NASA announced on Thursday that the Voyager 1 has left the solar system, being the first man made object to achieve such thing.
A species of shark that uses its fins to “walk” along the sea bed, to find small fish and crustaceans, has been discovered off the coast of Indonesia. It grows to a maximum length of 30 inches and is harmless to humans.
Differences in a sound’s timing and loudness between ears give a Barn Owl the left-right and up-down position of prey. This brain map is stored in the owl’s optic tectum, in the midbrain, which handles all of these computations and keeps auditory, visual, and motor maps synchronised. Other animals have similar maps, though details differ.
A 15 year old from Victoria, British Columbia - Ann Makosinski - has created an LED flashlight powered by body heat, that costs just $26.
A chip implanted in a rat’s eye sends it brain signals, so the blind rat can see. Rats with faulty vision that received the prosthetic implants responded to light with activity in their brains’ visual cortexes.
The US Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that human genes cannot be patented, but synthetic genes can. Several thousand patents have been invalidated after this ruling.
Harminder Dua has found a new body part that is just 15 microns thick. It is a layer of the eye which has now been called Dua’s layer.
Lines drawn in the sand of Martian dunes have turned out to be the result of dry ice sliding down the slopes.