NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts to ISS, ending reliance on Russia

NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts to ISS, ending reliance on Russia

NASA and SpaceX on Sunday launched four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) from US soil, ending nine years of reliance on Russia to ferry astronauts into space.

Electricity from falling snow

Electricity from falling snow

Researchers have designed a new device with which we can now obtain electricity from falling snow.

Artificial photosynthesis transforms CO2 into liquefiable fuels

Artificial photosynthesis transforms CO2 into liquefiable fuels

Scientists have recently established a reliable “artificial photosynthesis” paradigm to produce fuels from water, carbon dioxide, and visible light.

Robots can collectively plan for future

Robots can collectively plan for future

Robots are currently able to communicate and coordinate in order to make decisions and carry out simple tasks. But could robots in the future carry out missions that require them to determine which tasks to perform and in what order...

An efficient and green way to convert heat into electricity

An efficient and green way to convert heat into electricity

A recent discovery could help scientists to develop more efficient ways to generate electricity from heat that would have been otherwise wasted, such as heat coming from car exhaust, industrial processes, and interplanetary space probes.

First miniature human heart printed

First miniature human heart printed

In a major breakthrough, researchers have "printed" the world's first 3D vascularized engineered heart using a patient's own cells and biological materials.

Smart prosthetic hand combines both human and robot control

Smart prosthetic hand combines both human and robot control

Holding an object in your hand might seem easy, but it’s actually a very complicated and challenging task; if, for instance, an object starts to slip, you typically have a couple of milliseconds to react.

A new Artificial Intelligence (AI) approach to translate brain waves into speech

A new Artificial Intelligence (AI) approach to translate brain waves into speech

In a recent study, researchers demonstrated that brain signals from the human auditory cortex can be reconstructed into intelligible speech with a high rate of success.

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