This week SyNAPSE made the cover of Science by winning the First Place in Illustration Category of 2012 Science/NSF International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge. Here are the link to cover and an article about it.
Quotes from Judges:
Biologist and judge Michael
Reddy says that a cognitive computer is “the
last thing on Earth” he would have guessed
that the image represented at first glance.
Inspired by the neural architecture of a
macaque, it is the wiring diagram for a new
kind of computer that, by some definitions,
may soon be able to think.
“They took something that we know
works fantastically efficiently in nature—
the circuitry of the brain—and applied that
geometry to computing. Then, they found
an elegant and beautiful way to display it.,”
judge Thomas Wagner says.