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NASA unveils early version of all-electric plane

NASA unveils early version of all-electric plane

Technology
NASA has unveiled an all-electric plane which it has been developing since 2015.The experimental aircraft, or X-plane, has been designated X-57, and will be known as "Maxwell" for short. It could be ready for its first test flight from Edwards Air Force Base in the desert of southern California next year. Image: The plane has been under development since 2015. Pic: Reuters/NASA The X-57 has been adapted from an Italian-made Tecnam P2006T twin-engine propeller plane but with the traditional combustion engines replaced with electric cruise motors.There are 14 electric motors powered by specially designed lithium-ion batteries, the same technology used in mobile phones and electric cars. ...
Northwestern unveils potential celiac disease treatment

Northwestern unveils potential celiac disease treatment

Health
Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Northwestern Medicine has developed a technology that reduces intolerance to gluten, the new phase 2 clinical trial results show, the university said in a statement on Tuesday. Celiac disease patients in a phase 2 clinical trial were able to eat gluten with substantially less inflammation after the treatment with the technology. Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disease and digestive disorder where people cannot tolerate gluten in wheat, barley, and rye without damaging the small intestine. The technology consists of a nanoparticle with gluten that "acts like a Trojan horse, hiding the allergen in a friendly shell, to convince the immune system not to attack it," the statement said. The findings were presented Tuesday at the European Gastroenterology Week conferenc...
Nasa unveils new spacesuit for next Moon landing

Nasa unveils new spacesuit for next Moon landing

Science
The US space agency has unveiled the prototype for a new spacesuit that could be worn by the next astronauts on the Moon.Nasa chief Jim Bridenstine shared a close-up look at the next-generation suits for the agency's Artemis programme.The xEMU prototype suit looks similar to ones used at the International Space Station.But Nasa said it had been improved for comfort, fit and mobility on the Moon.Mr Bridenstine also presented the Orion Crew Survival System, an orange flight suit with helmet that will be worn by crews in the Orion spacecraft for launch and re-entry.Orion is the replacement for the space shuttle, but, unlike that system, it's designed to carry astronauts to the Moon and other targets in deep space.To the Moon and Bey...