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Top 10 Government Projects Straight Out of Science Fiction

By Becky Ferreira Jan 21, 2013

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Speaking of DARPA's scifi-inspired projects, let's talk about mind-controlled prosthetics. That's right: limbs as smart as Luke Skywalker's right hand may be on the way. Last year, Wired magazine reported that DARPA is developing prosthetics with a brain/computer interface that would allow amputees to control the motion with their thoughts. Though these limbs are being developed for the military, DARPA hopes to extend their use to civilians.

Tags: science, life, nasa, space travel, scifi, darpa

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