Brain Cells Get The Whole Picture

Ueli Rutishauser, at Caltech (California Institute of Technology) has arrived at an interesting finding. Brain cells or neurons can recognise whole faces, not their parts, enabling us to tell friends from strangers or a sad from a happy face. Sort of upsets the whole apple cart, doesn’t it? Current Biology quotes Rutishauser: “The finding really … Continue reading “Brain Cells Get The Whole Picture”

IBM Makes Fools of DARPA

In what is simply the most top-down example of delusion possible, IBM has snookered the Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA of the Pentagon to pony up cash for another absurd ‘breakthrough’. In IBM unveils chips that mimic the human brain we learn of IBM‘s newest make believe. “IBM has unveiled a new experimental computer chip … Continue reading “IBM Makes Fools of DARPA”

What About Magnetic Fields?

Magnetic fields are: A magnetic field is a field of force produced by moving electric charges, by electric fields that vary in time, and by the ‘intrinsic’ magnetic field of elementary particles associated with the spin of the particle. There are two separate but closely related fields to which the name ‘magnetic field‘ can refer: … Continue reading “What About Magnetic Fields?”