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Marsbees Explore Mars
It sounds like the stuff of science fiction. But it's a fact. NASA is developing autonomous tiny drones, the size of bees. NASA's Marsbees will explore the planet Mars for any signs of Martian life. The drones are cutting edge robotic innovation. NASA views them as potentially leading the way for the eventual colonization of Mars.
Marsbees is an extraordinary, artificial intelligence (AI), drone development NASA project. The tiny drones are shaped and sized like bees with one exception. Their wingspan is much larger. The wings are the size of cicada's.wings They're designed to fly through Mars' thin atmosphere with speed, distance, agility and duration. They handily outpace NASA's cumbersome rovers. Rover Curiosity landed in 2012 and has only travelled 12 miles.
The drones are steered by artificial intelligence. Like satellites, they transmit data to scientists wirelessly. NASA plans on launching them from a mobile space base. The base, likely a rover, will serve as a recharging and communications center.
Hummingbird Micro-Air Vehicles
NASA is also developing another nature inspired robotic innovation. A hummingbird micro-air vehicle. It too is for exploration of Mars. It's being tested in simulations of Mars' atmosphere. NASA is currently investing in 25 early stage test projects to accelerate the exploration and eventual colonization of Mars.
1st Test for CTE, Sports-Related, Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Living
Breakthrough Research and Discoveries by Boston University Scientists
CTE is the danger for players inherent in any contact sport. Repeated hard hits to and rattling of the
head in the course of games taking a cumulative toll and resulting in traumatic brain injury CTE which is a fatal disease. Until now, there was no way to detect it in the living. The only reference points for doctors were changes in mood and behavior in the patient following a bad hit to the head and concussion.. But now, there is a brain scan test to detect the abnormal protein tau which is an indicator that the disease condition is present. It's an important breakthrough just announced by scientists at Boston University. For a great news blog, go to Important Innovations Collection: Breakthrough on CTE Brain Injuries from Sports: First Test for CTE in the Living Source: Stock Image Game-changing Discovery by Boston University…
One of the World's Largest: $2.3 Billion EV Battery Plant for Lordstown, Ohio
GM and South Korea's LG Chem Joint Venture
GM and South Korea's LG Chem are investing $2.3 billion to build an electric vehicle battery cell plant in the Lordstown area of Ohio, USA. The plant will be one of the world's largest EV battery cell producing plants. GM and LG Chem will break ground for the new facility in mid-2020 and the new plant will create 1100 jobs at the start of operations. The companies say this plant will be flexible enough to respond to rapid changes in EV battery technology needs. Those needs are accelerating with demand for greater range on less charge times, advancing with electric car technology and they are very expensive. GM CEO Mary Barra's Electric Vehicle Commitment
This is a very significant investment. GM CEO Mary Barra believes that the future of driving is electric. The lack of lithium-ion battery supplies, persistent production problems and the pres…
Continuous Supply of New Neurons Tied to Lifetime Learning & Memory Important Discovery by University of Pennsylvania Medical School Scientists
This is breakthrough research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The scientists have shown for the first time that brain neurons grow and develop over a lifetime from a single population of stem cells in the hippocampus region of the brain. That region is the brain's center of memory and learning. It's also a key area of reaction to stress and mood adjustments.
Why is This Important to You
The discovery underscores how a continuous supply of new neurons throughout life is the source of youthful like learning and memory throughout your life. The discovery was found in research on mice. And, it sets a new benchmark. It helps neuroscientists to determine how to enable youthful life brain conditions for memory and learning for all of us throughout our lives. It's also a path of discovery to repair and regen…