This Wacky Telescope Lets You Listen To What You're Looking At

Unless you're a synesthete, the five senses are pretty straightforward—but designers keep on coming up with cool ways to mix-up the experience for those of us who don't have the natural ability. Which is what makes the Wassiliscope so neat: This thing transforms color frequencies into corresponding sound frequencies,… » 1/28/14 6:00pm 1/28/14 6:00pm

What Space Does to Each of Your Five Senses

Commander of the International Space Station and awesome-stronaut Chris Hadfield just finished a weeklong series called “Senses in Space,” where he describes what spending a long time in space does to each of your perceptions. And apparently, space is generally pretty bad for you. In the following five videos,… » 5/10/13 4:20pm 5/10/13 4:20pm

Crazy Brain Implants Give Lab Rats a Sixth Sense and Let Them "Touch"…

It's not every day that science and crazy brain implants lead to the generation of what is essentially a new sense, but it is that day today. Scientists from Duke University have found a way to make rats "feel" invisible infrared light and someday that same tech could give sight to the blind, or give us humans extras… » 2/14/13 10:57am 2/14/13 10:57am

Disney Tactile Device Lets Games and Movies Literally Send Chills Down…

Disney researchers apparently don't feel that your video games are realistic enough. Engineers at the company's Pittsburgh research facility have devised something they call "Tactile Brush" that creates the sensory illusion of objects moving against a person's skin, mimicking everything from crawling insects to the… » 5/27/11 9:20am 5/27/11 9:20am