World first as man is able to walk following surgery after spinal cord sliced in half
A report published today claims that banning too many pesticides will lead to lower yields on farm, which in turn could result in an increase in food imports, and job losses —> Read More Here
Boulder CO (SPX) Oct 21, 2014
Venus is hiding something beneath its brilliant shroud of clouds: a first order mystery about the planet that researchers may be a little closer to solving because of a new re-analysis of twenty-year-old spacecraft data.
Venus’s surface can’t be seen from orbit in visible light because of the planet’s hot, dense, cloudy atmosphere. Instead, radar has been used by spacecraft to penetrate th —> Read More Here
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 21, 2014
NASA successfully captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The data from these thermal images may provide critical engineering information for future missions to the surface of Mars.
“Because the technologies required to land large payloads on Mars are significantly different than tho —> Read More Here
Older individuals who are subliminally exposed to positive stereotypes about aging showed improved physical functioning that can last for several weeks, a new study. —> Read More Here
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Oct 21, 2014
Argentina has successfully launched its first domestically designed and developed geostationary communications satellite Thursday, USA Today reported.
“ARSAT-1 is on its way to space. What a thrill,” Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner wrote on her Twitter account.
The satellite will occupy the 81 West orbital slot, 36,000 km away from earth.
ARSAT-1 is the first satellite —> Read More Here
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 17, 2014
Plants-literally rooted in Earth-lack locomotion. And although plants may appear static, even the tiniest seedlings are sophisticated organisms that sense and respond to their environment. Seedlings may not travel, but they do move.
An international team of NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) researchers are studying the growth and development of Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings – also know —> Read More Here
Scientists have restored the hearing of mice partly deafened by noise, using advanced tools to boost the production of a key protein in their ears. By demonstrating the importance of the protein, called NT3, in maintaining communication between the ears and brain, these new findings pave the way for research in humans that could improve treatment of hearing loss caused by noise exposure and normal aging. —> Read More Here
Developing invisible implantable medical sensor arrays, a team of engineers has overcome a major technological hurdle in researchers’ efforts to understand the brain. The team has now described its technology, which has applications in fields ranging from neuroscience to cardiac care and even contact lenses. —> Read More Here
Three people infected with Ebola predicted to fly from West Africa every month if no exit screening takes place
Three Ebola-infected travelers are predicted to depart on an international flight every month from any of the three countries in West Africa currently experiencing widespread Ebola virus outbreaks (Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra Leone), if no exit screening were to take place, according to new modeling research. —> Read More Here