Orville was always the less talented of the two brothers, so he had to use this artifact to steal other people's brain power, just so he could keep up with his brother Wilbur. This artifact was discovered when a 15 year-old homeless boy spray painted an extremely complex mathematical equation on the side of a wall. Witnesses reported that he was glowing and appeared to be in some kind of a trance while he was doing it. It was later discovered that a stockbroker was using this artifact, and inadvertently stealing the brain power and almost killing Nick, to help him (the stockbroker) create mathematical formula which he used to predict how the market would change. As shown in a deleted scene, the goggles are activated and link the wearer with another when mutual eye contact is made; Charlotte had given these goggles to the scientist when flirting with him in a bar specifically to gain the attention of the Warehouse.
In "Endless Terror", Paracelsus used this artifact on Claudia to learn everything she knew about the Warehouse. Paracelsus employed the knowledge he gained from Claudia to discern which artifacts he had to combine in order to travel back in time.
The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who were credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903. From 1905 to 1907, the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Ability to augment the user's thought process by stealing brainpower from another person. Causes seizures – leading to death – in the person whose brainpower is being stolen. Also, a person whose brain power is being stolen might mimic the actions of the person using the artifact.