The Bizarre Future of Genetic Engineering for the Masses

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Over the past five years we’ve seen technologies like 3D printing go from making plastic cubes, to making plastic firearms. It’s a huge game changer that allows the individual to make tools that once required a factory full of workers to build. It has essentially lowered the barrier to entry for the manufacturing industry, and as this technology progresses, it could fundamentally change the world we live in.

But does 3D printing stand alone in this regard? Are there other emerging technologies that might democratize fields beyond manufacturing, such as medicine or energy production? Surely, we could benefit from devices that allow the everyman to diagnose their own ailments, or cheaply produce all their energy needs. But what about genetic engineering? What if everyone could access the tools required to modify DNA, and do so in the comfort of their own home?

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Could this device help people in California.THIS IMPRESSIVE TOWER CREATES WATER FROM THE AIR!

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There are a flurry of amazing inventions coming into the fold lately, hoverbikes being among one of them.. but today I want to tell you about this really cool device that is making an impact in etheopia, and hopefully will soon make its way overseas to North America and the rest of the world.

The device is called Warka Water – and it has the capacity to generate up to 25 Gallons of water PER DAY simply by sitting in the hot heat of the desert. Now THAT is impressive, especially considering the whole scare of an impending drought that is currently upon us.

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The magic of Warka Water however is not just that it generates the water, but HOW it generates the water. This device ultimately harnesses a singularity to pull water from the air through condensation, creating clean and drinkable water for those all around.

I’m not even kidding. It uses a singularity. In order to describe this, let me show you a quick video about what i’m talking about.

 

In the future, we can imagine making use of much more powerful singularities to do all kinds of things, such as levitation or even teleportation – but in the mean-time, this is a perfect example of what i’m talking about.

warkawater2Essentially, the warka-water device creates a means for the water-vapor in the air to move through a transition point (a singularity) and change density. The vapor does a 90 degree turn and becomes more dense, solidifying itself into a more physically tangible drop of water.

This happens around the device at a constant rate, so hundreds of thousands of drops of water are transmuted from the air and are then pulled down by gravity and collected in a basin at the bottom, ready for consumption or use in whatever way you desire.

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The singularity is essentially created at the point of transition between vapor and water – where when all of the ingredients are just right, water simply manifests as if by magic. Of course, with the scientific data we know exactly where its coming from, but that’s just part of the magic! The fact that we can materialize water from the ether is one of the first steps of creating using the universe around us.

It is an example and a simple representation of what we will be able to do in the future by generating energy from the ether as well.

It’s just a matter of time ;)

If you are interested in learning more about Warka Water,  check out this article here!

Body Cells Transfer Genetic Info Directly Into Sperm Cells, Amazing Study Finds

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Sayer Ji, Founder

No Sex Required: Body Cells Transfer Genetic Info Directly Into Sperm Cells, Amazing Study Finds

A revolutionary new study reveals that the core tenet of classical genetics is patently false, and by implication: what we do in this life — our diet, our mindset, our chemical exposures — can directly impact the DNA and health of future generations.

A paradigm shifting new study titled, “Soma-to-Germline Transmission of RNA in Mice Xenografted with Human Tumour Cells: Possible Transport by Exosomes,” promises to overturn several core tenets of classical genetics, including collapsing the timescale necessary for the transfer of genetic information through the germline of a species (e.g. sperm) from hundreds of thousands of years to what amounts to ‘real time’ changes in biological systems.

In classical genetics, Mendelian laws specify that the inheritance of traits passed from one generation to the next can only occur through sexual reproduction as information is passed down through the chromosomes of a species’ germline cells (egg and sperm), and never through somatic (bodily) cells.  Genetic change, according to this deeply entrenched view, can take hundreds, thousands and even millions of generations to manifest.

