Army Awards Contract for 'Thought Helmets' (Seriously, It's Tinfoil Hat Time, like, Now)

From the "how the hell did we miss this" department comes word that the U.S. military is hard at work creating "thought helmets" » 9/21/08 11:00am 9/21/08 11:00am for its soldiers. If fully realized, this mind-interfacing piece of gear would allow for what plebeians would call magic, and Arthur C. Clark would call basic telepathy. The "good" news is…

Control Cellphones With Your Brain Using the NeuroSky Sensor

In case you've ever wanted to dabble in telepathy, NeuroSky Inc. has prototyped a new sensor that lets you control your cellphone with brainwaves. Based on similar medical technology, the system can roughly measure brain relaxation and concentration to pass on appropriate commands to a cellphone. Though the system is… » 9/19/08 1:10am 9/19/08 1:10am

Synthetic Telepathy = In, Note Passing = Out

With $4 million from the US Army, scientists at UC Irvine will study synthetic telepathy, otherwise known as sending and receiving messages using your mind. The scientists believe that this amazing new form of communication could benefit stroke victims who can't speak—but also aid soldiers in the battlefield. If it… » 8/14/08 7:00pm 8/14/08 7:00pm