Ghana launches its first satellite into space
Ghana's first satellite, called GhanaSat-1, has been confirmed as fully operational by its project manager Richard Damoah, a Ghanaian professor and assistant research scientist at NASA. Damoah has predicted that the satellite's success will help attract support for future Ghanaian space projects.
Source: Tech Crunch
Passengers don't want to fly on pilotless planes
More than half of the 8,000 people surveyed for a new report by Swiss bank UBS said they would be unwilling to travel in a pilotless plane, even if it meant cheaper fares. The research claimed that pilotless planes could save airlines over $30 billion a year in costs, with savings being passed onto consumers as a result.
Source: The Verge
Nanochip reprograms cells to fix damaged body tissue
Researchers have developed a nanochip contact patch that can reprogram nearby cells, to help repair damaged or aging organs, blood vessels, or nerve cells. "With this technology, we can convert skin cells into elements of any organ with just one touch," said co-author of the paper Dr Chandan Sen.
Source: The Register
Researchers infect computer with malicious code written into DNA
Researchers have encoded malware in a strand of DNA and used it to exploit a computer that analysed the genetic material. “As molecular and electronic worlds get closer, there are potential interactions that we haven’t really had to contemplate before,” said Luis Ceze, one co-author of the study.
Source: Tech Crunch
3D printed skull bone inserted into man's head
Scientists have inserted a 3D printed skull implant into a patient who suffered an injury to his frontal lobe that resulted in life-threatening brain swelling. After emergency surgery relieved the swelling, doctors decided a 3D printed skull implant was the best solution to replace the missing skull bone.
Source: USA Today
Elon Musk is building a hyperloop
Four years after encouraging people to try and make his crazy hyperloop idea work, Elon Musk has decided that he is the best person to do the job. "At the Boring Company, we plan to build low-cost, tunnels that will house new high-speed transportation systems," said a spokesperson for Musk's The Boring Company.