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lou gehrig's disease

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Paralyzed artist paints with mind alone

A woman with Lou Gehrig's disease paints using software that lets her control digital brushes with brainwaves. Now, thanks to a crowdfunding push, she's realizing her dream to exhibit her work.

By July 13, 2013

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Tech leaders get soaked in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Zuckerberg, Nadella, and others join the viral challenge, which was created by Massachusetts resident and ALS patient Pete Frates.

By August 14, 2014

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Samsung turns Ice Bucket Challenge into ad mocking iPhone

Everyone is dousing themselves with buckets of cold water for charity. But should the Galaxy S5 be doing it too?

By August 22, 2014

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Stephen Hawking predicts end-of-Earth scenario

The renowned theoretical physicist urges humans to go into space in order to save ourselves.

By April 10, 2013

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Eye-popping illusion lets you write with gaze alone

In an innovation that could benefit the disabled, a French researcher finds a way to trick the eyes into moving more smoothly so they can be used like a pencil to write cursive.

By July 26, 2012

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Tech lets tongue drive the PC, wheelchair

Georgia Tech develops technology that would allow people with severe disabilities to operate a wheelchair or computer by moving their tongue. They only need to get as hip as a tongue-pierced punk.

By August 25, 2008

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Tapping this app gives special-needs users a voice

A new wave of App Store offerings, including Proloquo2Go, is gaining favor over clunky and uberexpensive devices for those with communication disorders--and making assistive technology cool.

By August 30, 2010

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This week in mind-reading

Lately, you've been thinking "Hey, where are all the updates on mind-reading devices?" Of course, all the relevant scientists already knew this, and they decided to give you what you want today. Here's this week's mind-readers' digest.

By October 15, 2007

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Stem cell order tests science-politics relationship

Democrats charged during the Bush administration that science research became politicized. Obama's presidential memorandum signed this week promises to avoid that pitfall. Will it work?

By March 10, 2009

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Dynamic touch screens help the speech-impaired

DynaVox and others are moving beyond Windows-based programs to mimic the touch screens and interactivity of smartphones.

By August 11, 2009