The new study, however, has uncovered a novel mechanism through which somatic-to-germline transmission of genetic information is made possible.  Mice grafted with human melanoma tumor cells genetically manipulated to express genes for a fluorescent tracer enzyme (EGFP-encoding plasmid) were found to release information-containing molecules containing the EGFP tracer into the animals’ blood; since EGFP is a non-human and non-murine expressed tracer, there was little doubt that the observed phenomenon was real. These EGFP trackable molecules included exosomes (small nanoparticles produced by all eukaryotic cells (including plants and animals), which contain RNA and DNA molecules), which were verified to deliver RNAs to mature sperm cells (spermatozoa) and remain stored there.  The authors of the study pointed out that RNA of this kind has been found in mouse models to behave as a “transgenerational determinant of inheritable epigenetic variations and that spermatozoal RNA can carry and deliver information that cause phenotypic variations in the progeny.”

The researchers concluded that their study’s findings strongly suggest, “exosomes are the carriers of a flow of information from somatic cells to gametes,” and that their “results indicate that somatic RNA is transferred to sperm cells, which can therefore act as the final recipients of somatic cell-derived information.”

Breaking Through Weismann’s Genetic Barrier

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FEMA Accelerates Preparations For Pandemic

Federal agency seeks 40-yard dumpsters for bio-medical waste disposal during emergency
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking for contractors to supply 40-yard size dumpsters along with experts who can dispose of contaminated bio-medical waste during a national emergency.

 

Image: FEMA Meeting (Wikimedia Commons).

The Request for Information (RFI) appears on the FedBizOpps website and asks for, “feedback from waste removal industry vendors that can potentially provide either dumpster service and/or bio-medical waste collection and removal services during emergency response events within the Continental United States (CONUS) area of responsibility.”

FEMA is intending to have one or more contractors provide them with the service as part of an indefinite contract that will initially have a base length of one year with four additional 12 month options.

The RFI states that contractors “must pick up regulated (infectious) waste daily” and an attached question page asks contractors if they can supply dumpsters of different sizes and how quickly they can be supplied.

FEMA will undoubtedly claim that this is merely part of routine preparations for national health emergencies which may or may not happen, although that hasn’t stopped some from expressing concerns that the federal agency is gearing up for a major pandemic such as the H7N9 bird flu virus to hit the United States.

One website linked the dumpster order to a previous FEMA solicitation seeking 100,000 “Doctor Scrubs” pants and shirts to be delivered within 48 hours to 1,000 tent hospitals nationwide. Contractors responded to the unusual request by stating that they were unable to fulfil such an “armageddon scenario.”

China is currently experiencing a surge in the H7N9 virus which has left dozens of people in critical condition, with several deaths.

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Dr C. Comments: “The only way a pandemic can happen today, is if they cause it with lab created microbes! If it happens that you know they treason committing NWO dirt is attacking the population.”

CHILDREN WHO WATCH TOO MUCH TV MAY HAVE ‘DAMAGED BRAIN STRUCTURES’

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 Too much TV can change the structure of a child's brain in a way which can lead to lower verbal intelligence
Too much TV can change the structure of a child’s brain in a way which can lead to lower verbal intelligence

Watching too much television can change the structure of a child’s brain in a damaging way, according to a new study.

Researchers found that the more time a child spent viewing TV, the more profound the brain alterations appeared to be.

The Japanese study looked at 276 children aged between five and 18, who watched between zero and four hours TV per day, with the average being about two hours

 

.Children who watch the most TV have the most profound changes to their brain structure

Children who watch the most TV have the most profound changes to their brain structure

Too much TV can change the structure of a child’s brain in a way which can lead to lower verbal intelligence

MRI brain scans showed children who spent the most hours in front of the box had greater amounts of grey matter in regions around the frontopolar cortex – the area at the front of the frontal lobe.

But this increased volume was a negative thing as it was linked with lower verbal intelligence, said the authors, from Tohoku University in the city of Sendai.

They suggested grey matter could be compared to body weight and said these brain areas need to be pruned during childhood in order to operate efficiently.

