SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
MILLIONS OF PEOPLE NEED NEW CORNEAS. NOW WE CAN 3D PRINT THEM.
Damaged corneas can cause vision problems or even blindness. We could soon have a new way to help people get new ones.
MEN AND WOMEN EQUALLY GOOD AT SCIENCE, BUT MEN THINK THEY’RE BETTER
WANT TO FLY PEOPLE TO THE MOON? BECOME A COMMERCIAL ASTRONAUT.
Starfighters Inc. has a deal with NASA to develop a training program for space tourists. The company currently has just one customer. With multiple companies planning to launch space tourists in the next few years, that will likely soon change.
BRAIN-ZAPPING PACEMAKER IMPLANT COULD BE A NEW TREATMENT FOR OPIOID ADDICTION
A doctor working with West Virginia University will conduct a study to test the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation therapy as a treatment for opioid addiction. The physician hopes to have the treatment ready for widespread use in 2025.
CHINA, RUSSIA AND THE US ARE IN AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ARMS RACE
China, Russia, and the United States are engaged in a worldwide race to develop AI and define the future. How does each competitor stack up, and how is the race itself changing the stakes?
THIS WEEK, WE WILL OFFICIALLY SAY GOODBYE TO CASSINI. HERE’S WHAT WE’VE LEARNED.
As NASA's Cassini probe plunges to its end, it completes a two-decade run spent mostly observing Saturn. In its thirteen years of taking photos, Cassini has made a number of discoveries about the ringed-planet and its moons. Here are some of them.
DIARRHEA: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS & TREATMENTS
Diarrhea — or loose, watery bowel movements that occur more frequently than usual — is one of the most commonly reported ailments in the United States (second only to respiratory infection), according to the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG).
BLOOD IN YOUR VEINS IS NOT BLUE — HERE'S WHY IT'S ALWAYS RED
Human blood is red because of the protein hemoglobin, which contains a red-colored compound called heme that's crucial for carrying oxygen through your bloodstream.
Heme contains an iron atom which binds to oxygen
; it's this molecule that transports oxygen from your lungs to other parts of the body.
NIH OFFICIALLY LIFTS BAN ON RESEARCH STUDYING GERMS WITH PANDEMIC POTENTIAL
"We have a responsibility to ensure that research with infectious agents is conducted responsibly."
WANT TO FOLLOW ELON MUSK’S ROADSTER THROUGH SPACE? THERE’S A WEBSITE FOR THAT.
In a rather dramatic fashion, SpaceX sent CEO and founder Elon Musk's own Tesla Roadster into space as the first payload of their Falcon Heavy rocket. Now, you can keep track of its enigmatic passenger, called Starman, using data from NASA.