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    Monday, November 16, 2009

    Algae and Light Help Injured Mice Walk Again By Michael Chorost

    "In theory, two-way optogenetic traffic could lead to human-machine fusions in which the brain truly interacts with the machine, rather than only giving or only accepting orders. It could be used, for instance, to let the brain send movement commands to a prosthetic arm; in return, the arm’s sensors would gather information and send it back. Blue and yellow LEDs would flash on and off inside genetically altered somatosensory regions of the cortex to give the user sensations of weight, temperature, and texture. The limb would feel like a real arm. Of course, this kind of cyborg technology is not exactly around the corner. But it has suddenly leapt from the realm of wild fantasy to concrete possibility."

    Read this one twice and consider the implications.

    Thursday, November 12, 2009

    Stellar Cartography Report:

    " -- Mystery Emissions Spotted at Edge of Solar System"

    Let me pose a question here: If we think of the entire Solar System as one unit, with an electric charge, that interacts with the rest of the Galaxy; could this help explain the high rate of rotation along the outer edge of the Galaxy without the need for Dark Matter?

    Tuesday, November 10, 2009