Inspired by our Big Hero 6-like mindflex game (which uses an eeg chip to run a motor), we were curious about the body electric*
Our bodies are electric. in fact check out this great website by young neuroscientists that says
"humans really are batteries, and the brain contains more than 80 billion of them. Even crazier is that each of these batteries contains four times the electrostatic force that normally results in lightning during a thunderstorm! Perhaps the Matrix was on to something when it decided to use us as its power source! "
More about moving things with our minds
Telekenisis is a sham, but we can use our minds to move things this way
More about EEG
An EEG measures brain waves. Mayo clinic says,"our brain cells communicate via electrical impulses and are active all the time, even when you're asleep. This activity shows up as wavy lines on an EEG recording." In fact epilepsy is a disorder of seisures caused by "bursts of electrical activity in your brain, sort of like an electrical storm"
* Walt Whitman's poem did not originally use the word electric, as electricity was not well known so he added the term a few years later in a second edition. The poem derides slavery, reinforces equality of gender, race, and sex, and asks existential questions about what makes us "us".
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Related post, including videos to watch and a view inside a controller.
These black hole resources are for my compacting students, and all who are interested in them.
First, let's think size, with the coolest interactive, now a classic with The Scale of the Universe
Now a little background with Black Hole Basics
Where do you want to go from here? Choose a topic and follow your interest. You can go down a internet rabbit hole of black hole info by following links from the background article above, watch some educational videos to learn more about black hole science, or create something yourself (but not a black hole, sorry, see me to brainstorm other ideas)
Huey Newton and the Black Panthers, The Black Panther Movie, and Global Africana
From a series inspired by curious educational objects in my office.
Want to know more about the real-life connections in The Black Panther movie? Explore the links below.
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Now Your Turn:
rotary pHones and Telephone tEch
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