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Cliques of Neurons Bound into Cavities Provide a Missing Link between Structure and Function

1. Introduction<p>How the structure of a network determines its function is not well understood. For neural networks specifically, we lack a unifying …

7 books you must read to be a real software developer

Congratulations on finishing your four-year computer science degree in two years with no actual practical software development experience or …

Programming

A graphene roll-out

MIT engineers have developed a continuous manufacturing process that produces long strips of high-quality graphene.The team’s results are the first …

Nanotech

The 'nanobots' and 'ninja polymers' transforming medicine

<b>With advances in stem cell research and nanotechnology helping us fight illnesses from heart disease to superbugs, is the fusion of biology and technology speeding us towards a sci-fi future - part human, part synthetic?</b><p>In Ridley Scott's seminal blockbuster Blade Runner, humanity has harnessed …

Medicine

This New Treatment Could Heal Tooth Cavities Without Any Fillings

It regrows the enamel itself.<p>Scientists have invented a new product that can encourage tooth enamel to grow back, which means we could finally have a …

Dentistry

Promising cancer drug aces human clinical trials

A new cancer drug known as BLU-667 has moved through phase I human trials, and the results are promising. Taken orally, the drug targets what are …

Cancer

The Myth Of The Innovation Lab

Innovation labs have become popular as a way for established corporates to manage innovation. A quick search of the term “innovation labs” on Google news reveals quite a large number of innovation labs being opened on a monthly basis. Companies like Huawei, Unilever and Cisco have all launched new …

Innovation

IPFS 👽 and Merkle Forest🌳

What is IPFS?<p>IPFS is short for Inter Planetary File System. It is a peer-to-peer, distributed file system to make the web faster, safer, and more …

Blockchain

IOTA: The $3.7 Billion Crypto Developers Love to Hate

Cryptocurrency is crawling with ambitious visions for the future.<p>Indeed, one of the most hyped ways in which the technology could come to proliferate …

Blockchain

Ripple Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium

Distributed ledger startup Ripple has joined the Linux Foundation-backed Hyperledger blockchain consortium.<p>Hyperledger announced Wednesday that …

Blockchain

“High Definition Vinyl” Is Happening, Possibly as Early as Next Year

“High Definition Vinyl” has moved closer to a turntable near you. In 2016, a European patent filing described a way of manufacturing records that the inventors claimed would have higher audio fidelity, louder volume, and longer playing times than conventional LPs. Now, the Austrian-based startup …

Audiophile

This battery advance could make electric vehicles far cheaper - MIT Technology Review

For the last seven years, a startup based in Alameda, California, has quietly worked on a novel anode material that promises to significantly boost …

Clean Energy

Gain of toxic apolipoprotein E4 effects in human iPSC-derived neurons is ameliorated by a small-molecule structure corrector

Altmetric: 311<p>More detail<p>Article<p>Chengzhong Wang,<br>• Ramsey Najm,<br>• Qin Xu,<br>• Dah-eun Jeong,<br>• David Walker,<br>• Maureen E. Balestra,<br>• Seo Yeon Yoon,<br>• Heidi Yuan,<br>• Gang …

Google Scholar

Alzheimer's gene neutralised in human brain cells for the first time

Scientists have claimed an important breakthrough in the battle against Alzheimer’s after neutralising the most significant gene responsible for the disease for the first time.<p>A team in California successfully identified the protein associated with the high-risk apoE4 gene and then managed to …

Dementia

It's Not a ‘Mind-Reading Machine,’ But a New Neuroprosthesis Gets Pretty Close

An experimental neuroprosthetic device monitors the brain waves of test subjects and identifies the sentences that they hear.<p>In recent days, …

The Brain

Please stop saying deep learning is something different from machine learning

In recent years, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning have become buzzwords. For those who have been working in these fields …

Machine Learning

DARPA-funded prosthetic memory system successful in humans, study finds

Hippocampal prosthesis restores memory functions by creating “MIMO” model-based electrical stimulation of the hippocampus — bypassing a damaged brain …

Neuroscience

Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

Not an April Fools’ prank<p>Cloudflare is launching its own consumer DNS service today, on April Fools’ Day, that promises to speed up your internet connection and help keep it private. The service is using https://1.1.1.1, and it’s not a joke but an actual DNS resolver that anyone can use. Cloudflare …

Information Security

Che Fico Will Break All the Pizza Rules

Divisadero Italian restaurant Che Fico from chefs David Nayfeld, Angela Pinkerton, and partner Matt Brewer, has been a longer journey than first anticipated, but the delays have given the chefs plenty of time to perfect their menu. The restaurant, which opens on Wednesday, March 28, is a rare …

Italian Food

The anatomy of a corporate apology for a failed company

The idea behind Shyp was delightfully simple. Instead of digging around for a box or schlepping to the post office to ship something, simply hand it to a courier at your door for Shyp to custom package and send away, all for the low cost of $5 per pickup.<p>Customers loved it. But as early as 2016, …

Startups

The brain learns completely differently than we’ve assumed, new learning theory says

(credit: Getty)A revolutionary new theory contradicts a fundamental assumption in neuroscience about how the brain learns. According to researchers …

Neuroscience

These techniques are proven to boost certain cognitive functions

Included: how memory athletes stuff their noggins with so much knowledge.<p>1. Mindfulness<p>Meditation is an ancient practice that rests on training your brain to focus its attention on the present moment, rather than the past or future. Studies suggest that using this technique over time can increase …

The Brain

Chemotherapy-free ‘cancer vaccine’ moves from mice to human trials at Stanford

A recent Stanford cancer study that cured 97 percent of mice from tumors has now moved on to soliciting human volunteers for a new cutting-edge medical trial.<p>The trial is part of a gathering wave of research into immunotherapy, a type of treatment that fights cancer by using the body's immune …

Immunotherapy

DARPA Is Researching Time Crystals, And Their Reasons Are 'Classified'

Mystery! Here's what you need to know.<p>The US military likes to stay at the forefront of the cutting edge of science - most recently investigating …

Quantum Mechanics

Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

Pain

Forget AWS Lambda, so long Kubernetes – this is the future of serverless

Forget about AWS Lambda and Kubernetes - AWS Fargate is the real future of serverless because it's containers that matter, says New Relic's Lee …

Cloud Computing

Blockchain Has The Potential To Streamline Democracy Across The World. Here’s How

Blockchain was started as an experiment.<p>Originally, the question was whether or not it could replace banks. But because data stored on the blockchain …

Blockchain

IBM Presents its Take on Blockchain for Business

<i>Evanston IL—CCN correspondent Eric Eissler covered a lecture at Northwestern University by Marie Wieck, IBM General Manager, Blockchain. Wieck</i> …

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Security Settles on Ethereum in Blockchain Post-Trade First

In a first-of-a-kind transaction happening Friday, all it takes to switch from the old world of centralized clearing houses to the frontier of …

Blockchain