Category Archives: Science

Jacques de Vaucanson and his mechanical digesting duck

As well as constructing automatons such as “The Flute Player” (“Powered by nine bellows, this mechanical wooden man could play 12 different melodies on the flute. A metal tongue regulated air passing through the lips and gloved, wooden fingers covered

Jacques de Vaucanson and his mechanical digesting duck

As well as constructing automatons such as “The Flute Player” (“Powered by nine bellows, this mechanical wooden man could play 12 different melodies on the flute. A metal tongue regulated air passing through the lips and gloved, wooden fingers covered

The Blue Brain Project

— Neuroscientists working on the Blue Brain Project at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland claim they are “reconstructing the brain piece by piece and building a virtual brain in a supercomputer”. This virtual brain, they claim, “will

The Blue Brain Project

— Neuroscientists working on the Blue Brain Project at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland claim they are “reconstructing the brain piece by piece and building a virtual brain in a supercomputer”. This virtual brain, they claim, “will