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A first: Stanford engineers build basic computer using carbon nanotubes | Kurzweil

This wafer contains multiple tiny computers using carbon nanotubes (credit: Norbert von der Groeben)<p>A team of Stanford engineers has built a basic …

Hawking predicts uploading the brain into a computer | Kurzweil

Professor Stephen Hawking has predicted that it could be possible to preserve a mind as powerful as his on a computer — but not with technology …

Voyager 1 embarks on historic journey into interstellar space | Kurzweil

This artist’s concept depicts NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft entering interstellar space (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)<p>NASA‘s Voyager 1 spacecraft is now …

Boston Dynamics’ new running robot: WildCat | Kurzweil

Boston Dynamics has unleashed Cheetah as “WildCat” — a four-legged robot being developed to run fast on all types of terrain.<p>So far, WildCat has run …

When creative machines overtake man | Kurzweil

(Credit: Jürgen Schmidhuber)<p><i>Machine intelligence is improving rapidly, to the point that the scientist of the future may not even be human! In fact,</i> …

First human brain-to-brain interface | Kurzweil

University of Washington researcher Rajesh Rao, left, plays a computer game with his mind. Across campus, researcher Andrea Stocco, right, wears a …

Software to construct everything with LEGO pieces | Kurzweil

(Credit: EPFL)<p>Romain Testuz. a student of the Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Geometrics (LGG) at EPFL, has developed software that …

Major silicon photonics breakthrough could allow for continued exponential growth in microprocessors | Kurzweil

A microchip that contains both photonics and electronics is tested at CU-Boulder researcher Milos Popovic’s lab (credit: Casey …

The Human Brain Project has officially begun | Kurzweil

Simulated neuronal network showing 3D shapes of individual cells (reconstructed from lab data). Blue cells are silent, red cells are firing. (Credit: …

MIT inventor unleashes hundreds of self-assembling cube swarmbots | Kurzweil

Self-assembling swarming microbots (credit: MIT)<p>The experts said it couldn’t be done. But research scientist John Romanishin of MIT’s Computer …

Delayed aging is better investment than cancer, heart disease research, says study | Kurzweil

(Credit: iStockphoto)<p>A new multi-university study shows that research to delay aging and the infirmities of old age would have better population …