mouse

Tedium

The Story of the Trackball, Canada's Earliest Gift to Computing

The evolution of the trackball, which is more than an upside-down mouse. It's the Royal Canadian Navy’s greatest contribution to modern-day computing. Really.
Ernie Smith
1.17.18
Eternal Sunshine

Scientists Used Light to Enhance Memories in Mice While They Slept

When it comes to the role of sleep in memory formation, it’s all about the timing.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.13.17
Gaming

The Ergonomics Behind Pro Gaming Gear

There’s science and research behind comfortable keyboards and mice.
Kevin Wong
12.26.16
Gaming

Razer Turret Lets PC Gamers Finally Become Couch Potatoes

It seems silly, but it totally works.
Emanuel Maiberg
5.7.16
News

How You Move Your Mouse Could Help Others Track You—Even on Tor

A researcher claims to have devised a way to create a unique fingerprint based on your mouse movements, which could be used to expose even Tor users.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.9.16
videos

This Mouse’s Defense Against Scorpion Venom Could Influence Modern Medicine

The Southern Grasshopper Mouse converts the painful venom into an analgesic.
Rachel Pick
3.9.16
video

Watch This 1950s Mechanical Mouse Memorize a Maze in Minutes

Claude Shannon, the "founding father" of electronic communications, demonstrates how the mouse works.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.27.15
Transplants

How Scientists Grew a New Organ Inside a Mouse's Body

The future of regenerative medicine now includes organs that can self-assemble inside of you.
Becky Ferreira
8.26.14
Motherboard Blog

Scientists Have Perfected Mouse Re-Cloning to the 25th Generation

Researchers in Japan successfully cloned 581 healthy mice from the same furry source. Cue the Clone War fantasies.
Austin Considine
3.8.13
japan

This Is What a Brain Looks Like When It's Forming Memories

Scienists put a tiny camera inside a mouse's hippocampus. Here's what they saw.
Austin Considine
2.22.13