Mind Controls: Magnetic Relief For Depression

Anyone who remembers high-school physics knows that a fluctuating magnetic field can induce an electrical current. That's the principle behind transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), where an electromagnet is held over the head and pulsed rapidly. Depending on the frequency of the pulses, this can either enhance or… » 4/11/11 5:20pm 4/11/11 5:20pm

Chopsticks That Repeatedly Snap Open

Like the bubble wrap toy, the edamame and the endless chocolate bar, this Stickpecker lets you repeatedly do an activity you usually only do once. It works with magnets! But costs $44. [Stickpecker via Book of Joe via Wired] » 12/29/10 10:00pm 12/29/10 10:00pm

Radio-Style System of Communication Via Magnetic Waves Demonstrated in …

After 13 miners were trapped in a coal mine in Sago, West Virginia, four years ago, rescuers didn't know where to look for survivors — they could have been anywhere between 11,000 and 13,000 feet from the entrance. Radio waves can't penetrate very far through rock, so there was no way to communicate with the miners. » 8/10/10 1:00am 8/10/10 1:00am

AT&T's Spring Phones: Nokia E71x Only $99, Samsung Impression's Got a…

Out of AT&T's six pack of new phones, two got us excited: Nokia's E71x is going to be only $99 (!!!) and Samsung's Impression is the first US phone with an AMOLED screen. » 3/30/09 12:00am 3/30/09 12:00am