Neuroscience & biohacking

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The world in 2045, according to Pentagon researchers

The world will be a very different place in 2045.<p>Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and …

DARPA

This Tiny, Wireless “Neural Dust” Could Monitor Your Body From Deep Inside

Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley recently demonstrated that their “neural dust”–wireless sensors that are currently about the size of a grain of sand–can be implanted next to nerves and then powered by an ultrasonic patch on the skin. Ultrasound can also be used to continuously …

Type With Your Brain: Future Tech Ditches Keyboard

“If you could design sensors out of materials that are environmentally friendly that would be a nice thing,” Rogers said. “It would eliminate all the …

Mind Over Matter: Using Brain Waves to Control Electronic Devices

The recent history of human technology shows an increasing number of products and services that can be controlled remotely and automatically using …

A New Device Stimulates The Brain To Boost Athletic Performance

Halo Sport has big potential on the playing field—and in the exam room.<p>The Navy SEALs have a high-tech secret weapon. From a distance, it looks like a regular pair of headphones. But as its wearer exercises or navigates unfamiliar terrain, the Halo Sport device beams a flow of electrical pulses to …

The Brain

By the year 2040, embryo selection could replace sex as the way most of us make babies

Human reproduction is about to undergo a radical shift. Embryo selection, in connection with in-vitro fertilization (IVF), will help our species eliminate many genetic diseases, extend healthy lifespans, and enhance people’s overall well-being. Within 20 years, I predict that it will supplant sex …

Genetics

The US military is creating brain implants to restore lost memories

WASHINGTON, DC — There's hope for bringing back long-forgotten memories if research from the government's top scientists is successful.<p>Scientists with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are building brain implants that may offer the key to restoring memories for the millions of …

The Brain

Are You Ready for the Future of Transhumanism?

<i>The Transhuman Future</i><p>Are you ready for the future? A Transhumanist future? One where everyone around you--friends, family, and neighbors--has dipped into the transhumanist punch bowl. A future of contact lenses that see in the dark, endoskeleton attached artificial limbs that lift a half-ton, and …

Singularity

Is Unregulated Biohacking the Future of Science?

Synthetic Biology

Scientists Invent a Mind Reading Machine That Can Decode Your Thoughts

The human brain is the most complex part of our body. It’s a three-pound mass of jelly-like material, but we use it every moment of our lives; it has …

Nanotech 'tattoo' can map emotions and monitor muscle activity

A new temporary "electronic tattoo" developed by Tel Aviv University that can measure the activity of muscle and nerve cells researchers is poised to …

Scientists herald 'tipping point' in ability to predict academic achievement from DNA

Scientists from King's College London have used a new genetic scoring technique to predict academic achievement from DNA alone. This is the strongest …

These technologies stimulate your brain to lift your mood

Our complicated emotional lives can often feel like a prison. Insecurities, depression and anxiety can all hold us back in life. But what if we could …

IoT, Sensors, and All Things Digital: Can We Handle It All?

It seems we are all part of a big experiment. We’re testing our data-driven consciousness and determining how much information we can digest and at …

Internet of Things

MIT scientists built a device that uses radio waves to detect your true emotions—even when you’re not showing any

“What if your wireless router could detect emotions?”<p>No one’s really asking that question. Except for, apparently, some researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, who decided to build a wireless signaling device capable of reading …

MIT

The Future of Work

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The Future of Humanity

Quality of life on an increasingly crowded planet depends on decisions made today<p>September 1, 2016 — Mara Hvistendahl<p><i>Scientific American</i> took to the …

Could you soon fly an airplane with your mind?

<i>Could you soon learn Kung-fu like Keanu Reeves in</i> The Matrix<i>? The idea might not be as crazy as it sounds. Geoffrey Ling, Professor of Neurology and</i> …

The disturbingly accurate brain science that identifies potential criminals while they’re still toddlers

Scientists are able to use brain tests on three-year-olds to determine which children are more likely to grow up to become criminals. It sounds like <i>Minority Report</i> come to life: An uncomfortable idea presenting myriad ethical concerns. But, though unnerving, the research is nuanced and could …

Research