alzheimer’s Treatment Could Reverse Synapse Degeneration and Stop Memory LossNew research indicates that reducing Dkk1 may allow us to prevent or restore memory loss in early cases of Alzheimer’s, giving us a viable way of treating individuals with this disease.
Elon Musk is Looking to Kickstart Transhuman Evolution With “Brain Hacking” TechElon Musk has recently hinted that he may be working on a “neural lace,” a mesh of electronics that will allow AI and the brain to work together. This could help human brains keep up with future enhancements in AI.
5 Incredible Ways Scientists Are Merging Our Brains With Machines
Your Conscious Brain Directs Your Actions Less Than You Think
The Tiny Brain Chip That May Supercharge Your Mind
How offloading our minds to the internet gets us hookedIs our memory located in our brains or in the cloud? A new study finds that increasingly, the answer seems to be a little of both.
Is this mind-body link why yoga calms us? – FuturityThere’s new evidence for the neural basis of a mind-body connection. The findings may help explain why meditation and certain exercises help us with stress.
Scientists create ‘virtual brains’ from tiny primate skulls – FuturityPrimate brains weren’t always so big. Virtual brains made from ancient, kiwi-sized primate skulls could help explain the boost in brain size.
‘Sleep switch’ in brain discovered by Oxford in breakthrough which could lead to better sleeping pillsA pill to help insomniacs drop off instantly could be developed after scientists discovered the brain switch which triggers sleep.
Scientists Complete the Most Detailed Map of the Brain Ever
Hackers could get inside your BRAIN | Daily Mail OnlineThe University of Washington revealed how hackers could insert images into dodgy apps and recording the brain’s unintentional reaction using brain-computer interfaces.
Improved memory may be just a brain-zap awayWhen people suffer from conditions such as Alzheimer’s, autism or schizophrenia, however, that function can be compromised. Now, scientists have discovered that help for such individuals may lie in the form of zapping their brains while they sleep.
This woman lived 24 years without knowing she was missing her entire cerebellum – ScienceAlertSomehow, she’s okay.
Researchers have finally found a way to make people smarter, but it’s not pleasant – ScienceAlertA zap a day.
Synaptic bridges help brain cells communicateSingle-molecule imaging has revealed that synapses – the tiny junctions that allow neurons to communicate with each other – transmit information across precisely-aligned nanocolumns. The discovery could unlock new secrets to how our brains work and it may improve our understanding of brain diseases.
Multi-scale imaging technique brings the brain into focusMIT scientists have developed a multi-scale imaging technique that allows them to examine brain tissue at both close subcellular detail and in terms of the broader long-range connectivity of neurons. The technique could improve the accuracy of efforts to map the connections within the human brain.
We’re Understanding How The Brain Functions By Linking Retinas To ChipsThe retina is essentially part of the brain. Studying them led researchers one step closer to understanding how the brain processes stimuli
A man who lives without 90% of his brain is challenging our concept of ‘consciousness’ – ScienceAlertThe father of two lives a normal life.
Is this real life Inception? Scientists can trick people into seeing colours | Daily Mail OnlineWorking with colleagues in Japan, scientists at Brown University have been studying how to ‘induce’ knowledge in someone through their visual cortex.
People who meditate appear to be more aware of their unconscious mind – ScienceAlert[Meditates furiously]
How to Build a Mind? This Learning Theory May Hold the Answer
Scientists Say Neuron Repair is PossibleNew research suggests that nerve cells may be able to repair themselves by mobilizing mitochondria by removing a certain protein in cells. This may help combat neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s in the near future.
How we touch, smell, and see all at once – FuturityThe ability to judge multiple sensory inputs simultaneously is something animal brains develop through experience, new research with tadpoles shows.
WATCH: You are actually two brains living in one person – ScienceAlertThis is really freaking us out.
Mind-reaching machine could soon turn your secret thoughts into speech | Daily Mail OnlineProfessor Robert Knight and his team at UC Berkeley say they are working on technology that can reproduce comprehensible speech from direct brain recordings in real-time.
Neuroscientists have recorded the brain activity of a man at the exact moment he ‘saw God’ – ScienceAlert  A serious case of epilepsy gave him a ‘religious experience’.
Chinese Researchers Have Built a Mind Controlled Car Chinese engineers have developed equipment that can read EEG signals from the brain and translate them into actions by a car. 
Scientists test a way to erase scary memories – FuturityImagine wiping away bad memories for those with PTSD but enhancing memories for people with dementia. Scientists say they’ve taken a step in that direction.
How the Power to Control Objects With Our Minds Stopped Being Science Fiction
‘Think To Speak’ Headset Is Breaking Down Communication BarriersThanks to Smartstones, you can now send your loved one a text message, or in-app push message, simply by thinking it.
Scientists Can Now Identify Individuals Based on Brain Waves—And It’s 100% AccurateResearchers discovered that people respond to stimuli differently enough that it is possible to create a unique signature, a brainprint, that could one day replace fingerprints in a number of instances.
Memories Can Be Inherited, and Scientists May Have Just Figured out HowOur life experiences may be passed on to our children and our children’s children – and now scientists report that they have discovered that this inheritance can be turned on or off.
Mind-control MICROSCOPE changes the behaviour of mice in an instant | Daily Mail OnlineA team at the University of California, Berkeley combined cutting edge techniques to develop a tool which able to zoom in on a patch of brain cells (stock image) and alter their activity using light.
You Can Retrieve Memories from Patients With Early-Stage Alzheimer’sThere’s new hope for those with Alzheimer’s.
This Amazing Computer Chip Is Made of Live Brain Cells – Singularity HUB
Cyborg Rat: Augmented Rodent Can Navigate Mazes With Remarkable SpeedHere’s proof of how an emerging science–cyborg technology–can combine biological cognition with computational capability.
Learning How To Fly With NeurostimulationNew research reveals that Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, if used in training, can increase the learning abilities of novice pilots.
Cryopreservation Breakthrough: We Just Preserved an Entire Brain Down to the Last NeuronResearchers have successfully preserved a rabbit brain using a new method of cryopreservation that focuses on memory storage.
Researchers Can Now Repair Severed Neuron Connections Using Lasers“If you have a severed nerve, you can’t repair it…my thought was, what if we could ‘weld’ it back up right after it’s injured?”
Motivating employees to exercise: loss may be more effective than gain incentives – Medical News TodayA trial of a workplace wellness program to encourage overweight and obese employees to exercise suggests that averting loss works better than seeking gain.
Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Moves Individual ‘Fingers’Physicians and biomedical engineers report what they believe is the first successful effort to wiggle fingers individually and independently of each other using a mind-controlled artificial “arm” to control the movement.
With a few skin cells, scientists can make mini, thinking version of your brain | Ars TechnicaTiny ball-shaped noggins may aid research on Zika, autism, and new drugs.
Cryopreservation Breakthrough: We Just Preserved an Entire Brain Down to the Last NeuronResearchers have successfully preserved a rabbit brain using a new method of cryopreservation that focuses on memory storage.
Scientists Begin Work on Reverse-Engineering the BrainThis research will improve on decades old algorithms, and it could lead to more human-like machines. 
Thanks to science, you can soon wipe out your worst memories | New York Post
Can Our Minds Live Forever? New Experiments Aim to Make it HappenScientists are attempting to preserve a brain, along with all its thoughts, memories, and everything that makes us who and what we are. 
The brain communicates on several channels: The human brain uses several frequency bands for the flow of information between lower and higher areas — ScienceDaily
New Technique Allows Scientists to Read Minds at Nearly the Speed of ThoughtAn experiment by University of Washington researchers is setting the stage for advances in mind reading technology. Using brain implants and sophisticated software, researchers can now predict what their subjects are seeing with startling speed and accuracy.
A Drug to Cure Fear – NYTimes.com
The US Military Wants a Chip to Translate Your Brain Activity Into Binary CodeNot long after researchers claimed victory in performing a head transplant on a monkey, the US military’s blue-sky R&D agency announced a completely insane plan to build a chip that would enable the human brain to communicate directly with computers. What is this weird, surreal future?
Dissolvable brain implant the size of a grain of rice invented by scientists | Science | News | The IndependentA surgical implant no bigger than a grain of rice which measures a patient’s temperature and blood pressure for several days before dissolving harmlessly in body fluids has been invented by scientists. 
Tiny electronic implants monitor brain injury, then melt away — ScienceDailyA new class of small, thin electronic sensors can monitor temperature and pressure within the skull – crucial health parameters after a brain injury or surgery – then melt away when they are no longer needed, eliminating the need for additional surgery to remove the monitors.
Telepathy: ‘Mind Reading’ Computer Deciphers Words From Brainwaves : Tech : Science World ReportA team of Japanese scientists have built a device that can predict words before they are spoken by analyzing brainwaves.
Intelligence genes discovered by scientists – TelegraphImperial College London has found that two networks of genes determine whether people are intelligent or not so bright.
Websites could read emotions by seeing how fast you move your mouse – TelegraphComputer software could read how fast your mouse is moving, and react accordingly to calm you down
Science Daily Exponential Technologies LSD changes consciousness by reorganizing human brain networks
 Neuroscientists now can read the mind of a fly
New technique could yield knowledge useful to understanding the human brain
