Astronomers captured the most detailed images ever of shock waves resulting from the collision of galaxy clusters. These collisions are the most energetic events in our universe since the Big Bang, and the shockwaves they produce are larger than the enter Milky Way galaxy.
Researchers found a way to inhibit DsbA, a protein that causes antibiotic resistance, in bacteria such as E. coli. The trial process involves a chemical that can’t be used in humans, but the finding points to a potential method of treating antibiotic-resistant infections.
Scientists recorded an EEG of an 87-year-old’s man brain in the moments before and after his death. The first-ever scan of a dying brain showed brain waves associated with memory recall, suggesting that the idea of “life flashing before your eyes” as reported in near-death experiences may happen in a person’s final moments.
Researchers created a human-machine interface that can translate a user’s complex movements into a robotic hand via Bluetooth, local WiFi, or the internet. It could make robots a more viable option for providing healthcare to people with Covid-19 or other infectious diseases.
NASA celebrated the Perseverance rover’s first year on Mars, just days after it broke the record for the farthest distance driven by a Mars rover in one day (1,050 feet). Perseverance is preparing to move west of its landing site to a delta that may contain traces of organic matter or biosignatures.
Using bioengineered glowing bacteria, researchers determined that the structure of kitchen sponges makes them great microbe incubators, since they allow bacteria to live in isolation or mix with other species. The finding could help develop better environments for industrially produced microbes such as those used in pollution cleanup.