The mind reading computer will be able to communicate with patients in a coma

The Canadian scientists develop the mind reading computer, which can help to communicate with patients in coma. Staff of University Western Ontario used neurovisualization for reading human thoughts with help of brain activity, transferring concrete answers – “yes” or “no”.
According to them, this research can lead to unique new ways of communication with patients in coma. During experiment of mind reading computer it was offered to participants to concentrate on answers “yes” or “no”, answering such questions, as: “are you married? ” or ” have you brothers and sisters? “. They had to think only over the answer, but not say it.
Analyzing activity of a brain of participants of experiment, the team of scientists with mind reading computer could read their answers to a number of questions precisely.
According to Loreena Nakl’s leading scientific this research, interpretation of human thought from brain activity, regardless of speech or action, is one of the most provocative aspects of modern neuroscience.

Murata Created World Smallest Power Supply Module

Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. of Japan has managed to carve its name into record books, having announced a minuscule DC-DC converter module that is touted to be the smallest of its kind in the world.Specially built to target tiny electronic devices including smartphones as well as tablets, this power supply has an output of 0.6A, and the entire module itself measures 2.5mm x 2.3mm. Murata managed to achieve this particular feat after combining its ceramic multilayer board technology and manufacturing technology for ferrite materials in order to form an inductor (which is, a coil for power supply) within the module substrate.

Nasa Engineers Resolved Spacecraft Computer Issue

Engineers have found the root cause of a computer reset that occurred two months ago on NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory and have determined how to correct it. The fix involves changing how certain unused data-holding locations, called registers, are configured in the memory management of the type of computer chip used on the spacecraft. Billions of runs on a test computer with the modified register configuration yielded no repeat of the reset behavior. The mission team made this software change on the spacecraft’s computer last week and confirmed this week that the update is successful.

Bootstrapper Recognizes Man by Their Shoes

Team from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany, has developed a system known as Bootstrapper which distinguishes between users based on their footwear. When a user interacts with the tabletop computer, the Bootstrapper system, which consists of one or more depth cameras mounted to the table’s edge, observes their shoes and matches them to a database of known shoe images that are associated with specific user profiles. When multiple users are interacting with the table at the same time, the system also takes into account the hand orientation of the touch inputs so they aren’t mismatched.

Acer Annonced World Thinnest Ultrabook

At CES 2012 Acer announced the new Aspire S5 Ultrabook, which is what they deem to be thinnest Ultrabook in the world, it’s only 15mm at its thickest point. It’s a black, magnesium-alloy and brushed-metal 13.3-inch laptop, weighing 1.35kg (2.97 pounds) and featuring Acer’s Instant On technology that brings the computer back from sleep in 1.5 seconds.

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