Sci-tech

Paralyzed man walks after groundbreaking spinal implant

Paralyzed man walks after groundbreaking spinal implant This study achieves an unprecedented level of precision in electrically stimulating spinal cords. By sending electrical signals to parts of the spinal cord responsible for movement, three patients were able to walk again. "There's a complex network of information coming back into the spinal cord from the leg about where your leg is in space". "If you could stimulate those, you could try to cau... [Full Article...]

Scientists warn that world’s wilderness areas are disappearing

The worldwide team mapped intact ocean ecosystems, complementing another project charting remaining terrestrial wilderness. The researchers discovered that 77 percent of Earth's landmass, and 87 percent of its oceans had been modified by the direct effects of human activity. [Full Article...]

Kepler space telescope: The planet-hunting spacecraft retires

Kepler space telescope: The planet-hunting spacecraft retires Working in deep space for a long time, Kepler discovered over 2,600 planets from outside the close planetary system, a significant number of which could be promising spots forever. Kepler data suggests another 2,899 potential planets that ground-based astronomers will continue to study and determine if they are, in fact, planets. [Full Article...]

Big brands vow action on plastic waste

Big brands vow action on plastic waste When the boat is sinking, bailing out buys you time, but what you really need to do is fix the hole. "It sets out the steps businesses and governments must take if we are to find a solution to the root causes of plastic pollution , and we urge all those working towards dealing with this global issue to sign it". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation targets Dec 3 date for first manned ISS launch after accident

Russian Federation targets Dec 3 date for first manned ISS launch after accident The last time Russian Federation saw an aborted manned launch was in 1983, when two Soviet cosmonauts jettisoned and landed safely after a launch pad explosion. Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques watches a video during a presentation to students at an event, October 24, 2018 in Ottawa. Roscosmos also said that the crew of the ongoing mission may return home on December 20, TASS reported. [Full Article...]

NASA’s Supersonic Parachute Ready for 2020 Mars Mission

NASA’s Supersonic Parachute Ready for 2020 Mars Mission The ASPIRE chute worked remarkably well-better than it will need to. The eight-episode series " On a Mission " launches today, letting subscribers follow along with the InSight lander as it travels hundreds of millions of miles through space in the hopes of landing on Mars on November 26. [Full Article...]

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Retires After Nine Years of Planet Discovery

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Retires After Nine Years of Planet Discovery However, while Kepler spent its prime mission looking at a single, very small region of the sky, TESS is performing an all-sky survey focused on the nearest and brightest stars. A new, state-of-the-art planet hunter - the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS - was launched last April. TESS is created to survey about 200,000 stars across a wide stretch of sky in our celestial neighborhood... [Full Article...]

NASA eager to hear from Mars rover as dust storm clears

NASA eager to hear from Mars rover as dust storm clears Opportunity was moving through Perseverance Valley when it ground to a halt. But with the storm slowly dissipating over Perseverance Valley, enough sunlight could soon reach the rover to waken it from its slumber. Dr Zurek said: "The dust haze produced by the Martian global dust storm of 2018 is one of the most extensive on record, but all indications are it is finally coming to a close". [Full Article...]


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