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The innards of a supercomputer. (Courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory)

From brain mapping to climate modeling and beyond: the potential impact of a new supercomputer being developed in the Chicago area. 

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An ambitious new government-led research initiative aims to fully map the human brain. The goal is to advance understanding of how the brain works and develop treatments for crippling neurological diseases. But for researchers, the Holy Grail is to understand the origins of human consciousness. Two leading neuroscientists join us to talk about this potentially groundbreaking project.

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