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Brain implant lets paralyzed man feed himself using his thoughts


CHICAGO 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. | Video


Australia scientists uncover dinosaur footprint that may be world's largest 28 Mar 2017

SYDNEY 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.

Astronauts complete spacewalk to retrofit space station 24 Mar 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. 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. | Video


Scientists use graphene to power 'electronic skin' that can feel 23 Mar 2017

LONDON 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.

SSL sues rival Orbital ATK over theft of trade secrets: lawsuit 23 Mar 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. 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.


Revolutionary overhaul of dinosaur family tree proposed 22 Mar 2017

WASHINGTON Some of the best-known dinosaurs, like Tyrannosaurus rex and Brontosaurus, may be headed for a divorce due to irreconcilable differences.


Brazil ramps up domestic space satellite, rocket programs 22 Mar 2017

KOUROU, French Guiana Brazil is developing technology to send domestically-made satellites into space with its own rockets by the end of the decade, aerospace executives and officials said ahead of the launch of the nation's first defense and communications satellite.


Ancient quakes may point to sinking risk for part of California coast 21 Mar 2017

SEATTLE The Big One may be overdue to hit California but scientists near Los Angeles have found a new risk for the area during a major earthquake: abrupt sinking of land, potentially below sea level.


First U.S. bumble bee added to endangered species list 21 Mar 2017

The rusty patched bumble bee became the first wild bee in the continental United States to gain federal protection on Tuesday when it was added to the government's list of endangered and threatened species.


Scientists launch campaign to restore Pluto to the planet club 21 Mar 2017

A team of scientists seeking to restore Pluto to planethood launched a campaign on Tuesday to broaden the astronomical classifications which led to its demotion to a "dwarf planet" a decade ago.

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