Videos for Neuroscience Research – Discover the latest innovations from Neuroscience 2015
A neuroscience approach to innovative thinking and problem solving – CIONew technique challenges the ‘keep at it and it’ll eventually happen’ tactic
Is Your Tongue The Key To A Neuroscience Breakthrough?
 Watching a memory form
Sea slug study reveals novel memory mechanism
 The power of two may help explain brain design
This robot uses artificial brain cells to navigate like a humanOne robot has been given a simulated version of the brain cells that let animals build a mental map of their surroundings.” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description
Dreams turned off and on with a neural switch: Activating small group of neurons in medulla causes rapid transition to REM sleep — ScienceDaily
Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God | UK | News | Daily ExpressATTITUDES towards God and immigrants can be changed by beaming magnetic waves into the brain, scientists have claimed.
Pain is in the brain — ScienceDaily
Detailed, Digital Rat Brain Shows Individual Neurons : Discovery NewsTen-year project generates organic brain model with 31,000 neurons and 40 million synapses. Continue reading →Ten-year project generates organic brain model with 31,000 neurons and 40 million synapses. Continue reading →
 How the brain recognizes objects
Innovative ‘brain prosthesis’ could help with memory loss – Medical News TodayThe symptoms of dementia, including memory loss, are incurable. But a new brain prosthesis implanted in the hippocampus is showing promise as a potential cure for memory loss.
Intelligent people’s brains wired differently to those with fewer intellectual abilities, says study | Science | News | The IndependentThe brains of high-achieving individuals are wired up differently to those of people with fewer intellectual or social abilities according to one of the first studies to find a physical link between what goes in the brain and a person’s overall lifestyle. An analysis of the “connectivity” between different parts of the brain in hundreds of healthy people found a correlation between how well wired-up some individuals were to their cognitive abilities and general success in life, scientists said.
DARPA is testing implanting chips in soldiers’ brains | FusionAnd it just might be the secret to unlocking artificial intelligence.
How the brain can stop action on a dime: Researchers identify neurons that can abruptly halt a planned behavior — ScienceDailyScientists have identified the precise nerve cells that allow the brain to make a split-second change of course, like jamming on the brakes.” id=”metasummary
Prosthetic hand lets man actually feel what he touches for the first time – News – Gadgets and Tech – The IndependentResearchers have created a prosthetic hand that people can actually feel through, for the first time ever.
Mindfulness may make memories less accurate — ScienceDailyMindfulness meditation is associated with all sorts of benefits to mental and physical well-being, but a new study suggests that it may also come with a particular downside for memory. 
 Study uses internet, social media to show how fracking documentary influenced public perception, political change
Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results | Science | The GuardianOf 100 studies published in top-ranking journals in 2008, 75% of social psychology experiments and half of cognitive studies failed the replication test
A Movie You Can Control With Your Mind? It’s Happening.The future is now.
First almost fully-formed human brain grown in lab, researchers claim | Science | The GuardianResearch team say tiny brain could be used to test drugs and study diseases, but scientific peers urge caution as data on breakthrough kept under wraps
Scientists discover atomic-resolution secret of high-speed brain signaling | KurzweilAIThis illustration shows a protein complex at work in brain signaling. Its structure, which contains joined protein complexes known as SNARE (shown in blue,
 ‘Brain signature’ that predicts human emotions discovered
Think Your Conscious Brain Directs Your Actions? Think Again – Singularity HUB
How Tiny Lab-Grown Human Brains Are Giving Big Insights Into Autism – Singularity HUBFirst came lab-grown mini-hearts, then 3D printed skin. Now scientists have taken “body on a chip” to a whole new level with tiny lab-grown human brains.
Watching a tumor grow in real-time — ScienceDaily
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Infants use expectations to shape their brains
Best and Worst of Neuroscience and Neurology – June 2015 | Brain Blogger
Science Daily Exponential Technologies The emerging science of human screams
Can neuroscience solve the mystery of how students learn? | Teacher Network | The GuardianEducational neuroscience burst onto the scene with the hope of unlocking the secret of how we learn. But the jury is out as to whether it’s useful in the classroom
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Neuroscientists decipher brain’s noisy code
Study explains how output of single neurons can predict behavior on perceptual tests
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Scientists ‘watch’ rats string memories together
A Calm Look at the Most Hyped Concept in Neuroscience – Mirror Neurons | WIREDThe exaggerated and oversimplified story about mirror neurons has been swallowed whole by the media and much of the public. In fact, there is no scientific research that directly backs some of the most widely reported claims.The exaggerated and oversimplified story about mirror neurons has been swallowed whole by the media and much of the public. In fact, there is no scientific research that directly backs some of the most widely reported claims.
Animal brains connected up to make mind-melded computerThe power of rats’ and monkeys’ brains has been pooled by wiring them up. If we could do the same with humans, it could allow non-verbal collaboration
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Rats ‘dream’ paths to a brighter future
When rats rest, their brains simulate journeys to a desired future such as a tasty treat
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Rare neurons enable mental flexibility
Electromagnetic and Informational Weapons: The Remote Manipulation of the Human Brain | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Why parrots are great vocal imitators
Regions of bird’s brain likely duplicated at least 29 million years ago
Science Daily Exponential TechnologiesConsciousness has less control than believed, according to new theory — ScienceDaily
Neuroscience Proves We Buy On Emotion & Justify With Logic & Why Deals Get Stuck In No Decision | CustomerThink
Throughout history, humans have associated creativity and madness — now science has found a true link – SFGateIn a study published June 8 in Nature Neuroscience, researchers say they have now found genetic variants that can predict both creativity and a predisposition towards…
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Not like riding a bike: New motor memories need stabilizing
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Emotional brains ‘physically different’ from rational ones
The Digital Revolution Meets the Human Brain | Alvaro FernandezTo predict the future, it helps to examine one key leading indicator of tech investment: patent activity.
The Science Of How Memories And Past Experience Influence What We Eat – ForbesEveryday life means moving through an array of flavorful temptations: food ads, restaurant signs, and snack machines. All of these compete for attention, and ultimately for a buying and eating decision. But the human brain doesn’t behave like a computer, evaluating these inputs and optimizing the best one. Food choices […]
fMRI memory detectors can be easily fooled, scientists show — ScienceDailyReal-time brain scans coupled with a machine-learning algorithm can reveal whether a person has memory of a particular subject. Now, scientists have shown that, with a little bit of concentration, people can easily hide their memories from the computer.” id=”metasummary
Injectable electronics: New system holds promise for basic neuroscience, treatment of neuro-degenerative diseases — ScienceDailyAn international team of researchers has developed a method for fabricating nano-scale electronic scaffolds that can be injected via syringe. Once connected to electronic devices, the scaffolds can be used to monitor neural activity, stimulate tissues and even promote regenerations of neurons.” id=”metasummary
Rise of the robo-brain: Tiny flexible electronics are injected into the brains of mice to mesh with cells | Daily Mail OnlineA team of experts from Harvard University and the National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing used mesh electronics (pictured) to monitor brain activity in mice.
 Delay of gratification linked to how brain structures are connected
Thync: company launches mood-changing wearable that zaps brains – News – Gadgets and Tech – The IndependentA newly-released headset hopes to wake people up or calm them down by manipulating the electricity in their brain.
 Preventive neuroradiology: Brain imaging bolsters efforts to lower Alzheimer’s risk
Research solves mystery of memory and mood – UQ News – The University of Queensland, Australia
A patient’s budding cortex — in a dish? Networking neurons thrive in 3-D human ‘organoid’ — ScienceDaily
Hopes raised for treatment of severe amnesia after scientists retrieve lost memory – using light – Science – News – The IndependentLost memories have been retrieved with the help of light in a study that could further the understanding and treatment of patients with severe amnesia following injury or disease.
 Even when we’re resting, our brains are preparing us to be social
 Brain circuit that controls decisions that induce high anxiety identified
 Acquiring ‘perfect’ pitch may be possible for some adults
Brain signals contain the code for your next move | EurekAlert! Science NewsIs it possible to tap into the signalling in the brain to figure out what you will choose to do next? Hiroshi Ito, a researcher at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology, can now say yes. Ito has just published a description of how this happens in this week’s edition of Nature.
 Brain tumors: Millimeter by millimeter towards a better prognosis
Researchers find brain area that integrates speech’s rhythms | EurekAlert! Science NewsA team led by scientists at Duke University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has discovered an area of the brain that is sensitive to the timing of speech. The new study advances our understanding of how humans make sense of spoken language.
Happiness cafe, the Serotonin Eatery in Melbourne aims to boost your moodFIVE years ago Emily Arundel found herself in constant mood slumps as she battled depression.
Surge in US ‘brain-reading’ patents – BBC NewsThere is a dramatic rise in the number of technology patents filed that relate to reading brainwaves.

