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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ISS catches the dawn breaking over the Earth 
Adagio in D Minor


ISS catches the dawn breaking over the Earth 

Adagio in D Minor

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What do leopard spots, striped marine angelfish, and sand dune ripples have in common? Their patterns are self-organizing Turing systems! Discovered by Alan Turing in the 1950s, these repeating natural patterns can be created by the interaction of two things that spread at different speeds, one faster than the other.

I knew that name was familiar! Alan Turing is quite an interesting person. Wikipedia lists him as “a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, computer scientist, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner”! Furthermore, “Winston Churchill said that Turing made the single biggest contribution to Allied victory in the war against Nazi Germany” cracking codes! Read about him!


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noxiousb said:
May 22nd 2014, 8:20:00 pm

I’m a transgender woman, and even though I’m still relatively young I’m terrified that testosterone has completely ruined any possibility that my face will ever be feminine. I know a lot of girls like me feel this way, and it breaks my heart. I wish we could shapeshift, but at the same time I’m proud of my body. Everyone wants to change something, I guess. For me its definitely this monster mask I call a face.





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Alters the timestamp. Like DateTime::modify() but works with DateTimeImmutable.

Duh. I don’t see what’s so hard about this, @pda.

Of course, it doesn’t actually do what the name says and modify an unmodifiable object at all. So, at least there’s that; PHP didn’t actually go through with its threat.

SUPER EDIT FUN TIME! The following article by someone who worked on this code was pointed out to me on Twitter by @GDMac:


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Select illustrations from The Rocket (A Ladybird ‘How It Works’ Book). I missed out on Ladybird Books when I was a kid thus my current obsession collecting them.

A Ladybird ‘How It Works’ Book: The Rocket, series ‘654.’ Originally published in1967. Illustrated by B.H. Robinson.

Featuring a modified two-engine Navajo-type missile, Manned Orbiting Laboratory, Lunar Gemini, and Telstar 1!

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