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Mars helicopter Ingenuity: Nasa about to try historic flight

If all goes to plan, craft will ascend to 10 feet above the surface of Mars, hover for 30 seconds, then rotate before descendingNasa on Monday will attempt to fly a miniature helicopter above the surface of Mars in what would be the first powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet.If all goes to plan, the 1.8kg helicopter will slowly ascend to an altitude of three metres above the Martian surface, hover for 30 seconds, then rotate before descending to a gentle landing on all fou...
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Domino’s Has a New Pizza Delivery Robot That Lets You Track Your Order While It Drives It Over

Domino’s, the eager company that’s always looking for new ways to get you its pizza, is at it again. To ensure that you are not without its pizza, the company has dispatched a delivery robot at one of its stores that it says will take the pizza right to customers.Read more...
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Crypto Market Plummets Following Week of Coinbase-fueled Hype

After cryptocurrency prices soared this week amid hype leading up to Coinbase’s direct listing, the market took a nosedive over the weekend. Bitcoin prices tanked by roughly 14% in 24 hours, from $61,530 to $52,829, the token’s biggest one-day drop since February, before rebounding slightly, according to the…Read more...
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Trial to study effect of immune system on Covid reinfection

Oxford scientists will track whether participants are reinfected when re-exposed to coronavirus Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe immune response needed to protect people against reinfection with the coronavirus will be explored in a new human challenge trial, researchers have revealed.Human challenge trials involve deliberately exposing healthy people to a disease-causing organism in a carefully controlled manner, and have proved valuable in understanding and tackl...
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2 Dead After a Tesla Believed to be Driverless Crashes Into a Tree

Two men died after the Tesla they were riding in, which local authorities believe had no one in the driver’s seat, crashed into a tree and burst into flames in the north of Houston on Saturday.Read more...
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Watch NASA mission control live as the Ingenuity helicopter attempts to fly on Mars on Monday

An artist's concept of NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter flying. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA is preparing to fly its Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, for the first time early Monday. If it flies successfully, it may change how we explore planets - and beam back unprecedented video. Watch NASA's livestream from mission control below. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is about to fly its Mars helicopter for the first time - a feat that could revolutionize spaceflight.The ...
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Adobe Co-Founder and Inventor of PDFs Charles Geschke Dies at Age 81

Charles “Chuck” Geschke, a co-founder of the leading software company Adobe who invented PDFs, died Friday at age 81, the company said in a statement.Read more...
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Fauci says 'kids of any age' should be able to get vaccinated for the coronavirus by the first quarter of 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts a face mask during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 18, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted "kids of any age" will be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine by 2022. Schools across the country are in the process of reopening for in-person learning. So far, o...
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SpaceX's NASA contract has sparked reaction from industry figures seeking details. Blue Origin says it is 'looking to learn more about the selection.'

Illustration of SpaceX Starship human lander design that will carry NASA astronauts to the Moon's surface during the Artemis mission. SpaceX SpaceX on Friday was awarded an exclusive $2.9 billion contract to help NASA return to the moon. NASA and SpaceX negotiated a contract, excluding Blue Origin based on its high first bid. "We are looking to learn more about the selection," a Blue Origin spokesperson told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many figures in the...
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What we can learn from sequencing 1 million human genomes with big data

The first draft of the human genome was published 20 years ago in 2001, took nearly three years and cost between US$500 million and $1 billion. The Human Genome Project has allowed scientists to read, almost end to end, the 3 billion pairs of DNA bases – or “letters” – that biologically define a human being. That project has allowed a new generation of researchers like me, currently a postdoctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute, to identify novel targets for cancer treatments, engineer ...
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An AI-powered version of Albert Einstein has joined UneeQ's growing lineup of 'digital humans'

UneeQ's virtual version of Albert Einstein. UneeQ UneeQ's virtual version of Albert Einstein is among its latest batch of 'digital humans.' A digital COVID-19 health advisor and doppelgänger of a famed banker are also available. Virtual companions could solve feelings of isolation and loneliness, the company says. See more stories on Insider's business page. The latest virtual companions created by UneeQ, a New Zealand and Austin-based company specializing in "digital ...
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Readers reply: the universe is expanding – but what is it expanding into?

