advancement

Brain Controlled Wheelchair Offers New Possibilities for the Paralyzed

A robotic wheelchair which can be controlled by the brain is being developed by a team at the University of Zaragoza in Spain. A person’s head is hooked up to electrodes and then presented with a visualization of their movement options.

DARPA’s Quest for a Working Prosthetic Arm [With Video]

New technology is making it possible for amputees to pick up small objects they never thought they would master thanks to the biggest innovation in prosthetic arms since World War. The video below is worth watching for two reasons.

Intels introduces 80 core processor

Following their march from standard processors to dual-core and quad-core designs in 2006, Intel Corp. researchers have built an 80-core chip that performs more than a trillion floating-point operations per second (TFLOPS) while using less electricity than a modern desktop PC chip.