Monthly Archives: July 2012

Twitter Time-Saving Tools

Twitter Tools

Check out these Apple and Android apps that will let you get more results from your social networking efforts for less. It is pretty safe to say that anyone who has a good number of followers isn’t only entertaining and interesting, but is also an expert in Twitter management. If you want to make the most out of your Twitter account, you need to master the art of gathering followers, engaging people, and sharing tweets online. Whether you own a pastry shop or manage a printer dealership business, you need to have the right tools to help you manage and grow your Twitter profile.

Transform Facebook and Twitter into a social networking dashboard

Find the Buffer browser extension and then install it in your computer. Turn your Facebook and Twitter streams into your social media dashboard. The buffer button will appear whenever you want to, including the Facebook share, retweet, … Read the rest

Earth-Friendly Apps to Love

Earth-Friendly Apps to Love

Even if you aren’t able to fully adapt to an eco-friendly lifestyle, there are a few ways you can contribute to the preservation of the environment. From unplugging cell phone chargers to commuting for work, you can help preserve the environment in small ways. Mobile phones are not only revolutionizing how people perform tasks, but they are also great tools for going green. Find out the top eco-friendly apps these days to help you stay green without spending too much money.

iRecycle

The iRecyle is known as one of the most progressive eco-friendly app in the market these days. The app helps you find a nearby recycling center from your location. With this app, users are also able to see which items each center accepts, so you don’t have to take items back with you. The app features access to more than 100,000 recycling centers that are accepting more than … Read the rest

Simulating the Human Brain: Neuromorphic Hardware Simulation

Neuromorphic Hardware Simulation

While the Blue Brain Project is making considerable progress towards accurate simulation of the human brain in a software layer, other research in to hardware simulation is making quite different, but remarkable, gains. This article will look at the state of neuromorphism in hardware engineering, and compare it with the neurocortical simulation that we looked at previously.

Neurowhat?

‘Neuromorphology’ is the study of nervous system structure. The term comes from the Greek portmanteau of ‘nerve’, ‘form’ and ‘study’. Neuromorphic engineering, then, is the process of engineering hardware with the form of neuronal structures. That is, the implementation of VLSI (very-large-scale integration) systems to model the complex structure of the brain. Each of the analog or digital components must closely model an individual neuron – in this way, their interaction can be made to form an accurate model of a functioning human brain.

Neurogrid

Our best shot at this exists in … Read the rest

Simulating the Human Brain: The Blue Brain Project

Blue Brain

In the previous article, we’ve looked at some of the logical barriers to accurate simulation of the human brain. We have divided the possibilities in to two tracks: software simulation and neuromorphic hardware simulation. This article is going to look in detail at the best shot we have of accurately simulating the human mind through software – the Swiss government-funded Blue Brain Project.

Overview

The Blue Brain Project has been running since 2005. Its aim? To accurately simulate a mammalian brain at the molecular level. In other words, to build a simulated brain from the individual neurons up.

But hold on, I thought we suggested that this was impossible? The previous article asserted that software layers suffered from an inability to deploy parallelism – a fundamental feature of human-type cognition. Well, the Blue Brain Project researchers may offer a solution.

The fundamental idea

The area under focus for simulation is … Read the rest

Modelling the Human Brain Using Computers: The State of Play

Brain Map Thumb

Welcome to this series on the current state of affairs involved with modelling the human brain using traditional silicon-based computers. In this series, we’re going to look at current best attempts at neuromorphism – the modelling of neurobiological processes using analog and digital circuitry – the components involved, computer simulations and the role of quantum processing. It’s a wide, far-reaching and complex topic, but we’re going to establish the field step-by-step.

1. Is it possible?

The basic theory behind neuromorphic computing is that the human brain performs series of logical operations on data. Just as the everyday electronics we use, like wireless printers, rely on a series of signals from its structural components to execute each function, the human brain does the same – i.e. that our understanding of logical computation is at least a close enough approximation of what the brain actually does to be able to model it … Read the rest

Starting out as a Webdesigner

website-design

This article is aimed at giving some rudimentary tips and guidelines which help in making a website designing business a successful one.

Starting off a new business is as critical as it is exciting. Yes, it does give you the much cringed for independence, however, along with it comes responsibility. Establishing your own Website designing company can sometimes be a formidable task, mainly because, you are a Greenhorn in a situation where there have already been pioneers.

Nevertheless, it isn’t impossible to become a business magnate if the following simple tips are kept in mind.

 

Attitude goes a long way
Obvious as it may seem, the right kind of attitude is the harbinger of wealth and prosperity. Setting up a web-based business is comparatively easier than other businesses, but it requires a lot of patience and retrospection. Things take time to get going, and you must be motivated throughout … Read the rest

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