New brain map developed using real patients and machine learning (Tomorrow Daily 396)
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One of the best announcements out of Stars Wars celebration was not a trailer, was not a sneak peak at anything, it was a set of drones.
We've shown you fan made Star Wars drones, but these are official.
Propel will be making these quadcopter available for purchase this fall.
There are four different designs an X-Wing, a TIE fighter and 740-Z speeder bike with a Storm Trooper on board, and of course The Millennium Falcon.
They'll hit speeds of 40 to 50 miles per hour in the sky, are hand painted, and even have little lasers on board to pew pew your enemies.
Propel says they also plan to add preprogrammed stunts to the in app controls so you can finally recreate your favorite space dog fights from the comfort of your backyard.
They'll cost between 200 and 300 bucks when they're released in the UK later this year and hopefully we will hear when they're headed to other countries soon.
Especially my country, because I want to buy one.
If you guys have any interest in the human brain, which I hope you do, cuz you all have one.
The human brain map is about to get a major upgrade.
Since the early 1900s, we've been using a map created by neurologist Korbinian Brodmann to study the human brain.
Soon this map will see a big update, mostly due to the work of the Human Connectome Project, which is an effort to update this important information through actual patient data and machine learning.
The team involved took 210 healthy adults and collected information about their brain structure and function, then sent that data into an algorithm that was able to mark distinct regions of the brain.
This algorithm popped out 97 never before described regions of the brain, adding to the 83 scientists already knew about from Broadman's original map.
Future use of this new map includes Studies of human evolution and giving more information to neurosurgeons and other doctors who treat the brain whether it's surgically or otherwise.
So that is your headlines for this week.
This is both exciting in scope, but we can only pick one for Thursday's show.
And I feel like it has to be the new map of the human brain because really, you guys It's our brain, the most important thing that we have going on inside.
So I'm gonna say map of the human brain, and Jeff and I will be discussing that on Thursday's show.
If you wanna get in on the discussion, why don't you use the #HEYTD over on Twitter, and we would love to feature your tweets on Thursday's show.
That is it for your healthline, so let's check out our phontogger for the day.
Our phonetographer of the day today is Anthony, who sent in this photo he snapped on his iPhone 6S Plus.
He says, this is my dog Elu, in her usual resting position.
You have my permission to use these pics.
And he says these pics, because he not only has this picture, which he took with his iPhone, he used Pregma to change it into a beautiful painting.
Yeah, that looks amazing.
I feel like I could see that in a art museum.
It's gorgeous and your dog Ilu is adorable.
That is our photographer of the day.
If you guys want to do that, our theme is pets.
We only have a few days left, meanwhile, send it.
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We have a big announcement about the show on Thursday, so send your pictures to TOMORROW@CNET.
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I will be here tomorrow with a brand new jacket.
A weird science fact meaning science fiction, but until then, be a good human.
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