The Yutu rover, part of China's Chang'e-3 unmanned lunar mission has found a new type of basalt rock in one of the dark basins of the moon that is unlike anything previously recovered by the United States or Soviet Union. The findings, reported in Nature Communications, indicate "late volcanism on the Moon."
A team from the University of California, San Diego's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have discovered a way to use the human body as a medium for data transmission. This discovery could potentially replace radio technologies like Bluetooth, which, although it can transmit data as far as 30 feet, experiences high path loss (signals weakening on the way to their destination) and also exposes users to potential eavesdropping.
The FDA has officially approved a new anti-seizure medication, which may not seem newsworthy, but this new medication, Spirtam, is the first-ever 3D-printed medication to gain FDA approval. Like so many other 3D-printed applications, this form of the drug can not be produced using conventional methods.
New measures are constantly being taken to combat the ongoing problem of concussions in contact sports such as football and hockey. While new helmets have been developed, and helmet-mounted devices have been released, Force Impact Technologies believes their FITGuard mouthguard offers an even better approach.