Massive Hunga Volcano Eruption Created an Atmospheric Pulse That Caused an Unusual Tsunami-Like Disturbance

This looping video shows a series of GOES-17 satellite images that caught an umbrella cloud generated by the underwater eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on January 15, 2022. Crescent-shaped bow shock waves and numerous lighting strikes are also visible. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens using GOES imagery courtesy of NOAA … Read more

Taking the Pulse of NASA’s Robotic Explorers

PROJECT Model-based Off-Nominal State Identification and Detection (MONSID) software SNAPSHOT Keeping NASA’s robotic explorers healthy takes smart software, especially in remote and harsh environments. An initial investment by NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program led to the development of a new technology that may enable robotic exploration of distant destinations in our solar system. … Read more

Spinal Implant Enables Paralyzed Man With Severed Spine to Walk Again

In 2017, Michel Roccati was involved in a car accident that left his lower body completely paralyzed. In 2020, he walked again due to a new part of the spinal cord. The implant sends an electric pulse to his muscles that mimics the activity of the brain and can one day help someone with a … Read more

Sony Pulse 3D headset review

With the PlayStation 5, Sony has added new hardware features that enhance the way games appeal and appeal to us beyond the usual “graphics” enhancements. You may have heard of DualSense controllers that add immersion through detailed haptic enhancement feedback. Improved audio is also an important part of the PS5 experience. PS5’s Tempest 3D Audio … Read more