Scientists who work at the US government’s flagship biomedical centre are collaborating less with industry as a result of a 2005 ethics crack down — and they’re not happy about it.
Reports by the BBC and other media claiming that the German-Indonesian tsunami early warning system was vandalized and did not work after MOnday’s quake are baseless, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) in Potsdam says in a statement issued today.
Chinese state media yesterday announced the official launch of the country’s manned space station program. The media report quoted an anonymous spokesman for the program who said the space station, to be completed by 2020—two years earlier than previous plans—would be “relatively large.”
In this week’s Nature, a team from California show how it’s possible to control images on a screen using just the power of thought. Working with patients who had electrodes implanted for surgery, they fed signals from the patients’ brains into a computer, and then watched as they learned how to use these signals to fade in an image of Marilyn Monroe, or fade out Michael Jackson. This video about the work was made by first author Moran Cerf: … Read more