Synthetic synapse could take us one step closer to an artificial brain

A recent breakthrough in the development of an artificial synapse suggests that assistive devices and other prostheses won't be limited to just missing joints and failing organs. Researchers in Japan have shown that it's possible to mimic synaptic function with nanotechnology, a breakthrough that could result in not… »6/11/12 11:55am6/11/12 11:55am