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Boeing acknowledges 49 ‘gaps in testing’ in NASA Starliner test flight failure

Following Boeing's failed orbital flight test of its Starliner capsule, NASA has announced a list of 61 'corrective actions' to address the issues.
SpaceX's Dragon lifting off on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Saturday, May 4, with research, equipment, cargo and supplies that will support dozens of investigations aboard the International Space Station.

How to watch SpaceX launch its 20th resupply mission to the ISS today

This Friday, SpaceX will be launching its twentieth resupply mission to the International Space Station. Here's how you can watch it live.
The International Space Station.

SpaceX to send tourists to the space station in 2021 … for a crazy price

SpaceX is planning to launch tourism trips to the International Space Station starting in 2021, though you'll need an absurd amount of money if you want to go.
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This 1.8 billion-pixel photo of Mars took the Curiosity rover 4 days to shoot

Made of more than 1,000 images, the latest image from Mars rover Curiosity is the highest resolution photo from the rover yet, despite the equipment's age.
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Someone just uploaded open-source nuclear power plant blueprints to the web

It sounds like the diabolical scheme of a James Bond villain. In fact, it could be a game-changer for sustainable clean energy in the future. Here's why.
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Mayflower Autonomous Ship is headed to sea to test its self-driving boat tech

This trial, which will take place off the coast of Plymouth in the U.K., will test out the onboard A.I. and edge computing system to see how well it navigates.
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NASA to announce Mars 2020 rover name, here’s how to watch

The Mars 2020 rover is finally going to get a name as the space agency announces the winning suggestion from one of nine student finalists. Here's how to watch.

How a puzzle game could help scientists find a coronavirus cure

Foldit is a puzzle game anyone can play to try and help find a cure for the coronavirus. Citizen scientists have used it to help solve other tricky problems.
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Researchers build the world’s most sophisticated lab model of the human body

No, they're not building Frankenstein's monster. Instead, this miniature model of the human body could be used for researchers for testing future drugs.
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Coronavirus could meet its match with Folding@Home’s crowdsourced computing

Folding@Home wants to use your computer's spare processing power to aid in coronavirus research. Anyone with a computer can download the program.

Scientists want to grow new human skin using freeze-dried jellyfish from Mexico

Scientists have discovered a type of jellyfish boasting a structure that’s similar to human skin, which they believe could be used to create skin scaffolds.
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Boston Dynamics’ clever Handle robot gets an autonomous co-worker

Boston Dynamics' Handle robot has teamed up with a robot from Otto Motors to show how autonomous machines can collaborate to complete tasks in a warehouse.
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In China’s hospitals, robots are helping to halt the spread of coronavirus

As the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic continues to spread, hospitals in China have turned to a trio of robots to help fight the spread of the flu-type virus.
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NASA offers some tips on how to become a space traveler

A new NASA video answers questions about being an astronaut. It comes as the space agency starts taking applications for its next generation of astronauts.
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If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming an astronaut, apply to NASA now

If you've ever fancied walking on the moon, this could be your chance. NASA is opening applications for its astronaut training program, but few will qualify.
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Self-driving wheelchairs are tootling about JFK airport in British Airways test

Built by Silicon Valley-based Whill, the vehicles are now being tested by British Airways. The rider uses a touchscreen to select destinations in the airport.
NASA's Orion capsule during its attitude control motor test.

NASA completes a high-pressure test of its Orion spacecraft emergency motor

NASA has completed the final test of the attitude control motor for its Orion craft, set to carry astronauts to the moon by 2024 as part of the Artemis project.
This artist's-concept illustration depicts the spacecraft of NASA's Psyche mission near the mission's target, the metal asteroid Psyche.

SpaceX to launch NASA’s Psyche mission to a strange metal asteroid

NASA has contracted SpaceX to carry out the launch for its upcoming Psyche mission to a strange metal asteroid in our solar system.
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Astronomers want your help to identify thousands of black holes

Astronomers are asking for the public's help in identifying black holes using data from the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) telescope.
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Watch this SpaceX Starship prototype implode during pressure test

SpaceX has suffered a setback during testing of its Starship rocket, with its SN1 prototype appearing to implode during a pressure test.
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Mars could once have hosted oceans and life, study of meteorite crater shows

A new study looking at ancient meteorite sites here on Earth could give clues to how life could have developed on Mars.
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Astronomers find potentially habitable exoplanet twice the size of Earth

Astronomers from the University of Cambridge have located a large potentially habitable exoplanet, more than twice the size of Earth.

Boeing admits to ‘gaps’ in its testing of troubled Starliner capsule

Boeing has admitted to 'gaps' in the testing of its ill-fated Starliner capsule and has committed to performing more rigorous testing in the future.
Mars Mission In this artist's concept of NASA's InSight lander on Mars, layers of the planet's subsurface can be seen below and dust devils can be seen in the background.

Mars is covered in dust devils and has strange magnetic pulses, InSight reveals

NASA's InSight lander has been on Mars since 2018 and has collected a wealth of information on what is going on at and beneath the planet's surface.
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Airplane Wi-Fi could get a massive upgrade in the near future

If planes were as reliable as inflight Wi-Fi, we’d never get on a flight again. Thanks to industry group Seamless Air Alliance, it could be about to get better.
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Air New Zealand unveils sleep pods for passengers in coach

Air New Zealand’s Skynest service will see six sleep pods built into planes flying its long-haul routes, giving economy passengers a break from their seats.
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Astronomers discover the biggest explosion in space since the Big Bang

It was powerful enough to punch a cavity in the super-hot gas surrounding the black hole large enough to fit 15 Milky Way galaxies lined up next to each other.
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Facebook cancels F8 developer conference amid coronavirus fears

The Facebook F8 developer conference usually takes place in late April, but has now been canceled due to fears surrounding the spread of coronavirus.
Cognitive Dissonance

Scientists make artificial and biological neurons communicate over the internet

Rat neurons and artificial neurons just talked to each online. That might sound crazy, but it could one day help to change lives. Here's what you need to know.
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ICE weaponizes state-issued licenses against Maryland’s undocumented immigrants

ICE is using facial recognition software to target undocumented immigrants in Maryland by conducting unauthorized searches of state-issued driver's licenses.
Tokyo Metro's inspection drone.

Drones are flying beneath the ground in Japan, and here’s why

In the latest example of how drones are transforming the way we work, Tokyo Metro is using a custom-built flying machine to inspect its subway tunnels.
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Repair robot swims through oil pipelines and welds cracks — without exploding

This repair robot will weld oil pipeline defects from the inside while it's submerged in continuously flowing oil. Coming soon to an oil field near you.
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Clearview AI’s client list was stolen. Could its massive face database be next?

An intruder was recently able to gain unauthorized access to Clearview AI's full customer list, which is comprised of various law enforcement agencies.
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This robot grabber is gentle enough to hold a jellyfish without damaging it

Soft robots are designed to interact with the living world without causing damage. Judging by this new jellyfish-gripping robot hand, mission accomplished!