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Scientists turn brain signals into speech, may help people who cannot talk

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People robbed of the ability to talk due to a stroke or another medical condition may soon have real hope of regaining a voice thanks to technology that harnesses brain activity to produce synthesized speech, researchers said on Wednesday. Read More


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NASA probe detects likely 'marsquake' - an interplanetary first

(Reuters) - NASA's robotic probe InSight has detected and measured what scientists believe to be a "marsquake," marking the first time a likely seismological tremor has been recorded on another planet, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California reported on Tuesday. More »


German scientists create see-through human organs

MUNICH (Reuters) - Researchers in Germany have created transparent human organs using a new technology that could pave the way to print three-dimensional body parts such as kidneys for transplants. More »


China to announce rules soon to regulate commercial rocket industry

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's national space agency said on Tuesday it will soon announce rules to regulate commercial rocket manufacturing, test flights and launches, state media reported, as the number of private startups in the nascent sector surged in the past year. More »


Elon Musk's SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests

(Reuters) - Elon Musk's SpaceX suffered an anomaly in one of its Crew Dragon capsules while conducting engine tests at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Saturday, the company said. More »


China draws up tighter rules on human gene and embryo trials: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top legislature will consider tougher rules on research involving human genes and embryos, the first such move since a Chinese scientist sparked controversy last year by announcing he had made the world's first "gene-edited" babies. More »


Out of a drawer and into your nightmares comes a vicious ancient beast

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Ohio University integrative biologist Nancy Stevens peered into a drawer in the wooden cabinets on the top floor of a Nairobi museum in 2010, she saw a chunk of rock containing massive teeth and knew she had come across something important. More »


Yale study revives cellular activity in pig brains hours after death

(Reuters) - Yale University scientists have succeeded in restoring basic cellular activity in pigs' brains hours after their deaths in a finding that may one day lead to advances in treating human stroke and brain injuries, researchers reported on Wednesday. More »


Back on Earth, China's Mars simulation base greets first visitors

JINCHANG, China (Reuters) - About 100 excited Chinese teenagers completed a five-hour tour of a space colony against a desolate backdrop not unlike the desert planet of Tatooine, the home world of Luke Skywalker. More »


On Saturn's moon Titan, plentiful lakeside views, but with liquid methane

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists on Monday provided the most comprehensive look to date at one of the solar system's most exotic features: prime lakeside property in the northern polar region of Saturn's moon Titan - if you like lakes made of stuff like liquid methane. More »


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