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Organovo generate 3D printed liver which can survive for 40 days – are lab grown cyborg humans now possible

Organovo generate 3D printed liver which can survive for 40 daysA San Diego start-up company called Organovo has managed to use 3D printing to generate a liver that lasts for 40 days.

The company is lighting the way for 3D printed organs and edible meat of the future after developing a slice of functioning liver by printing layers of liver cells.

As the liver is an organ that naturally regenerates itself, it makes it perfect for this project and Organovo’s lastest printed liver was fully functioning for 40 days, which was a 700 per cent increase on the company’s previous effort last April that lasted five days.

The 3D printed liver filters out toxins and drugs to keep in nutrients, but the company has yet to master the ability to integrate blood vessels using 3D printing, hence why this example dies after 40 days as these are what keeps a normal liver alive and healthy.

Organovo’s 3D printed liver can be made using a patients own stem cells, meaning it wouldn’t get rejected upon implant.

The company is hoping to deliver slices of liver in the 3D Human Liver Project next year, which aims to offer a means of testing drugs on human tissue without risking harming humans.

 

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This amazing new technology raises the possibility that growing meat this way for human consumption is really possible. Soy-lent green just made one huge leap forward and in fact is already possible now, one wonders will this be the food of the future.

You may be able to  grow your own meat using a 3d printer from yours or a friends stem cells. realistically for this to take off it would have to be done on an industrial level. We know they are already trying to do. Are they already doing it but just getting us ready through predictive programming. If there is a lack of food on the planet will you eat lab or 3d grown meat.

Mankind is heading very soon for the largest revolution and innovations it has ever seen in such a short period of time. If they can grow a liver for 40 days is it possible to grow a whole human.

the report does not give us many details on how long it took to grow the liver but obviously it if they are using a 3d printer it didnt take long at all. Imagine a man who has human organs a human brain grown in a lab integrated into a robotic outer frame. Trans humanists biggest fear is that of AI taking over so they want to merge with it. What better way than with 3d printing.

 

A bio patch that can regrow bone

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Researchers at the University of Iowa have created a bio patch to regenerate missing or damaged bone by putting DNA into a nano-sized particle that delivers bone-producing instructions directly into cells.

The bone-regeneration kit relies on a collagen platform seeded with particles containing the genes needed for producing bone. In experiments, the gene-encoding bio patch successfully regrew bone fully enough to cover skull wounds in test animals. It also stimulated new growth in human bone marrow stromal cells in lab experiments.

The study is novel in that the researchers directly delivered bone-producing instructions (using piece of DNA that encodes for a platelet-derived growth factor called PDGF-B) to existing bone cells in vivo, allowing those cells to produce the proteins that led to more bone production. Previous attempts had relied on repeated applications from the outside, which is costly, intensive, and harder to replicate consistently.

“We delivered the DNA to the cells, so that the cells produce the protein and that’s how the protein is generated to enhance bone regeneration,” explains Aliasger Salem, professor in the College of Pharmacy and a co-corresponding author on the paper, published in the journal Biomaterials. “If you deliver just the protein, you have keep delivering it with continuous injections to maintain the dose. With our method, you get local, sustained expression over a prolonged period of time without having to give continued doses of protein.”

The researchers believe the patch has several potential uses in dentistry. For instance, it could be used to rebuild bone in the gum area that serves as the concrete-like foundation for dental implants. That prospect would be a “life-changing experience” for patients who need implants and don’t have enough bone in the surrounding area, says Satheesh Elangovan, assistant professor in the UI’s College of Dentistry and a joint first author, as well as co-corresponding author, on the paper. It also can be used to repair birth defects where there’s missing bone around the head or face.

“We can make a scaffold in the actual shape and size of the defect site, and you’d get complete regeneration to match the shape of what should have been there,” Elangovan says.