Robots

First Robocop to join Dubai Police ranksIf any place in the world is moving towards a Bladerunner-esque, sci-fi future, it’s Dubai. The city is now introducing robots into its police force with the first cop-bot starting work this week and plans for 25 percent of its force to be robotic by 2030.
The robotic brain surgeon will see you now: drill can perform complex procedures 50 times fasterScientists have revealed a robotic drill that can cut the most sensitive brain surgery down from two hours to two and a half minutes.
Robot dog makes first parcel delivery to house in BostonBoston Dynamics has been putting its robotic dog to work delivering packages in Boston as it part of a mission to find commercial uses for the machine.
World’s First Deep-Sea Mining Venture Set to Launch in 2019 | RealClearFutureWorld’s First Deep-Sea Mining Venture Set to Launch in 2019 | RealClearFuture
Tree on a chip could lead to sugar-powered robots​If you’re a regular reader of New Atlas, then you know that scientists enjoy putting things on chips. Now, a team of MIT researchers has gone outside the human body in its chip enthusiasm and put an entire tree on a chip, sort of. The development could lead to improved hydraulics in tiny robots.
You can control this robot with your thoughts just by watching it work – ScienceAlertMeet the new quality control.
How do you build a robot army?
A deep dive into building robots from scratch, and their controlling hive mind.
Walking robot takes first steps into the marketSome day in the not-too-distant future, a bipedal robot may carry a package to your front door. That scenario is envisioned by Jonathan Hurst, CTO of Agility Robotics. To that end, his group has developed an ostrich-like two-legged walking robot … and it’s called Cassie.​
uArm Swift home robot designed not to cost an arm and a legPrice is a problem for consumer robot arms, so they generally aren’t worth it for interested tinkerers. Ufactory has unveiled new consumer-level robot arms, the uArm Swift and Swift Pro, that are aimed at being cheap enough to splash out on, even if all it does is stir your coffee for you.
Reinventing the Robot: Soft Robotics Could Be the Next Step | Yale Scientific Magazine“The Robot” dance is all about restricted, unnatural motion. Robotic systems are often mocked for their painful inability to comprehend nuance or intent in logical rules. In the Star War’s universe, AT-ATs move inexorably forward, yet are tripped up for their inability to adapt. Robots, in our fiction and in our factories, have always been…
AI robot ‘friend’ launched to chat and play games with lonely elderly A talking robot which chats to elderly people, reminding them to take their medication and stay active, has been launched in London.
LG’s robo-helper fleet rolls into CES​LG has arrived at CES with not one, but four robo-assistants designed to help around the home, indoors and out, and in public places like airports.
SNU Designs Helpful Robots Inspired By NatureThese robots are inspired by nature to help humans.
Reconfigure This Robot However You’d LikeThis robot can become anything you want.
13-foot-tall Korean mech suit aims to assist with Fukushima cleanupA Moldovan-American master designer and a Korean robotics company have teamed up to build a giant, walking mech suit robot that looks like it’s just lumbered off the set of Avatar or Pacific Rim – with fully articulating arms that mimic the pilot’s movements.
Meet the Most Incredible Robots of 2016In a year of rapid developments in robotics, we look back at ten robots that made news for reasons good, bad and weird.
Watch 14 Robotic Arms Teach Each Other How to Grasp ObjectsThese robots are teaching each other.
The first autonomous, entirely soft robot | Harvard GazettePowered by a chemical reaction controlled by microfluidics, 3D-printed ‘octobot’ has no electronics | Developed by a team of Harvard researchers, the first autonomous, entirely soft robot is powered by a chemical reaction controlled by microfluidics. The 3-D-printed “octobot” has no electronics.
Touch Technology Bring Us Closer to Robotic Prosthetics | RealClearFutureTouch Technology Bring Us Closer to Robotic Prosthetics | RealClearFuture
Dobot lends a robotic hand to small businessesRunning a small business is hard enough without trying to compete with a factory full of robotic arms. Now a startup has unveiled the Dobot M1, a consumer-level programmable robotic arm with swappable tool heads and kits for soldering, sorting, engraving, cutting, 3D printing and manufacturing.
Atlas the Life-Sized Robot Just Became a Bit More HumanHumanoid robots just got a major upgrade: they can walk! A new “walking algorithm” has been developed at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) for Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot.
New exoskeleton takes injury-prevention to the maxEarlier this year, suitX announced what it claimed was the world’s most affordable mobility exoskeleton, the Phoenix. Designed for disabled users, it utilizes motors to move their legs for them. Now, the company has unveiled a product that could make a lot of other peoples’ lives easier.
You Will Never Have to Cook Again When World’s First Robotic Chef Comes to Market | TrendinTechImagine never having to cook ever again but still having the luxury of eating, fine, restaurant quality dishes, within the comfort of your own home. And no, we
Extreme Mars: Future Missions May Be Assisted by Humanoid RobotsNASA donated a humanoid robot to MIT’s CSAIL to give students the opportunity to develop algorithms that could be used as part of NASA’s Space Robotics Challenge. The challenge, which aims to create robots that could assist, or even potentially replace, human astronauts on extreme space missions, offers a $1,000,000 prize.
Bio-Robots: Animal-Inspired MachinesOur most promising robots actually arise from the infinite variety of nature. Meet the biomimetic bots of the future.
Amazing humanoid robot does press-ups and SWEATS to keep itself cool – Mirror OnlineJapanese researchers have come up with a way to make humanoid robots sweat like humans
Doors Are No Obstacle For This Quadruped RobotThis dog-like robot climbs fences and opens doors.
Google teaches robots to teach each otherRobots have the potential to instantly share all the skills they’ve learned with other robots simply by transmitting the information over a network. It is this “cloud robotics” that Google researchers are looking to take advantage of to help robots gain skills more quickly.
Engineers Just Created the First Untethered, One-Legged RobotThe robot is capable of hopping 19 times in just 7 seconds thanks to a linear elastic actuator in parallel. The success of the hopping bot opens up a perspective in the study of locomotion control algorithms.
