A device that controls your mind with pleasurable stimulation

What if you could control somebody's desires using a wireless device? It's not a Larry Niven novel — it's today's science. Researchers used a remote controller to stimulate neurons in mice that release the reward chemical dopamine. As a result, they changed the behavior of the mice, from a distance, in the absence of… » 4/15/13 12:26pm 4/15/13 12:26pm

Light-sensitive muscles will enable robots to move like real animals

A recent breakthrough at MIT and the University of Pennsylvania is set to make the spastic and jerky movements of robots a thing of the past. Using animals for inspiration, researchers have genetically engineered muscle cells to flex in response to light. The breakthrough could result in the creation of highly… » 8/30/12 2:48pm 8/30/12 2:48pm