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children's brain

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Mind-controlled prosthetic arm now a reality

A man in Sweden has become the first recipient of a mind-controlled prosthetic arm that is directly interfaced with muscle, bone and nerves.

By October 8, 2014

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​¿Que pasa? Google Now adds true multi-language support

Google's personal assistant can understand you as you switch from your native tongue to a second or even third language, a milestone more difficult than you might think.

By June 25, 2014

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Brain scans could uncover dyslexia before kids learn to read

A type of MRI scan reveals the size and set-up of a part of the brain that appears to be smaller in children with dyslexia.

By August 14, 2013

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Radiation-free cancer scans may be on the horizon

It's been tested on only a handful of kids, but using MRI with a diagnostic dye to look for cancer may work just as well as using PET and CT scans.

By February 20, 2014

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Could Pacific Rim's Jaegers exist in the real world?

Dave Everett has been building robots for over 40 years. We catch up and ask: is the technology of Pacific Rim even plausible?

By December 15, 2013

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Microscope photos: See a beautiful blood-brain barrier

Nikon releases the results of its annual Small World Photomicrography Competition, and algae, larva, and bat embryos have never looked so good.

By October 25, 2012

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Google: GPAs are worthless

Google's senior vice president of "people operations" reveals that grade point averages mean nothing in hiring. Oh, and Google's going to stop its silly brain teaser tests too.

By June 20, 2013

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MRI reveals kids with autism may find human voices irritating

Using MRI to measure brain activity, researchers at Stanford find that kids with autism have a weaker connection between language and reward centers than kids without autism.

By June 18, 2013

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Mobile phones don't cause brain cancer in children, new study claims

A study of 7- to 19-year-olds found that using a mobile phone doesn't increase the risk of developing brain cancer -- but still recommends using a hands-free kit if you're worried.

By July 28, 2011

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Brain scans may detect autism in babies and toddlers

One study examines the brain's organization of white matter, while another measures its electrical activity -- in both cases, to detect autism.

By June 28, 2012