News Neuroprosthesis Restores Effective Hand Movement
The multi-electrode array and FES device which combine to form the neuroprosthesis allowed the monkeys to regain movement in the paralyzed hand and pick up and move the ball with almost the same level of dexterity as they did before the paralysis
News Skylon Sabre Engine
REL managing director Alan Bond told the BBC: 'We can reduce the world to four hours - the maximum time it would take to go anywhere. And that it also gives us an aircraft that can go into space, replacing all the expendable rockets we use today.'
News Inside The First Production-Ready Electric Airplane
http://www.popsci.com, By Seth Fletcher
Range-Extending Gas Engine: A supercharged 1.5-liter gasoline engine backs up the electric system. A 23-gallon tank in the center fuselage holds enough unleaded gas to extend the GT4s range up to 1,000 miles.
News How it Would Work: Destroying an Incoming Killer Asteroid With a Nuclear Blast
http://www.popsci.com, By Clay Dillow
Simulations show how unleashing Earth's destructive arsenal into deep space could save the planet
News Water Floats on Oil, Defying Conventional Wisdom
Water can float on oil, suggest new findings defying conventional wisdom that could have important applications in cleaning up oil spills that endanger seashores and fisheries, researchers say.
News How Do Tigers Get Their Stripes? Science Not So Certain Now
http://www.livescience.com, LiveScience Staff
A decades-old explanation for how tigers get their stripes has come into question as researchers challenge whats called the morphogen theory. The research does not nix the theory, but science may now have a hypothetical tiger by the tail as they try
News Ancient Egyptian Mummy Suffered Rare and Painful Disease
http://www.livescience.com, Owen Jarus
Around 2,900 years ago, an ancient Egyptian man, likely in his 20s, passed away after suffering from a rare, cancerlike disease that may also have left him with a type of diabetes.
News How Well Does Scotch Age in Zero Gravity? A Distiller Launches Some to Find Out
http://www.popsci.com, By Paul Adams
Ardbeg, makers of extremely peaty Scotch whisky, has launched samples of its product into space. Not as a gift from Earth to extraterrestrial races, nor even as a refreshment for human astronauts -- no, the idea is to study how whisky ages in zero-gr
News Odds of Finding Alien Life Boosted by Billions of Habitable Worlds
http://www.space.com, by Nola Taylor Redd
A new estimate of the number of habitable planets orbiting the most common type of stars in our galaxy could have huge consequences for the search for life.
News Eating Berries Reduces the Cognitive Decline Caused by Aging
Eating berries appears to reduce cognitive decline in older adults. In a new study published by the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society, the results suggest that cognitive decline can be delayed in the elderly by up to two a
News New Particle Discovered with 'Higgs Boson' Machine
http://www.theatlanticwire.com, Connor Simpson
Scientists running the Large Hadron Collider, aka the "big bang machine", announced Friday they've discovered a brand new particle during one of their experiments.
News Nanotube Arrays Alternative to platinum
Dyes absorb photons from sunlight and generate a charge in the form of electrons, which are captured first by a semiconducting titanium oxide layer deposited on a current collector before flowing back to the counter electrode through another current
News Polyurethane System Density Below Water
This compact material offers great design freedom for vehicle construction and can be used to make components with a Class A surface that are to be finished with a high-grade coating. It is processed using tried-and-tested RRIM technology.
News Like baboons, our elected leaders are literally addicted to power
http://www.telegraph.co.uk, By Dr Ian Robertson
Political power has a similar effect on the brain to cocaine - and it's not surprising that, as the Leveson Inquiry shows, our political leaders are hooked on it.
News Nanotube Sponge Developed
The team found for the first time that boron puts kinks and elbows into the nanotubes as they grow and promotes the formation of covalent bonds, which give the sponges their robust qualities.
