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NASA telemedicine doctors keep ISS astronauts healthy

LAS VEGAS – There is no doctor aboard the International Space Station. Because of the costs associated with shipping items into space, there is a carefully selected selection of medical supplies and equipment. For everything else, the six international astronauts who live and work at the station depend on NASA telemedicine. "Telemedicine is really our only resource", dr. Shannan Moynihan, …

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Nasa & # 39; MacGyver & # 39; Rover curiosity to drill again

image copyright NASA / Reuters caption Since 2016, there are problems with Curiosity's exercise Engineers have completed the first test of a new drilling technique on Mars in an area named after Scotland's ancient Lake Orcadie. Since 2016 there are problems with the operation of Rover Curiosity of NASA The tool stopped working. But this week, after months of testing …

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These spiders moved to Hawaii and continued to develop

New research explores how canary spiders living in Hawaiian islands are an example of "adaptive radiation" and show how evolution works. About 2 to 3 million years ago, a group of spiders from unknown parts spent a long time flooding silk and sailing across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii, so to speak. The spiders were parasites of other spiders, invading …

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U. to close off C.'s Yerkes Observatory on Lake Geneva after over 120 years, overlaid by larger telescopes

As the birthplace of modern astrophysics, the 121-year-old Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, will close in October, the University of Chicago announced. "Unfortunately, the operation of Yerkes no longer makes sense for the university from a programmatic or cost point of view," said U. Executive Vice President David Fithian in a prepared statement. "To finish our work there is …

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How well does Trump understand NASA?

At the end of a meeting at the White House on Thursday, President Donald Trump, flanked by members of his cabinet, pointed to the table in front of them. "Before me are some rocket ships," the president said. "You have not seen this country for a long time." On the table were model replicas of three rocket launcher systems, two …

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Photos: SpaceX Hispasat night launch

SpaceX completed the 50th launch of the Falcon 9 rocket last week with the launch of its communications satellite, Hispasat. The Hispasat 30W-6 satellite was successfully launched into space where it would terminate in a geostationary transfer orbit to replace the operations of the current 30W-4 satellite. The launch window opened at 12:33 ET at the Cape Canaveral Air Force …

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Scientists seamlessly "breathe" atomic lattices together

Source: Park et al. Researchers from the United States have developed a new, clever technique in which two patches of different crystals are, in principle, seamlessly sewn together. The interface between the two crystals is so smooth, it's atomic thin. The results could lead to more powerful electronics. "The current electronics technology is based on massive and thick materials and …

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Rocket Booster Landing by Elon Musk deserved praise from President Donald Trump

During a Cabinet meeting Thursday morning, President Donald Trump took the opportunity to discuss the progress that private space exploration companies have made in researching rockets. The President mentioned Elon Musk, SpaceX's founder and lead designer, who successfully launched one of Musk's Tesla vehicles with a SpaceX space suit on board last month. The sports car was launched during the …

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