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Hayabusa2 spacecraft begins long journey home with goodies for scientists

After a 17-month rendezvous with an asteroid hurtling through space some 200 million miles from Earth, Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft is on its way home. In a tweet, Japan’s space agency (JAXA) described the spacecraft’s departure from the Ryugu asteroid on Wednesday as “an emotional moment.” But Hayabusa2 isn’t coming back empty-handed. Assuming its homecoming is […]

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Injectable electrodes may help treat everything from chronic pain to depression

[embedded content] A novel drug-free treatment for health conditions ranging from chronic pain to epileptic seizures or depression could be on the horizon — and it involves injectable electrodes. The concept builds on the technique of electrically stimulating nerves. This kind of neuromodulation treatment is already in service in today’s hospitals. It works by altering […]

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Twinkle twinkle little satellite: SpaceX’s Starlink project worries astronomers

[embedded content] Astronomers have been voicing concerns about SpaceX’s plan to deploy potentially tens of thousands of small satellites in low-Earth orbit as part of its ambitious Starlink project to beam broadband internet services to underserved communities around the world. SpaceX launched its second batch of 60 internet satellites on Monday, following its debut deployment […]