Robot Companions: A New Breed of Social Machines [INFOGRAPHIC]Forget Gort, T-1000, and, you know…Arnold Schwarzenegger. These robots are cute and cuddly.
Do androids dream of folding laundry? Robots take center stage at CEATEC Japan 2016Singing vacuum cleaners, robots that fold your laundry, droids that help you raise your game … sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel? Well, fiction just got real.
MIT Is Making Robots With Shock-Absorbing SkinUsing a 3D printer and alternating materials, we can now make shock absorbing skins for application in robotics. The new material can help make a wide variety of products more durable.
Mini quadruped robot may bound its way into your heartAlthough people are fascinated by quadruped robots such as those made by Boston Dynamics.
The Age of Bionics: Paralyzed Pregnant Woman Completes the Great North RunPregnant and paralyzed runner, Claire Lomas was able to finish the UK’s Great North Run. Using an exoskeleton, she was able to complete the course in 5 days.
Your Field Guide to the Many Robots of Boston Dynamics | Digital TrendsFascinated by Boston Dynamics’ many robots? Here is our roundup of its most famous creations, the large and the small, the fast and the powerful.
Lowe’s Debuts Its Autonomous Robot Assistant: The LoweBotLowe’s is releasing its LoweBot to selected Bay Area stores. The robot is designed to help customers find the items they need, and to help take inventory.
Interview: How to build a lionfish-killing robotLionfish are slow-moving environmental disasters and RISE is working to develop a lionfish-killing robot to help contain or even reverse the problem. New Atlas caught up with RISE’s executive director John Rizzi to discuss the piscatorial Terminator.
Chemically-powered, autonomous Octopus could spawn a new generation of soft robotsA team of Harvard engineers have come up with a robot octopus that is autonomous, and requires no tether to operate. Called the “Octobot,” it combines 3D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics to create what could be the first in a new generation of soft, autonomous machines.
Soft robotic caterpillar uses light to get a wriggle onResearchers may have opened the door to tiny, millimeter-scale soft robots, by developing a robotic caterpillar that can climb slopes and move loads and is powered and controlled purely by external light.
Adorable Robot Assistant Pepper Now Available in the US
This Remarkable Robo-Octopus is Heading to an Ocean Near YouSoft robotics have stepped in to allow machines to work in an environment where conventional, hard-bodied robots can get in trouble. Scientists drew inspiration from an octopus to demonstrate just what they can do.
We Are One Step Closer To Making A Terminator-Like RobotThis robot is covered in artificial multifilament muscles.
Spherical cells free up modular CellRobot designToy robots are pretty commonplace these days, and plenty are modular as well, but with its spherical “cells” the CellRobot looks more versatile than most, coming together as everything from an RC racer to a home security guard.
Meet Photon: The Robot That Grows With Your ChildIt’s a smart coding coach that helps develop your child’s logical thinking.
Rolling robot climbs like a tankThe Ouroboros is an ancient Egyptian symbol of a serpent curled around in a circle, consuming its own tail. It also lends its name to Ourobot, a circular shape-shifting all-terrain robot developed by four students at Germany’s Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences.
Single-motor bots crawl, swim and climb with a wiggle and a waveOver the years, we’ve seen a number of robots inspired by the animals kingdom. Inspired by the movement of snakes, an Israeli research team has now developed a bot that’s said to be the first in the world to produce pure wave motion using a single motor.
Ford’s factory robots make coffee and give fist bumps | TechRadarNew robots installed at Ford’s factory in Cologne can be trained to do many tasks, including making coffee.
Shrimps’ eye-rolling behaviour could end up in robotsIf you should ever see a mantis shrimp rolling its eyes, that doesn’t mean it’s exasperated. Instead, it may simply be utilizing its polarization vision. That’s what scientists at the University of Bristol have determined, and their findings could have applications in fields such as robotics.
Airplane aerodynamics don’t apply to insects – FuturityA new law of aerodynamics custom made for flying bugs could help guide the design of tiny flying robots that mimic the wing motions of insects.
Artificial Human Heart May Just Be Possible Thanks to This Silicon StingrayBioengineering professor Kevin Kit Parker has created a robotic stingray imbued with live heart cells that have been programmed to respond to light, allowing them to steer the stingray bot in different directions. The big thing about this is that it can lead to a massive range of applications including the creator’s ultimate goal: creating a living, pumping artificial heart.
Researchers Are Teaching a Robot to Hunt Prey | Digital TrendsScientists at the Institute of Neuroinformatics at the University of Zurich in Switzerland are teaching robots how to behave like predators.
Suction cups and deep learning AI help robot arm win Amazon’s warehouse picking challenge – TechSpotAmazon has crowned the winner of its second annual robot Picking Challenge. This year’s $25,000 top prize went to a machine that uses a combination of deep learning AI, depth-sensing cameras, and a “two fingered” gripper and suction cup to…
Meet The Van Gogh Of The Robot WorldeDavid stands for the Drawing Apparatus for Vivid Interactive Display.
Sony reveals plans to create a robot that bonds with humans  | Daily Mail OnlineThe announcement came at a meeting in Tokyo this week, and would see Sony re-enter the robotics field since abandoning its consumer robots Aibo and Qrio in in 2006. Pictured is a stock image.
Robots in Europe May Become “Electronic Persons”The European parliament’s committee on legal affairs submitted a draft proposing the taxation of robot employees, asking companies employing them to pay social security for them. The draft also states that all robots smart enough to be considered “electronic persons” must be added to a registry for tracking purposes.
Meet SpotMini, The Robot Best Friend You Never Knew You WantedBoston Dynamics, the company behind ATLAS, is now introducing us to its softer, friendly side with SpotMini–a friend that we can count on if we need anything around the house.
Intelligent robot that ‘remembers and learns’ could be scrapped after escaping a lab for a second time – Mirror OnlineThe Promobot IR77 has been fitted with artificial intelligence meaning that it learns from its experiences and surroundings and can remember everybody it meets

