While there are many unique challenges inherent in this endeavor, the aim is to provide a means for parts replication, food production, and other ‘manufactured’ items on-site in space to lessen the weight of the provisions which astronauts have been carrying from necessity in previous space missions.
Here are some other articles from various sources about the topic:
Children love to imagine flying far above the world with just ‘faith & trust – oh, and a little bit of pixie-dust’. For right now, we still need a vehicle to get us airborne…but, here’s some tech that may change the game… Is your work with Cognitive Computing similar? What other applications can you envision for this ‘thought controlled’ headgear? Take a few minutes to look at the other research being done at these German Universities (links below).
A combination of four pictures shows test person Thiel posing with an electroencephalography cap at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen in Garching
MICHAELA REHLE September 11, 2014 4:57 AM
A combination of four pictures shows test person Niklas Thiel posing with an electroencephalography (EEG) cap which measures brain activity, at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) in Garching near Munich September 9, 2014. The researchers from TUM and the Technische Universitaet Berlin (team Phypa) try to find ways to control an airplane with computer translated brain impulses without the pilot touching the plane’s controls. The solution, if achieved, would contribute to greater flight safety and reduce pilots’ workload. Picture taken September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY – Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Or at the very least, inspire change for the better in some capacity? While you should aim to ‘make your mark’ on a global scale, sometimes starting small makes sense – take into consideration financial constraints and that “Rome wasn’t built in a day”. But, don’t stop dreaming on a large scale! Every idea that comes to fruition began with a dream…
Here’s an event being held in October in the U.S. that is worth investigating (click the pic for full details).
Speakers are to include:
Professor Mary “Missy” Cummings, Director of Humans and Autonomy Laboratory, Duke University
With a new illness dominating the headlines seemingly on a daily basis, health care has taken a prominent position in the minds of the global community. Here’s an organization you may wish to consider adding to your list of ‘where will I go after school?’ and ‘what contributions can I make that will be valuable to the sustainability of our planet?’
Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) is an international coalition of more than 500 members in 53 countries that works to transform the health care sector worldwide, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it becomes ecologically sustainable and a leading advocate for environmental health and justice.
Programs include: Medical Waste, Toxic Materials, Safer Chemicals, Green Building and Energy, Healthy Food, Pharmaceuticals, Green Purchasing, Climate and Health, Transportation, Water.
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