IBM Simulates 4.5 Percent of the Human Brain and Might Make You…

Machines have been outperforming the human brain for a while now. Deep Blue vs. Garry Kasparov, Watson vs. Ken Jennings, Siri vs. my hungover inability to operate technology. Now IBM's Blue Gene is trying to not just outperform, but simulate the whole damn human brain. It's 4.5 percent of the way there. » 10/25/11 11:00am 10/25/11 11:00am

The 1000-Kilometer Wide Telescope That'll Look Back at the Beginning of…

Until very recently, man has viewed the skies only within the visible spectrum. When LOFAR, the world's largest telescope, looks to the heavens, it sees the depths of the universe in radio. » 6/27/11 11:30am 6/27/11 11:30am

It Takes 147,456 PowerPC Processors To Out-Think a Single Stupid Cat…

Also on IBM's cat-sized-brain-simulation materials list: 143 terabytes of RAM, miles and miles of cabling, a million watts of electricity, 6675 tons of air conditioning equipment, and an acre of floor space. » 11/18/09 12:01pm 11/18/09 12:01pm