Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 04/11/2010 - 15:21
Miikka Terho, a man with genetic blindness, has been able to recognise and detect different letters after having an electronic chip inserted in his eye.
The chip was inserted into his eye far behind the retina. The chip works by processing the light that enters the eye, and it converts the light into lots of electrical impulses that are sent up the optical nerve to the brain.
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 04/11/2010 - 15:08
On 2nd November, the ISS travelled its 1.5billionth mile, with six resident astronauts on board from across the globe. The International Space Station became the longest continuously inhabited spacecraft last month, beating the preivous record of 3,644 days held by the Russian Mir Space Station. Since the first crew left Kazakhstan on 31st October 2000 and docked with the station two days later, it has been inhabited by a crew, and continues to serve as a foothold into space for humanity.
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Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 04/11/2010 - 14:50
Scientists at in the Yorkshire Cancer Research Laboratory at York University have developed a procedure by which green flourescent protein that enable jellyfish to glow in the dark are used to pinpoint cancerous cells in the human body. Many have said that this will revolutionise the way cancer is diagnosed, as the proteins can find cells deeped inside the body.
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Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 04/11/2010 - 14:46
Scientists in Britain have taken a huge step towards the creation of an 'invisibility cloak', as seen in the Harry Potter films.
Submitted by YSJ News on Tue, 02/11/2010 - 00:14
Every now and again our imaginations are fed with the thought of life within our very own solar system (outside our planet) being a reality. The most plausible location outside our planet of course that might support life would be mars. Recently, Nasa has discovered Silica on a Mars volcano. The presence of Silica is significant as its presence is vital evidence for the existance of microscopic life either in the past or presently. The scientific explination (in short) is that the hydrated silica found could have only been produced in conditions which are habitable.
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 14/10/2010 - 13:28
An impressive four species of rare bats have been found in a forest in Wiltshire during radio tracking surveys in a forest. The survey was carried out by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and the Cotswold Water Park (CWP) Society, and means a significant step forward in the study of bats in the UK.
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Submitted by cswire on Thu, 07/10/2010 - 14:32
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Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 07/10/2010 - 14:15
A toxic waste spill in Hungary that began with mud bursting out of a reservoir on Monday has reached the River Danube, wiping out entire fish populations and killing four people, as well as injuring at least one hundred more. The toxic red sludge is from an industrial plant in Hungary, and has led to what the Prime Minister, Victor Orban, has called an 'ecological tragedy'.
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 07/10/2010 - 14:00
Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov have been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics on account of their groundbreaking research on Graphene.
Submitted by YSJ News on Thu, 07/10/2010 - 13:40
The drill that is to rescue miners in Chile who have been trapped underground for over two months has nearly completed the project, and the tunnel is expected to be operational soon.