The meteorite explosion over Russia’s Urals region was an extraordinary, unexpected event, says the emergency minister. The incident triggered worldwide scientific debate over the possibility of building a meteor warning/prevention system.
US researchers developed a process that coats a living cell with silica ‘armor’, creating a near-identical inorganic duplicate. This ‘zombie cell’ technique has the potential for building complex nano-scale machines using life as blueprint.
Researchers in southern Russia have unearthed remains of a rare mammoth species. Citing local villagers’ accounts of previous bone finds, they suspect that an entire graveyard of prehistoric creatures is waiting to be found at the site.
The latest innovation in 3D printing – artificial ears – feel, look and behave identically to human ones. The new product developed in the US could provide patients who are missing all or just part of their ear with a chance at reconstructive surgery.
A bionic hand which allows the recipient to feel what they touch might soon be available for amputees. A young Italian man will be the first to try out the high-tech prostheses later this year, with a permanent transplant in the works for 2015.
An aerial meteorite explosion has wreaked havoc in Russia’s Urals. The blast caused widespread panic, damaged buildings, blew out thousands of windows and lead hundreds to seek medical attention for minor injuries.
One day after revealing his plans to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg revealed that he opposes legalizing the drug – as well as any other illicit narcotic.