dreams
Why Do We Remember Some Dreams but Not Others?

If you’ve ever woken up on the brink of a heart attack, drenched in sweat and convinced you’ll never live down the shame of sprinting nude through downtown Pittsburgh, you know that some dreams are more memorable than others. Most dreams, in fact, seem totally unmemorable – at least in the sense that we can’t remember them. And yet every now and then a dream will linger into breakfast and well into the day, or month, or year – will become a memory like any other. Read More >>

space
Find Out What an Astronaut Dreams About

Astronauts have typically had a far more exciting life than most of us—but does that extend to the world of unconsciousness, too? This video explores the dreams of Britain’s first astronaut, Helen Sharman. Read More >>

computers
Artificial Neural Networks Can Day Dream – Here’s What They See

When you look for shapes in the clouds, you’ll often find things you see every day: Dogs, people, cars. It turns out that artificial “brains” do the same thing. Google calls this phenomenon “Inceptionism”, and it’s a shocking look into how advanced artificial neural networks really are. Read More >>

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Have You Ever Had a Computer-Based Dream?

The other day I woke up convinced that work management sent out an email that never actually existed. The dream was so real I had to search my inbox just to be sure. Has this, or similar, ever happened to you? Read More >>

design
These Smart Appliances Could Power Your Future Home

Electrolux, known for its bold and sometimes ridiculous concepts, holds a contest every year to encourage young designers to submit their innovative/crazy ideas. And this year's finalists? Well, they're just as bonkers as you'd expect. Read More >>

robots
The Man With a Plan to Build a 70-Foot Car-Juggling Robot

Imagine this: A towering 70-foot diesel-powered robot, equipped with a haptic control interface that lets a human operate the machine, as it uses hydraulic cylinders to juggle three 1800 lb. cars (specifically, Volkswagen Beetles) in the air before a rapt audience. Read More >>

health
Electrify Your Brain for Lucid Inception Dreams

Researchers have come up with a way to give us interactive control of dreams, a discovery that could kill the video game and TV industries overnight. And it might be possible to wire a system up yourself, too, as it requires an alternating current to be applied to the head. Read More >>

science
Scientists Can Read Dreams Using Brain Scans

A team of scientists claim to have developed techniques which allows them to read dreams via brain scans — and it could help us better understand what goes on in the brain while we sleep. Read More >>

iphone apps
Want to Control Your Dreams? There’s an App For That

London-based Yuza Mobile is no stranger to crazy-sounding apps but its latest, Dream:ON for the iPhone, certainly takes the biscuit. It promises to let you guide your dreams using the power of suggestive soundscapes. Read More >>

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science
Aliens Come to Abduct You in Your Sleep

Otherworldly, out-of-body experiences and alien abductions -- they've been the stuff of legend for decades. Turns out, they're probably just figments of our imaginations and scientists are trying to prove it. Read More >>

science
Everything You Need to Know About That Freaky Dream Last Night

Still can't quite shake the feeling that your school gym teacher is sneaking up behind you on the back of a fiery dragon steed? This video will explain everything you need to know about why your brain dreamed it. Stupid brain. Read More >>

photography
Your Dreams Should Be Displayed on Your Bed Like This

Photographer Jan von Holleben came up with a clever way to re-create his famous "Dreams of Flying" series by photographing a girl sleeping on her bed and having the girl's dreams fully displayed around her. I love it. Read More >>