DARPA's Spending $70 Million on a Brain Chip for Mentally Ill Soldiers

Picture this: In the near future, ten percent of our veterans could be walking around with chips implanted in their brains. These aren't intended for some I, Robot-style takeover, but rather to treat conditions like PTSD and substance abuse. Sound crazy? DARPA only deals in crazy. » 10/25/13 6:20pm 10/25/13 6:20pm

Scientists Have Found the Gene That Helps Us Forget

You know that scene in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind when they're scanning through Jim Carrey's playdoh-faced head, looking for bad memories to erase? A bunch of eggheads from MIT just figured out how to do that for real! Sort of. In all seriousness, though, the discovery is poised to do a lot of good for… » 9/18/13 6:10pm 9/18/13 6:10pm

Hard Drive Failure Soundboard Guarantees Debilitating Flashbacks

Data recovery service Datacent » 11/12/08 8:30am 11/12/08 8:30am has put together an of recordings of popular hard drives failing. This might sound pretty boring, but it isn't just bunch of typical of heartbreakers — a lot of these sounds are downright bizarre. Who knew that Maxtor drives play a song when their spindles fail? Or that failing Hitachi …

Virtual Reality Used To Help Treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

The Virtual Reality Medical center in San Diego just got $4 million from Naval Research to improve their VR systems to help treat soldiers who are returning from battle with PTSD. How does VR work to treat PTSD? Doctors and psychologists set up a situation where the soldier is back in battle, in this case, Iraq. They… » 7/26/06 6:15pm 7/26/06 6:15pm