Radial tree of life

August 23rd, 2010

David M. Hillis, Derrick Zwickl, and Robin Gutell, at University of Texas created an amazing tree of life, which is displayed radially. We learned of this via PZ Myers, a biologist, associate professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris, and blogger — who recently wrote about their Radial tree of life because he uses their amazing graphic in [...]

Mapping the brain at IBM

July 30th, 2010

SpicyNodes is designed to match how our brains process information, but how does that really work? The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) published Tuesday a landmark paper entitled “Network architecture of the long-distance pathways in the macaque brain” (an open-access paper) by Modha and Singh” “We have successfully uncovered and mapped the most comprehensive long-distance network [...]

Why SpicyNodes? Because Computers are Dumb!

March 26th, 2010

We’re often asked, Why SpicyNodes? The Web contains a flood of information, and people can discover virtually anything about any topic at any time. The point is well taken, but from our perspective, traditional ways of finding information on the Web can be either cumbersome or frustrating. How many times have you tried to find that elusive nugget of information, only to be stymied by irrelevant results or get sucked into the vortex of browsing and clicking? Seconds turn into minutes, and before you know it an hour has passed, without knowing more than when you started.