All posts tagged the future

I can see your brain

Of course, movies have known for years that this was possible–it’s just taken reality a while to catch up.  Yes, science can see images in your brain, although for now it’s seemingly mostly proof-of-concept, and fairly limited.  (No full color perfect simulacra of your dreams, yet.) “Researchers from Japan’s ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories have developed […]

The Future Is Now

Two tidbits from NewScientist: Robots have made their first independent scientific discovery (i.e., made its own hypotheses based on data it was given, and then tested those hypotheses); The internet might soon (or already) be self-aware.

Leaves doing what leaves do best… sort of

Maybe it’s pop culture eroding my brain, but “Functionalized Nanoporous Gold Leaf Electrode Films for the Immobilization of Photosystem I” doesn’t have quite the same kick as “cyborg leaf”. Good work making science relevant to modern society, NewScientist! (Don’t expect electricity-generating houseplants anytime soon — but still, it’s interesting work.)