News Elixir of Youth?
he results beg the question - what is going on here? Is the life extension just for those lucky rats again, or is there a mechanism that might transfer over to humans? The study was aimed at discovering if a diet of buckyballs has any toxic effects,
News Sulphur in Every Pore
o this end, Thomas Bein and his team at NIM first developed a network of porous carbon nanoparticles. The nanoparticles have 3- to 6-nanometer wide pores, allowing the sulfur to be evenly distributed. In this way, almost all of the sulfur atoms are a
News SCIENCE: What Are The Oil Sands And Why Are They So Valuable?
http://www.businessinsider.com, Dina Spector
This week our own Robert Johnson is headed north to investigate one of the most controversial energy projects in the world: the Canadian oil sands.
News Japan Nuclear Future Uncertain
But the momentum to restart Japan's reactors is losing ground as time passes, particularly if Japan and its economy emerge relatively unscathed from a nuclear power-free summer.
News FDA Proposes Rules for Nanotechnology in Food
http://www.claimsjournal.com, By MATTHEW PERRONE
Regulators are proposing that food companies that want to use tiny engineered particles in their packaging may have to provide extra testing data to show the products are safe.
News Google's Eric Schmidt and film director James Cameron back venture to mine in space
http://www.telegraph.co.uk, By Emma Rowley
Forget the gold rushes of the Wild West, the next grab for natural riches could eclipse anything that has gone before it. Power players including Eric Schmidt, the Google chairman, and James Cameron, the film director, are planning to mine the final
News Make It So - Energy Science Fiction Becoming Science Fact
Star Trek has been noted on many occasions throughout the series for seemingly predicting (or perhaps inspiring) the progression of technology.
News Artificial DNA alternative evolves on its own
http://www.tgdaily.com, by Emma Woollacott
The prospect of artificial life has just come one step closer, with the discovery that a synthetic version of DNA and RNA can evolve like the real thing.
News Black Fly Saliva Medicine
"We were able to show that the salivary protein targets Xa and is a good inhibitor of clotting," he said about his recent research. "But, it is an even better inhibitor of some enzymes involved in very early immune response-elastase and cathepsin
News Evolution has given humans a huge advantage over most other animals: middle age
As a 42-year-old man born in England, I can expect to live for about another 38 years. In other words, I can no longer claim to be young. I am, without doubt, middle-aged.
To some people that is a depressing realization. We are used to dismissing
News Multi Core Computer Architecture
wants cores to communicate the same way computers hooked to the Internet do: by bundling the information they transmit into "packets." Each core would have its own router, which could send a packet down any of several paths, depending on the condi
Headlines: Multi Core Computer Architecture -- 'Dinosaur eggs' discovered in Chechnya (PHOTOS) -- Evolution has given humans a huge advantage over most other animals: middle age -- Black Fly Saliva Medicine -- Artificial DNA alternative evolves on its own -- Make It So - Energy Science Fiction Becoming Science Fact -- Google's Eric Schmidt and film director James Cameron back venture to mine in space -- FDA Proposes Rules for Nanotechnology in Food -- Japan Nuclear Future Uncertain -- Breakthrough in Solar Energy -- SCIENCE: What Are The Oil Sands And Why Are They So Valuable? -- Sulphur in Every Pore -- Elixir of Youth? -- Nanotube Sponge Developed -- Like baboons, our elected leaders are literally addicted to power -- Polyurethane System Density Below Water -- Nanotube Arrays Alternative to platinum -- New Particle Discovered with 'Higgs Boson' Machine -- Eating Berries Reduces the Cognitive Decline Caused by Aging -- The Mechanics of Prayer -- An astrological rarity: Venus moving across the sun in May
-- Odds of Finding Alien Life Boosted by Billions of Habitable Worlds -- How Well Does Scotch Age in Zero Gravity? A Distiller Launches Some to Find Out -- Ancient Egyptian Mummy Suffered Rare and Painful Disease -- How Do Tigers Get Their Stripes? Science Not So Certain Now -- Water Floats on Oil, Defying Conventional Wisdom -- How it Would Work: Destroying an Incoming Killer Asteroid With a Nuclear Blast -- Inside The First Production-Ready Electric Airplane -- Skylon Sabre Engine -- Neuroprosthesis Restores Effective Hand Movement