dbvictoria:

Temporary tattoos could make electronic telepathy and telekinesis possible

Temporary electronic tattoos could soon help people fly drones with only thought and talk seemingly telepathically without speech over smartphones, researchers say. Electrical engineer Todd Coleman at the University of California at San Diego is devising noninvasive means of controlling machines via the mind, techniques virtually everyone might be able to use.

Commanding machines using the brain is no longer the stuff of science fiction. In recent years, brain implants have enabled people to control robotics using only their minds, raising the prospect that one day patients could overcome disabilities using bionic limbs or mechanical exoskeletons.

But brain implants are invasive technologies, probably of use only to people in medical need of them. Instead, Coleman and his team are developing wireless flexible electronics one can apply on the forehead just like temporary tattoos to read brain activity.

"We want something we can use in the coffee shop to have fun," Coleman says.

The devices are less than 100 microns thick, the average diameter of a human hair. They consist of circuitry embedded in a layer or rubbery polyester that allow them to stretch, bend and wrinkle. They are barely visible when placed on skin, making them easy to conceal from others.

The devices can detect electrical signals linked with brain waves, and incorporate solar cells for power and antennas that allow them to communicate wirelessly or receive energy. Other elements can be added as well, like thermal sensors to monitor skin temperature and light detectors to analyze blood oxygen levels.

Using the electronic tattoos, Coleman and his colleagues have found they can detect brain signals reflective of mental states, such as recognition of familiar images. One application they are now pursuing is monitoring premature babies to detect the onset of seizures that can lead to epilepsy or brain development problems. The devices are now being commercialized for use as consumer, digital health, medical device, and industrial and defense products by startup MC10 in Cambridge, Mass.

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annicron:

look at this thing i got at the airport when leaving germany
it’s a giant tic tac box filled with tiny tic tac boxes

annicron:

look at this thing i got at the airport when leaving germany

it’s a giant tic tac box filled with tiny tic tac boxes

megablaziken:

megablaziken:

throwback to me in high school

megablaziken:

megablaziken:

throwback to me in high school

tyleroakley:

incredible

hocotate-civ:

"People your age shouldn’t be playing video games"

"People your age shouldn’t be buying toys"

"People your age shouldn’t be…"

image

sashathumpa:

"u missed di schoo bus eh?"
"yes fadda"
"find a wey ti schoo den"

sashathumpa:

"u missed di schoo bus eh?"

"yes fadda"

"find a wey ti schoo den"

booglemoth:

vissible-cracks:

zachsgay:

i need to be like 12x hotter than i am now

0x12=0

image

summershadowtwin:

lifehandsulemons:

allhaillokigodofmischief:

When school gets hard, just remember this….

This is really inspiring to me.

summershadowtwin:

lifehandsulemons:

allhaillokigodofmischief:

When school gets hard, just remember this….

This is really inspiring to me.

redtemplo:

micdotcom:

India replaces the Ice Bucket Challenge with the much more sustainable Rice Bucket Challenge 

After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”

It’s fairly simpleFollow micdotcom

Go off x1000000

-anch0rs-:

i honestly have no idea who this guy is but he needs an award for this

-anch0rs-:

i honestly have no idea who this guy is but he needs an award for this

coolator:

LEVANTARSE 

coolator:

LEVANTARSE 

ride6artblog:

lwamfhmartiboxdotty9:

Airport staircase in Tokyo, Japan

Its funny because if you fell down these stairs then Pikachu would look like such an asshole.

ride6artblog:

lwamfhmartiboxdotty9:

Airport staircase in Tokyo, Japan

Its funny because if you fell down these stairs then Pikachu would look like such an asshole.