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Complete program of pope's trip to Fatima on May 12-13

March 20, 2017. The Vatican has published Pope Francis' program for his upcoming trip to Fatima.
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Pope Francis will travel to Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017

March 18, 2017. In response to the invitation from the President of the Republic, the Bishops of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and the Grand Imam of the Mosque of Al Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayyib, Pope Francis will make an Apostolic trip to the Arab Republic of Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017, visiting the city of Cairo. The programme of the trip will be published shortly.
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Pope to meet with most powerful European leaders on March 24

March 3, 2017. On March 24 a historic meeting will take place between the pope and many of the most powerful heads of government throughout Europe. The meeting was announced by the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Greg Burke and will begin at 6 p.m. in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.

Gema, a girl with cerebral palsy, says everything with her eyes

2015-07-26

Her name is Gema and she's six years old. She was born with cerebral palsy, which restricts her ability to communicate. Until now, understanding what she thought and felt was very difficult, but thanks to this new technology she's found a way to communicate...by moving her eyes. 

A new invention allows her to control a computer's mouse. The software analyzes Gema's irises and configures the system so she can communicate. 

The computer screen is divided into categories and she only has to move her eyes to select what she wants to say. The invention also uses a synthetic voice to create words. For example: how does Gema feel when she goes to the beach?

I feel happy.

For now, she can only point to simple ideas, but she is learning how to use the device so she can start reading, writing and eventually using the Internet.

This technology belongs to the Irisbond project, which researches systems of artificial sight that improve the quality of life for the disabled. Irisbond is also working on video games adapted for wide-ranging types of paralysis. 


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