July 8th, 2009

ronin

A synapse is a memristor.



Neuron cell architecture. (a) Despite having only four pins (discs), cell circuitry (b) can compute analog dot products of large numbers of input signals and synaptic weights, using summing amplifiers. Cell processing implements shunting dynamics. (c) Dendrites (horizontal nanowires) collect inputs from other neurons; axons (vertical nanowires) carry information to other neurons.

http://nextbigfuture.com/2009/07/synapse-is-memristor-and-memcapacitors.html

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327151.600-memristor-minds-the-future-of-artificial-intelligence.html?full=true


Take that, John Searle!
ronin

Mmmmm... Megan Fox as a vampire.


If she thought starring in one of summer's biggest blockbusters - Transformers - would open doors to a host of credible and challenging new roles it seems Megan Fox may have been mistaken. In a role which isn't likely to put the 23-year-old in any danger of receiving an Oscar nod, the actress plays a cheerleader gone bad in her new movie Jennifer's Body. Megan, who stars alongside former The OC star Adam Brody and a host of other C List actors, is possessed by a demon and starts feeding off the boys in a small Minnesota farming town.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1197790/First-look-Megan-Foxs-bizarre-new-role-possessed-cheerleader-vampire-new-movie-Jennifers-Body.html