Apple joins NCWIT in push for gender balance in U.S. tech industry

At the White House Summit on Working Families on Monday, the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), with which Apple is an alliance partner, announced an ambitious program to fast track 3,500 women into the U.S. tech industry by 2016.



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Mind-controlled exoskeleton prepares to kick off the 2014 World Cup

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It’s showtime for the 2014 World Cup. On Thursday, one of the eight partially paralyzed men and women who have been training with Miguel Nicolelis’ robotic, mind-controlled exoskeletons will stand up from their wheelchair and make the opening kickoff. The technology used to do this springs from a close collaboration between Nicolelis the neuroscientist, and electrical engineer Gordon Cheng. Together they lead the Walk Again Project which now promises to make history.

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