Window into Your Mind
Scientists at UC Berkeley can turn what you see into a digital image.
They developed a way to capture brain activity while someone watches a movie, feed the data into a computer program, and the computer uses the info to reconstruct a digital image on-screen.
OK, it's still a little fuzzy. But they say some day it will allow you to capture your own dreams and watch them on a computer screen—an alternately scary and awesome idea.
Thanks to KCET New Media Director Gary Dauphin for the tip.
According to the Wall Street Journal, a new study has found that browsing the web can refresh tired workers and increase productivity. It is in that spirit that we bring you the Daily Distraction — our pick for a story, photo or video that will take you out of the daily grind and return you to work with a shot of mental espresso.