President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress to spend $100 million next year on a new project to map the human brain in hopes of eventually finding cures for disorders like Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and traumatic injuries.
Obama said the so-called BRAIN Initiative could create jobs and eventually lead to answers to ailments including Parkinson’s and autism and help reverse the effect of a stroke. The president told scientists gathered in the White House’s East Room that the research has the potential to improve the lives of billions of people worldwide.
‘‘As humans we can identify galaxies light-years away,’’ Obama said. ‘‘We can study particles smaller than an atom, but we still haven’t unlocked the mystery of the three pounds of matter that sits between our ears.’’
BRAIN stands for Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies. The idea, which Obama first proposed in his State of the Union address, would require the development of new technology that can record the electrical activity of individual cells and complex neural circuits in the brain ‘‘at the speed of thought,’’ the White House said.
Obama wants the initial $100 million investment to support research at the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Science Foundation. He also wants private companies, universities and philanthropists to partner with the federal agencies in support of the research. And he wants a study of the ethical, legal and societal implications of the research.
The goals of the work are unclear at this point. A working group at NIH, co-chaired by Cornelia ‘‘Cori’’ Bargmann of The Rockefeller University and William Newsome of Stanford University, would work on defining the goals and develop a multi-year plan to achieve them that included cost estimates.
Thanks, Mr. President.(´ー｀)
Hi! Everyone, are you fine? I’m Tetsu SHIONUMA （塩沼 哲) who was a nightclub DJ. Spring has come into my brain, because I’m a little bit crazy recently. He He He.
Well… Let’s start my report on the “RMC + PLUS” which was held at CAVE in Koenji, Tokyo on Feb. 10, 2013.
Imagine.. my report… for your reality.
The party begun at 10 pm. The 1st DJ for main floor is “MINORI”, the organizer of this party “RMC”.
Music he is spinning is the Epic Trance, famous and popular tracks from the “Cyber TRANCE” produced by “avex” group. People in the main floor not so many at this time. However, the 1st DJ is very important for the party, I think. And people are dancing enjoyably.
Wow! This track is “Airwaves” of Rank 1, right? I like the truck very much. I’m feeling happiness reminding the legendary dance party “Cyber TRANCE @velfarre” in Roppongi, Tokyo. DJ MINORI also likes spinning the UK hard House, which is harder and more leaping like dance music than Trance.
A next DJ is “U-Qi”. People on the floor are gradually increasing…
He is spinning mainly the Uplifting Trance tonight. His choice of Uplifting Trance is similar to my choice, I think. However, his choice seems a little harder than mine. Yeah! Actually, I love the Uplifting Trance, you know, and of course I enjoyed dancing being covered with his nice Trance.
DJ was changed to “Kosmo+”. He is mainly good at the Progressive Trance. Also, he likes making Mush-ups which are tracks mixed several tracks into a track.
By the way, this is the first time for him to DJ in the main floor of the CAVE! How is he feeling? Enjoying? I checked his face. Ha ha ha. He looks so exited! Hey Kosmo+, welcome to the RMC main floor!
Who is a next DJ? Oh my God! It’s me! LOL I, DJ Tetsu SHIONUMA, am gonna spinning the Uplifting Trance as usual.
I have 60 minutes for my set tonight. Thanks, MINORI-kun! To tell you the truth, I haven’t made a set-list for DJing tonight, just am thinking I’m gonna spinning several my favorite tracks such as “Ligaya”, “The Story Teller” and so on looking at the atmosphere in the main floor.
A next DJ is… Oops! A next person is not a DJ but a comedy artist whose name is “DISC 百合音” (Yurion).
This is the first time for the RMC to invite the comedy artist. The main floor is beeing covered with laughing! LOL LOL
And then.. a next DJ is.. “Nhato”, the main guest DJ for the party tonight! A young and new creator / DJ who has been making new style and unique Progressive / Tech House / Trance and so on.
People in the main floor are so excited! Of course, also am I. I’m so proud of that I have DJed with him in the RMC tonigh. Thanks, MINORI-kun again!
A next DJ is **** and next next DJ is ****. I’m sorry I can’t report on their DJing because I have slept in a lounge floor.
Anyway, I really enjoyed the RMC + PLUS on the day! Thanks.
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Reported by 塩沼 哲 a.k.a. DJ Tetsu SHIONUMA
My DJing at “RMC vol.18” @Koenji CAVE in Tokyo on July 18, 2011. (2 of 2)
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I am looking out outside from my parents’ previous apartment when I was maybe 3 years old. I could see some shops near our apartment from there.
Aiguille du Midi (3,842 m). The cable car to the summit, the Téléphérique de l’Aiguille du Midi, was built in 1955 and held the title of the world’s highest cable car for about two decades. Top station of Aiguille du Midi is the starting point for one of the routes to the Mont Blanc summit.