Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Next Mars mission aims for Gale Crater and artificially created neural network made out of DNA

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Abodes - NASA´s next Mars rover will land at the foot of a layered mountain inside the planet´s Gale Crater. The Mars Science Laboratory will study whether the region had favorable environmental conditions for supporting microbial life and for preserving clues about whether life ever existed. See article.
g Life - A fungus that lives in high temperatures could help us understand structures within our own cells. See article.
g Cosmicus - Researchers have taken a major step toward creating artificial intelligence - not in a robot, but in a test tube. The team created an artificial neural network out of DNA that, like a brain, is able to recall memories based on incomplete patterns. See article.

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