New Healing Mechanism Closes Wounds By Up to 50 Percent in 30 Seconds — And Leaves No Scar

Biologists have long known that embryos can heal without scarring. Now they’ve discovered how

One of the remarkable features of chicken embryos is that if they become damaged, the wound heals rapidly and leaves no scar. That’s an ability that doctors would dearly love to copy when it comes to adult humans.So there is significant interest in understanding how chicken embryos perform this trick. In recent years, biologists have found two important mechanisms that heal chicken embryos quickly and cleanly.

Today, Matthew Wyczalkowski at Washington University in St Louis and a couple of pals say they’ve found a third healing mechanism that closes embryonic wounds by as much as 50 percent in the first 30 seconds after the injury occurs.

The two known wound healing mechanisms have been studied for some years. In the first of these, the wound closes via a purse-string mechanism using the same mechanism responsible for muscle contraction. This relies on biological cables called actins that contract when pulled by biological motors called myosins.

In embryonic wound healing, a cable of actin forms around the edge of the wound which myosins then tighten. This closes the wound like a purse string.



The second known mechanism is a kind of zippering effect that kicks into action after the purse-string phase has closed the wound. It starts with the formation of tiny ribs of actin on each side of the wound which then link together like a zip, finally sealing the damage.

Both these mechanisms have been studied in detail but Wyczalkowski and co were intrigued by anecdotal evidence that embryonic wounds can shrink dramatically in the first few seconds after they occur.

That’s too quickly for either of the two known mechanisms which rely on the growth of actin fibres and myosin motors, something that takes time. Clearly, if these reports were true, some other mechanism had to be involved.

To find out, they created circular wounds in more than 50 Leghorn chicken embryos incubated for 21 days and then watched to see what happened.

To their surprise, these wounds shrank dramatically in the first 30 seconds after they occurred, some by up to 50 per cent in surface area. They used a fluorescent staining technique to show that actomyosin was again involved in this contraction.

But in this case, the staining showed the actomyosin at work in a thick ring some three or four cells deep around the perimeter of the wound. That’s in contrast to the purse string effect, which occurs in a thin cable that grows around the edge of the wound.

Wyczalkowski and co think that this contraction occurs inside individual cells, which in normal circumstances contain a kind of scaffolding structure made of actomyosin. They suggest that wound formation releases calcium ions into the nearby environment and this immediately triggers the contraction of any actomyosin in the vicinity.

When the actomyosin in cell scaffolding shrinks, it reduces the volume of the cell. And when this happens around the damage, it causes the wound to shrink too.

Wyczalkowski and co tested their idea in a computer model of wound healing which suggested that their new mechanism was indeed viable.

That’s an interesting discovery. It means that wound healing in chicken embryos is a three-stage process. In the first stage, the wound shrinks by up to 50 per cent in the first 30 seconds. It then undergoes a period of slower contraction as the purse-string effect kicks in. In the final stage, the wound zippers up. The result is a perfect scar-free repair.

That’s in stark contrast to wound healing in adults which involves the action of special cells called fibroblasts that synthesise collagen to fill in any gaps. Hence the formation of scars.

Of course, there are good reasons why adult wound healing occurs in a different way. Not least of these is that wounds in adults are exposed to germs and dirt whereas chicken embryos grow in their own clean room.

However, a better understanding of how wounds can heal without scarring could clearly be useful. Just don’t plan on any scar-free cosmetic surgery just yet.

Ref: arxiv.org/abs/1303.4784: Computational and Experimental Study of the Mechanics of Embryonic Wound Healing

how frequencies effect your brain and how to disrupt them –

Lucifer the god of this world has rules for his followers to adhere to, one of those is they must inform the public what is going to happen to them before it is implemented and carried out. Others though believe the God of heaven who created lucifer has told lucifer to follow certain rules otherwise any plans his followers concocted would not be implemented. This is a strange theory but in light of the many leaks and people whistleblowing certain information who remain free and have not been assassinated or imprisoned one must come to realise there are many different layers to what is happening in this world that remain hidden to almost everyone except for a few who are privy to the higher spiritual elements present on this earth. this video is partly from a BBC documentary on how certain frequencies can disrupt the brain, further in the report is actual instances where they have used this technology on reporters live on the news and in television shows.Do these people have chips in their brians or are the frequencies beamed thorugh some kind of device. Or are the chemicals from pollution and mainly chemtrail spraying which enter into the body to blame, we let you decide.

