Mar. 22, 2012 - The Electoral ''Mouse'' With A ''Super Memory''... The latest scientific invention of Dr. Claude E. Shannon of the Bell Telephone Laboratories, New York - is an electrical ''Mouse'' with a Super Memory... Th Mouse uses - for a 'brain' some of the kind of switching relays found in dial telephone systems. The mouse is a two-inch bar magnet with three wheels and copper whiskers and it can quickly solve more than a million different mazes - learning each one rapidly and then instantly forgetting it in order to be ready to learn the next,

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Mar. 22, 2012 - The Electoral ''Mouse'' With A ''Super Memory''... The latest scientific invention of Dr. Claude E. Shannon of the Bell Telephone Laboratories, New York - is an electrical ''Mouse'' with a Super Memory... Th Mouse uses - for a 'brain' some of the kind of switching relays found in dial telephone systems. The mouse is a two-inch bar magnet with three wheels and copper whiskers and it can quickly solve more than a million different mazes - learning each one rapidly and then instantly forgetting it in order to be ready to learn the next,
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Mar. 22, 2012 - The Electoral ''Mouse'' With A ''Super Memory''... The latest scientific invention of Dr. Claude E. Shannon of the Bell Telephone Laboratories, New York - is an electrical ''Mouse'' with a Super Memory... Th Mouse uses - for a 'brain' some of the kind of switching relays found in dial telephone systems. The mouse is a two-inch bar magnet with three wheels and copper whiskers and it can quickly solve more than a million different mazes - learning each one rapidly and then instantly forgetting it in order to be ready to learn the next,. Its goal - is a ''Piece of a bell which rings when the mouse's copper whiskers nudge it.. The mass is about half the size of a desktop with aluminium fences which can be rearranged at will in 40 different slots to create the hardest possible problems for the mouse. Dr. Shannon places the ''Mouse'' and the ''Cheese'' at different points - and after a pause to get its bearings the ''mouse'' scuttles down the corridors - bumping into fences etc - backing and turning until in the matter of seconds it reaches the ''Cheese''.. Having learned the correct path to the 'cheese'' - the mouse is then set down again at any point visited during its explorations - and without making a single false move - it will move rapidly to the ''cheese'' - the mouse is than set down again at any point visited during its explorations - and without making a single false move - it will move rapidly to the ''cheese''.. If it is placed on a part of the maze not previously visited - it will explore it until reaches a known part - and then move immediately to the ''cheese''.. Keystone Photo Shows:- Close-up of the electrical ''Mouse'' with its copper ''whiskers''.. It will be used for experimenting with wiring and switching layouts. (Credit Image: Keystone Pictures USA/ZUMAPRESS)