The Week In Numbers: Tuition For Space School, New Peanut Allergy Treatment, And More

JAXA astronaut Aki Hoshide takes a self-portrait during Expedition 32 in September 2012.

NASA

$45,000: the cost to enroll in this FAA-approved spaceflight training program (that's only 18 percent of the price of a ticket on Virgin Galactic)

12 days: the time this fruit fly spent in space. Back on Earth, something's not quite right

Space Fly

This fruit fly is covered with a fungal infection after a childhood in space compromised its immune system.Deborah Kimbrell/UC Davis

7 years: the age at which humans begin to forget their early childhood, according to new research

120 times per second: the rate at which the wings of the RoboBee flap while in flight (read about the rise of insect drones in our January 2014 cover story)

Insects

Travis Rathbone

88 percent: the portion of allergic children in a recent study who could tolerate eating peanuts after this six-month treatment

21 mph: the top speed of this electric Porsche from 1898

1898 'P1' electric car designed by Ferdinand Porsche

$500 million: the estimated amount Google recently paid to acquire DeepMind, an artificial intelligence startup

1 in 50,000: the chance that a part of someone else's fingerprint could randomly match with the iPhone 5's Touch ID, according to Apple (read why fingerprint security is not the future)

iPhone 5s

Kelvinsong, Wikimedia Commons

1 week: the length of time the herpes simplex virus can live on a dry surface (compare the lifespans of pathogens with our interactive infographic)

2021: the year Aerion plans to deliver a supersonic business jet to its first customers

Aerion Jet

The body of Aerion’s supersonic business jet will be made from composite materials and aluminum.

10: the number of species of endangered bats discovered in abandoned bunkers on Israel's Jordanian border

24 hours: the length of time this hardy leech can survive submerged in liquid nitrogen

A very special leech

Ozobranchus jantseanus, a leech that parasitizes turtles in East Asia.Dai Suzuki et al / PLOS ONE

$800: the price of Nikon's new first-of-its-kind, waterproof, interchangeable-lens camera

Nikon 1 AW1

Brian Klutch

56.62 mph: the record-breaking speed of the world's fastest face-down, head-first, human-powered vehicle

$5,300: the price of the Ryno, a one-wheeled motorcycle with no gas pedal or normal brake