Scientists Control Monkeys’ Brains with Light

Technology Review | For the first time, scientists have been able to affect the behavior of a primate using optogenetics—a technique by which genetically modified neurons are made to fire with light.              

Brains in a Vat

A new scientific development conjures up sci-fi images of Rutger Hauer’s android in Blade Runner – lab-cultured eyes, brain parts, and glands. Yoshiki Sasai and his team at Riken’s Organogenesis and Neurogenesis Group have developed a neoteric cell culture technique for growing embryonic stem cells in fluid 3-D assemblages. Red Ice Creations       […]

Marines Want iPads to Control Robo-Copter Brains

Wired January 9, 2012 It’s been less than a month since the Marines flew their first robotic supply helicopter on its debut combat mission in Afghanistan. Already, the amphibious combat branch is working on the next generation of pilotless cargo copter — one that’s an order of magnitude more sophisticated, and can be controlled by an iPad or other […]