NASA's new Jupiter image is stunning
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NASA’s new Jupiter image is stunning

Some 484 million miles from coronavirus-beleaguered Earth lies the gas giant Jupiter, and its stormy, magnificent atmosphere. One of the latest images NASA’s Juno spacecraft sent back to Earth shows a view of the planet’s churning northern region. Juno captured it on Feb. 17, during a “close” swing by Jupiter …

CDC shows you how to make a face mask in 45 seconds
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CDC shows you how to make a face mask in 45 seconds

Don’t despair: In just 45 seconds, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams demonstrates how to make your own cloth facemask.  It’s lo-tech. You can use a T-shirt, hand towel, or bandana. The only other thing you need is rubber bands. The CDC now recommends wearing cloth face masks in public …

Google research makes for an effortless robotic dog trot
Artificial Intelligence

Google research makes for an effortless robotic dog trot

As capable as robots are, the original animals after which they tend to be designed are always much, much better. That’s partly because it’s difficult to learn how to walk like a dog directly from a dog — but this research from Google’s AI labs make it considerably easier. The …

Astronaut-turned-doctor more worried about dying in a hospital than on a rocket
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Astronaut-turned-doctor more worried about dying in a hospital than on a rocket

Dr. Bill Fisher blasted off Earth in 1985 aboard a NASA space shuttle, speeding 18,000 mph through the atmosphere. But Dr. Fisher, now a 74-year-old emergency room physician, tweeted Wednesday: “I am genuinely more concerned about going to work tomorrow morning than I was the day I launched on the …

Estimote launches wearables for workplace-level contact tracing for COVID-19
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Estimote launches wearables for workplace-level contact tracing for COVID-19

Bluetooth location beacon startup Estimote has adapted its technological expertise to develop a new product designed specifically for curbing the spread of COVID-19. The company created a new range of wearable devices that co-founder Steve Cheney believes can enhance workplace safety for those who have to be co-located at a …

Henry Ford Health System to conduct first large US study of hydroxychloroquine’s ability to prevent COVID-19
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Henry Ford Health System to conduct first large US study of hydroxychloroquine’s ability to prevent COVID-19

Despite false assertions by the president to the contrary, any potential treatments to counter or prevent COVID-19 are still only at the stage of early investigations, which include one-off treatment with special individual case authorizations, and small-scale clinical examinations. Nothing so far has approached the level of scrutiny needed to …

Flagship Pioneering raises $1.1 billion to spend on sustainability and health-focused biotech
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Flagship Pioneering raises $1.1 billion to spend on sustainability and health-focused biotech

Flagship Pioneering, the Boston-based biotech incubator and holding company, said it has raised $1.1 billion for its Flagship Labs unit. Flagship, which raised $1 billion back in 2019 for growth-stage investment vehicles, develops and operates startups that leverage biotechnology innovation to provide goods and services that improve human health and …

The space in between: The stratosphere
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The space in between: The stratosphere

Tess Hatch Contributor Share on Twitter Tess Hatch hopes to travel to space, in the meantime she is a venture investor at Bessemer Venture Partners, investing in frontier tech. More posts by this contributor The evolving airspace ecosystem Space is open for business We have airplanes and drones in our …

Still doubt coronavirus concerns? Watch this doctor's powerful speech.
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Still doubt coronavirus concerns? Watch this doctor’s powerful speech.

All of Italy is on lockdown. Colombia is under a nationwide quarantineNew Yorkers, Californians, and other Americans have been asked to stay home. There have been more than 234,000 cases of coronavirus detected so far around the world. And yet, there are people flouting this new way of life, partying …

Google launches COVID-19 page and search portal with safety tips, official stats and more, US-only for now
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Google launches COVID-19 page and search portal with safety tips, official stats and more, US-only for now

Google says coronavirus has become its biggest search topic by a country mile this year, and to continue its efforts to harness that attention in the best possible way, late on Friday the company launched a new information portal dedicated to the pandemic as well as an improved search experience …