For what appears to be the first time in history doctors were able to use 3D printing technology during a facial reconstruction surgery to help a British man who survived a motorcycle accident but walked away traumatized and disfigured.
If you ever wanted to dupe an enemy sonar (or a whale), a new tool that fools sound waves into thinking they’re hitting nothing but thin air is for you. The cloaking device, paid for by the US military, is a mathematical marvel of engineering.
One of the co-authors of a recent study promising to revolutionize the synthesis of stem cells has called for the entire research to be retracted after he reviewed the test data and reportedly found multiple problems, including “questionable images.”
A North Carolina pharmaceutical company has reversed its stance and announced it will provide a cancer-stricken 7-year-old with an experimental drug after public outrage condemned a policy that forbid them to give him the potentially life-saving drug.
Contaminated water at the battered Fukushima plant has taken precedence over everything else. As the larger cleanup effort continues and storage space for the water is rapidly running out, scientists suggest dumping it into the Pacific Ocean.
NASA has decided to determine once and for all whether Planet X – the mythical planet that’s been theorized for millennia – exists. Sadly, a rigorous infrared survey of our galactic neighborhood returned no clues, but yielded plenty of other findings.
NASA’s latest test vehicle may not survive in its current form going forward, but its ability to hover like a helicopter and land on tough terrain could prove integral to future missions to Mars and other interplanetary locations.
As gas cloud G2 speeds towards Sagittarius A*, a supermassive black hole at our galaxy’s center, astronomers are getting ready to have some of their questions answered. At least the devouring, expected in March-April, promises to be a spectacular view.