Scientists develop neural-data cruncher

Scientists have found a way to combine PCs into a supercomputer that slashes the time it takes to analyse complex neural data sets that are becoming available because of advanced imaging technology.

So far the US team have used the system, called Thunder, to quickly find patterns in high-resolution images from the brains of zebrafish and mice, according to a report published in the journal Nature Methods.

One of their projects is an analysis of imaging data from a new microscope