Daily Archives: August 12, 2016

USA | Robo-suit and virtual reality reverse some paralysis in people with spinal cord injuries

Texoskeletonwo years ago, just before leading a controversial demonstration at the World Cup in which a paralyzed man in a futuristic-looking exoskeleton controlled by his brain appeared to kick a soccer ball, neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis hinted in an interview that his research team would aim for something equally impressive to grab the world’s attention during the 2016 Summer Olympics in his native Brazil.

Greece | Acropolis restorers to bolster west side of Parthenon

Restoration work on Athens’ Acropolis is set to shift to the west side of the Parthenon under a 40-year-long effort to restore the ancient archaeological monument, officials said Thursday.

“Most of the restoration work was completed in 2015, whereby we fixed the most important and urgent problems,” the head of the operation Vassiliki Eleftheriou told AFP.