New Brain Implant Device Could Restore Function in Paralyzed Limbs
A brain implant that can restore arm and leg movements has been developed by British scientists to boost connections between neurons and the paralyzed limbs, offering hope to accident victims. The device combines flexible electronics and human stem cells â the bodyâs âreprogrammableâ master cells â to better integrate with the nerve and drive limb […]
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17-Year-old Wins $150,000 in Science Talent Search for Remarkable Way to Diagnose Pediatric Heart Disease
In the oldest and most prestigious young adult science competition in the nation, 17-year-old Ellen Xu used a kind of AI to design the first diagnosis test for a rare disease that struck her sister years ago. With a personal story driving her on, she managed an 85% rate of positive diagnoses with only a […]
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Forget geoengineering. We need to stop burning fossil fuels. Right now | Rebecca Solnit
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, one of which dropped this week, are formidably researched and profoundly important, but they mostly reinforce what we already know: human-produced greenhouse gases are rapidly and disastrously changing the planet, and unless…
The Greens face one of the biggest decisions of their political lives as Labor’s climate policy hangs in the balance
The future of one of Labor’s signature climate policies – updating the safeguard mechanism to deal with industrial greenhouse gas emissions – hangs in the balance. The government held off pushing it through parliament this week while negotiations continued with…
Labor and Greens could agree to compromise on non-fossil fuel industries in safeguard mechanism
Labor could agree to treat existing non-fossil fuel industries – such as cement, aluminium and steel – differently to new coal and gas developments in a bid to reach agreement with the Greens on a signature climate policy. But it…
Switzerland Set to Roll Out Solar Panels Between Railway Tracks–A World First
Europe’s love of train travel is about to transform the continent’s solar energy production as the Swiss are set to begin installing solar panels in between train tracks. The startup called Sun-Ways is waiting for a sign-off from the Federal Office of Transport to start installing their panels between the tracks near Buttes Station in […]
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Voice referendum question and constitutional amendment could come tomorrow – as it happened
From 7h ago Confirmation of the Indigenous voice referendum question and constitutional amendment could come as soon as tomorrow, following a meeting of the referendum working group with the prime minister, Anthony Albanese, tonight. Multiple sources have told Guardian Australia…
Voters in city seats support ban on new coal and gas projects, poll shows
The majority of voters in several metropolitan areas support stopping new coal and gas projects and believe industrial polluters should not be able to use carbon offsets for all their greenhouse gas emissions, according to new polling. The progressive thinktank…
EU follows US by boosting its domestic green industry support, outcome for Global South uncertain
Emerging economies will be nervous about the competitiveness of their manufacturing sectors if this reshoring of clean technologies expands
Give mature trees same protection as heritage buildings, say campaigners
Mature and veteran trees should have the same protections as heritage buildings to stop destruction on the scale carried out in Plymouth this week, campaigners have said. The Woodland Trust is calling for an English Heritage-style body to enforce greater…