Combining neuroscience and chemical engineering, researchers at Stanford University have developed a process that renders a mouse brain transparent. The brain remains whole — not sliced or sectioned in any way — with its three-dimensional complexity of fine wiring and molecular structures completely intact and able to be measured and probed at will with visible light and chemicals.
At the Francis Crick Memorial Conference in Cambridge next month, the famous cosmologist Stephen Hawking, and Dr. Philip Low of Stanford University's School of Medicine, will demonstrate how a non-invasive portable scanner can be used to formulate speech by tracking certain electrical patterns in the brain.
A technique for repeatedly encoding, storing and erasing digital data within the DNA of living cells, using natural enzymes adapted from bacteria has been developed by Stanford University scientists in the Department of Bioengineering, a joint effort of the School of Engineering and the School of Medicine. The method essentially has created the equivalent of a genetic bit.
Knowm, a start-up company, has developed the world’s first adaptive neuromemristive processor This adaptive neuromemristive processor could transform machine learning applications, autonomous platforms, and data center operations.
Many advanced humanoid robots already look eerily lifelike but robots in the future may actually become partly alive. Currently, researchers are working on integrating living cells and other biological components with electronic components in an attempt to create bio-hybrid robots. These robots could act autonomously, imitate some animal behaviors, and have the ability to self-replicate some of their parts.
According to new statistics, global mortality rates continue to fall around the world, except where HIV and wars predominate. Now, three-quarters of newborn infants will survive to age 50, and half will survive to age 70.