Articles from Columbus Dispatch - science

SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in the next few months, mimicking an emergency escape shortly after liftoff Sunday.Body type J: No one was aboard for the wild ride in the skies above Cape Canaveral, just two mannequins.The nine-minute flight ended with the Dragon crew capsule parachuting safely into the Atlantic, after separating and speeding away from the exploding rocket. […]

Pediatric research | Glucose monitoring sensor convenient for patients

Type 1 diabetes — sometimes called juvenile diabetes even though it affects people of all ages — is an incurable autoimmune disease. It accounts for approximately 10% of the more than 420 million global cases of diabetes. With Type 1 diabetes (T1D), the pancreas produces little to no insulin, and people with T1D must administer insulin via injection or an insulin pump every day for the rest of their life. How much insulin they need is determined by their blood glucose. […]

NSA finds major security flaw in Windows 10, free fix issued

The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system that could let hackers intercept seemingly secure communications.But rather than exploit the flaw for its own intelligence needs, the NSA tipped off Microsoft so that it can fix the system for everyone.Microsoft released a free software patch to fix the flaw Tuesday and credited the intelligence agency for discovering it. The company said it has not seen any […]

Robots will soon milk cows at Ohio dairy farm in family since 1876

FRESNO — Bill Daugherty rises at 3 a.m. to start milking 132 cows on the farm that has been in his family since 1876.His 89-year-old father Martin joins in the morning milking at the double-4 herringbone parlor that was installed 50 years ago in a barn built in 1875. It was built to handle 50 cows.”We get done about 8:30 with everything,” said Bill.Farm hands include Kyle, 21 — representing the sixth […]