In 2011, Gert-Jan Oskam was in a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed below his waist. Now, thanks to special electronics in his brain and spinal cord, he can stand and walk, controlling these actions himself.
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Scientists have created a new tool that can turn people's thoughts into words. It works by using an Artificial Intelligence program to translate brain activity into words. The scientists say the program could help people who can't speak because of a brain injury.
A school science project by a group of students in Canada has led to an important discovery: EpiPens, which help control dangerous allergic reactions, might not work in space.
New Roundup: Missile Hits Poland, Tigray Aid, & Space Record
In today's news roundup, a missile hits Poland as Ukraine struggles to defend itself against Russia, aid begins to reach Tigray after the fighting stops in Ethiopia, and a special US Space Force plane ends a two-and-a-half year flight.
For the first time ever, scientists are testing red blood cells grown in a laboratory on human volunteers. If the experiment is successful, the process could make it far easier to supply blood to people who need it - especially those with rare blood types.
News Roundup: Pfizer Prices, Women’s Champions, & a Dusty Selfie
In today's news roundup, Pfizer promises lower drug prices to 45 poorer countries, Lyon beats Barcelona to win their eighth Women's Champions League title, and NASA's Mars lander InSight takes one last selfie, covered in dust.
When Msituni was born, zoo keepers were worried the baby giraffe might die. Her front legs bent the wrong way, making standing nearly impossible. Now, thanks to special braces, she's healthy and playing with other giraffes.
North Korea is facing a rapidly spreading outbreak of Covid-19. The country claims it has had no cases for the last two years, but it has now had over 1.7 million cases since the first case was reported last week.
When someone damages their backbone, the injury can leave them paralyzed and unable to walk. Now, scientists have given three paralyzed men the ability to walk again, thanks to a device placed in their spine. Incredibly, the men were able to walk in just hours.
Last Friday, doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center successfully replaced the heart of a very sick man with a specially-grown pig's heart. It's the first time this surgery has ever been done. After three days, the patient appears to be doing very well.
To recap 2021, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year. Today we’re looking at some of the positive stories that made the news this year.