 

Robots Are Beginning To Learn The Same Way As HumansIt uses trial and error to perfect complex tasks.
Trainee robot office manager Betty starts two month trial as artificial intelligence enters workplace – Mirror OnlineTeam meetings will never be the same again for one work group who have taken on a humanoid staff member

 

Scientists just started teaching robots to feel pain – ScienceAlertOuch!
The real-life inventions turning people into CYBORGS with super-human powers – Mirror OnlineThe idea of implanting technology in your body may make you feel a bit squeamish, but these people are becoming cyborgs voluntarily
Stanford’s Humanoid Diving Robot Goes Where Humans Can’t – RealClearLife
Watch insect robot use static to stick landing – FuturityTo help a insect-size robot perch, researchers turned to electrostatic adhesion—the same science that makes your hair stand straight out from your head.
London man with a bionic that can even charge his phone revealed | Daily Mail OnlineFour years ago tomorrow, James Young’s life changed for ever in a freak accident when he fell under a train. The 26-year-old from London damaged his left arm.
These Five Exponential Trends Are Accelerating Robotics
Who Is Ready for Baseball’s Robot Umpires? – WSJWith the proliferation of technology in modern lives, Jason Gay asks where professional sports should draw the line.
KFC opens futuristic restaurant run by ROBOTS called Dumi in ShanghaiThe SunThe Sun
France shows off humanoid underwater exploration robot – The Denver PostFrench officials have unveiled a humanoid diving robot that they hope will give a big artificial hand to the practice of underwater archaeology.
A Levitating Sled Just Set a New World Speed RecordThe U.S. Air Force at the Holloman Base in New Mexico made a new world record when their designed maglev sled reached a speed of 1,109 km/h (633 mph).
The Aido Robot May Become The Newest “Person” In Your HouseholdThis multi-talented robot can help you get a whole bunch of things done at home. And keep you safe.
Robots That Are Stealing Our Jobs – Business InsiderIt’s an inevitability.
Check Out This Walking Robot—3D Printed and Fully Functional in Just 22 HoursWhat do you get when you give MIT researchers an inkjet printer and 22 hours? A walking, fully functional 3D printed robot.

