Mind-controlled exoskeleton to help paralyzed teen to kick first ball at World Cup


Advances in robotics and 3D printing are improving people’s lives.

Thanks to an international collaboration between universities such as Colorado State University, the Technical University of Munich and the Lily Safra International Institute of Neuroscience of Natal in Brazil, a paralyzed teen is set to open this year’s World Cup by kicking a football while wearing a motorized exoskeleton controlled by his or her brain. (Video)


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2022 World Cup Will Beat the Heat with Artificial Clouds

Al-Rayyan stadium

An artitist’s impression of the Al-Rayyan stadium which will play host to World Cup matches.

The 2022 World Cup has been awarded to Qatar, a country that averages 41 degrees Celsius (106°F) during June and July when the tournament is held.  There aren’t too many spectators that will be able to keep up their team spirit in that kind of heat, so organizers have been looking for a creative solution to help block the sun’s sizzling rays.

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