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An amazing peek into a fruit-fly brain

The human brain is being studied by big consorzia in project funded by governments in Asia, Europe and US. The Human Connectome is working to develop a complete map of the connectivity network among our brain’s neurones, a seemingly impossible feat. Smaller initiatives are popping up in many places and …

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Towards Smart Contact Lenses

I have been seeing news and hearing talks on smart contact lenses for at least ten years (more if it was just speculation). The hurdles to be overcome are just staggering and these have delayed the actual availability of products. Samsung was possibly one of the first “big” companies to …

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AR now understands 3D objects

Current software libraries for AR, the ones programmers are using to speed up their work, support the creation of a layer where one can insert artefact, digital entities, to overlay of real objects captured by, as an example, the camera of your smartphone. You point your smartphone to a building …

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Platforms, present and future VI

3. Industry platforms II A separate post to discuss a quite different sort of platform, the car platform. It has been used by the car manufacturing industry for over 50 years now as a way to decrease the cost of production. The idea is to have a common base: floor …

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Platforms, present and future I

One of the topic addressed in the Digital Transformation Course developed by EIT Digital and IEEE Future Direction in its Digital Reality Initiative is that of Platforms. In these last few weeks I have been discussing platforms with a number of key people in several industries and now I take …

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Has Quantum Supremacy been achieved?

Scientists have been dreaming and discussing Quantum Computers for at least 50 years (for a nice timeline of ideas and implementation of Quantum Computing click here) but the construction of an effective QC has proved elusive. Big players, like Google, IBM, NASA in the US, National Scientific organisations in Japan, …

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