ESPOO, Finland, July 22, 2022 — IQM Quantum Computers (IQM), the European leader in building superconducting quantum computers, is announcing today it has raised €128 million ($128m) in Series A2 funding led by World Fund to expand its international business and accelerate product development to tackle the world’s most pressing problems. The funding, which follows a €39m ($39m) Series A1

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Story at a glance

  • The first permanent endovascular brain-computer interface was implanted in a patient in the U.S.

  • The technology is intended to give severely paralyzed people the ability to control a computer using only their thoughts.

  • Brain-computer interface developer Synchron has developed a novel approach to the procedure that has started an FDA-approved early feasibility study.

In recent years,

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Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are no longer a thing of science fiction. The technology is already available to some patients to treat conditions like epilepsy and blindness. Soon, projects like Elon Musk’s Neuralink could make BCIs available to a broad consumer audience.


However, with the technology’s widespread adoption has come serious concerns about the safety and ethics of brain-computer interfaces.



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Enoila Shokunbi, a fifth grader at McDonough School in Middletown, knows exactly what she wants to be when she grows up.

“President,” she said quickly. “But I might want to be a singer first.”

Enoila explains that someone like Taylor Swift would likely get more votes for president because of her pop stardom, so that might be the route she

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Unanimously, the U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a bipartisan bill sponsored by a Virginia congresswoman to help provide surplus computers to military veterans, students and seniors in need. Under a 1949 law controlling government surplus, that’s now impossible.

U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s legislation was co-sponsored by two fellow congressional representatives from Virginia, U.S.

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