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  • May 1, 2015
    This is a video of Backyard Brains co-founder Greg Gage hooking two people up with electrodes so anytime the woman thinks of moving her hand, she moves the man's hand as well. The system is available for purchase from Backyard Brains (which sells basic kits for people interest... / Continue →
  • April 16, 2015
    This is the Bowler Hat Colander available from Firebox ($20, but $80 total to get it shipped to the US, i.e. not worth it). It can strain spaghetti or accent a mustache and bow tie with equal dexterity. When I was a kid I used to wear a metal colander on my head to prevent th... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2014
    This is the Alien Mind Control mask from The Horror Dome ($98, but currently out of stock). It makes it look like a little alien removed your head and is sitting in a command chair where it used to be, controlling your body. Kinda reminds me of Krang. Is it really mind contr... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2013
    This is a video from the University of Washington documenting a successful human-to-human mind control experiment. It went like this: Rajesh Rao sat in one lab playing a mind-controlled video game using a special headset. Meanwhile, in another lab, Andrea Stocco was wearing a... / Continue →
  • October 6, 2011
    Seen here looking suspiciously like the silhouette of Bat Boy wielding a Green Lantern power ring to return to the Matrix or some shit, a drawing of a monkey plays with his virtual arm. Because monkeys can do that now. They've always wanted to, and now they actually can. *do... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2011
    Geekologie Reader Richard combined a magnetic-wave reading headset and a fan motor with a pick attached to "strum" a guitar at variable speeds based on how hard he's concentrating. I SAID 'ARE YOU READY TO ROCK'?! *wails on imaginary whammy-bar till it breaks off* the head... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2011
    Forget cat ears, I wanna know more about that hunk on the poster! This is a pair of mind-controlled cat ears designed by Neurowear. Basically, when you're not concentrating (which is always for me), they lay down. When you focus, they perk up. If you try wrapping your head ... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2011
    Oh hi, science guy! For those of you counting and not just praying it'll end, this is the 9th installment in the Symphony of Science series, entitled 'Ode to the Brain'. Obviously, it's all about deez nuuuuuuuuuts! the human mind. Sadly, they didn't manage to work in that 't... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2011
    I didn't know you could drive in heaven! Driving by mind. It's a scary thought(!!!1) because most people are just texting anyways and I'm not sure how a car's gonna interpret that kind of input. You (texting): 'BOOTY CALL!' Car: drive on sidewalk. Freie Universität Berl... / Continue →
  • January 11, 2011
    Because honest-to-goodness laser-vision is still another 40 years out (I've been to the future and seen it -- I just didn't understand the technology), scientists are constantly making incremental steps in that direction. The next little "breakthrough"? Contacts that project ... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2010
    Christian Kandlbauer, seen here, lost both arms after a jolt of 20,000 volts required both be amputated. Then, in 2006, he was fitted with a mind-controlled bionic arm (left, and regular prosthetic, right) and was able to pass his driving test with a specially modified vehicle... / Continue →
  • October 6, 2010
    A little car guided entirely by a living rat's brain: what could go wrong? Well it could crash it's way through the grocery store's cheese isle for one. Plus leave its little rat-pellets all over the floor for two. *heaving* I thought somebody was leaking chocolate chips! ... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2010
    How paranoid are you about aliens controlling your brain? If you answered, "VERY", it's too late, they already are and just made you think that so you'd still feel in control. I'd check my butt for antennas if I were you. This guy decided that more tin foil the better. He co... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2010
    Note: Slightly larger shot HERE in case you want to plan a vacation or something. This is a 3-D map of the neural connections in an owl-monkey's brain. Now I don't wanna jump to any conclusions, but I suspect it leads to buried treasure. Keep your eyes peeled for booby traps... / Continue →
  • April 26, 2010
    Seen here possibly competing on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire', renowned astrophysicist and genius Stephen Hawking is speaking out against alien contact. You know, because they'll kill us all. Seriously. Like with laserbeams and shit. Riiiiiiight. Lay off the Avatar, Stev... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2009
    Pierpaolo Petruzziello lost his arm in a car crash and recently had a robotic prosthesis successfully attached to the nub which allows him to control the device with thought. He can also feel sensations in the arm because they implanted electrodes in his remaining arm and tied... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2009
    So apparently cats can exploit their caretakers to get what they want through the use of a special purr. I can't say I'm surprised, that's a picture of two of my old cats there (rest in peace, guys). One minute they were purring -- and the next I was teaching them how to read... / Continue →
  • May 24, 2009
    Mattel's much anticipated Mindflex game is allegedly dropping this October for $100. For those of you who think like I do, that's 3 lapdances at a reasonable strip club, or almost 12 at the ones I go to. It's not often that a Mattel toy targets the 18 - 128 demographic, bu... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2009
    The Honda Research Institute Japan, along with ATR and Shimadzu Corporation (all of whom can expect threatening letters from yours truly) has developed a system that makes it possible to control robots with your thoughts alone. Wow, this doesn't sound scary at all. The tech... / Continue →
  • December 24, 2008
    Sex chips. My God, what if they come in honey bbq flavor? The chip works by sending tiny shocks from implanted electrodes in the brain. Neurosurgery professor Tipu Aziz, said: "There is evidence that this chip will work. A few years ago a scientist implanted such a devi... / Continue →