When Harry Potter first opens Tom Riddle’s diary, messages appear on the blank pages as if from nowhere. They fade in then fade out, leaving no trace that they had ever been written.
I wouldn’t call it mind reading -- mind translating is probably more accurate -- but with extremely invasive electrodes and consenting patients, it is possible to guess what word a person just hear
Tod Machover, named “the world’s most wired composer” by the Los Angeles Times, is also an accomplished performer, professor of music and media at MIT, and all-around innovator. His projects bridge the gap between tradition and technology, many with the aim of making music more accessible to all audiences.
I have played music for as long as I can remember. Mostly I was taught to play by reading music and performing what was written, occasionally I would memorize a piece.
Dr. Klein and his colleagues have pioneered the concept that Alzheimer's disease is caused by amyloid beta oligomers, small neurotoxins that target particular synapses and cause their functional and structural degeneration. Science in Society spoke with Dr. Klein to learn more about his decades of work on Alzheimer’s.
In 1991, researchers led by archaeologist and anthropologist David Lordkipanidze unearthed a primitive hominid jaw in Dmanisi, Georgia. They estimated its age at approximately 1.77 million years old, almost 800,000 years before our early ancestors were thought to have migrated out of Africa. Since then, a wealth of similar fossils and primitive tools have been uncovered at the site, surprising the scientific community and shedding new light on how man first spread throughout the world.