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SpaceX and NASA still set for historic May mission despite coronavirus

Despite coronavirus concerns, SpaceX and NASA are still on for a historic May mission marking the first launch of U.S. astronauts on a U.S. rocket since 2011.
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NASA ramps up remote working measures to tackle coronavirus

NASA has instructed all of its employees to work from home as part of ongoing measures to protect its workforce and slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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3D-printed ventilator valves help out Italian hospital rocked by coronavirus

What do you do when a crucial component of a life-saving piece of medical equipment is in hopelessly short supply? You 3D print yourself a supply, of course.
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Learn a new language while you’re stuck at home with Rosetta Stone, now $100 off

Are you stuck at home and bored because of the coronavirus? What better way to pass the time than by learning a new language with help from Rosetta Stone?
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Skillshare unlocks thousands of courses for students at home amid coronavirus

With schools closed during the coronavirus outbreak, Skillshare is opening up its extensive list of unique class offerings for high school and college students.
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This app could tell you if you crossed paths with someone who has coronavirus

The free, open-source app shares location data between people’s phones to let them know if they have come in contact with someone who has the coronavirus.  
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How to keep astronauts sane: The psychology of long-duration space missions

If we ever hope to send a manned mission to Mars, then we're going to have to confront not only out technological but also our psychological limitations.

The most reliable coronavirus dashboards

Keeping track of all of the coronavirus news updates can be stressful and overwhelming, but these coronavirus dashboards can help you make sense of it all.
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Cargo ship-scrubbing HullSkater robot is like a Roomba for the high seas

Not only will this Roomba-style cleaning robot help keep cargo ships looking fresh, it could help save the environment, too. Here's how.
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U.S. government and big tech want to use location data to fight coronavirus

Facebook, Google, and other tech companies are in talks with the U.S. government to examine compiling location data to follow the spread of the coronavirus.
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Digital Trends Live: Tesla Model Y, TikTok vs. ‘ugly’ people, PlayStation 5

On this Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler discusses the biggest tech stories, including coronavirus updates, Tesla delivers the Model Y and PlayStation 5 news.
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Thermal AR glasses give screening for possible coronavirus a high-tech twist

An AR headset equipped with thermal imaging technology could prove useful in helping spot those with elevated temperatures during the coronavirus pandemic.
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We’ve hit peak millennial internet culture. Want proof? Meet MSCHF

MSCHF, a cutting-edge, Brooklyn, New York-based ideas factory, seems to have somehow stumbled upon the magic formula for capturing meme lightning in a bottle.
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Spanish cops deploy speaker-drones to enforce coronavirus lockdown

Spain has told its citizens to stay indoors for the next 15 days as part of measures to tackle the coronavirus, and it's using drones to enforce the order.
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Israel seeks treasure trove of sensitive phone data to track coronavirus cases

The classified dataset would help the government decide what citizens should be quarantined based on if they crossed paths with someone who has the coronavirus.
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Why the coronavirus could remake school as we know it

School districts are closing down for weeks at a time, and parents, students, and teachers aren't ready to go online. That all could change, post-coronavirus.
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Virtual learning: How to keep your kids engaged while they’re off from school

A lot of kids are home from school these next few weeks due to the coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean they have to pause educational and interactive learning. 
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NASA’s Orion craft completes space environment testing ahead of lunar mission

NASA has completed space environment testing on its Orion spacecraft, which will be launched as part of the planned Artemis lunar mission sometime in 2024.
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The world needs a drone traffic control system, so AirMap is building one

For drones to truly take off, the world needs a drone air traffic control system. A startup called AirMap is helping to build one. Here's why it's so important.
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NASA’s InSight lander is winning the battle to free its stuck drill

Over on Mars, NASA's InSight lander is finally making progress toward freeing its drill, which has been stuck in the Martian soil for a year.
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Alphabet-owned Verily pilots a coronavirus screening website in California

Google's life sciences research sister company, Verily, is debuting a coronavirus risk screening and testing website in California.

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.
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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.

The next challenge for getting to Mars: What happens to the human body in space

Strange things happen to the human body in space, and we're going to need to find ways to address them if we want to send astronauts on long-duration missions.
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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.
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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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Space Force needs to prepare for a new Cold War in Earth’s orbit

Are America's space assets at risk from enemy hunter-killer satellites? Retired Air Force general Chris Bogdan believes they are. But he's got a solution.
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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.