Hallucinating mice bring us one step closer to what’s going in the brain

Dumbo (1941). Scientists have imaged neurons of mice under the influence of a hallucinogen for a new study.”> Enlarge / Dumbo and Timothy Q. Mouse hallucinate pink elephants on parade in a famous animated sequence from Disney’s Dumbo (1941). Scientists have imaged neurons of mice under the influence of a hallucinogen for a new study. …

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We put our hands all over the weirdest game controllers of the year

SAN FRANCISCO—For years, we’ve put one particular item on our annual Game Developers Conference itinerary: the most elaborate and inconvenient game controllers this side of a Japanese arcade. Every year, international teams submit their craziest hardwired contraptions to GDC’s Alt.Ctrl Competition, and the winners get massive booth space to let passersby grab, smack, pull, and …

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Speed Limiters and Built-In Breathalyzers May Soon Be Mandatory in All EU Cars

New safety features for cars, including speed-limiting technology, are likely to be mandated in Europe after lawmakers and European Union countries reached a deal Tuesday. So-called intelligent speed assistance (ISA) technology is already found in some high-end vehicles from manufacturers such as Ford and Honda, but the plan is to ensure it’s rolled out more …

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Purdue Settlement, U.S. Crude, Facial Recognition: CEO Daily for March 27, 2019

Good morning, Qualcomm scored a victory yesterday in its epic legal battle against Apple, which has become the Jarndyce v Jarndyce of the corporate law world. U.S. International Trade Commission Judge MaryJoan McNamara said she would recommend an import ban on some iPhones, which are made in China, because it infringes one of the chipmaker’s …

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U.K. Government Rejects Anti-Brexit Petition Signed by 5.8 Million People

The U.K. government has officially rejected a petition with 5.8 million signatures calling for the cancellation of Brexit, saying ignoring the popular mandate of 2016 would “undermine both our democracy and the trust that millions of voters have placed in Government.” The petition, along with a million-strong protest march in London, Saturday, was a last-ditch …

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