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Gene therapy is now able to restore sight to completely blind people

In some forms of blindness, much of the eye works fine, but the vision is perceived by damage to the photoreceptors in the retina, which is the first step in the visual chain. Because when they are activated by light, they transmit the stimulus to further areas of the nervous system, where it is analyzed. In higher organisms, there is talk of the visual path transmitting information to the visual cortex. Unfortunately, photoreceptors are damaged in many eye diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration, and while the other vision mechanisms are working, the patient loses his sight.

Pentagon is testing electromagnetic weapons. The missiles fly at a speed of 9,200 km / h

The Pentagon has been intensively developing railgun technology for several years. For the purposes of testing, weapons are prepared by defense companies: General Atomic and BAE Systems. The American electromagnetic weapon consists of a 155-millimeter cannon that fires 10 rounds per minute with an energy of 32 megajoules and a speed of 9,200 km / h without any problems. Ultimately, the devices are to be capable of hitting targets up to 200 kilometers away at speeds of up to 6,000 km / h.

The CIA caught and kicked 1,000 scientists from the US to spy on the Chinese government

It seems that both the new American president and the relevant services do not have a moment to rest after an intense election campaign (Chinese attempts to influence it are called a campaign on steroids), because new challenges lie ahead. As it turns out, after the announcement of a new chapter in the trade war, i.e. the passing of the law on the presence of Chinese companies on the American stock exchange, which will only be possible if they decide to submit to the same audit rules as other companies (they will have to disclose, controlled or managed by some foreign government), Beijing has stepped up its efforts.

Watch the spectacular explosion of the Starship prototype during landing

The prototype with the designation SN8 took off in a beautiful manner, soared to a height of 12 kilometers and without any problems started a very interesting-looking landing maneuver, but in the last seconds it flew too fast and hit the plate of the company's test center in Boca Chica, Texas with all its force. Elon Musk tweeted that there was a problem with the pressure of the top tank, as a result of which the Raptor engines power dropped and they were unable to brake the vehicle just in front of the center plate. The billionaire also said they had sensor data, so they'll fix this problem quickly.