Made of a jelly-like substance, new electrified artificial skin has responded to touch. There's potential that this orange epidermis could work on robots and prosthetics. Doing so would make them both much more capable of sensing their surroundings.
Engineer John Bradford, a researcher for NASA, stated that it's possible for humans to hibernate. While this is currently limited to other animals, astronauts may be able to use hibernation as a tool for deep-space travel. This would mean they require less food and space, thus reducing overall travel costs.
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover recently navigated over small ramps and rolling forward and backward inside a clean room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in California. Lead mobility systems engineer for Mars 2020 Rich Rieber said in a statement, “Mars 2020 has earned its driver’s license. The test unambiguously proved that the rover can operate under its own weight and demonstrated many of the autonomous-navigation functions for the first time. This is a major milestone for Mars 2020.”
Researchers at Yale say they have “created a cellular blueprint of the human lung” which could be used to bioengineer new lungs for patients. The blueprint also allows researchers to better understand lung function and disease.