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[io9] Semiconductors with nerve cells could be first step to biological computers

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This particular step in human/machine evolution was taken at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Researchers constructed little tubes of silicon and germanium. These tubes are often used in computer technology, but they were chosen mostly for their ability to insulate the electric impulses that run down nerve cells. After the network of tubs had been constructed, mouse nerve cells were added to the structure. The tubes were specially sized so that the main bodies of the cells were too big to fit inside them, but the long axons - the slender 'arms' of the cells - were perfectly able to fit down the tubes. After a little while, the nerve cells has threaded themselves into the network of tubes.
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so it begins....

    
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I just watched iRobot, ha.
    
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so it begins....

Hehehehe

NO.

More like EVE Online! mixed with I Am Legend
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i for one welcome our new huge brain supercomputer miceborg overlords
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so it begins....
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Hehehehe

NO.

More like EVE Online! mixed with I Am Legend
The first thing I thought of were Cylons from Battlestar Galactica (the pseudo-human ones from the new series).
    
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Achievement unlocked: Switching between modes in your Nanosuit with your brain now possible.
    
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Jimmy cracked corn and I don't care.. AAAHH
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Unnatural neurotransmitters and neurons...interesting. Everybody, say hello to the Terminator.
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Achievement unlocked: Switching between modes in your Nanosuit with your brain now possible.
i always wondered how nanosuit guys did that without pushing any buttons or something like that
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