So what's new, strange, and relates (somehow) to science, technology, or SF? I'm glad you asked.
|Making an ash of oneself|
Fools' Experiments (a technothriller that takes place about now). How's this, from USA Today, for a bit of amazing neuroscience tech? "Researcher remotely controls colleague's body with brain."
As in: "Brain researchers say that for the first time one person has remotely triggered another person's movement, a flicking finger, through a signal sent to him by thought ... In effect, Rao's thought was transferred across the campus, via the Internet, to trigger the motion in Stocco, who described it as feeling like an involuntary twitch, according to the announcement."
And from the mind-blowing to the mind-numbing, Forbes (among many news outlets) talks about how "Yahoo's New Logo Fails To Impress - But People Are Talking About It!"
Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, got involved, it seems, in the details down to deciding the angle at which the exclamation mark tilts. (Nine degrees. Admit it, you wondered.) If only as much effort went into making basic Yahoo services consistent and reliable ...
Glare from London 'fryscraper' blamed for melting cars." Or, shifting my free association from ballads to rag time: there'll be a hot time in the old town, today.
Before even introducing my final thought for this post, I concede that perhaps I don't get out enough. Whatever the reason, I was amused to read the Onion's take on "Lava Lamp Turns 50." Hey, it's technology.