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Holiday drinks: A mix of science and clever marketing

Nov 26, 2014
Here's why you crave that pumpkin spice latte and other "holidays in a glass."
Posted In: starbucks, holiday, holiday drinks, neuroscience
David Eagleman

How do you perceive time? Jump off a building and see

Oct 3, 2014
To understand our economic choices, scientist Dave Eagleman says we should look at how our brains process time and information.
Posted In: neuroscience, Science, science fiction

Get out of my head, man!: Scientist controls colleague's finger with mind

Aug 29, 2013
A researcher at the University of Washington sent a brain signal through the internet to move another man's finger.
Posted In: neuroscience, mind control

Better, stronger, faster: How close are we to becoming cyborgs?

Mar 15, 2013
Science fiction loves the merger of the human body and machine. In mid-March 2013, what's the status of the merger? Will Oremus, a writer for Slate who has been working on a series about using tech to build better people, joins Marketplace Tech host David Brancaccio to explain how far we've come and where we are headed.
Posted In: biotech, bionics, Tech, neuroscience

Telepathic rats communicate via computer

Mar 1, 2013
A lab at Duke University has taken us one step closer to mind-melding, using rats.
Posted In: Science, neuroscience, biotech

The Human Brain Project and Recruiting More Cyberwarriors

Jan 29, 2013
The European Commission is giving $1 billion to the Human Brain Project, an effort to build a computer model of the human brain. The Pentagon wants to nearly quintuple the size of its cyber command. Experts acknowledge the seriousness of cyber threats, but disagree on the necessity of 4,000 new hires at a time of tight budgets. Plus, an academic journal on driverless cars gives a vision of the future, and it’s not all defensive driving.
Posted In: Pentagon, cybersecurity, cyberterrorism, neuroscience

Always on (the Internet) in 2013, and controlling a robotic arm with a brain implant

Dec 30, 2012
Molly Wood of CNET gives her tech predictions for 2013, and Professor Andrew Schwartz describes research that helped a paraplegic woman control a robot arm with a brain implant.
Posted In: robotics, neuroscience, Google Glass, biotech

'Chipping' our kids: Can we fight truancy with technology?

Jun 1, 2012
Can technology keep kids from skipping school? In San Antonio, they're going to track children with the same microchips used for cattle, or boxes in a Walmart warehouse. Plus: Are you ready for some "backyard" neuroscience?
Posted In: RFID, Radio Frequency Identification, schools, privacy, data security, Education, gps, neuroscience, backyard brains