Salad with Mayonnaise and Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

Posted by Volvoxx On November - 21 - 2009

Out of ideas of what to cook for dinner? Dining alone? Salad makes an awesome, simple meal for one, or side dish for two or more!

Instant Tiramisu / Happy Birthday Dad

Posted by Volvoxx On October - 27 - 2009

My two nieces are more than happy to celebrate their grandfather's Birthday with him

Soya Bean Milk

Posted by Volvoxx On October - 22 - 2009

Ever wanted to try making your own soyabean milk? Check it out!

Baked Macaroni Cheese

Posted by Volvoxx On October - 12 - 2009

Fancy some simple satisfying Baked Macaroni Cheese at home? Check out this recipe.

Fish Chip with Beer Batter.

Posted by Volvoxx On October - 10 - 2009

An attempt in making Fish Chip with beer batter...while forcing QJ to consume fish :P

The end of sem 'pick-a-kitteh' syndrome.

Posted by Volvoxx On October - 09 - 2009

Kittens will mysteriously appear at our doorstep come semester break. This time, its happening again. A cute, manja, noisy kitten visits 391D.

GITS-like technology might actually be possible

by Volvoxx On October 23, 2009 2:01 AM
Those of you who know me know I'm a huge fan of Ghost in the Shell (QJ's prolly sick of me blabbering bout it) and its futuristic ideas of what that would technology do to humans and machines. The idea they goddamned awesome. I can't stop loving the show. And I can't ever get bored of re-watching the series...AND the show. (my GITS collection eats up 25Gb of my HDD)

Sometimes, my friends would share some of their good reads on the one about curing cancer using bicarbonate soda, NASA 'shooting' the moon to verify if there's really water in the Moon, and recently..this. An article about research done make an injured mouse walk again. Now that may sound very boring and rather...unimpressive.. but what's really amazing is how they did it. Using light and algae to control brain activity with great precision, and most importantly, without any side effect. The research aims to find a cure for Parkinson's that will not have side effect on the patients.

What's even more amazing is the technology behind this. Optogenetics have huge potential.

By injecting mice neurons with yet another gene, one that makes cells glow green when they fire, researchers are monitoring neural activity through the same fiber-optic cable that delivers the light. The cable becomes a lens. It makes it possible to “write” to an area of the brain and “read” from it at the same time: two-way traffic.

This two-way traffic could lead to human-machine fusion. Imagine having a prosthetic arm that not only enables you to grip and touch objects, you can actually feel, sense heat and gather information of the object you touch. I can't help thinking of the possibility of cyborgization in the future, just like in GITS. :D

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