New program healing U.S. service members from injury using VR technology

The Pentagon says 109 U.S. service members suffered traumatic brain injuries last month in an Iranian missile strike on an air base in Iraq. In wake of that news, the Department of Veterans Affairs has pioneered a new approach to help these wounded warriors heal and even return some to…

Pangolin facing greater threat of extinction during coronavirus outbreak

The pangolin has spent most of its existence in obscurity, but after a group of Chinese scientists recently labeled the mammal as a potential transmitter of the novel coronavirus, they are facing a threat of extinction. Tom Hanson reports. Read More

Computer-generated genomes

Chemists have described how computational algorithms paired with chemical DNA synthesis enable digital manufacturing of biological systems up to the size of entire microbial genomes. They have made insights related to the design, building and testing of a computer-generated bacterial genome and can discuss how algorithms simplify the synthesis of…

New technologies, strategies expanding search for extraterrestrial life

New technologies that enable new strategies are revitalizing the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), by not only augmenting the traditional search for intelligently-generated radio signals but also allowing searches for other signs of life and technological activity. Read More

A new spacecraft will examine the sun close up

Fish, like people, must pay for their accommodation

Energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide have stabilised, for now

Low-cost ‘smart’ diaper can notify caregiver when it’s wet

Researchers have developed a ”smart” diaper embedded with a moisture sensor that can alert a caregiver when a diaper is wet. When the sensor detects dampness in the diaper, it sends a signal to a nearby receiver, which in turn can send a notification to a smartphone or computer. Read…

Electrons in rapid motion

Researchers observe quantum interferences in real-time using a new extreme ultra-violet light spectroscopy technique. Read More