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Mind-controlled robotic arm
Credit: Journal of Neural Engineering

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17 December 2014

A paralysed woman who controlled a robotic arm using just her thoughts has taken another step towards restoring her natural movements by controlling the arm with a range of complex hand movements

The Theory of Everything
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Comet landing
Credit: ESA ATG medialab

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Microscopy of Semiconducting Materials (MSM-XIX)
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