Neuroscientists working on the Human Connectome Project have compiled the most accurate map yet of the human cerebral cortex. The researchers identified 180 distinct areas of the brain’s outer layer—effectively doubling the previous number of known regions.
VR is coming, for real this time, and everyone wants a piece of the pie. Me, I want to put every dumb-looking headset I see onto my face. Today it was the Sulon Cortex, a big ol' camera-toting headset that claims it'll turn your living room into the holodeck. It can't quite pull it off, but it tries its damnedest.
Plaster casts are bulky, obnoxious, heavy, inevitably sweaty, occasionally pink. In short, they are no fun. But this 3D-printed "Cortex" cast could change all that. Sure, it looks a little like a fishnet stocking, but have you seen a old-fashioned cast lately?
There are many things that set us apart from our primate cousins, but the biggest (literally) is our brains. Our oversized minds have let us carve out a unique evolutionary path, and it's all thanks to a single replicated gene.
A single gene may alter the shape of your brain and determine your intelligence according to new research from the Yale School of Medicine.
There's a lot of speculation about what's inside the A4, Apple's custom and ultra-power-efficient chip that powers the iPad. Nobody knows for sure because, like all their products, it's a seeeeeecret. Until now.
Today—and to us—the HTC Scorpion exists but a couple of lines of code in a purported leaked Android build. But one day, this 1.5GHz, Android 2.2 handset could be the phone that makes your Nexus One look old.
The smallest solar sensor in the world is 1,000 times smaller than standard systems, and under the right conditions, it could last forever.
Multicore processors in mobile devices are only a matter of time, and that time appears to be coming closer for ARM, as their Cortex A9 chips will ship in phones in 2010. Arm chips are found in various handsets, including all three generations of the iPhone. [CNET]