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical conceptsScientists and astronomers tell us that the universe is expanding. But what is it expanding into, ie what’s beyond the universe?Phil Town, LisbonPlease email new questions to [email protected] Continue reading...
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Photos show ancient Egyptian artifacts and skeletons found in a 'lost golden city' built by King Tut's grandfather

An ancient Egyptian artifact at the site of the newly discovered "lost golden city" in present-day Luxor. Hassan Mohamed/picture alliance via Getty Images Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed a 3,400-year-old "lost golden city" in Luxor over the last seven months. In 1935, a French excavation team searched for the city - which may be the largest ever built in Ancient Egypt - but never found it. The city, named "tehn Aten," or the dazzling Aten, was built by Amenhotep III, King Tut's...
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A SpaceX astronaut family: Megan McArthur is about to pilot the spaceship her husband, Bob Behnken, flew last year

Married NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Bob Behnken present a spaceflight achievement award during a 2012 ceremony. NASA via RNASA Megan McArthur is about to pilot the SpaceX spaceship that her husband, Bob Behnken, flew last year. Together, the married astronauts are raising a son, Theo, and flying commercial missions for NASA. Their last year has involved astronaut training, rocket launches, and calls to the space station. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Last s...
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COVID-19 cases in Florida since the spring break have surged and deaths from new variants are mounting

People walk along Ocean Drive on March 18, 2021 in Miami Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Florida's cases of "variants of concern" surged since the spring break peak, the Orlando Sentinel reported. There were 5,177 cases involving those variants as of Thursday - six times higher than mid-March. One health expert said,https://www.insider.com/miami-beach-spring-break-photos-state-of-emergency-2021-3 "This is kind of what a lot of public health folks have been afraid of." See more ...
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CRISPR: Can we control it?

CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) is a revolutionary technology that gives scientists the ability to alter DNA. On the one hand, this tool could mean the elimination of certain diseases. On the other, there are concerns (both ethical and practical) about its misuse and the yet-unknown consequences of such experimentation."The technique could be misused in horrible ways," says counter-terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke. Clarke lists biological weapons as one of th...
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter will attempt to fly again on Monday, following several delays

The Perseverance rover captured the Ingenuity helicopter before (left) and after spinning its rotor blades. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA plans to launch its Ingenuity helicopter on Mars on Monday. "Our team considers Monday's attempted first flight like a rocket launch," wrote NASA's MiMi Aung. The flight had been delayed after a test ended abruptly due to a "watchdog" timer. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA on Saturday said its Ingenuity helicopter may take flig...
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The obscure maths theorem that governs the reliability of Covid testing

There’s been much debate about lateral flow tests – their accuracy depends on context and the theories of a 18th-century clericCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMaths quiz. If you take a Covid test that only gives a false positive one time in every 1,000, what’s the chance that you’ve actually got Covid? Surely it’s 99.9%, right?No! The correct answer is: you have no idea. You don’t have enough information to make the judgment. Continue reading...
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Corals go hungry long before they bleach

Heat stress disrupts the physiological processes of corals prior to clear signs of bleaching, with implications for adaptation strategies for coral reefs in a warming climate.
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World's fastest photo-exfoliation

Researchers discovered, while exploring the photomechanical properties of diarylethene, that under irradiation with UV light the crystal of the compound peels off into micrometer-sized crystals at a world's fastest speed of 260 microseconds. As the material returns to its former molecular structure when exposed to visible light, the exfoliation method positions itself as a candidate for photoactuator manufacturing.
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Run, process, run!

Solid-matrix catalysts called heterogeneous catalysts are among the most widespread industrial applications in reducing toxic gases, unburned fuel, and particulate matter in the exhaust stream from the combustion chamber. They are also used in energy, chemical, and pharmaceutical sectors, i.e., production of biodiesel, polymers, biomass/waste conversion into valuable products, and many others processes. All thanks to their active sites and high surface.
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Biomarker for COVID-19 risk

Varying severity of COVID-19 symptoms in patients is reflected by levels of a chemical biomarker in their body which scientists say could be used to better manage treatments and other interventions, including vaccinations. In a new paper in International Journal of Infectious Diseases, medical experts in Italy and Australia examined levels of a chemical called serum amyloid A (SAA), a protein synthesised in the liver which can spike up to 1,000-fold within the first 24-48 hours of an infection.
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