Robotic arm controlled by paralyzed man's thoughts

May 22, 2015

Robotic arm controlled by paralyzed man's thoughts

A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play “rock, paper, scissors” by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported. Two years ago, doctors in California implanted a pair of tiny chips into the ...

Apr 30, 2015

California backs 40% emissions cut

California would aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 under a plan announced Wednesday that steps up the state’s previously established target, which has cut emissions partly by forcing companies to pay for their carbon pollution. Gov. Jerry Brown’s executive order is loftier than ...

California governor says farmers were spared worst of water rationing

Apr 6, 2015

California governor says farmers were spared worst of water rationing

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday defended tough new measures aimed at combatting a crippling four-year drought, but which critics say are far too lenient on the state’s farmers. Brown on Wednesday announced sweeping water restrictions for the first time in the state’s history ...

California governor orders mandatory 25% water restrictions

Apr 2, 2015

California governor orders mandatory 25% water restrictions

California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered state officials Wednesday to impose mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as the state grapples with a serious drought. In an executive order, Brown ordered the state water board to implement measures in cities and towns ...