 

Meet Apple’s newest development in iPhone recycling: Liam, the 29-armed robot | Waste DiveWaste management industry news, voices and jobs for professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
Google’s New ‘Hive-Mind’ Robots Learn From One AnotherThese 14 robots receive their train thanks to convolutional neural networks, and they share their knowledge with their fellows.

 

Robot Revolution: These Are the Breakthroughs You Should Watch – Singularity HUB
Watch These 100 Gram Robots Pull a 4000 Pound CarBecause of their remarkable strength, ants have long been a model for engineers. Now, scientists have used them to complete a rather impressive feat – moving a car.
This Robot Just Made a Hole-in-One on a PGA TourLDRIC the (kind of creepy looking) Golf Robot managed to sink a hole-in-one on the par-3 sixteenth hole.
Eying the Future: Doctors to Use Robotic System for Eye SurgeryOxford University is going to conduct high-risk eye surgeries using robots.
This Remarkable Robot Hand Is Worthy of Luke Skywalker – Singularity HUB
The Latest Generation Atlas Humanoid Robot Is Absolutely Incredible | TechCrunchhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVlhMGQgDkY Ready to feel bad for a pile of circuit boards? Wait ’til about a minute and twenty seconds into this video…
Robotics spending to hit $135.4 billion by 2019, says IDC | ZDNetThe forecast comes as Alphabet’s Boston Dynamics unit releases a video of its next-gen Atlas robot.
Researchers from Sheffield Robotics have applied a novel method of automatically programming and controlling a swarm of up to 600 robots to complete a specified set of tasks simultaneously.” 
Robot Firefighters are Finally HereIn the future, firemen may be get a helping hand from technology to help put out fires–in the form of fire fighting robots.
Would you bet against sex robots? AI ‘could leave half of world unemployed’ | Technology | The GuardianComputer scientist Moshe Vardi tells colleagues that change could come within 30 years, raising the question: ‘What will humans do?’
Watch this robot chameleon blend in with its surroundings (Wired UK)Just like some living chameleons this robotic reptile is able to change its colour to match its surroundings
A Swarm of Autonomous Robots is Heading to an Ocean Near YouThese little guys are able to generate artificial neural networks that let the robots perform autonomously.
Robots in warehouses for online shopping – Tech InsiderThey’re even more nimble than Amazon’s robots.
Robotic vehicles offer a new tool in study of shark behavior — ScienceDailyThe dramatic video footage of a great white shark attacking the REMUS SharkCam autonomous underwater vehicle
Should you let a security robot patrol your home? | ZDNetLG’s new “augmented reality” vac pulls double duty as a robotic rent-a-cop. Are we ready for autonomous home security?
Disney VertiGo Robot Climbs Walls, Flies and Jumps: – News Independent
Meet Nadine, the world’s most human-like robot – TelegraphScientists at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore say robots like Nadine will one day play a part in the workforce
 Teaching machines to see
New smartphone-based system could accelerate development of driverless cars
Humans 2.0: How the robot revolution is going to change how we see, feel, and talk – TechRepublicRobots aren’t going to replace us, but by working hand in hand with us they will redefine what it means to be human.
Codie Robot Now Taking Pre-Orders For Q1 2016 Delivery (video) – Geeky GadgetsAfter launching back in 2013 and raising funds from a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign earlier this year, the educational Codie robot is now available to pre-order for delivery in the first quarter of 2016
 Roboticists learn to teach robots from babies
This dancing space robot is cool (but illustrates important limitations) | ZDNetValkyrie is arguably the most sophisticated humanoid ever built. But even NASA can’t make a robot walk like a human.

 

DARPA seeks “non-traditional” robotics innovators | ZDNetCalling all makers: The government needs new robotics solutions
HitchHiker’s Guide 2 Tech: Tiny robot powers itself by capturing energy from the environment
Microbot Push Is A Smart Button For Dumb Devices | TechCrunchSouth Korean startup Naran launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo today for a smart button meant to control analog devices ranging from speakers to..
Robot builder designed for construction sites | Reuters  Zurich-based architects and roboticists have created the In-situ Fabricator, an autonomous construction robot capable of laying bricks into pre-programmed structures. Designers at the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital
Photos: Robots battle to tackle the aftermath of a nuclear meltdown | ZDNetInspired by the 2011 Fukushima accident, the recent euRathlon outdoor robotics competition set out to test how well robots cope with realistic mock emergency-response situations.
How to fall gracefully, if you’re a robot: Algorithm allows robot to react to falling to minimize damage — ScienceDaily
UN delay could open door to robot wars, say experts | Science | The GuardianObservers say UK and US are seeking to water down agreement so that any autonomous weapons deployed before talks conclude will be beyond reach of ban
Google exec: With robots in our brains, we’ll be godlike – CNETFuturist and Google exec Ray Kurzweil thinks that once we have robotic implants, we’ll be funnier, sexier and more loving. Because that’s what artificial intelligence can do for you.
Robots: Our New Underwater AstronautsSoon, it may be easier to design, plan and carry out infrastructure operations in deep water. The EU project called “SWARMs” aims to achieve this by integrating autonomous vehicles such as ROVs and AUVs. Oil and gas production is moving into increasingly deeper waters, offshore wind turbines and wave energy plants are being installed, and minerals on the sea floor are waiting to be exploited, increasing the need for robots.
Rethink’s Sawyer robot is now on sale | BetaBostonThe company’s newest robot, Sawyer, goes on sale Wednesday and marks the company’s first foray into new applications, including electronics manufacturing. It
Realistic cockroach robot developed by Russian university | Science! | Geek.com
Photos: How Spot, the military robot dog, sniffs out enemies | ZDNetThe US Marine Corps has been putting Boston Dynamics four-legged Spot robot through its paces.
Pepper the robot buyers must sign contract saying it won’t be used for sex or porn | Daily Mail OnlineJapan-based SoftBank included a clause in the ownership contract which said using Pepper the robot (pictured) for ‘the purpose of sexual or indecent behavior’ breaks this rental agreement.
 Mind your manners, robot: How social cues influence human-robot interaction

 

5 Robot Arms You Can Buy Soon — Robotics | Make:Version2Check out these five amazing robotic arms that will hit the market soon.
Marines test Google’s latest military robot | PCWorldThe latest version of a walking, quadruped battlefield robot from Boston Dynamics, the military robotics maker owned by Google X, was tested by U.S. Marines last week.

