sometimes you wish you had one
Meet the world’s new smallest vertebrate, Paedophryne amauensis. Discovered recently on the island of in New Guinea, this lil frogger attains an average body size of only 7.7mm, handily beating out the former small-fry king Paedocypris progenetica (an Indonesian fish) for the honor of most diminutive animal with a backbone.
(Via Rocketboom Blog.)
“A brain–computer interface (BCI), sometimes called a direct neural interface or a brain–machine interface (BMI), is a direct communication pathway between the brain and an external device. BCIs are often aimed at assisting, augmenting or repairing human cognitive or sensory-motor functions.” ~Wikipedia
A team at China’s Southeast University in Nanjing have beat the Large Hadron Collider to creating a black hole. While it won’t destroy the world (we hope), it acts in a similar fashion to a black hole, trapping all the electromagnetic waves that approach it and spiraling them inward.
More accurately called a "omnidirectional electromagnetic absorber," the device converts the energy of the spiraling radiation it absorbs into heat. The device, which absorbs 99% of incoming electromagnetic waves, could find its way into heating and cooling systems, or even into cameras and other electronics.