BBC News – Real-life Jedi: Pushing the limits of mind control

Combine this with a Kinect and you could see some really awesome game mechanics in the future;

The inner workings of the brain can now be read using low cost hardwareYou don’t have to be a Jedi to make things move with your mind.Granted, we may not be able to lift a spaceship out of a swamp like Yoda does in The Empire Strikes Back, but it is possible to steer a model car, drive a wheelchair and control a robotic exoskeleton with just your thoughts.

via BBC News – Real-life Jedi: Pushing the limits of mind control.

Online gamers crack AIDS virus enzyme puzzle at University of Washington | News.com.au

I think this one goes into the books as a win for letting kids game.

ONLINE gamers have achieved a feat beyond the realm of Second Life or Dungeons and Dragons: they have deciphered the structure of an enzyme of an AIDS-like virus that had thwarted scientists for a decade.

The exploit was published yesterday in the journal, Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, where – exceptionally in scientific publishing – both gamers and researchers are honoured as co-authors.

via Online gamers crack AIDS virus enzyme puzzle at University of Washington | Information, Gadgets, Mobile Phones News & Reviews | News.com.au.

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