 

The New Roomba 980 Can Now Watch Your Dirt | TechCrunchIt knows when you’ve been sleeping, it knows when you’re awake, it knows when your kids spilled Rice Krispies next to the couch and covered the spill with the..
Robots are going to steal the jobs of chefs, salespeople and models, researchers say as they unveil full list of likely robot professions – News – Gadgets and Tech – The IndependentScientists have created a huge, in-depth analysis of what jobs are under threat from robots — with salesmen, chefs and even models all in the firing line.
Kid Gets Awesome New Bionic Hand, Reminds Us Not Everything Is Garbage | Gizmodo AustraliaThe stock market is tanking, North and South Korea are on the brink of war and a cartoon character from a dystopian future is the most popular candida…
Robots helping small businesses scale craftsmanship | ZDNetAffordable automation has arrived for small businesses, but there’s still room for humans,
Watch Google’s terrifying humanoid robot running through a forest | Daily Mail OnlineIt may have fared badly in the recent robo-olympics, but Google has revealed its humanoid robot has been set free in the woods to learn how to run through terrain.
Minimum-wage offensive could speed arrival of robot-powered restaurants – The Washington PostMany chains are already at work looking for ways to take humans out of the picture.
Robot-maker Savioke announces partnership with major hotel chain | ZDNetDon’t tip the hotel delivery bot.
 Service robot classifies, smooths and folds clothes
Scientists make a robot that can have babiesEveryone who thinks robots are going to take over the world might be getting a lot more frightened: Scientists have created a machine that’s able to have babies. Sort of.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Giving robots a more nimble grasp
Engineers use the environment to give simple robotic grippers more dexterity.
These Uncanny Creepy Valley robots will really creep you out (Wired UK)Japanese robotics professor Masahiro Mori devised the concept of the ‘uncanny valley’ in 1970. It’s the point at which a robot is made to appear so human-like — if not quite human enough — that it inspires feelings of uneasiness and revulsion in we mere mortals.
We Should Not Ban ‘Killer Robots,’ and Here’s Why – IEEE SpectrumWhat we really need is a way of making autonomous armed robots ethical, because we’re not going to be able to prevent them from existing
Watch this robotic water-strider hop on top of water – LA TimesBioinspired robotic water strider can hop on water, researcher say
Artificial Intelligence Advances: Robot Shows Signs of Self-Awareness | Collective-Evolution“I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence. First, the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that, though, the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern.” ~ Bill Gates AI […]
Episode 3 of Ask an Expert Now Online: Will Robots Take Our Jobs? [Video] – Singularity HUB
Watch This Swarm of Simple Robots Do Surprisingly Complex Things – Singularity HUB
Object recognition for robots: Robots’ maps of their environments can make existing object-recognition algorithms more accurate — ScienceDailyA team of researchers specializes in SLAM, or simultaneous localization and mapping, the technique whereby mobile autonomous robots map their environments and determine their locations. Now these researchers have demonstrated how SLAM can be used to improve object-recognition systems, which will be a vital component of future robots that have to manipulate the objects around them in arbitrary ways.” id=”metasummary
Feds Spend $1.2 Million for Robots to Dress Old People | Washington Free Beacon‘Fruitful collaborations between robots and humans’
Chinese factory replaces 90% of humans with robots, production soars – TechRepublicChangying Precision Technology Company in Dongguan city has set up an unmanned factory run almost entirely by robots. The factory has since seen a fewer defects and a higher rate of production.
New generation of robotics are industry-agnostic, open-source | ZDNetFetch Robotics is banking on an alluring strategy: Build a highly flexible platform, pick a foothold industry, and then conquer the world.
10 Robot Fails (and What They Mean for Machine Learning)At PSFK, we’re the first to acknowledge the entertainment value of watching robot fails in elementary tasks.
My Way News – Hitchhiking robot embarking on coast-to-coast tour across USHitchhiking robot embarking on coast-to-coast tour across US
We have liftoff! 3D-printed, soft-bodied robot makes explosive jumps | Ars TechnicaCan direct itself for dozens of half-meter hops.
ROBOT PETS HAVE A LEG UP ON FIDO
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Robotics and the law: When software can harm you
Are Seahorses the Secret to Robots? – The Daily BeastWith unique square-shaped tails, seahorses can bend and twist while still maintaining a resistance to crushing. How their anatomy may be a game changer for robotic engineers.
Robots on the march – BBC NewsA range of robots are on display at the Innorobo event in France, including the most advanced domestic robot to go on sale to the public.
iRobot co-founder wants a drone in every home | ZDNetIndustrial drone-maker CyPhy Works, headed by iRobot co-founder Helen Greiner, is taking a sharp turn with a new drone marketed at … just about everyone.
flexible is the new fast: how collaborative robots are redefining automation – Rethink RoboticsCollaborative robots were developed to address the lower volume, higher mix applications that have historically been impractical to automate.
‘Pepper’ the emotional robot, sells out within a minute – CNN.comA new robot, designed to emotionally interact with humans, sold out within a minute of its consumer release on Saturday. ” name=”description
Pepper robot to go on sale to public in Japan – BBC NewsPepper, the humanoid robot that its makers say can recognise and respond to human emotions, goes on sale in Japan this weekend.
This robot will take sick kids on a virtual trip to the zoo If everything goes to plan, the mildly terrifying robot in the image above could bring joy to some deserving children later this year. Robots For Good is
DARPA Robotics Challenge (Photos)The finalists in the DARPA Robotics Challenge faced off this weekend in a series of eight tasks meant to tease out which machines had the right stuff to help humans respond to natural and man-made disasters.

Doctor, Butler & Bodyguard: Meet the Futuristic Robot that Does It All

 Robot eyes will benefit from insect vision
Using Minecraft to unboggle the robot mind — ScienceDaily
Korea’s Team KAIST wins the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge | VentureBeat | Gadgets | by Jordan NovetThe Olympics of robotics shows that robots can perform a range of helpful tasks, even when their human operators can’t always immediately tell them what to do.

