Be Optimistic! Hack Hawking’s Brain! Black Hole Destroys Gas Cloud! Muse!

A few cool snippets today. The first is this video on how humanity, despite what you might think, is actually pretty awesome sometimes. (Via io9.)


In related (kind of) news, I also came across this article on redOrbit

“The iBrain device being developed by Philip Low, a professor at Stanford, is a brain scanner that measures electrical activity.

“We’d like to find a way to bypass his body, pretty much hack his brain,” Low said in a statement.”

Which would be awesome – the more precious science we can extract from Hawking’s magic brain the closer I am to having a jetpack or being able to teleport to Hawaii. And finally, back on io9:

“Scientists have determined that a giant gas cloud is on a collision course with the black hole in the center of our galaxy — and the two will be close enough by mid-2013 to provide a unique opportunity to observe how a super massive black hole sucks in material, in real time.”

Which is a perfect excuse to link to this:


Not that I really needed one.