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Supercomputer runs longest simulation of brain activity to date

One of the world's most powerful supercomputers has finally done what had seemed impossible: successfully modelled brain activity.

By January 14, 2014

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Top500 supercomputer rankings await speed-test shakeup

The latest list of most-powerful computers is a bit of same old, same old. But soon, it won't be so easy to get ahead on the Top500 list by plugging in special-purpose accelerator cards.

By November 18, 2013

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Fujitsu supercomputer simulates 1 second of brain activity

Harnessing more than 82,000 processors on the world's fourth-ranked supercomputer, scientists run an experiment that represents 1 percent of human brain activity.

By August 5, 2013

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False memories created in mice, 'Total Recall' can't be far

Scientists convince mice they remembered something that didn't happen. So where's that luxury cruise I want to recall?

By July 26, 2013

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Titan steals No. 1 spot on Top500 supercomputer list

The machine, located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, bumps the IBM-based Sequoia system down a notch with its performance of 17.59 petaflops per second.

By November 12, 2012

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Japanese supercomputer first to clear 10 petaflops

The fastest got faster, as the K Computer topped its own record on the twice-yearly supercomputer speed test by scoring 10.51 quadrillion calculations per second.

By November 14, 2011

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Giant teddy bear robot can pick you off the floor

Too tired to get up? Get a leg up from Riba II, the latest teddy bear robot nurse from Japan. No, you can't take it to bed.

By August 2, 2011

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Japanese supercomputer is fastest in the world

The biannual Top500 Supercomputing list is out, and for the first time in seven years, Japan has built the world's fastest computer. K Computer displaces China's Tianhe-1A just six months after the Chinese machine took the crown.

By June 20, 2011

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Scientist says he can clone long-extinct mammoth

A Japanese scientist says he has a "reasonable chance" of successfully cloning the long-extinct woolly mammoth within just a few years, according to a report.

By January 16, 2011

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Fujitsu starts shipping next-gen supercomputer

The system, called K, will have 80,000 processors and is designed to perform 10 quadrillion calculations per second when done in 2012.

By September 28, 2010