SpaceShipOne - Scaled Composites

UPDATE: Scaled composites have announced that SpaceShipOne will first fly to space on 21st June 2004! SpaceShipOne is a privately funded 3-person spacecraft which is designed to reach suborbital altitudes. This spacecraft hasn't yet been flown to the edge of space. It is, however, widely tipped to become the first private spacecraft to do so. This will be a historic milestone in the story of manned space exploration. It will, for the first time, signal the opening of space to private corporations and individuals. In the next 2 to 3 years space travel will not only be available to government funded astronauts, but also to private individuals. SpaceShipOne on the tarmac

Hugo de Garis - Research Update

Hugo de Garis update - May 2004. A prominent artificial intelligence researcher in 2000/2001. Not much substantial progress since. Certainly no artificial brains with the intelligence of a cat yet. Instead he seems to be focussing on theoretical research into building neural networks on quantum computers. catschematic.jpg

FAQ - americanaustriansociety.org

americanaustriansociety.org's Frequently Asked Questions: Is there a computer (or robot) in existence today which is as intelligent as a human being? How intelligent is the most intelligent computer/robot today? How long before computers are as intelligent as humans? But surely...

About americanaustriansociety.org

The aim of this website is to provide an overview of the very latest scientific developments regarding artificial intelligence and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Update americanaustriansociety.org was launched in May 2004. Previously this website was called artificialbrains.com. Previous mission...

The Honey Bee Brain

Introduction Why are we interested in the brain of the honeybee? What does this have to do with artificial intelligence. The Honeybee is another of biology's model organisms. It has been studied in great detail. Part of the reason for...

The Koch Lab - Consciousness Research

The neural correlate of consciousness: Researchers at the Koch lab and Dr Francis Crick of the Salk Institute believe that the time is now ripe for a scientific attack on the problem of consciousness. Their approach is to leave the...

Human Brain Project, Caltech

Introduction: The aim of this project at the California Institute of Technology is to use emergent computational technology to create models of brain development. The project team is a comprised of computational scientists, neuroscientists, and embryologists. Together they are using...

The Mouse Brain

The Common Mouse: The common house mouse (scientific name Mus Musculus) is one of the most studied and well understood of mammals. It is a model organism for researching many aspects of biology, including neurobiology. Recent studies by Professor Joe...

The Worm Brain

Introduction Caenorhabditis Elegans is a microscopic soil-dwelling worm. This worm is one of those creatures which biologists have adopted as a "model organism". Other model organisms include the simple bacterium "E. Coli", the fruit fly, and the common laboratory rat....

Computing with Leech Neurons

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the USA have extracted living neurons from leeches and connected them, through micro-electrodes, to a computer. By stimulating the neurons in a specific way and recording their responses it was possible to...