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Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind

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For many Americans the mention of Africa immediately conjures up images of safaris, ferocious animals, strangely dressed “tribesmen,” and impenetrable jungles. Although the occasional newspaper headline mentions genocide, AIDS, malaria, or civil war in Africa, the collective American consciousness still carries strong mental images of Africa that are reflected in advertising, movies, amusement parks, cartoons, and many other corners of society. Few think to question these perceptions or how t

Astonishing new invention could change the world, and how it works will blow your mind

As we reported recently, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California at Berkeley have just create an incredible device capable of pulling water out of thin air. The discovery could be huge for developing …
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Move things with your mind: BrainGate robotic arm is controlled by brain waves (Meghan Kelly/VentureBeat)

Meghan Kelly / VentureBeat:
Move things with your mind: BrainGate robotic arm is controlled by brain waves  —  Technology often comes together at the intersection of useful, important, and mind-boggling when it helps someone in need.  Today BrainGate announced an invention that encompasses all three — a robotic arm controlled by your brain.

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