Future medical implants may be powered by sound waves

Posted in Hardware on 28th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

Ideal implants would be wireless and battery-free.

On track for human brain scale neuromorphic systems with 20 billion neurons and 200 trillion synapses in 2019 or 2020

Posted in Hardware on 13th Aug, 2014
by Alex Muller

The TrueNorth chip is a synaptic supercomputer in your palm.

Brain-inspired chip fits 1m 'neurons' on postage stamp

Posted in Hardware on 8th Aug, 2014
by Alex Muller

Scientists have produced a new computer chip that mimics the organisation of the brain, and squeezed in one million computational units called "neurons".

Chip in paralyzed man's brain lets him move his own hand

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2014
by Alex Muller

Although the power of thought has been used in the past to move artificial limbs, this is the first time that a quadriplegic has been able to move one of his own.

"Heart disease-on-a-chip" could usher in an age of personalized medicine

Posted in Hardware on 26th May, 2014
by Alex Muller

Harvard scientists have created the world's first lab-grown sample of functioning human heart tissue that has a cardiovascular disease.