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

Army Awards Contract for 'Thought Helmets' (Seriously, It's Tinfoil Hat…

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 the…

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