eyewriter.org open source initiative.

The EyeWriter project is an ongoing collaborative research effort to empower people who are suffering from ALS with creative technologies.

http://www.eyewriter.org/

Absolutely stunning

#optics, #science

Universal Translators Are All Around Us

Since machine translations is one of the topics here is an interesting article plus some video demos

http://singularityhub.com/2009/11/23/universal-translators-are-all-around-us-video

#machine-translation

Guys, what do you think about this http:…

Guys, what do you think about this http://golang.org/ ?
I’m really excited and installing it right now…It could be the death of Java (and .NET in the long run) I think…

Comparing H1N1 to a computer virus

Here is kind of  interesting article that compares H1N1 with computer virus

On Influenza A (H1N1)

Easy Low Cost No Radiation Fusion

Guys, this is huge.

Easy Low Cost No Radiation Fusion

Somewhere else, I’ve also read the US Navy approved $10B research spending for next 5 years on this project (don’t ask me why exactly US Navy)

#energy, #physics, #science

The Barrelfish OS

Here is an interesting open source project built from scratch in a collaboration between ETH Zurich in Switzerland and Microsoft Research Cambridge in the UK – a scalable new OS architecture for multi-core systems

http://www.barrelfish.org/

It can be downloaded from here:

first release snapshot

#concept, #open-source

This is something different from the cur…

This is something different from the current hot trend here (Robotics), but here is a link to the Blue Brain Project – an exiting attempt to model and simulate human brain.

They have created a virtual pack of neurons that acts just like the real thing, and hope to get an e-brain up and running.

All hope is not lost. Genes don’t really code the body like blueprints do for a building, mapping out every single detail; instead, they give a more general instruction and hit the “repeat” button a few million times (e.g. when they give fractal instructions). This means that amid the great complexity of the whole brain, there are structural units that repeat themselves. One such structure is called a neocortical column (NCC): a group of about 10,000 neurons in the cerebral cortex that are organized in a relatively consistent way across the mammalian brain. Millions of these columns compose the whole of the brain.

Check out this video that flies you through their virtual brain:

Flying through the column

and here is project home page

http://bluebrain.epfl.ch/

The Blue Brain runs on IBM’s Blue Gene/L (btw: there is one is Sofia since last year, but currently I have no idea how I can get hands on it, and actually not sure what to do with it) supercomputer, one of the top five supercomputers on the planet.

#science