Quantum dots provide complete control of photons

By emitting photons from a quantum dot at the top of a micropyramid, researchers at Linköping University are creating a polarized light source for such things as energy-saving computer screens and wiretap-proof communications.

Scientists create and control a molecular motor

An international team of scientists has designed a multi-component molecular motor that can be moved clockwise and counterclockwise.

Cockroach controlled by Tweeted commands

Cyborg cockroaches have already made it out of science fiction and into fact - and now they've become a piece of interactive art.

Gun Control: How technology could provide the answer neither side will see

The pro-gun control and pro-firearms folks are having a bit Scrooge post-Christmas as a New York newspaper (Journal News) posted an interactive map highlighting licensed gun owners, including their names.  

Device lets disabled play games with their eyes

A new set of glasses costing less than $60 could allow gamers to play using only their eye movements - ideal for the disabled, say its inventors.

Team takes control of mouse's memory

Scientists say they've been able to control specific memories in mice in research that they hope could help treat diseases such as schizophrenia and post traumatic stress disorder.

Fears rise over lost Martian probe

Russian scientists still can't contact the lost Martian probe Phobos-Grunt, state media are reporting - and there's a danger it could fall to Earth with a massively toxic explosion.

'Brain cap' turns thought into motion

A 'brain cap' being developed at the University of Maryland allows users to turn their thoughts into motion, potentially allowing them to control computers, robotic prosthetic limbs, motorized wheelchairs and even digital avatars.

Computer controlled by thoughts alone

Washington University scientists have managed to connect people's  brains directly to a computer, allowing the computer to listen to their thoughts.

Car can be steered with thought alone

If you like to let your thoughts wander while driving, then this car's definitely not for you. Not content with having created a car that can be steered entirely through eye movements, engineers at Freie Universität Berlin have now built one that can be controlled with the power of thought alone.

LCD components used to operate worms like robots

Researchers say they've been able to control the brains and muscles of small organisms such as worms, controlling them like tiny robots.  

Move over touchpads - and bring on the thought-pad

New research funded by the National Institutes of Health shows that people can manipulate complex visual images on a computer screen using only the mind.

Team develops 'pacemaker for the brain'

Israeli cientists have developed an implantable  chip that delivers precise stimulation to control disorders such as depression or Parkinson's disease.

Adobe pens open letter to Apple

The cofounders of Adobe have responded to Steve Jobs' recent anti-Flash diatribe by criticizing the latter company's alleged attempt to "dictate" and "control" the Web. 

Google launches campaign to promote Buzz privacy settings

Google has kicked off a campaign to promote its redesigned Buzz social networking platform, which now boasts improved privacy features such as auto-following.