Can we talk?
In line with recent news that dogs poop in concert with the earth’s magnetic field, European inventors are working to create a device that translates a dog’s brainwaves into English. The device, “No More Woof,” is being developed by the Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery, and looks much like a headset used by telephone operators and Internet gamers. Inventors hope to program the unit to translate electroencephalogram (EEG) readings into simple statements like, “I’m hungry,” or “I’m tired.” While the group admits to being “optimistic dreamers,” they do hope their work attracts attention to the science of breaking the communication barrier between humans and animals. Maybe then we’ll really learn about the pooping thing. Check out scientists’ campaign at IndieGoGo.com/projects/no-more-woof.