"The Ministry of Defence has defended a decision to carry out tests to find out whether psychic powers could be used to detect hidden objects.
The previously secret tests - conducted in 2002 - involved blind-folding volunteers and asking them about the contents of sealed brown envelopes.
Most subjects consistently failed to establish what was in the envelopes.
The MoD refused to discuss the possible applications of psychic techniques, but said that the study had concluded there was "little value" in using "remote viewing" in the defence of the nation."
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