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A new study conducted by Baylor College of Medicine in the US has provided the first evidence that medicines aren't negatively affected by spending time in space. The research looked at samples returned from the International Space Station (ISS), and represents the first step in a new avenue of study.
A team of researchers from the UK's University of Warwick has used data collected by the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) to study a distant white dwarf. The data, which was collected over a period of 12 years, provides a rare, detailed look at the star remnant interacting with a disk of material – thought to be the remains of an asteroid. The research has the potential to answer questions about the eventual fate of our own Solar System.
The latest of many standing desk solutions, Levit8 takes a simple approach to getting office workers on their feet. Currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, the product is priced low and comes in a unique, convenient form factor.
Images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope have been analyzed by a team of astronomers, uncovering a population of very old white dwarf stars. It's the first time the ancient stars have been observed, and their study provides clues regarding the early construction phase of our home galaxy.
A new study from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) has found that some 3D-printed materials are toxic. The tests were conducted on fish embryos, and the results could lead to a rethink of regulations surrounding 3D printed-materials.
Back in February, ESA announced that a pair of CubeSats would fly aboard its Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM), which forms part of the larger Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment (AIDA) operation. Now, ESA has shortlisted five concepts missions for the flight, including projects that plan to study asteroid composition, measure the gravity field of the object, and much more.
Being a surgeon is a pretty high-stress job, and relies heavily on surgical assistants for things like setting clamps and holding tools. Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute are looking to lighten the load a little, by developing a metal hand that lets surgeons more directly control what's happening on the operating table.
A new NASA study has suggested that gigantic spiral patterns seen around very young stars may be a telltale sign of gigantic, unseen planets in their orbit. If proved accurate, the theory would allow for a new method of planet detection, while providing an invaluable look at planet birth.