Source: CNN/AP Health News Harp May Help Heart Dr. Jennifer MacKinnon plays the harp while patient Edith Zook undergoes a heart procedure URBANA, Illinois (AP) — When a harpist wearing blue hospital scrubs started playing the familiar strains of Pachelbel’s Canon during Edith Zook’s heart procedure, the scene couldn’t have been more surreal.
Source: John Hopkins Magazine Guest Contributor: Tad Runkle Henrietta’s Dance By Rebecca Skloot Photo by Bill Denison Youngest son David Lacks holds a photo of a portrait done of his parents, shortly before his mother died. Not long before her death, Henrietta Lacks danced. As the film rolled, her long thin face teased the camera, […]
Source: SPACE Written By: Roy Britt (Senior Science Writer) The Solar System Gets Crazier A swath of space beyond Neptune is getting stranger all the time as astronomers find an ever-more diverse array of objects in various orbits and groupings.
Source: SPACE Written By: Tariq Malik A space tourism group developing a suborbital rocket ship is now talking aim at orbital trips with a new spacecraft that doubles as a hypersonic glider.
Source: SPACE Written By: Leonard David (Senior Space Writer) Virgin Galactic Sets Deal With New Mexico Spaceport Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space travel company has ironed out an agreement to utilize a futuristic spaceport to be built in New Mexico, with first flights of a suborbital spaceliner now planned in late 2008, early 2009. […]
Source: CNN Health & Technology WHAT IS NANOTECH? Nanotechnology is the science of building machines and materials at the molecular level, where key components are measured in nanometers, or one-billionth of a meter. Nanotechnology applications now being developed range from the fantastic (a supercomputer small enough to fit in your hand) to the mundane (stain-resistant […]
Source: CNN Science and Space NASA Seeks Cargo Flights To Space Station CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) — With the space shuttles due to retire, NASA is looking for private companies interested in taking over the potentially lucrative business of flying cargo and crew to the international space station.
Source: CNN Money Report says NBC Universal and Apple nearing deal that would make programs available on video iPod. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that NBC Universal, a General Electric unit, and Apple Computer are close to announcing a major licensing pact that will make programs from the NBC broadcast network as well its cable […]
Source: Coming Soon Submitted by: Kyle Nin Sony Completes First Full-Length Blue-ray Disc Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) president Benjamin S. Feingold today announced that authoring has been completed on the first Blu-ray Disc (BD) to contain a full-length, high-definition feature film. Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle was compressed and authored in MPEG 2 full high-definition […]
Source: PhysOrg.com Submitted by: Nina Neuroscientists break code on sight In the sci-fi movie “The Matrix,” a cable running from a computer into Neo’s brain writes in visual perceptions, and Neo’s brain can manipulate the computer-created world. In reality, scientists cannot interact directly with the brain because they do not understand enough about how it […]
Source: The Facts.com Written By: Bridie Isensee (The Facts) Submitted by: Lesmond FREEPORT — Saltless seawater might be available for taste-testing by summer as part of a pilot project to tap a drought-proof water supply. Poseidon Resources Corp., a Stamford, Conn.-based company, is preparing to launch a pilot program in the spring for a regional […]
Source: Star Trek.com The “Memorial Spaceflight” which will launch a portion of the remains of James Doohan into space — earlier scheduled for December 6th has been delayed until at least February 2006. The countdown for the “Explorers Flight” — containing the ashes of more than 160 participants including Doohan’s — cannot commence until another […]