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Dog Translator

I imagine most of their thoughts are "Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy is that food? oh boy oh boy oh boy what's that smell?"


It's a canine-sized headset that consists of EEG recorders connected to a small Raspberry Pi computer and a loudspeaker, supposedly allowing "ionic current flows" in a dog's brain to be translated into human speech. A $65 model is said to distinguish between three different thoughts, including tiredness and curiosity, while more expensive options will have more sensors and more powerful software.

By min | December 18, 2013, 12:06 PM | Science | Comments (0)| Link

Squirrels are there for your amusement


Around the same time, a sea change in our relationship with squirrels was already underway in Philadelphia. The city had released three squirrels in Franklin Square in 1847 and had provided them with food and boxes for shelter--and the people loved it... In the years that followed, the trend spread to Boston and New Haven, where squirrels soon grew so fat from humans feeding them that they were falling out of the trees. Cities even started planting nut-bearing trees so that the squirrels would have their own food source...

So next time you see a squirrel in the park, drink it in... These little critters were put there for your entertainment.

By fnord12 | December 13, 2013, 5:03 PM | Science | Comments (0)| Link

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