Monthly Archives: October 2012

Lots and lots and lots of pinwheels

A common misconception of Frankenstein (second to the mistaken belief that Frankenstein is the monster’s name) is that lightning somehow brings Victor’s creature to life. The 1931 movie starring Boris Karloff made the lightning-animation “It’s alive!” scene famous, though in … Continue reading

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These Are Not the Droids You Want

Who hasn’t tried to play a Jedi mind trick? After all, if whiny, sniveling Luke can control minds, there’s no reason the rest of us can’t learn. Could This Happen has explored the possibility of neural prosthetics, brain implants, and … Continue reading

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