Did you know that in the 1950s and 60s the CIA used prostitutes to test out the possible mind control effects of LSD on the general populace. Operation Midnight Climax has all the details. (via Metafilter.)
While we’re on the subject of psychotropic drugs: check out these sweet domes!
The future gets more like Blade Runner every day; Project Nomad bridges the gap between robotics and nature. Meanwhile New Scientist wonders what we’ll think of emotional robots.
Furthermore, invisibility cloaks may be the key to earthquake safety. Obviously.