Month: May 2009

Wikipedia Gets More Legit

Earlier this week, The Society for Neuroscience launched the Neuroscience Wikipedia Initiative, a call for neuroscientists around the world to “harness the power of Wikipedia and support the Society’s mission of promoting public education about neuroscience.” We all know that wikipedia is “not a reputable source.” But I must admit that, when curiosity strikes, wikiing

Continue reading

Cyborg Beetles

Researchers at UC Berkeley have engineered a biomechanical remote-controlled beetle. By implanting tiny electrodes into the insect’s brain and muscles, they are able take control of all of it’s natural movements. check out a picture of one in this Discover article:http://discovermagazine.com/2009/may/30-the-pentagons-beetle-borgs The research is funded by the “Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,” a sector of

Continue reading