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October 1998

TECH TALK TUESDAY – Brain Implants

nancy Techie Tues 9-2-97

 The person thinks, electrical activity in his brain increases and sends a message to a computer chip. Science fiction? Think again! Brain implants are still experimental, but one neurosurgeon has had success with several patients. Will we all become Borg?

Brain Implants 

   Dr Roy Bakay of Emory University, Georgia has developed a technique which allows human brain cells to fuse with an electronic implant allowing the person to communicate directly with a computer.

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nancy Techie Tues 9-2-97

Imagine studying life on another planet for a living! Now there is a university program in exobiology, training students to look for new life and new civilizations.

Looking for Life in Space 
by  Vince Stricherz

   The University of Washington is poised to become the first institution anywhere to launch a doctoral program specifically geared to train scientists to search for life on celestial bodies such as Mars or Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter.

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