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September 11th

3D-printed rocket engine succeeds in first test fire

Cosmos – The new rocket engine has two unique features. First, it has an “aerospike” design, markedly different to the bell-shaped configurations of other rockets. Second, the whole assembly was made using a 3D-printer.

September 8th

Neuroscience – SciPol Weekly, September 2 – September 8

In this week's Neuroscience SciPol weekly, continued investigations into sports-related head injuries; gender differences in alcohol's affect on the brain; the nerual mechanism behind contagious yawning; and potential new treatments for Alzheimer's.