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Portable Scanners “Read” Brains on the Go

August 1, 2013—Though EEG (Electroencephalography) has been around for decades, now, new technology allows us to detect and measure brain activity with a lightweight headset and mobile phone. National Geographic Emerging Explorer and entrepreneur Tan Le demonstrates how her company’s EEG headset and software can be used for a variety of research purposes.

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Can Robots Learn to be More Human?

Robotics expert and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Chad Jenkins says that coming breakthroughs in robotics will soon make robots a bigger part of everyday life, helping us perform more tasks in our homes and workplaces.

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In Her Words: Sylvia Earle on Women in Science

Published on Jun 14, 2013

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June 14, 2013—On June 13, aquanaut, oceanographer and marine biologist Sylvia Earle received the Hubbard Medal, the National Geographic Society’s highest honor, for distinction in exploration, discovery and research. In light of recent public discussions about women in the sciences, National Geographic asked Sylvia to discuss her experiences as a woman in a field previously considered a man’s world.