For friends and family, fewer things are more agonizing than not knowing if or when a loved one in a coma will regain consciousness following a severe head injury or drug overdose. Researchers have shown that a common test can measure awareness in comatose patients—and even predict when they might wake up.
The biggest ever scientific study of near-death experiences shows that awareness can continue for a surprisingly long duration after the brain has shut down completely. The finding suggests that these experiences are more than just hallucinations — and that our definition of clinical death should probably be revised.
A janitor who cleans up after a technology startup encounters the world's first self-aware computer system in the company's office. And she has one request: to be destroyed before she can be unleashed upon the world.
How often have you listened to music in the office, and not realized someone's shouting at you? Or unknowingly missed an announcement on the train that the course was changing? "Awareness! The Headphone App!" could be a $5 life-saver.
Could this have been the biggest week of all time? The King of Pop bites it. A bit player from Saturn 3 and Logan's Run croaks. And ROBOT BAYHEM!!! Disaster!
On account of October being the official Breast Cancer Awareness month, here are three gadgets you can purchase to help the cause. The 6GB USB Seagate HD, the Pioneer Inno, and Sanyo 3100. They're all pink, and all go great with your pink PSP, pink PS2, and Pink albums. Do your part to squeeze out boob cancer!