 

 

 

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why did the Illuminate allow this technology to be exposed in this way.

Cosmic Informed Consent is required, thus the most important major secrets must be intentionally leaked in disguise.

This preservation of human free will requires disclosure of what lucifer plans to do in advance so that humans have fair warning and can either consent or remove consent. As this narrative goes, Lucifer can only advance his programs to completely transform the earth into a worldwide luciferian Globalist NWO one government super fascist system if the majority of humans provide consent and cooperate.

Experts know that societal tipping points occur when a majority of the people withdraws consent from their government. That is why mind control was considered and essential component in gaining and maintaining rule in Bolshevik Russia, Nazi Germany, Maoist China, North Korea and Cambodia under Pol Pot, all of which were pre-tests for the final takedown and transformation of the world.  And all of these luciferian systems were predicated on removing any concept of God Almighty and substituting the state as god, in order to justify totalitarian control by the state and its worship as a super-parent figure by the masses, most of which were fully conned. excerpt fromhttp://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/07/14/secret-space-war-iv-terra-forming/

AMAZING USES FOR HEMP- Henry Ford’s Hemp Plastic Car is 10X Stronger

url-2When we think of cars we think of gasoline, steel, pollution, etc. Well, maybe you don’t, but that’s what comes to mind for me. Even though we have some innovative and visually pleasing cars on the road today, it is difficult to ignore the sheer environmental impact that modern cars create. What if cars didn’t have to be the way they are today? If you are a researcher of any kind of alternative information, you already know this to be true -especially given that the technology already exists today to make cars smarter, safer and more eco-friendly (no fossil fuels necessary.) But did you know that Henry Ford spent more than a decade researching and building his Model-T car which was not only constructed from hemp but was also designed to run off hemp bio-fuel? Whatever happened to this idea?According to Popular Mechanics, Henry Ford’s first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the CAR ITSELF WAS CONSTRUCTED FROM HEMP! On his large estate, Ford was photographed among his hemp fields. The car, ‘grown from the soil,’ had hemp plastic panels whose impact strength was 10 times stronger than steel.To think that even one of the founders of a major car manufacturer was trying to give the world a vehicle that was safe, strong and clean for the environment, yet his invention was so suppressed that it is somewhat disheartening. How did we go from such an obvious and intelligent discovery, to using gasoline, steel and other non-harmonious materials? It’s important to remember, not only do we need to look at the pollution factor of a material while in use, but also in the manufacturing and creation of it from raw materials. Looking at hemp, it complies with every eco-standard that exists today; in fact, it blows them out of the water. The suppression of this technology is largely due to the fact that hemp was outlawed in the US in 1937 due to the potential damaging effect it would have on many powerful industries at the time. I highly recommend you check out the the full story on how hemp became illegal to get a better understanding.

Here are a couple of videos showing the sheer strength of Ford’s hemp vehicle as well as the possibility of hemp based vehicles and fuels. Hemp has a bright future. The prohibition of it certainly won’t last forever given the amount of awareness being raised around the subject.

 

New Thermometers Stick Like Temporary Tattoo can monitor not only their health but also their mental state.

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A wearable thermometer may give better readings of temperature across the skin.
Credit: University of Illinois and Beckman Institute

By Charles Choi,

Using new wearable electronics as light and thin as temporary tattoos, scientists can now take a person’s temperature and monitor not only their health but also their mental state.

Taking a person’s temperature can reveal more than a fever. For instance, analyzing tiny, regular variations in body temperature can reveal how blood vessels are constricting and dilating, which is linked to cardiovascular health. Monitoring changes in temperature can even shed light on a person’s mental state.

