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12May 21
Not Science Fiction Anymore: New Tech Turns Thoughts Into Text

Not science fiction anymore: new tech turns thoughts into text

After a paralyzing accident, one man thought he may never be able to talk again. However, an experimental device called BrainGate2 has given him his “voice” back. The man is able to type on a computer screen by imagining the letters on a sheet of paper. The device is 95…

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04May 21
ShakeAlert Messages Will Warn West Coast Of Earthquakes

ShakeAlert messages will warn West Coast of earthquakes

A new early warning system, called ShakeAlert, will use cell phones to alert people in California, Oregon, and Washington of an earthquake. The alerts come from sensors from the USGS seismic system. Once the sensors pick up movement, a message is sent immediately to the surrounding area. Quakes travel through…

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25Mar 21
Young Entrepreneur Created Popular App To Stop Cyberbullying

Young entrepreneur created popular app to stop cyberbullying

Trisha Prabhu was only a teenage when she launched the anti-cyberbullying app, ReThink. Today, she is one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Social Impact list. Her app has been downloaded over 500,000 times. Most anti-bullying programs focus on getting kids to speak to adults after the bullying occurs. Prabhu wanted…

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