Brainternet Project – First human brain linked to the internet in real time

September 15th, 2017|

The brainternet project is an absolute world first, and an amazing achievement.
The Wits biomedical engineers have connected a human brain to the internet. Long story short, it streams brainwaves to the web, by converting the brain into an Internet of Things (IoT) node on the World Wide Web. They are ultimately aiming to enable interactivity between the […]

Science usability – 10 Amazing discoveries that are changing the world this year

August 15th, 2017|

What about some science usability as something else for news? We don’t need to tell you everything on social media is pretty grim right now – it’s nigh on impossible to avoid articles about wars, Antartica melting, etc. But despite all the doom and gloom, in reality there are a whole bunch of incredible people doing […]

The conscience of LOVE

February 14th, 2017|

The conscience of LOVE – A talk given by Laurence Newey, Lucis Trust, at an open meeting entitled: Esoteric Perspectives on a Science of Consciousness.

The relationship between love and consciousness is a prime focus of the Alice Bailey teachings, and, in particular, the increasing radiation of love by those who are starting to transcend the […]

New Species of Psychedelic Lichen Contains Tryptamine and Psilocybin

February 13th, 2017|

Ask any biologist and he’ll tell you lichens are an intriguing bunch.
They exist only because of a symbiotic relationship between algae (or cyanobacteria) and fungi. The fungus creates a network that sustains, hydrates and protects the alga, which in turn provides sugars through photosynthesis. So, while they exhibit plant-like characteristics, they are not plants. They […]

A Japanese priest has built a real techno temple

February 10th, 2017|

A DJ-turned-Buddhist priest, Gyōsen Asakura, is currently raising money to do psychedelic “techno memorial services” at the Shō-onji (照恩寺) temple in Fukui City in central Japan. The 49-year-old priest has already hosted two such services; the video above was taken during a service in October last year. Asakura is now hoping to purchase better equipment […]

Air Bonsai – The magic of the floating bonsai tree

February 24th, 2016|

Team of Japanese designers Hoshinchu imagined a system that enables a bonsai tree to levitate.
By using the concept of magnetic levitation by putting magnets in the moss sphere where the plant will be and the base us powered by electricity that enable the plant to levitate by magic. Their project is currently the object of […]

Hubble celebrates 25 years of unveiling the universe

April 24th, 2015|

In honor of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary on Friday, NASA representatives on Thursday unveiled an official celebratory image.

The image captures a section of Gum 29, a region of vigorous star birth around 20,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Carina. The glittering cluster you see is called Westerlund 2, and it’s made […]

Pump Up the Bass to Douse a Blaze: Mason Students’ Invention Fights Fires

March 31st, 2015|

A thumping bass may do more than light up a party – it could flat out extinguish it, thanks to a new sound-blasting fire extinguisher by George Mason University undergrads.

The fire extinguisher uses low-frequency sound waves to douse a blaze. Engineering seniors Viet Tran and Seth Robertson now hold a preliminary patent application for their […]

Asphyxia: A Striking Fusion of Dance and Motion Capture Technology

March 9th, 2015|

as·phyx·i·a is a collaborative effort and experimental film created by Maria Takeuchi with Frederico Phillips and performed by Shiho Tanaka. The project is an effort to explore new ways to use and/or combine technologies and different fields in an experiment without many of the common commercial limitations. The performance is centered in an eloquent choreography that stresses the desire to […]

Super-Kamiokande, a neutrino detector in Japan, holds 50,000 tons of ultrapure water surrounded by light tubes

February 1st, 2015|

Super-Kamiokande is a 50,000 ton ring-imaging water Cerenkov detector located at a depth of 2700 meters water equivalent in the Kamioka Mozumi mine in Japan. It is used mostly for the search for proton decay (nucleon decay in general), observation of neutrinos (solar, atmospheric, from super-nova, …) and cosmic rays (mostly muons: downward going muons […]