Thursday, February 4, 2010

Global Changes

In the news:

Extraterrestrial life exploration. CNN skims over alternative history.

6.0 Magnitude Quake Reported off Norcal Coast

Autism parents haunted by

question: Why?

The father of Miles Dimino said the recent retraction of a controversial study by The Lancet only made him more disillusioned with the medical establishment.

The retraction of a controversial study that suggested a link between autism and a childhood vaccine...

Why? Because vaccines are natural! Duh. R-tards (sorry, now demoted to the 'R' word; I meant Fucktards).

Space telescope snaps a photo of an unidentified object in space.

Ancient tribal language becomes

extinct as last speaker dies

Boa Sr, the last speaker of the Bo language of the Andaman Islands, has died.

At least one prominent former astronaut is happy with the president’s new NASA plans —Buzz Aldrin.

The former Apollo flyboy and the second man on the moon was always a critic of the Constellation program and returning astronauts to the lunar surface, seeing the whole deal as history repeating itself in another unsustainable space plan.

Hubble sees Pluto changing color

This undated handout photo provided by NASA, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows the dwarf planet Pluto.The image shows an icy, mottled, dark molasses-colored world undergoing seasonal surface color and brightness changes. (AP Photo/NASA)

The headset measures the brain's electrical output and reacts to alpha waves and beta waves, which indicate concentration.

A Canadian company has created what it calls the "largest thought-controlled computing installation." It's an experiment that lets visitors to the Olympics use their brainwaves to control the lights at three major landmarks in Canada, including Niagara Falls.

"When people put on the headsets and find themselves increasing the brightness of the lights by just thinking about it, you can almost see their brains explode," says Trevor Coleman, chief operating officer for InteraXon, the company that has created this installation.


Companies such as NeuroSky offer headphones that promise to translate the gamer's brainwaves into action on screen. A biometrics company called Innerscope is helping Wired host a geeked-out Super Bowl party. And even Microsoft is working on alternate forms of input; its Project Natal promises to add gesture recognition to Xbox 360 games later this year.



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