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New York City turns to remote learning as it shuts schools due to coronavirus

New York City will use remote learning in the coming weeks after its decision to close all of its public schools until at least April 20 to tackle coronavirus.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine testifies before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation during a hearing titled, “Moon to Mars: NASA’s Plans for Deep Space Exploration,” on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington.

NASA urging employees to work remotely after second confirmed coronavirus case

NASA is requesting its employees work from home after a case of the coronavirus, officially called COVID-19, was confirmed at the Marshall Space Flight Center.
60 Starlink satellites are launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on Monday, 17th February 2020.

Today’s SpaceX Starlink launch was aborted due to engine power issue

SpaceX was set to launch its sixth set of Starlink satellites today, but the launch was aborted at the last minute due to an engine power issue.
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SpaceX performs its sixth Starlink launch tomorrow: Here’s how to watch

SpaceX will launch another 60 satellites as part of its Starlink project tomorrow morning, and you can watch the launch happen live.
Artist's visualization of the Gateway spacecraft with scientific instruments aboard.

NASA’s Lunar Gateway will research radiation and space weather

NASA has announced two sets of instruments which will be carried aboard its planned Lunar Gateway space station.
This comic-book-style illustration by Swiss graphic novelist Frederik Peeters shows a close-up view of the evening border of the exoplanet WASP-76b. The ultra-hot giant exoplanet has a day side where temperatures climb above 2400 degrees Celsius, high enough to vaporise metals. Strong winds carry iron vapour to the cooler night side where it condenses into iron droplets.

This hellish planet is so hot that iron rains from the sky

Astronomers have discovered a planet with surface temperatures over 2400 degrees Celsius, high enough to vaporize metals, so on this planet, it rains iron.
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Deep-learning A.I. is helping archaeologists translate ancient tablets

Cutting-edge A.I. is helping translate 2,500-year-old clay tablet documents from Persia's Achaemenid Empire. Here's what researchers have developed to assist.
The Blanco Telescope dome at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, where the Dark Energy Camera used for the recently completed Dark Energy Survey was housed.

Discovery of 139 new minor planets in our solar system may help find Planet Nine

Astronomers have discovered 139 new minor planets in our solar system which could help verify the existence of the mysterious Planet Nine.
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SpaceX will use a different kind of stainless steel for its Starship rockets

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced the company will be making changes to its Starship rocket prototypes, changing the material used in their construction.
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ExoMars mission delay means no launch until at least 2022

Europe and Russia's ExoMars rover mission has been delayed until 2022. Additional equipment tests are needed, and the coronavirus isn't helping, either.
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Alzheimer’s stole her ability to read. An Alexa-powered chair gave it back

A design firm built this customized Alexa-powered chair for 69-year-old Alzheimer’s patient, Jacinta Dixon. Here's how it works, and what makes it special.
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New SpaceX factory will build a Starship rocket every 72 hours, Elon Musk claims

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is gearing up SpaceX to mass-produce more Starship rockets in the Boca Chica, Texas factory.
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Thanks to gait analysis, scientists know exactly how silly Monty Python’s walk is

Just how silly is a silly walk? Researchers used gait analysis to analyze classic Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walk sketch. Here's what they concluded.
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Blue Origin offers a peek at its enormous next-gen rocket nose cone

Blue Origin is working hard on the development of its New Glenn reusable rocket system, recently revealing the enormous size of the rocket's nose cone.
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Future medical implants could be charged through the skin using sound

Currently patients to undergo surgeries to replace the batteries in devices like pacemakers when they run out. This ultrasound charging technique could help.
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Online dashboard tracks the spread of coronavirus cases globally

An online dashboard is aiming to offer accurate information on coronavirus infections globally. It is updated by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering.
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U.S. Navy’s robot submarines could carry out autonomous attacks

New reports show the U.S. Navy is in the process of developing armed robot submarines, which could theoretically be used to kill without direct human oversight.
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This awesome drone station could be coming to a hospital near you

