The Russian segment of the International Space Station may separate from the station. Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos is also currently looking into the need for the presence of people in orbit. Do people still have to live on board the ISS or is it possible to entrust space exploration to robots?
Next year, Russian citizens will be able to take part in the simulation of a flight to Mars as part of a major NASA experiment. The project was developed by the University of Hawaii. The volunteers will have to spend several months living under conditions close to real
Researchers from the University of Exeter have discovered a new side effect of antibiotics. The scientists found that antibiotic drugs accelerate the growth of bacteria. The experts experimented with E. coli and doxycycline antibiotic drug from the tetracycline group, which inhibit protein biosynthesis in bacterial cells
The first compact flying car will be unveiled to the world in the summer of 2017, representatives of the Californian startup Jetpack Aviation (JPA) said. The new vehicle will be equipped with six engines and will fit in a conventional single garage. The compact single-seat vehicle will be designed to fly at the height of two meters above the ground
Scientists have created a new neurochip that can literally read the minds of those who were paralyzed as a result of car accidents or serious illnesses. Symptoms of the "locked-in syndrome" are reminiscent of what happens to the body and brain of people in a coma or in a vegetative state
Iranian researchers and scientists have shown the first herbal remedy to treat Alzheimer's called Melitropic. The drug was released during a ceremony at the Iranian Institute of Medicinal Plants at the Academic Center and Education, Culture and Research (ACECR) on Saturday morning.
It is early days yet but a research team from the University of Coimbra in Portugal has announced this week that a first clinical trial on human subjects has revealed positive results in treating cancer of the head and neck - and in one case the tumor disappeared completely.
Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said that Russian scientists were testing a new drug against cancerous diseases. The drug has demonstrated "a fantastic result for the elimination of metastatic melanoma." The scientists conduct the second stage of clinical tests of the drug that has already demonstrated its effectiveness
The Institute of Space Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Moscow State Technical University named after Bauman develop the concept of three types of lunar rovers. One of them includes a heavy, nuclear-powered lunar rover. The "heavy" rover weighing 550-750 kilos is designed to study polar regions of the Moon
Scientists from Kazan Federal University and their foreign colleagues have developed a new optical data storage technology that makes it possible to increase the capacity of DVD storage a million times. Conventional optical storage media, such as DVD or BluRay disks, lag significantly behind hard drives, flash memory and other "hard" drives
After a series of failures, the Russian space industry stands on the brink of new technological breakthroughs in the field of space technology. The lunar exploration of the past - the flights of US astronauts and Soviet spacecraft to the Moon could give us just a glimpse of the Earth's satellite
Russian scientists intend to test a unique prototype of the microrobot with hairy "legs" that imitate the movement of a gecko. The tests are going to take place in open space on the outside surface of the International Space Station. The gecko robot can operate under temperatures ranging from -200 to +200 degrees Celsius
American molecular biologists have discovered a new antibody capable of neutralising 96 percent of HIV strains and most of its versions, which were previously considered to be invulnerable. The world thus has a hope to receive a universal vaccine against the deadly virus in the near future