Thrusters of the Soyuz spacecraft docked at the International Space Station (ISS) misfired on Tuesday, Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said. The incident slightly changed the station's position, but no threat to ISS or the crew was reported.
A humanoid fighting robot will know how to run in a matter of months, says head of the company working on the android. The company is also developing brain-computer interface technology and brand new equipment for the “soldier of the future.”
Humanoid robots won the day at the DARPA Robotics Challenge, slightly outperforming their quadruped rivals at overcoming obstacles and completing tasks in a simulated disaster environment. South Korean team KAIST grabbed the top $2 million prize.
Florida’s St. Mary’s Medical Center is under federal investigation for the death of nine children in its pediatric cardiac surgery program, according to CNN. It follows a report finding the program’s mortality rate nearly 10 times the national average.
A major discovery by US researchers – previously unidentified vessels that directly connect the brain with the immune system – could aid in studying and finding treatment to such neurological diseases, as autism, multiple sclerosis, or Alzheimer’s.
Twenty-three robots are competing in the DARPA Robotics Challenge finals for the $3.5 million prize fund, with their human controllers attempting to steer them through an obstacle course simulating a disaster scenario.
US doctors have successfully performed the world's first skull and scalp transplant. The recipient, a former cancer patient, also received a new kidney and pancreas during an operation that lasted more than half a day.
Researchers connected with a study that trumpeted the life-saving abilities of US climate change rules reportedly accepted about $45 million in grants from the Environmental Protection Agency and coordinated with EPA staff to craft the study.