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Photos: Tower of Babel crumples with new tech

The electrodes on the face of this graduate student pick up electrical impulses from the muscles flexed while mouthing words. The impulses are then transliterated into language (in this case, English) and can then be translated into foreign languages.

Carnegie Mellon

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...