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The feat - carried out by researchers from the University of Minnesota - used electroencephalography to record brain waves. These recordings then transmitted to the helicopter via WiFi to control it.
The import of Apple's iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G have been banned in the U.S. after a trade commission ruled the devices violate a patent held by rival Samsung. Apple can appeal.
Half of office workers said they had not had workstation risk assessment in the last 12 months despite it being a legal requirement, a study found.
The train uses state-of-the-art technology to hit speeds of 311mph, and the teams behind the operation aim to have an established track from Tokyo to Osaka by 2045.
A study found that blackbirds that live in the city get up earlier and are active for longer than their forest-dwelling cousins.
A study of zebra finches by the University of Exeter has found that personality is inherited largely through behaviour and is not a genetically-inherited trait, as widely thought.
Following an official complaint from a member of the public, the BBC has conceded that the clock on its homepage doesn't tell the correct time but admitted fixing it would take 'around 100 staffing days' to sort out.
A newly published paper in the journal, Nature Communications has revealed that a Hula painted frog has been discovered living in Israel's Hula Valley.
Animators at the XVIVO studio in Connecticut have produced stunning short movies of the internal workings of the human body. The artists have magnified some areas of the human body by up to 10 million times.
Researchers in London have discovered that one in five adults in the UK think Google Glass and other wearable technology should be banned completely, with more than half of those asked likening the gadget to 'Big Brother'.
A study by Cornell University found that female students who were defined as 'promiscuous' – sleeping with more than 20 people by their early 20s – were more likely to be rejected as a friend by a woman.
Scientists have used revolutionary 3D laser scanners to map every millimetre of battleship HMS Victory in Portsmouth. The Downland Partnership teamed up with the National Museum of the Royal Navy to collect 90 billion measurements of the ship - famed for its role in the Battle of Trafalgar - and plan to use the maps to check for damage to the vessel.
After raising them from the ground near Peterborough, archaeologists are now conserving them with the same techniques that were used to save the Mary Rose.
A study of a 300 square mile area from Liverpool to Manchester shows that enough gas is under the ground to keep lights on in the UK for years.
Scientists have estimated the planet, pictured by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile, could be four or five times bigger than Jupiter.
The plans could see the social networking site launch a cross-platform messaging service similar to Google Hangouts, which lets Gmail and Google+ members chat to each other on desktops and mobile devices.
But researchers have warned there could be a downside to the rush of good feeling which comes from looking at your 'idealised' profile - as it can make users less motivated to do well in other areas of their lives.
Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania have uncovered remains of the first ever French wineries on the site of ancient port Lattara - and found that the equipment used would have been imported from Rome.
The Australian green sea turtles had their bespoke suits individually designed by a university scientist to assist with his research.
American speech scientists may have discovered why Neil Armstrong's famous moon quote is often misheard - and its because of his Ohio accent.