New Airport Screening Method May Finally End the Absurd Liquid Ban

Today, a large part of the reason we have such a limited on-board liquid allotment is that it's nearly impossible for airport security to tell the difference between liquids in-bottle. Michelle Espy, a Los Alamos Natinoal Laboratory physicist and MagRay project leader explains: Read More >>

It's Official: Scientists Can Now Actually Read Your Mind

The idea has been tossed around in science fiction yarns for years now, but researchers at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands have actually found a way to read people's minds. Or, more specifically, decode what letters of the alphabet a subject is looking at by analysing MRI scans with a special mathematical model they developed. Freaky. Read More >>

Scientists Can Read Dreams Using Brain Scans

A team of scientists claim to have developed techniques which allows them to read dreams via brain scans — and it could help us better understand what goes on in the brain while we sleep. Read More >>

Brain Scans Can Now Reveal Who You're Thinking About

For the first time, scientists have been able to use data from brain scans to identify who patients are thinking about. Read More >>

83 Per Cent of Radiologists Didn't Spot the Gorilla Hiding in This CT Scan

You've almost certainly seen the dancing gorilla video which demonstrates the theory of change blindness — a phenomenon which means we don't see changes we're not expecting. Now, an updated experiment shows that the same may be true of radiologists analysing CT images. Read More >>

Doctors Talk to Vegetative Patient Through Brain Scans

Doctors have managed to communicate with a patient who's been in a vegetative state for more than a decade by using brain scans—and he even told them he wasn't in pain. Read More >>

This Is What Child Birth Looks Like, From the Inside

Back in 2010, a team of German doctors announced that they'd recorded the world's first MRI of a woman giving birth. Back then, only still images were available—but now the researchers have released the video, and it's spellbinding. Read More >>

A Simple Scan Can Tell How Fat You'll Get and How Much Sex You'll Have

The world is full of delicious food and beautiful people, and sometimes it's hard to turn down their respective charms. But now a team of researchers has used data from fMRI scans to successfully predict weight gain and sexual activity—and can tell if you're likely to fall foul of temptation well in advance. Read More >>

An MRI-Powered Robot Can Swim Through Your Guts

If you've ever had the pleasure of experiencing endoscopy, you'll think there must be a better way to check out your insides than having a camera shoved up your arse. Now there is, and it's robotic! Read More >>


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