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The answer to how we can afford to have this brain is quite interesting.

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I would gladly support a Kick Starter campaign for a book continuing the Avogadro Corp-The Last Firewall series and think many others would do the same.

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The Obama administration is planning a decade-long scientific effort to examine the workings of the human brain:

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Artificial Retina Receives FDA Approval
02/14/2013 03:13 PM EST
 
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market approval to an artificial retina technology today, the first bionic eye to be approved for patients in the United States: http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=126756&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

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This is big news:

Astronomers say that one in six stars hosts an Earth-sized planet in a close orbit - suggesting a total of 17 billion such planets in our galaxy. The result comes from an analysis of planet candidates gathered by Nasa's Kepler space observatory.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20942440

I remember about two years ago one of the people involved could not keep himself from reporting this in a conference based on their preliminary data, but NASA wanted to gather more evidence before an official release, especially due to the importance of the matter.

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I've been looking at this picture all morning, and I can't stop. It inspires me.

I know it's "just" a bunch of rocks and dirt, but it's in high definition, in colour, and on the surface of Mars.

Thank you, +NASA and +NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for reminding us humans that we're capable of doing truly incredible things.

And for the science. Thank you for the science.

...SCIENCE!

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/msss/00003/mcam/0003ML0000125000E1_DXXX.jpg

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The link below lets you see a Panoramic view of Mars just sent by Curiosity.

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This full-resolution self-portrait shows the deck of NASA's Curiosity rover in Mars from the rover's Navigation cameras.
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