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In first, brain waves detected in lab grown mini-brains

by AFP, MSN

Scientists have picked up electrical activity in pea-sized, lab-grown brains for the first time, paving the way to model neurological conditions and answer fundamental questions on how our gray matter develops.

It’s not clear whether the mini-brains are conscious — the team behind the breakthrough suspect they’re not but can’t say for sure — opening up a new ethical dimension to this area of research moving forward.

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Professor Shows Brain Waves can be used to Detect Potentially Harmful Personal Information

by George Watson, Texas Tech University

Abdul Serwadda is working to advance research to develop secure user authentication methods

Cyber security and authentication have been under attack in recent months as, seemingly every other day, a new report of hackers gaining access to private or sensitive information comes to light. Just recently, more than 500 million passwords were stolen when Yahoo revealed its security was compromised.

Securing systems has gone beyond simply coming up with a clever password that could prevent nefarious computer experts from hacking into your Facebook account. The more sophisticated the system, or the more critical, private information that system holds, the more advanced the identification system protecting it becomes. Continue reading Professor Shows Brain Waves can be used to Detect Potentially Harmful Personal Information