Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appear

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Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appear
Brain scans can detect autism long before any symptoms start to emerge, say scientists. The earliest that children tend to be diagnosed at present is at the age of two, although it is often later. The study, published in the journal Nature, showed the origins of autism are much earlier than that – in the […]
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Virtual reality 'could help treat vertigo'

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Virtual reality 'could help treat vertigo'
Virtual reality could be used to diagnose and treat visual vertigo, according to a team of Cardiff University psychologists. People with the condition suffer from dizziness and nausea and often cite places with repetitive visual patterns, such as supermarkets, as the trigger. A team of psychologists is working to develop virtual environments to help with […]
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Robots could help solve social care crisis, say academics

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Robots could help solve social care crisis, say academics
Humanoid robots, with cultural awareness and a good bedside manner, could help solve the crisis over care for the elderly, academics say. An international team is working on a £2m project to develop versatile robots to help look after older people in care homes or sheltered accommodation. The robots will offer support with everyday tasks, […]
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Hungry penguins help keep car code safe

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Hungry penguins help keep car code safe
Hungry penguins have inspired a novel way of making sure computer code in smart cars does not crash. Tools based on the way the birds co-operatively hunt for fish are being developed to test different ways of organising in-car software. The tools look for safe ways to organise code in the same way that penguins […]
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Family Statement Regarding Service Arrangements for Capt. Eugene A. Cernan

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Family Statement Regarding Service Arrangements for Capt. Eugene A. Cernan
A funeral service for Capt. Eugene A. Cernan, who passed away Monday at the age of 82, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road in Houston.
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NASA, NOAA Data Show 2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally

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NASA, NOAA Data Show 2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally
Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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NASA Hosts News Conference, Interviews with Next Space Station Crew

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NASA Hosts News Conference, Interviews with Next Space Station Crew
NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency), and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, who are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in late spring, will participate in a news conference at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Next SpaceX Space Station Cargo Launch

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NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Next SpaceX Space Station Cargo Launch
Media accreditation now is open for launch of the next SpaceX commercial cargo resupply services mission to the International Space Station, currently targeted for no earlier than February.
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NASA Television to Air Service Celebrating Life, Legacy of Eugene Cernan

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NASA Television to Air Service Celebrating Life, Legacy of Eugene Cernan
NASA Television will provide the pool coverage of the funeral service for NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Capt. Eugene A. Cernan at 3:30 p.m. EST (2:30 p.m. CST) on Tuesday, Jan. 24, live from St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston.
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NASA TV to Broadcast Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station

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NASA TV to Broadcast Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station
Six weeks after delivering more than 4.5 tons of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station, an unpiloted Japanese cargo spacecraft is scheduled to depart the station Friday, Jan. 27. Live coverage of the departure will begin at 10 a.m. EST on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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