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​ISS shifts due to abnormal engine start – Roscosmos
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.

09.06.2015 21:02

Impact glass found on Mars may be key to discovering life, scientists say
By using NASA’s Mars satellite data, researchers found impact glass deposits on the Red Planet that could have preserved signatures of life.

09.06.2015 14:55

​Russian combat android will be able to run by the end of year, developer says
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.”

08.06.2015 19:14

World’s 1st 'feeling' prosthetic leg unveiled in Austria
Researchers in Vienna have pioneered the first artificial leg capable of transmitting feelings to the brain like a real limb. It also stops phantom pain, a condition that many amputees suffer from.

08.06.2015 13:53

​'Bees with Alzheimer’s?' Aluminium pollution linked to dementia in bees
The decline in the bee population could be caused by the insect’s high contamination of aluminum, a chemical element implicated as a factor in Alzheimer's disease in humans, a new study has found.

07.06.2015 13:47

S. Korean bot wins DARPA’s robotic disaster simulation contest
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.

06.06.2015 22:44

Moscow protesters rally against budget cuts in science, education
Over 3,000 protesters have gathered in Moscow to call for science and education reforms in Russia, amid budget cuts and the closure of a leading scientific foundation over a “foreign agent” tag.

06.06.2015 16:29

Florida hospital under federal probe after 9 babies die in cardiac surgery
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.

06.06.2015 00:04

Scientists find link between brain & immune system to fight Alzheimer’s, autism
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.

05.06.2015 20:03

Not quite terminators: Rescue robots compete at DARPA challenge finals
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.

05.06.2015 17:37

​Doctors perform world's first skull & scalp transplant in 15-hr operation
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.

05.06.2015 18:16

Researchers who boosted EPA climate change rules cooperated with govt - report
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.

05.06.2015 16:04