The Green Goo

Ends of the World: The Green Goo

The Grey Goo may be hypothetically dangerous, a potential warning for those who think unrestricted, self-replicating nanobots are, you know, a good idea. But there’s something else out there. Something worse. Something that could pose a real threat to humanity and, indeed, our entire ecosystem. The Green Goo.

Scientists Create Synthetic Synapse

Japanese scientists have successfully created an artificial, inorganic synapse, which emulates “the synaptic plasticity underlying the sensory, short-term, and long-term memory formation in the human brain.” In other words, get ready for nanotechnology that can fix your brain, and maybe — just maybe — replace it altogether. They also found that the inorganic synapse responded …