1. Test caption

  2. scifigeneration:

    Temporary tattoos could make electronic telepathy and telekinesis possible

    Temporary electronic tattoos could soon help people fly drones with only thought and talk seemingly telepathically without speech over smartphones, researchers say. Electrical engineer Todd Coleman at the University of California at San Diego is devising noninvasive means of controlling machines via the mind, techniques virtually everyone might be able to use.

    Commanding machines using the brain is no longer the stuff of science fiction. In recent years, brain implants have enabled people to control robotics using only their minds, raising the prospect that one day patients could overcome disabilities using bionic limbs or mechanical exoskeletons.

    But brain implants are invasive technologies, probably of use only to people in medical need of them. Instead, Coleman and his team are developing wireless flexible electronics one can apply on the forehead just like temporary tattoos to read brain activity.

    "We want something we can use in the coffee shop to have fun," Coleman says.

    The devices are less than 100 microns thick, the average diameter of a human hair. They consist of circuitry embedded in a layer or rubbery polyester that allow them to stretch, bend and wrinkle. They are barely visible when placed on skin, making them easy to conceal from others.

    The devices can detect electrical signals linked with brain waves, and incorporate solar cells for power and antennas that allow them to communicate wirelessly or receive energy. Other elements can be added as well, like thermal sensors to monitor skin temperature and light detectors to analyze blood oxygen levels.

    Using the electronic tattoos, Coleman and his colleagues have found they can detect brain signals reflective of mental states, such as recognition of familiar images. One application they are now pursuing is monitoring premature babies to detect the onset of seizures that can lead to epilepsy or brain development problems. The devices are now being commercialized for use as consumer, digital health, medical device, and industrial and defense products by startup MC10 in Cambridge, Mass.


    via dbvictoria

    (via guardianspiritofthewaters)

  3. afrobluess:



    BREAKING: Black Man Shot and Killed by Police in South L.A.

    A 24-year-old man has died after being shot by police during an encounter in the Florence neighborhood of South Los Angeles, officials said Tuesday.

    The incident began at 8:12 p.m. when officers responded to a report of a shooting at the intersection of West 65th Street and South Broadway, said Lt. Ellis Imaizumi of the Los Angeles Police Department.

    Eight minutes later, at 8:20 p.m., the officers stopped a man who was walking in the 200 block of 65th, authorities said.

    “A struggle ensued” and police opened fire, according to a statement from the Police Department.

    The man was transported to a hospital where he underwent surgery, according to Officer Sara Faden, spokeswoman for the LAPD. He later succumbed to his injuries. No officers were hurt in the incident.

    It is unknown if the suspect has any gang affiliations, police said.

    A woman who said she was the deceased man’s mother identified him as Ezell Ford.

    Tritobia Ford said her son was lying on the ground and complying with the officers’ commands when he was shot.

    Yet another one…It’s always a “struggle.” And why bring it up if it’s unknown. They know exactly what they’re insinuating. Be fearful of black people and not the police… This is insanity. 


    they are really trying to kill us all

    (via randomactsofchaos)

  4. fxntasia:

    Genie, I'm...I'm gonna miss you.

    R.I.P. Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)

    (via hardcockforhitchcock)

  5. ajamae:



    Help the fight against police brutality!

    You should definitely do this, but please be safe and knowledgeable about it! Here are some resources for how to safely film/photograph police brutality, as well as information on YOUR rights as you do so:

    Please be aware that different states have different laws on the matter.  Check into them so you can know you specific laws, and what to expect if you film the police.  Also check with your state’s chapter of the ACLU; many of them have tips on this matter, and some have pocket foldouts of your rights that you can use to convince the police that no, you aren’t doing anything wrong.

    Stay woke.

    (via hiphoplaboratory)

  6. beautiful-ambition:










    White kids making a mockery of the #IfTheyGunnedMeDown tag. 

    This is the epitome of white privilege.


    I literally feel ill. What the fuck is wrong with these people

    how can they even make a joke when a unarmed black boy got shot dead in the street.. the fuck, there are no cops out here going to shoot an unarmed white kid, fuck them seriously


    I hate white people.

    Reasons why ignornat white people like these can from the bottom of my heart suck a dick….

    White people are out of control…

    This is disgusting….

    (via abagond)


  8. BREAKING: The Federal Aviation Administration is closing airspace above Ferguson, MO to “provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities.” What the fuck are the Ferguson PD about to do?


    FAA just closed airspace “to provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities”

    (via abagond)

  9. mashable:

    #IfTheyGunnedMeDown Confronts How Minority Deaths Are Portrayed In Media

    Following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen on Saturday, and the ensuing media portrayal of his death, Twitter expressed outrage in the form of a hashtag: #IfTheyGunnedMeDown

    (via abagond)

  10. tattooidea:

    "Underneath the footprints it says “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good” in clear UV-reactive ink"



    The Harry Potter geek in me just freaked out.

    (via -annoying)

  11. afrofilipino:





    Soooooo are they in danger of getting gunned down, or nah?

    I think ima reblog this once a day for the next forever..

    Forever reblogging! Impersonators

    Let me call up MLK and ask him how that suit thing panned out for him…or Dr. Henry Louis Gates…or President Obama and ask them how that suit thing works.

    I’d gun em down if I could get away with it.

    (via controlledeuphoria)

  13. bad-dominicana:

    if i get shot up for existing, make sure to show em this pic so they know it was ok to kill me and i obvs had nothing to live for anyway.


  14. riseofthecommonwoodpile:

    funny how a bunch of white people can violently harass people going into an abortion clinic and the cops never show up even when they’re physically touching the patients against their will but if black people organize a totally non-violent and non-confrontational protest after a member of their community has been murdered they bring out the police dogs and shotguns and claim it’s going to be a riot lol

    (via rafeeya)