Need some new muscle? We’ll print that for you.In a tremendous stride forwards for the field of regenerative medicine, researchers in the U.S. have managed to invent a 3D printer capable of churning out human-scale, living tissues that survived and integrated when implanted into an animal. While it’s still early days, the team demonstrated that the tissues developed the right strength and function required for human application, raising the possibility that the technique could one day be used to help people whose tissue has been damaged by disease or trauma.
The scientific study of human intelligence dates back well over 100 years. In that time there have been numerous schools of thought about how to measure intelligence. The core disagreement between researchers and theorists about intelligence is around whether it’s genetic or largely influenced by the environment; whether it’s nature or nurture.
Future Mars astronauts will have plenty to contend with if they are ever to make it to the Red Planet. In perhaps one of the most well-known experiments to simulate a trip to the planet, Mars500 had six men spend 520 days in a pressurized facility in Russia – the longest simulated space mission to date. The purpose was to test how well the men could cope with extended periods of isolation and confinement.
Long before the Empire struck back, before the United Federation of Planets federated, Isaac Asimov created Foundation, the epic tale of the decline and fall of the Galactic Empire. Asimov’s Empire comprised 25 million planets, knit together by sleek spaceships hurtling through the galaxy
Every event in the past, present and future have already happened. We just happen to be traveling through the events on our own linear timescale.
To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary, NASA released a stunning new photo and fly-through visualization of a sparkling cluster of stars that resembles fireworks, The Washington Post reports