An Apollo 12 astronaut makes footprints on the surface of the moon, Nov. 19, 1969. Rocks collected on the mission were among those recently re-examined by a team of German astronauts.
(AP)
June 06, 2014

New Look At Apollo Rocks Finds Evidence Of Moon’s Birth

A new analysis of rocks collected by Apollo astronauts on the moon more than 40 years ago bolsters the leading theory of our natural satellite's origin — that it formed from a collision between a nascent Earth and another object some 4.5 billion years ago.


MERS.
(AP Photo/National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases via The Canadian Press, File)
May 19, 2014

Illinois Man With MERS Unable To Spread Virus

An Illinois man who showed signs of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has tested negative a second time for the ability to spread the virus.


A health official takes a blood sample from a child's finger for a malaria test at a clinic in Bong Ti Lang village on the Thai-Myanmar border.
(Narong Sangnak/EPA /LANDOV)
May 13, 2014

New Lab Technique Could One Day Make Malaria Easier To Treat

Malaria has proved one of the hardest diseases on the planet to treat. The World Health Organization estimates there are nearly 200 million cases each year, and the parasitic infection is blamed for some 700,000 deaths annually.


Professor of Material Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois John Rogers shows off one of the flexible circuit patches he's been working on.
(John Rogers)
May 07, 2014

U Of I Research Into Wearable Flexible Circuits

Researchers at the University of Illinois are currently working on flexible circuits that can adhere to the skin like a bandage. It would be a less intrusive, more comfortable way of monitoring things like temperature and motion in real time.


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