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    This animation was generated from a normal human subject. It shows only the fibers that originate in a particular cross section of the brain. The blue arc in the middle of the brain is part of the cingulum bundle. Radiologists at Massachusetts General Hospital are beginning to use this method to examine their patients’ brain: it provides a quick way to scan through the entire set of data for abnormalities.

  • Sun + Water = Fuel

    With catalysts created by an MIT chemist, sunlight can turn water into hydrogen. If the process can scale up, it could make solar power a dominant source of energy.

  • Controlling a Gut Bot's Position

    Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have made a swallowable capsule robot that they can anchor to specific spots in the gut. In the center of the capsule robot rests a leg; the transparent polymer elastomer footpad is visible. The footpads are covered with oil-coated micropillars that stick to tissue without damaging it.

  • Looking Back, Hopping Forward

    The Talaris vehicle is being tested at 50%, 65%, and 75% throttle, hovering at each level before increasing to the next thrust threshold. The test vehicle will be able to simulate the moon’s gravity by removing 5/6 of its own weight, which will help develop guidance, navigation and control algorithms for the Next Giant Leap team’s lunar hopper.

  • How to Land Safely Back on the Moon

    NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently tested the LIDAR sensors and algorithms that will translate raw data into a 3-D terrain map of the moon’s surface for future lunar-landing expeditions. This video describes the test and the technology used for autonomous landings and hazard detection.

  • Solar Sailing in Space

    NASA’s Dean Alhorn, lead engineer for the NanoSail-D satellite, demonstrates how the spacecraft will deploy its solar sail in space.

  • Brain Surgery Using Sound Waves

    This animation shows how InSightec’s high-intensity ultrasound technology, used in conjunction with magnetic resonance imaging, can destroy small pieces of diseased brain tissue without cutting into the skull.

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