When will I be able to upload my brain to a computer?

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We often imagine that human consciousness is as simple as input and output of electrical signals within a network of processing units – therefore comparable to a computer. Reality, however, is much more complicated. For starters, we don’t actually know how much information the human brain can hold....

DARPA Announces Funding For a High-Resolution, Implantable Neural Interface

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The United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has just announced contracts to fund five research groups and one company contracts as jump start its Neural Engineering System Design program. Dr. Phillip Alvelda, Program Manager in DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office (BTO), discusses the potential of next-generation...

Loughborough University develop revolutionary explosive detection device

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Loughborough University has unveiled a new device that can identify tiny amounts of explosive particles invisible to the naked eye. ExDtect – the brainchild of Loughborough professor John Tyler uses sophisticated laser technology and can remotely scan vehicles, crowded areas, and cargo not just to detect traces of...