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Brain implant lets paralyzed man feed himself using his thoughts

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A paralyzed man in Cleveland fed himself mashed potatoes for the first time in eight years, aided by a computer-brain interface that reads his thoughts and sends signals to move muscles in his arm, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. Read More

 

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U.S.-UK alliance targets the world's deadliest superbugs

LONDON (Reuters) - Eleven biotech companies and research teams in Britain and the United States were awarded up to $48 million in funding on Thursday to speed development of new antibiotics powerful enough to take on the world's deadliest superbugs. More »

 

SpaceX to launch first reused rocket, testing cost-cutting model

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX is aiming for another space industry first on Thursday when it plans to launch a Falcon 9 rocket that has flown before, a key step in billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's quest to cut the cost of space flight. More »

 

Australia scientists uncover dinosaur footprint that may be world's largest

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Scientists have found what could be the world's largest dinosaur footprint - measuring nearly 1.7 metres (5.6 ft) - on a remote part of Australia's northwestern coastline. More »

 

Astronauts complete spacewalk to retrofit space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Two spacewalking astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday for a 6-1/2-hour spacewalk, the first of three to prepare the orbiting laboratory for future commercial space taxis and to tackle maintenance chores, NASA TV showed. More »

 

Scientists use graphene to power 'electronic skin' that can feel

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have found a way to power an experimental kind of electronic skin using solar energy in a further step towards the development of prosthetic limbs or robots with a sense of touch. More »

 

SSL sues rival Orbital ATK over theft of trade secrets: lawsuit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Space Systems/Loral is suing rival Orbital ATK over an alleged theft of proprietary data and business plans for an in-space satellite servicing technology, according to a complaint filed on Thursday. More »

 

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