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The world is a very busy place, and it’s hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the Science & Technology news events you need to know so far for March 2024.

  1. Neuralink Chip Aids A Paralysed Patient To Play Computer Games

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Thursday, March 21, 2024 – Elon Musk’s brain-chip firm, Neuralink, has demonstrated its first patient controlling a cursor on a computer with an implanted gadget. In a nine-minute live stream on X, formerly Twitter, Noland Arbaugh plays chess online using the cursor. The device developed by Neuralink is inserted into the skull and utilizes microscopic wires to read neuron activity. It then sends a wireless signal to a receiving unit.

Mr Arbaugh was paralyzed below the shoulders after a diving accident and had the chip implanted in January. The company’s mission is to connect human brains to computers to better treat complex neurological diseases. “The surgery was super easy,” Mr Arbaugh stated during the presentation.

Neuralink is just one of the many companies and university departments working to improve and eventually bring this technology to market. As an instance, the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne Switzerland has achieved the remarkable feat of enabling Gert-Jan Oskam, who is paralyzed, to walk solely through the power of his thoughts on the movements involved.

Source: BBC 

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