Jonathan Meyer

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Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of neural activity in the human brain, and the numbers are …

A Working Transistor Built Out Of DNA Within A Living Cell

We're this close to having a usable biocomputer.<p>Pretty much anything can be a computer, if it can compute logical functions, store data, and transmit information -- even living cells. A team at Stanford University has accomplished one of the the final tasks necessary to turn cells into working …

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Here's how Elon Musk's Hyperloop might actually work

How do you get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes?<p>Elon Musk has made his name on big ideas, whether it's space tourism or the electric car — but his latest project, mysteriously dubbed the Hyperloop, may be more revolutionary than anything he's done. It started with a simple promise: …

Turn Household Objects Into Drones With New DIY Kit

This 3-D printing kit lets you transform any sufficiently light object into a flying quadrotor.<p>Really, why shouldn't keyboards fly? A new suitcase-size kit by Dutch artist Jasper van Loenen lets you attach four rotors to almost any object so that you can fly it like a drone.<p>The kit includes …

No pilot, no problem: Navy drone lands on carrier

History was made Wednesday as an unmanned aircraft landed on an aircraft carrier for the first time.<p>The X-47B, built by Northrop Grumman, took off …

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Cadillac's Big Step Toward Automotive Autopilot

Cadillac’s Super Cruise has a processor that combines a camera, radar, and GPS data to steer the car down the center of its lane.<p>While Google's prototype self-driving car does a fine job commanding headlines, automakers have been rolling out the features that will ultimately lead to a road-ready …