Astronauts have typically had a far more exciting life than most of us—but does that extend to the world of unconsciousness, too? This video explores the dreams of Britain’s first astronaut, Helen Sharman.
When you look for shapes in the clouds, you’ll often find things you see every day: Dogs, people, cars. It turns out that artificial “brains” do the same thing. Google calls this phenomenon “Inceptionism,” and it’s a shocking look into how advanced artificial neural networks really are.
The other day I woke up convinced that Gawker Media management sent out an email that never actually existed. The dream was so real I had to search my inbox just to be sure. Has this ever happened to you?
"Almost all other animals are clearly observed to partake in sleep, whether they are aquatic, aerial, or terrestrial," wrote Aristotle in his work On Sleep and Sleeplessness. But do other animals dream? On that the Greek philosopher also had an opinion.
Electrolux is known for its bold and sometimes ridiculous concepts, and the Swedish appliance manufacturer holds a contest every year to encourage young designers to submit their innovative/cockamamie ideas. And this year's finalists? Well, they're just as bonkers as you'd expect.
Imagine this: A towering 70-foot diesel-powered robot, equipped with a haptic control interface that lets a human operate the machine, as it uses hydraulic cylinders to juggle three 1800 lb. cars (specifically, Volkswagen Beetles) in the air before a rapt audience.
Do you remember the dream you had last night? Last week? Last month? Probably not. Our sleepy imagination just vanishes without a trace. But... what if we could record our dreams? Like invent some sort of dream DVR. Then we would never forget.
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.
Dreams are crazy places where the limits of what's possible are determined by your imagination. Sadly, unless you're aware your dreaming, you can't ever take full advantage of the opportunity. The Remee mask wants to help you seize the night.
What does a dream look like? As vivid as the images may be in your sleep, by the time you wake they are long gone. But for this week's Shooting Challenge, you reassembled those fleeting pictures.
What do we see when we dream? Is it one image in one place, or is it a montage of many? Are people one person, or combinations of several? For this week's Shooting Challenge, you'll show us how you dream.
A soldier tries to sleep. But he is not safe in his dreams. Jolted awake by a nightmare, the combat veteran fumbles in the dark for his 3-D glasses.
Still can't quite shake the feeling that your middle school gym teacher is sneaking up behind you on the back of a fiery dragon steed? This video will explain everything you need to know about why your brain dreamt it up. Stupid brain.
Photographer Jan von Holleben came up with a clever way to re-create his famous "Dreams of Flying" series by photographing a girl sleeping on her bed and having the girl's dreams fully displayed around her. I love it.
Since I'm on night shift tonight, I had the opportunity to wander about Fleet Week this afternoon and now I'm feeling a bit patriotic. So, I'm dedicating tonight's soundtrack to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.
Maria Fischer, a German designer, created this book, "Thoughts on Dreams". She sewed "hyperlinks" onto the book with thread so readers could follow a specific link, er, word or phrase. It was part of an art project to highlight key words amongst a bigger story and somehow visualize "the confusion and fragileness of…
Did you have trouble keeping track of all that nutty dream-within-a-dream action in Inception? Of course you did! Let this video, which speeds the dreams up so they unfold simultaneously in real/relative time, enlighten you. Beware: it's a mondo-spoiler. [Vulture]
Caltech researcher Moran Cerf says he "would like to read people's dreams." Well, wouldn't we all! Except that Dr. Cerf thinks it might be possible, based on his new research. Especially if your dream is about Bill and Hillary Clinton.