Quadriplegic woman flies F-35 with nothing but her thoughts

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 3/03/15 6:55pm

Kids Can Control Holograms With Their Minds Using the Force Trainer II

There isn't a kid on earth who doesn't want to wield the power of the Force after seeing Star Wars for the first time, and Uncle Milton's original mind-control Force Trainer was as close as any kid could get to being a Jedi. But now there's a new version that introduces animated holograms courtesy of an iPad that lets… » 1/12/15 3:49pm 1/12/15 3:49pm

"Mind-Controlled" Airplanes Might Just Be A Thing

A mind-controlled iPhone? Sure, we'll take it. A mind-controlled Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1? Why not? A mind-controlled airplane powered by the pilot's brainwaves? Hold on for a moment while we look for the nearest emergency exit. » 6/01/14 5:58pm 6/01/14 5:58pm

Soviets Spent $1 Billion on "Unconventional" Science and Mind Control

Not to be outdone by U.S. military research that inspired men to stare at goats, the Soviets also seem to have poured a nice chunk of change into investigating telekinesis and mind control. A new survey of Soviet "unconventional" research on the server ArXiv has the details. » 12/26/13 3:00pm 12/26/13 3:00pm

From the Inside Out: Everything You Need to Know About Mind Control

The term “mind control” conjures up visions of someone manipulating people from the outside, such as an evil, brainwashing scientist or a supernatural being that takes dominion of a person just with the power of his mind. But since people don’t experience this in their daily lives, most don’t believe in mind… » 10/04/13 7:45am 10/04/13 7:45am

Scientists Control One Person's Body With Another Person's Brain

Sit down for this one. Researchers at the University of Washington have figured out how to send commands from one person's brain to control a different person's muscle movement. In technical terms, it's the world's first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface. How'd they do it? Vulcan mind meld? Nope, just the… » 8/27/13 2:29pm 8/27/13 2:29pm

Harvard Scientists Have Just Invented Human-Rat Telepathy

Humans have long wished to see through the eyes of other animals—like Bran Stark's Warg ability, say—but so far the best we've achieved is mounting GoPros on them. One Harvard research team, though, has just brought us a step closer to that goal with a prototype noninvasive brain-to-brain interface allowing test… » 8/06/13 11:30am 8/06/13 11:30am

Samsung Is Working on Mind-Control for Its Tablets

Samsung's got no shortage of alternate control methods up its sleeve. You've got your eye scroll and your air gestures, but how about full on mind-control? Samsung's messing with it, but it probably won't be coming to consumer devices very soon. Probably. » 4/20/13 10:15am 4/20/13 10:15am

Real-Life Mind Control Let a Human Wag a Rat's Tail

Mind control is the inevitable endgame of just about every user interface. You know, Star Wars-style mind-controlled arms. But what about controlling other beings? Scientists have managed to enable a human to wag rat's tail with his mind. Bio-drones away. » 4/05/13 12:43pm 4/05/13 12:43pm

DUPE: This Is a Quadrotor You Can Control With Your Mind

Physical remote controls might be nice when it comes to precision, but they've got nothing on mind-control when it comes to awesome. Using an EEG headset, a computer, and some serious thought-power, researchers have developed a quadrotor you can steer with your brain. » 9/01/12 5:00pm 9/01/12 5:00pm

Brain Shift Radio Controls Mood with Music—Awesome or Creepy?

In Philip K. Dick's book Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep? (a.k.a. Blade Runner), the lead character Rick Deckard and his wife alter their mental states with devices called Mood Organs. Rising in the morning, Deckard dials in a "businesslike professional attitude," while his vengeful wife selects no fewer than six… » 7/20/12 7:00pm 7/20/12 7:00pm

Vladimir Putin Confirms Russian Zombie Radiation Gun

Russia and America have been uneasy pals for a while now, but that could all go down the drain in a microwaved hurry: the Rooskies are testing an energy weapon capable of causing extreme pain and mind-control. Russian zombies burning an American flag. » 4/05/12 9:15am 4/05/12 9:15am

Haier's Brain-Controlled TV Doesn't Actually Control Anything

On the floor of CES, tucked away in Haier's booth is a TV set advertising BRAIN CONTROL. I was immediately intrigued. Could I think about wanting to watch the latest episode of Teen Mom and have it automatically flash on screen? I had to find out. » 1/11/12 6:51pm 1/11/12 6:51pm

Hackers Claim to Control Siri with Brainwaves (UPDATED)

Forget meagre voice commands for iPhones, these guys claim to have come up with a way to control them with their minds. Did these two random dudes just accomplish something that's defeated scientists for decades? Or is it all bullshit? » 11/11/11 2:09pm 11/11/11 2:09pm

Cerebro Now Used For Slot Car Racing

Slot car racing is the ultimate way to determine superiority between friends. And now this mind-controlled version ups the ante, since it means the winner also possesses superior mental capabilities. » 10/18/11 11:20am 10/18/11 11:20am

Relax. Just Let the PossessedHand Electromagically Take Over Your Limbs…

Having trouble learning the violin? Finges not moving as they should? All thumbs? Just be patient. In the future there will exist devices that take control of your limbs and use electricity to make them move on their own. » 6/26/11 1:00pm 6/26/11 1:00pm

Mindflex Duel: The Mind Controlled Game Goes Head to Head

The original Mindflex was like playing basketball, but for your brain. Seriously, it read your brainwaves to move the ball. This new Mindflex Duel uses the same idea, but now you get to go head-to-head (or brain-to-brain) against a friend. » 1/08/11 12:00pm 1/08/11 12:00pm

XWave Headset Lets You Control iPhone Apps With Your BRAIN

You could argue that the iPhone's biggest UI leap was turning the user's finger into a stylus. Now, with the PLX XWave headest, you can turn your BRAIN into the stylus. Or your finger? My head hurts already. » 9/07/10 9:20pm 9/07/10 9:20pm

Jedi Mind Inc. Changes Its Mind Over Company Name

Following last week's news of a possible legal confrontation with George Lucas, Jedi Mind Inc. has decided its worth spending $9.99 on a new domain name rather than risk a $5m legal claim—it's now called Mind Technologies "in order to avoid potential infringement of trademarks owned by Lucasfilm Ltd". And the Jedi… » 8/31/10 8:53am 8/31/10 8:53am

George Lucas Presses "Lawsuit" Button on Jedi Mind Wireless Headset…

It's easy to laugh at George Lucas for suing people left right and center, but when his latest target is a company calling itself "Jedi Mind Inc." you can't help side with the bearded movie maker. They're asking for it. » 8/24/10 4:40am 8/24/10 4:40am