cars
Audi Shows Off the Brains of its Future Self-Driving Cars

During their CES keynote Audi detailed what it means about the future of mobility including self-driving cars and connected technologies. Importantly, it detailed the brain that will ultimately allow a car to drive itself. It looks like a massive computer motherboard about the size of an iPad. Read More >>

wtf
Soviets Spent £604 Million on "Unconventional" Science and Mind Control

Not to be outdone by US military research that inspired men to stare at goats, the Soviets also seem to have poured a nice chunk of change into investigating telekinesis and mind control. A new survey of Soviet "unconventional" research on the server ArXiv has the details. Read More >>

science
From the Inside Out: Everything You Need to Know About Mind Control

The term “mind control” conjures up visions of someone manipulating people from the outside, such as an evil, brainwashing scientist or a supernatural being that takes dominion of a person just with the power of his mind. But since people don’t experience this in their daily lives, most don’t believe in mind control, and think of it as just a fantasy, suitable only for books, games and movies. Read More >>

science
Scientists Control One Person's Body With Another Person's Brain

Sit down for this one. Researchers at the University of Washington have figured out how to send commands from one person's brain to control a different person's muscle movement. In technical terms, it's the world's first noninvasive human to human brain interface. How'd they do it? Vulcan mind meld? Nope, just the regular ol' internet. What the hell? Read More >>

science
Harvard Scientists Have Just Invented Human/Rat Telepathy

Humans have long wished to see through the eyes of other animals à la notable warg Bran Stark. But so far the best we've achieved is mounting GoPros on them. However, one Harvard research team has just brought us a step closer to that goal with a prototype noninvasive brain to brain interface. The system allows test subjects to control a rat's tail with nothing more than their thoughts. Read More >>

drones
Scary-Sounding Mind-Controlled Drones Actually Aim to Do Good

There's something uncanny about drones, those autonomous aeroplanes that kill insurgents and civilians — but mostly civilians. But drones aren't all bad. Outside of warzones, drones have been helping everyone from farmers to journalists and now they're helping doctors too. Read More >>

science
Real-Life Mind Control Let a Human Wag a Rat's Tail

Mind control is the inevitable endgame of just about every user interface. You know, Star Wars-style mind-controlled arms. But what about controlling other beings? Scientists have managed to enable a human to wag rat's tail with his mind. Bio-drones away. Read More >>

gadgets
This Is a Quadrotor You Can Control With Your Mind

Physical remote controls might be nice when it comes to precision, but they've got nothing on mind-control when it comes to awesome. Using an EEG headset, a computer, and some serious thought-power, researchers have developed a quadrotor you can steer with your brain. Read More >>

music
Brain Shift Radio Controls Mood with Music—Awesome or Creepy?

In Philip K. Dick's book Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep? (a.k.a. Blade Runner), the lead character Rick Deckard and his wife alter their mental states with devices called Mood Organs. Rising in the morning, Deckard dials in a "businesslike professional attitude," while his vengeful wife selects no fewer than six hours of "self-accusatory depression." Read More >>

weapons
Vladimir Putin Confirms Russian Zombie Radiation Gun

According to reports, the Rooskies are testing an energy weapon capable of causing extreme pain and mind-control. Australia's Herald Sun reports the beam weapon, trotted out by Russian defense minister Anatoly Serdyukov, is capable of some serious frying: Read More >>

televisions
Haier's Brain-Controlled TV Doesn't Actually Control Anything

On the floor of CES, tucked away in Haier's booth is a TV set advertising BRAIN CONTROL. I was immediately intrigued. Could I think about wanting to watch the latest episode of Desperate Housewives and have it automatically flash on screen? I had to find out. Read More >>

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