Korean Robot Makers Walk Off With $2 Million Prize

Robots compete in Fukushima-inspired US challenge | ABS-CBN NewsRobots from six countries including the United States, Japan and South Korea went diode-to-diode Friday in a disaster response challenge inspired by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown.
The Pentagon Wants These Robots To Save The Day : The Two-Way : NPRA competition in California is trying to ready robots for disaster response. But the bots have a ways to go.
Robots That Heal and Then Self-DestructRobots that heal and then dissolve inside of a human body, or otherwise self-destruct, have been under development for several years now, and MIT has come up with some that look like origami creations and weigh in at well under a gram. The origami-like creations developed by the MIT researchers are remarkably powerful for their […]
Robots match human dexterity and speed – StarTribune.comThe so-called machine-learning approach links powerful software techniques that make it possible for the robot to learn new tasks rapidly with a relatively small amount of training.
DALI: Robot Walker for Elderly People in Public Spaces | Science and Technology
 Underwater robot swarms use collective cognition to perform tasks
The New Robot Exhibit That Blasts You Into the FutureEver thought you’d play tic-tac-toe with a robot? Or watch mini bots play soccer? How about have a droid mimic your every move? You’ll do it all at the Museum of Science and Industry’s summer blockbuster.
Disney Research Lab Creates 3D Printed Robots that Emulate Animated Characters – 3DPrint.comAs annual passholders to Disney, my family and I spend many weekends there getting more than our money’s worth of fun–as well as deep inspiration. While I lumber in the familiar heat, carrying our well-worn family backpack that weighs as much as a baby Chewbacca, I am peppered with lively, enthus…
‘Mr. Robot’ Series Premiere Preview: Hackers As Underground HeroesWe preview USA’s original vigilante hacker series ‘Mr. Robot’ – starring Christian Slater and Rami Malek.
Watch a robotic cockroach launch a robotic bird – CNETResearchers at the University of California, Berkeley have designed a system that allows its VelociRoach robot to launch an ornithopter micro-aerial vehicle.
 New algorithm lets autonomous robots divvy up assembly tasks on the fly
10 Most Shockingly Human-Like Robots In The World – TheRichestWhether we like it or not, the Age of Robots is upon us. With the rapid growth of technology, and the amount of money being put into robotics labs and…
Beware the wounded robot: scientists develop machines that adapt to injury | Technology | The GuardianResearchers reproduce ‘animal-like’ ability to adopt new movements in response to damage, seen as crucial step towards widespread use of smart machines
Scientists create self-healing robots with ‘Borg-like’ ability to adapt to damage | South China Morning PostIntelligent robots that can adapt to injury, or even become more powerful under attack, are a mainstay of science fiction. Now scientists have developed the real-life version: robots that can “adapt like animals” to injuries and recover within…
‘World’s first’ robot kitchen cooks for visitors at CES Asia in Shanghai | South China Morning PostVisitors to the inaugural Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia in Shanghai on Monday were cooked food by a robotic kitchen, the first of its kind according to its creators….
Robots Get a Grip on Meat and Vegetables | MIT Technology ReviewAdvances in robotics make it possible to automate tasks such as processing poultry and vegetables.
Paralysed man controls robotic arm with intentionWashington, May 22 (IANS) In a pioneering feat, a team of US scientists has developed a novel system that allows a patient to control the movement of his…
New approach trains robots to match humans’ dexterity and speed – TwinCities.comBERKELEY, Calif. — In an engineering laboratory here, a robot has learned to screw the cap on a bottle, even figuring out the need to apply a subtle backward twist to find the thread before turning it the right way.
Ragnar Robotics to Release Open Source Educational Deltabot Platform – Details Revealed at RoboUniverse – 3DPrint.com
 Robotic sonar system inspired by bats
Tiny Micro Tug robots can pull 1800 times their own weight | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & AnalysisTiny Micro Tug robots can pull 1800 times their own weight – Researchers have developed lightweight robots that use strong and “smart” adhesive surfaces to pull up to 1,800 times their own weight.
WorkZone: Is a robotic future Pittsburgh’s revenge? | Pittsburgh Post-GazetteIn “Rise of the Robots,” Martin Ford predicts few jobs will be safe from new robots and computer technologies. 
Scientists want to send a fish-like ‘soft robot’ to swim the oceans of Europa – The Washington PostCornell researchers want to create a squid-like underwater rover to explore one of the many moons of Jupiter.
Military pushes for emergency robots as skeptics worry about lethal uses – The Washington PostA Pentagon contest of robots for rescue missions fuels imaginations — and anxiety — about the future.
New York hotel Yotel employs robot to help visitors with their luggage | Daily Mail OnlineYotel, a hotel in New York, now has a robot called the Yobot designed to help visitors with their luggage storage during the spare time before and after checkout.
Step inside the secret robot house – BBC NewsIn a leafy cul-de-sac in the Home Counties sits an ordinary semi with some extraordinary inhabitants.
‘Robotic pets may replace real ones in a decade’ | Business Standard NewsRead more about ‘Robotic pets may replace real ones in a decade’ on Business Standard. Robotic pets could replace their living counterparts by 2025 as our infatuation with technology grows and more people migrate to high-density city living, scientists claim. University of Melbourne animal welfare researcher Dr Jean-Loup Rault says
Artificial intelligence: should you be scared of angry robots? – TelegraphA New Zealand AI company is creating an extremely angry robot. But is this a cause for concern or an exciting computing development?
Robot swarms controlled with single-finger tablet swipe – E & T MagazineA new algorithm developed by American researchers enables operators to control large swarms of robots using a simple tablet computer and a beam of light.
Indian-origin teen Shubham Banerjee is Silicon Valley’s youngest entrepreneur – The Times of IndiaShubham built a Braille printer with a Lego robotics kit as a school science fair project.
Experts predict that one third of jobs will be replaced by robots – Business InsiderRise of the robots.
Yikes! Putin Will Soon Have Superhuman Robo-Soldiers! – Yahoo FinanceIt may not be sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads, but for a leader bent on expanding his global sphere of influence, an army of soldiers equipped with mind-controlled robotic exoskeletons may be the next best thing. 
Pint-Size Humanoid Helps Customers at Japanese Bank – Japan Real Time – WSJA robot started greeting customers this week at a branch of Japan’s largest lender, the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, an innovation the bank says is a first among major financial institutions.

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Robotic process automation: The new IT job killer? | InfoWorldRobotic process automation has higher-value IT tasks in its cross-hairs but could be the best antidote to outsourcing yet