The best existing technologies for measuring skin temperature include simple, paste-on sensors and sophisticated infrared cameras. Although paste-on sensors are cheap and help doctors monitor patients as they move freely, these devices cannot monitor changes in great detail, across the skin. Moreover, they irritate the skin, changing its naturalresponses. While infrared cameras enable high-precision temperature measurements in high detail across the skin, they are expensive, and require patients to keep still.

Now materials scientist John Rogers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his colleagues have developed wearable, flexible thermometers only 50 microns wide, or about half the width of the average human hair. [Image of the wearable thermometer]

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“A very low cost, simple device that is capable of integration onto the skin like a kid’s temporary tattoo can offer precision in thermal measurement on the skin that approaches that of a $250,000 infrared camera,” Rogers told LiveScience.

The sensors are made of either thin wavy gold wires, or silicon membranes mounted on an ultra-thin rubbery sheet that is perforated tohelp the skin breathe and behave naturally. They can stick onto human skin and measure temperatures down to thousandths of a degree. The prototypes could gather clinically useful data such as blood flow and how well the skin was hydrated with extremely high sensitivity.

The sensors could also behave as heaters if desired, Rogers said. Precisely controlled levels of heating of the skin could have therapeutic use — for instance, it could assist delivery of drugs into the blood, or help the body absorb nutrients critical to healing a wound rapidly, and with a lower risk of infection.

Currently, the scientists read data off these sensors by placing an electrode against the devices. In the future, the researchers hope todevelop thermometers that can wirelessly broadcast their findings.

The scientists detailed their findings online Sept. 15 in the journal Nature Materials.

Innovations controlled by brain activity man merging into the matrix

The Landon Orb (© NeuroSky)Why use a remote control when you can rely on your own cerebral cortex? We’ve got smartphones and Siri that respond to our voice; cameras and other gadgets that recognise our face; and even games consoles and TVs that can be controlled by the waving of arms or moving of legs, but isn’t all of this just a tad old-fashioned? In the future electronics will be silently and calmly controlled by thought alone, but that’s surely not possible yet – or is it?

Remarkably, scientists and developers have come up with various devices and applications where the brainwaves – the electrical impulses emitted by the interaction of a hundred billion neurons in our brains – can be measured and used in place of a handheld remote control or mouse. Many of these brain-computer interfaces are life-changing for severely disabled people, and they’re coming to a gadget near you soon. Is this the electronic world’s eureka moment?  The Landon Orb (© NeuroSky)

The brain-computer interface is what the EPOC headset is all about, and it gets further than most. Using sensors on the scalp to tune into high resolution electrical signals produced by the brain to detect a user’s thoughts, feelings and expressions, EPOC can be used for video games and computer control, but that’s not where it does its best work.

Its accurate reading of brain signals has enabled EPOC to be used by disabled people to operate a mind-controlled electric wheelchair, and also by visual artists for ground-breaking hands-free painting.

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With a self-defined duty to bridge the gap between technology and the human body, NeuroSky’s MindSet is a headset that indulges in electroencephalography (EEG), the recording of electrical activity in the brain below the scalp. You can see alpha and beta waves in your brain change as you swap from concentrating hard to meditating, listening to music or even blinking.

It’s these changes that are used to accomplish tasks in around 100 brain training games. It links to a PC, Mac, smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth.

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Flying is all about discipline, and none more so than when you’re remotely operating the Puzzlebox Orbit – using just your brain. A success on crowd-funding website Kickstarter, the Puzzlebox Orbit uses a NeuroSky MindWave Mobile headset to detect your state of mind, with both focusing intently on the helicoptor and being in a state of relaxation translated into separate commands. The relaying of all brainwave results to the helicopter – which is small enough to be flown/hovered indoors – is done over Bluetooth.

