Mind-control breakthrough: Quadriplegic woman flies F-35 with her brain

Arati Prabhakar—director of the Pentagon's advanced research arm DARPA—has revealed a breakthrough achievement in machine mind control. Jan Scheuermann, a 55-year-old quadriplegic woman with electrodes in her brain, has been able to fly an F-35 fighter jet using "nothing but her thoughts." » 3/03/15 6:55pm 10 minutes ago

Sony's Project Morpheus Headset Will Go On Sale In 2016

At Mobile World Congress this weekend, HTC and Valve threw down the virtual reality gauntlet; their VR is shipping this year. Now, it looks like Sony is following as fast as it can. It's shipping its Project Morpheus and bring the PS4 into VR-land in the first half of 2016. » 3/03/15 6:25pm 41 minutes ago

A Massive Lake Beneath Greenland's Glaciers Has Collapsed

Under Greenland's frozen surface is a vast network of channels, crevasses, and basins—its "glacial plumbing system." A few years ago, the water suddenly disappeared from a subglacial lake, which then collapsed into a funny silhouette that NASA likens to a "mitten", but I think looks more like a waving Yeti. » 3/03/15 5:45pm Today 5:45pm

Watch How Common Photoshop Tricks Were Done In the Darkroom

Editing a photo is as easy as clicking a mouse with the modern magic of Photoshop. But another type of magic dominated when the only option was a darkroom and enlarger. Some of us remember these days well, but for the young'uns out there, this Lynda.com demo shows just how photo editing went down in the film days. » 3/03/15 5:07pm Today 5:07pm

7 More Viral Photos That Are Totally Fake

Hundreds of images flash in front of our eyes each week as we navigate this strange machine we call the internet. But sometimes those images are lying to us. The following lies are culled from the bits and bytes that came through the tubes over the past few weeks. » 3/03/15 3:48pm Today 3:48pm

FBI Admits Its Secret Spy Tool Screws Up Bystanders' Cell Service

The FBI wants to keep stealthy phone surveillance tools called Stingrays as secret as possible, for obvious reasons (to use them whenever they want with as little oversight as possible, growing tipsy on the intoxicating liquor of unfettered power). And now another reason for secrecy just came out: Using Stingrays can… » 3/03/15 3:45pm Today 3:45pm

The gorilla who punched that photographer wasn't drunk

Remember the photo of a "drunk" gorilla that went viral a couple of weeks back? The one that punched a photographer and gave the internet an opportunity to make endless jokes about the gorilla uprising? Turns out, the gorilla wasn't actually drunk. At least if you believe "scientists" who "know stuff" about "biology." » 3/03/15 3:44pm Today 3:44pm

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