Computer chip ‘allows paralysed man to write on screen using his brain’

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A paralysed man’s used his brain to write on a screen at speeds almost as fast as someone bashing out a text on a smartphone thanks to a computer-brain interface.

Stanford University researchers have developed a method of communication that uses a computer to turn mental handwriting into on-screen words via a brain sensor and software interface.

The participant was able to reach a writing speed of about 18 words per minute with more than 94 accuracy.

Bitcoin clawed back some of the losses made after Elon Musk said Tesla was no longer accepting the cryptocurrency, this is over its use of fossil fuels in the ‘mining’ process.

The price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency dropped from around $54,819 to $45,700, its lowest since March 1, in just under two hours following the tweet.

Research published on Thursday suggests that countries should consider following the UK in delaying second Covid-19 vaccinations in a bid to save lives.

One example published in the British Medical Journal showed that if a first dose offered 80% protection against Covid, deaths fell to 207 per 100,000 people - if the second dose was delayed.

Scientists are growing salad in the hope to sustainably provide food & oxygen to astronauts, the US Environmental Protection Agency have released their climate report which was delayed by Trump, Instagram introduces pronoun options to user profiles, and, space jam: NASA can’t keep up to the demand of private space travel.

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