Laser Beam Makes Flies Flirt


janeteresa-Housefly_matingCan it also make people with the IQ of flies flirt too? If that’s possible, the implication would be revolutionary: mind control with laser beam. It would be illegal to test that with people of course but I suggest a solution. Offer someone payment for a ‘secret test’ with a promise and a contract that said test would not be harmful and I bet someone would take the deal

‘A flipped mental switch is all it takes to make a fly fall in love — even if its object of desire is a ball of wax. A technique called thermogenetics allows researchers to control fly behaviour by activating specific neurons with heat. Combining the system with techniques that use light to trigger neurons could help to elucidate how different neural circuits work together to control complex behaviours such as courtship…’
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Prosecutor Drops Hyperlink Charges Against Journalist Barrett Brown
‘U.S. prosecutors decided Wednesday not to pursue crucial criminal charges against journalist and activist Barrett Brown, specifically, accusations that Brown pasted a hyperlink containing hacked information into a chat room…’
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The Ultra-Secure ‘Snowden Phone’
The FreedomPop Privacy Phone
‘A smartphone designed specifically to protect privacy. The phone nicknamed “The Snowden Phone” is in response to growing frustrations regarding privacy infringement, as well as phone call and internet monitoring. “Large carriers don’t have the flexibility, desire or creativity to invest in privacy. In fact, some companies have been compensated for handing over consumer’s data. We don’t agree with this approach and felt it was up to us to create a truly private mobile phone service at an affordable price.”…’
The Privacy Phone is priced at $189 on FreedomPop’s website

The First Sign Hair Clip
Probably the easiest to handle safety wearable tech
Impact-sensing hair clip helps fight violent crime
‘The hair clip fitted with security sensors, is designed to not only send out a cry for help, but gather up evidence to ensure the attacker is brought to justice.

‘The First Sign Hair Clip resembles a typical hair clip, measuring 12 x 40 x 4 mm (0.5 x 1.75 0.15 in). On the inside, however, it is fitted with a three-axis accelerometer, gyroscope and Bluetooth module, working to detect impact to the head, in which case it sounds an alarm and sends data to a companion smartphone app…’
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