Links for 2009-11-19

November 20th, 2009 | brainjuice

  • IBM Makes Supercomputer Significantly Smarter Than Cat
    "An interdisciplinary team of researchers at IBM have presented at paper at the SC09 supercomputing conference describing a milestone in cognitive computing: the group's massively parallel cortical simulator, C2, now has the ability to simulate a brain with about 4.5 percent the cerebral cortex capacity of a human brain, and significantly more brain capacity than a cat."
    (tags:tech computing neuro )
  • Cabell cairns pique archaeologist’s interest
    ""On the summits of nearly all prominent bluffs, spurs and high points of this region are heaps of large, angular stones," according to a survey report published in 1894. "Unlike the loose cairns of the Plains and the Northwest and elsewhere, these appear to have been systematically constructed for some particular purpose.""
    (tags:history )
  • Gang ‘killed victims to extract their fat’ | World news | guardian.co.uk
    "Peruvian police have arrested a gang which allegedly killed scores of peasants, drained their bodies of fat and sold the liquid abroad as an anti-wrinkle cosmetic."
    (tags:crime )

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