In place of a dashboard the pilot gets a Puzzlebox Pyramid whose LED lights indicate current levels of concentration, mental relaxation and brainwave signal quality. There’s even software that allows the Pyramid to replace any infra-red remote controls – and that means any TV or hi-fi. The Pyramid can be replaced by an iPhone, though you’ll need an accessory.

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Using a headset from NeuroSky, Chinese manufacturer Haier has been showing off a TV navigated solely by thought control. This one’s less well thought through, but the technology is fascinating; monitoring only the brainwaves in the scalp of the wearer, it’s possible to make an onscreen graphic of a ball rise and then fall just by thinking intensely for a moment, then relaxing. It may sound too simple, but once user interfaces are built around the on/off principle, and headsets shrink or become invisible, it could become second nature for some functions. Imagine changing the volume or TV channel just by thinking!

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Gaze interaction assistive technology might not sound like proper science, but this simple eye-tracking device helps severely disabled people communicate, some for the first time. It could be life-changing for sufferers of autism, cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, as users of these eye-tracking communication devices – which have either 12” or 15” touchscreens – can gaze at icons to fire up Skype or Facebook, zoom in on websites or even wake up a device just by looking at ‘hotspots’ on the screen.
“With the precision of Tobii’s Gaze Interaction technology, the I-Series gives not only voice to people who can’t speak but also a sense of control and greater independence,” says Oscar Werner, executive vice president of assistive technology at Tobii. “It gives people their lives back.”

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A brain-sensing device aimed at gamers, Muse is a six-sensor headband that measures brainwaves and sends them to a smartphone or tablet. For now it’s fixed on showing you how well your brain is performing via the included Brain Health System app, which comprises some basic brain control games that help reduce stress, improve memory and encourage concentration, but much more is promised in the future.
Though it’s currently able only to discern two variables in calculating whether a brain is stressed or relaxed, developers at the manufacturer InteraXon promise more functionality in the near future that will let Muse translate brainwaves into basic instructions, allowing interaction with everyday content on iOS or Android devices, as well as on computers and TVs.

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Bioinformatics company Emotiv Lifesciences has developed this headset for brain researchers wanting to compare our grey matter and accelerate understanding. Insight, a wireless headset using the same gyroscope and accelerometer found in smartphones, has seven dry polymer biosensors that record, then translate, human brainwaves. Insight, which works with Android, iOS, OSX, Linux and Windows, has a unique cloud-powered platform behind it; data from each wearer’s brain is uploaded for crowd-sourced brain research to begin.

As well as interpreting simple mental commands like push, pull, levitate and rotate, Insight can detect a frown, a smile or even a surprised look as well as the wearer’s excitement, engagement, relaxation and stress levels. In short, Insight reveals how well a human brain is performing

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Why hasn’t Apple thought of this? Instead of leaping into the deep end with a computer solely controlled by eyes, Tobii has teamed up with a touchpad maker to produce the ultimate multimodal ultrabook. Combining a Synaptics ForcePad touchpad and the new Tobii Gaze eye-tracking technology, a short blink or a series of a few blinks is all it takes to open applications and files, or navigate a cursor around a screen.
“This is an extremely exciting time in the evolution of human computing,” says Stan Swearingen, the chief technology officer and senior vice president of advanced development at Synaptics. “The combination of gaze and touch literally redefines the human computer interface for notebook and desktop PC users, who want the ultimate intuitive computer experience.” With face recognition already a feature of webcams in some laptops, tablets and smartphones, eye-tracking could replace both mouse and touchscreen.

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Video game obsessives have gone on for yonks about how playing their favourite games for hours on end can help develop reaction times and improve concentration. We’re about to find out the truth: the NeuroSky MindWave Education headset measures the brainwave signals and attention levels of students as they play educational games involving maths, memory and pattern recognition.

Designed to help students extend their powers of concentration, the NeuroSky MindWave Education package includes 10 apps.

Retailer finds a practical use for augmented reality