Matternet has just unveiled a unique drone station for its advanced delivery system designed for medical facilities. A video shows the station in action.
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New antibacterial coating kills germs with the help of regular indoor lights

We’re receiving a wake-up call about just how germ-covered the surfaces that we touch on a regular basis can be. This antibacterial coating may be able to help.
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Algorithm lets swarms of robots work together to create shapes without colliding

Researchers have developed an an algorithm that lets robot swarms reliably converge to form a predetermined shape in under a minute. With no collisions!
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Want to link two screens as a single display? A new Apple patent may allow it

The patent describes seamlessly dividing one image into two separate displays between separate devices, which the patent calls “joint operating mode.” 
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New Google and Adidas smart insole can turn your soccer moves into FIFA rewards

Google is teaming up with Adidas to launch a new connected insole that can track and turn your soccer moves into digital rewards on the EA’s FIFA Mobile game.
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Expect more cashier-free stores as Amazon starts selling its Go technology

Amazon is planning to license the technology that powers its cashier-free Go stores, with the company having already inked deals with several retailers.
Starlink satellites ready to deploy.

Elon Musk insists Starlink will cause zero issues for astronomers

SpaceX boss Elon Musk is seeking to reassure astronomers who are concerned that numerous Starlink satellites will obscure the view of faraway galaxies.
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Crops in space: ISS-grown lettuce given the green light

Astronauts will be able to grow leaf vegetables on long missions after studies showed that lettuce cultivated in space is as safe as lettuce grown on Earth.
A visualization of the Bartolomeo platform attached to the International Space Station.

ISS gets a new research platform, Bartolomeo, attached to its exterior

The International Space Station will soon receive a new research platform, Bartolomeo, which will offer hosting for both scientific and commercial projects.
The 18-foot long, 7-foot diameter lunar greenhouse chamber is equipped as a prototype bioregenerative life support system.

NASA funding new tech for accessing food and water on lunar missions

Two new NASA-funded projects from the University of Arizona will hunt for solutions for acquiring food and water in space and on the moon.
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Curiosity conquers a 30-degree slope on Mars for the first time, enjoys the view

Mars's pluckiest rover, Curiosity, has made it up a steep, sandy slope to an area previously thought to be practically inaccessible and is enjoying the view.
Expedition 62 Flight Engineer Jessica Meir works with research hardware to support the OsteoOmics-02 bone investigation.

SpaceX is carrying these biotechnology experiments to the ISS this weekend

A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft on its way to the ISS is carrying a variety of biotechnology experiments which could improve the lives of patients on Earth.
Two PANOSETI telescopes installed in the recently renovated Astrograph Dome at Lick Observatory. PANOSETI will utilize a configuration of many SETI telescopes to allow simultaneous monitoring of the entire observable sky.

Two new telescopes join the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

Astronomers have a new tool in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, with the installation of two new dedicated SETI telescopes in the Lick Observatory.
Known for its wide swathes of rippling, textured, gently sloping dunes, Mars’ Terra Sabaea region is home to many fascinating geological features – including the prominent Moreux crater, the star of a new image from ESA’s Mars Express.

See Mars’ Moreux crater in new images from Mars Express

The European Space Agency (ESA)'s Mars Express spacecraft has captured images of the Moreux crater, an area of geological interest and striking geography.
In an artist's depiction, the Voyager 1 craft continues to cruise through interstellar space.

Voyager 2 spacecraft is going solo for the next 11 months

NASA is performing upgrades to its deep space communication system, which will leave the Voyager 2 probe without commands from Earth for 11 months.
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After 20 years of searching for alien life, SETI@Home is shutting down

After more than 20 years of the public helping in the search for evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence, the SETI@Home project is shutting down.
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Environmentally friendly bendable concrete doesn’t shatter under pressure

Australian researchers' new concrete formulation is 400 times more bendable than the old-fashioned stuff. It's a whole lot more environmentally friendly, too.