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Using a brain implant, Stanford researchers have developed a mind-machine interface that allows monkeys to text at the very reasonable rate of 12 words per minute. Eventually, the system could be used to help people with movement disorders to communicate more efficiently....

source: Gizmodo

Achieving personalized learning in schools takes good technology programs, suggested a new report from Digital Promise. But it also takes something else: "learner positioning systems." These "LPSs" are akin to a GPS, except...

source: The Journal

Museum directors are grappling with how technology has changed the ways people engage with exhibits. But instead of fighting it, some institutions are using technology to convince the public that, far from becoming obsolete, museums are more vital than ever before. Here's...

source: The Atlantic

A replica of a 2,000-year-old Roman arch that was destroyed by ISIS in Syria last year was unveiled in New York City [this week]. The triumphal arch, a two-thirds scale of the original, was first showcased in Trafalgar Square...

source: The Verge

Looking to help older visitors who get exhausted walking through the institution's 142,303 square feet of exhibition space, the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Mo., purchased electric "shuttlecarts” that pick up and drop off...

source: Observer

Imagine Seattle street signs strewn with kelp. Or mutated flowers threatening passers-by near Lake Union with sharp, sharp teeth. Those visions sound scary, but they could be possible in the Seattle of tomorrow. So warns Gardens...

source: Smithsonian Magazine


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