Monthly Archives: September 2011

Historic Experiment may one day allow us to record our dreams

UC Berkeley scientists have developed a system to capture visual activity in human brains and reconstruct it as digital video clips. Eventually, this process will allow you to record and reconstruct your own dreams on a computer screen.

The left clip is a segment of the movie that the subject viewed while in the magnet. The right clip shows the reconstruction of this movie from brain activity measured using fMRI. The reconstruction was obtained using only each subject’s brain activity and a library of 18 million seconds of random YouTube video.

More here.

Faster than the Speed of Light?

Physicists around the world expressed astonishment and scepticism in equal measure on Friday after European scientists reported particles apparently travelling faster than light.

IF verified, the results would dismantle a key plank of Einstein’s theory of relativity and deeply unsettle our understanding of the physical world.

The OPERA collaboration’s result is available here
Video Interviews with members of the OPERA collaboration