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05.13.14 Sophie Weiner

Russian sound artist Dmitry Morozov aka ::vtol:: has transformed a dulcimer-like Russian folk instrument into a self-playing robotic device. The instrument can either generate sounds through an algorithm or by reading brainwaves with an EEG headset. Morozov’s brain sounds quite avant garde. ::vtol:: has previously created a device that turns an encoded tattoo into noise, an umbrella that acts as a personal […]

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03.11.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Here’s the latest booze news from the science world: Alcohol actually fuels the brains of heavy drinkers, a new study shows, literally boosting the brain’s energy levels, something that we once thought only sugar could do. Habitual boozing increases brain levels of acetate, a high-energy chemical released by the liver during alcohol metabolism. Interestingly, the […]

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09.21.10 Bucky Turco

Like stopping a fixed gear on a steep hill, shutting down a thought requires lots of energy and according to a researchers “explains why it is so tiring to relax and think about nothing.” […]

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