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brain wave password
2015-05-22 09:27:11

Forget passwords and even fingerprint identification: What if your devices could recognize you and unlock based solely on how your brain reacts to different words?

bionic hands
2015-02-26 09:58:53

Three men suffering from severe nerve damage volunteered to have their hands amputated and replaced with mind-controlled bionic prostheses, according to research published Tuesday in the medical journal The Lancet.

Robot Controlled By Man's Brain
2012-07-08 06:05:22

If someone were to ask you what superpower you would want, chances are being able to move things with your mind would be in the top five. Now, new advances in robotics gives man that capability.

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2009-06-01 10:40:00

Experts are investigating "remote viewing," the psychic ability to identify distant locations, in the first scientific experiment to be conducted through the social messaging service.

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2009-01-19 15:57:45

While reports of global warming, disease and a changing habitat endangering amphibians are familiar, conservationists are now warning that frogs might be in danger of being eaten to extinction.

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2008-12-18 09:20:00

According to New Scientist, Britain’s unlucky Mars probe, Beagle 2, may have met its end due to a miscalculation.

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2008-12-04 13:50:00

For anyone who has experienced a sudden unexplained rush of feelings, such as sparks upon meeting someone for the first time or impulsive fears when boarding a plane despite being totally at ease with air travel, scientists have a possible explanation.

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2008-12-03 16:05:00

Swedish researchers have identified a gene linked to increased susceptibility to the placebo effect, the mysterious capacity of some people to benefit from phony treatments with no verifiable therapeutic activity.


Word of the Day
chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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