Shadow Ops project
Behind the Story
Hunting the Shadows
MIT discovers the location of memories: Individual Neurons– Researchers have shown that memories are stored in specific brain cells. By triggering a small cluster of neurons, the researchers were able to force the subject to recall a specific memory. By removing these neurons, the subject would lose that memory.
Deep DNA memory theories: Can we remember our ancestors’ lives?-In addition to determining our physical characteristics, our vulnerabilities to certain diseases, and maybe even our personality, is it possible that the DNA helix holds some of the important memories of our ancestors?
Erasing bad memories-Scientists have found that by giving animals a drug that dissolves the sheath around the brain where memories are stored, that the animals stopped being afraid of whatever it was they were in the past. Because humans have the same kind of sheath, they think it could work on humans as well.
Unleashing the Shadows
3D hologram prints invade military– a new generation of hologram companies are making 3D holograms that are photo realistic and can be viewed under simple LED and halogen bulbs.
Researchers discover a DNA dimmer– Scientists have long used genetic switches to turn genes on and off, but they have struggled to control intermediate settings. Now researchers have engineered a DNA dimmer that allows them to adjust a gene’s activity level.
Researchers engineer rewriteable digital data storage in the DNA of living bacteria– Engineers have invented a way to store a single rewriteable bit of data within the chromosome of a living cell—a kind of cellular switch that offers precise control over how and when genes are expressed.
New ‘electronic skin’ patches monitors health wirelessly– Like the colorful temporary tattoos that children stick to their arms for fun, people may one day put thin “electronic skin” patches onto their arms to wirelessly diagnose health problems or deliver treatments.
Before Hunting the Shadows