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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 Aug. 5, 2013

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IBM unveils computing architecture based on the brain

Company says its breakthrough could allow for a next generation of applications that mirror the brain's efficiency in perception, cognition, and action.

By Aug. 7, 2013

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Human brain has more switches than all computers on Earth

Researchers at Stanford develop a new imaging method that enables visualization in unprecedented detail of the myriad connections between nerve cells in the brain.

By Nov. 17, 2010

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Google Search scratches its brain 500 million times a day

On a daily basis, 15 percent of queries submitted have never been seen before by Google's search engine.

By May. 13, 2013

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Scientists explain marijuana short-term memory loss

Researchers shift their focus to brain cells said to play a key role in memory formation.

By Mar. 2, 2012

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IBM says new chip mimics the human brain

Big Blue's new cognitive computing chips are designed to combine "digital neurons" and "on-chip synapses" and could enable applications that tackle some of the thorniest problems in computing.

By Aug. 17, 2011

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Facebook Graph Search: First impressions

CNET takes a look at Facebook's approach to structured search. Our takeaway: It's good. Very good.

By Jan. 15, 2013

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Portal is free! Portal is free! (for PC and Mac)

If you haven't had the pleasure of playing this ingenious, award-winning, beloved first-person puzzle-adventure-mystery, now's your chance to do so for $0.

By Sep. 16, 2011

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Buzz Out Loud 1499: Finally, Venn diagrams come to social networking! (Podcast)

On today's show, we're kind of down on Microsoft Office 365 and poor MySpace's future, but we feel a tiny bit positive about the overlapping circles of nerdiness that could be possible with Google's new Plus social networking beta. Also, find out what you love on Google, if you can, and see all the movies you want for $50 a month. Plus: our new favorite word! Philanthrodorks!

By Jun. 28, 2011

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Apple should dump the iPod Touch

If it were anyone else's product, the iPod Touch would be considered a runaway success. But as part of Apple's iOS dream team, it's an underachiever that should fall on its own sword.

By Apr. 4, 2012