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Posted: 2019-10-23 09:01:00
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CubeSats are only about twice the size of a Rubik's Cube. Once dismissed as tools for students learning the principles of aerospace engineering, they're now being used for more sophisticated...
Posted: 2019-10-18 11:54:14
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In what NASA is calling "HERstory" in space, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir stepped outside the International Space Station Friday to replace a bad battery charger.
Posted: 2019-10-18 09:12:09
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Friday marks the first time a space walk has comprised only female astronauts. Women have walked in space before but the walk scheduled for Friday reflects a real change in the astronaut corps.
Posted: 2019-10-17 20:57:24
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NASA Scientists Have A New Way To Try And Free InSight Lander That's Stuck On Mars
A sophisticated thermometer on NASA's Mars InSight lander has been stuck for months. It was supposed to drive down 16 feet into the Martian soil but stopped. So scientists used a novel way to...
Posted: 2019-10-16 22:12:11
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NASA's First All-Female Spacewalk Set For Friday
Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will replace a faulty power regulator on the International Space Station. Only 15 women have participated in spacewalks, and all were accompanied by...
Posted: 2019-10-16 08:34:00
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For NASA's New Suits, 'Mobility' Is The Watchword
The space agency unveils two new spacesuits for a planned 2024 return to the moon. They're designed to be more comfortable and easier to move around in than their Apollo-era forerunners.
Posted: 2019-10-11 10:17:00
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You Know It's Halloween Season When The Night Sky Glows Orange
It's called the Hunter's moon — the first full moon after the Harvest Moon. It will peak at 5:07 p.m. ET on Sunday. The orange is actually the moon reflecting the sun's color.
Posted: 2019-10-03 09:05:02
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NASA's New Black Hole Model
NASA has produced a computer model of a black hole in 3D. An astrophysicist with NASA says, "It looks kind of like Saturn. There's a big circle in the middle, surrounded by a very thin disk of...
Posted: 2019-09-29 18:26:22
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Elon Musk Unveils SpaceX's New Starship, Designed To Fly To The Moon, Mars And Beyond
Calling it "the most inspiring thing I've ever seen," the SpaceX CEO talked up his company's big innovation and plans to fast-track production of the rocket. He hopes to fly passengers by next...
Posted: 2019-09-26 21:53:23
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SpaceX Squares Off Against Homeowners Near Texas Launch Facility
There are several dozen houses within a few miles of SpaceX's launch facility in Texas. The company feels they are now too close and is offering to buy them. Many homeowners do not want to move.

Posted: 2019-10-23 09:01:00
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CubeSats are only about twice the size of a Rubik's Cube. Once dismissed as tools for students learning the principles of aerospace engineering, they're now being used for more sophisticated...
Posted: 2019-10-22 21:19:42
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The move fulfills a Trump campaign promise to help California's farmers. But it ignores the warnings of federal biologists who were sidelined.
Posted: 2019-10-22 20:21:00
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is starting to study lung tissue and chemicals from electronic cigarette vapor to track down the root cause of lung damage caused by vaping.
Posted: 2019-10-22 17:52:50
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Hospitals Around The World Have A Dire Shortage Of Blood
The first global analysis of blood supply and demand finds that many developing countries are relying on risky emergency donations.
Posted: 2019-10-21 20:09:57
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Scientists Create New, More Powerful Technique To Edit Genes
A new technique, dubbed 'prime editing,' appears to make it even easier to make very precise changes in DNA. It's designed to overcome the limits of the CRISPR gene editing tool.
Posted: 2019-10-21 16:07:49
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Keeping Your Blood Sugar In Check Could Lower Your Alzheimer's Risk
Diabetes can double a person's chances of developing Alzheimer's. Now researchers are beginning to understand the role of brain metabolism in the development of the dementia.
Posted: 2019-10-21 14:20:35
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When Fertility Doctors Betray Trust
A new podcast, 'Sick,' explores dangers in medical spaces that are supposedly safe.
Posted: 2019-10-21 09:00:00
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Get Your Flu Shot Now, Doctors Advise, Especially If You're Pregnant
Pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease are particularly vulnerable to flu complications yet lag the elderly in getting vaccinated.
Posted: 2019-10-20 12:00:18
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'The Blob,' A Smart Yet Brainless Organism Fit For Sci-Fi, Gets Its Own Exhibit
Is it an animal? A type of fungi? No, it's "the blob." The amorphous "slime mold" may not have a nervous system, but it's the star of a new exhibit at the Paris zoo.
Posted: 2019-10-20 11:59:51
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Earthquake App Provides Early Warnings
MyShake is a new app that provides early earthquake warning to Californians. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to one of the app's developers, Richard Allen, director of the Berkeley Seismological...

Posted: 2019-10-23 09:01:00
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CubeSats are only about twice the size of a Rubik's Cube. Once dismissed as tools for students learning the principles of aerospace engineering, they're now being used for more sophisticated...
Posted: 2019-10-23 04:02:18
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In prepared remarks to Congress, the CEO acknowledges Facebook is not "the ideal messenger" for its digital currency plan, but says innovation is essential to American financial leadership.
Posted: 2019-10-22 09:01:12
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Researchers have found that giving your brain an electrical stimulation while you sleep can lead to quicker learning and improved memory. Future You's episode 6 explores what this will mean in...
Posted: 2019-10-22 04:01:12
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Former Cambridge Analytica Director Says She Saw Company Techniques 'As Savvy'
There's a victim-blamey tone in Brittany Kaiser's memoir Targeted, but what it offers over other look-backs is a more in-the-room account of what exactly, she alleges, was in the company's pitch...
Posted: 2019-10-21 21:39:23
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A Soccer Team In Denmark Is Using Facial Recognition To Stop Unruly Fans
Past matches between archrivals Brondby and Copenhagen have resulted in mayhem and arrests. So the Brondby team has begun screening fans to make sure banned spectators aren't allowed in the stadium.
Posted: 2019-10-21 20:55:06
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'We Have A Big Responsibility': Facebook Rolls Out New Election Security Measures
The social network is fighting foreign efforts to manipulate and mislead its users ahead of the 2020 presidential election. CEO Mark Zuckerberg called election security one of his "top priorities."
Posted: 2019-10-21 20:27:00
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What Breaking Up Big Tech Might Look Like
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Tim Wu, a professor of law, science and technology at Columbia Law School, about how to break up big tech and increase competition.
Posted: 2019-10-20 21:08:00
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Kara Swisher's Take On Mark Zuckerberg's 'Free Speech' Speech
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the editor-at-large of Recode, Kara Swisher, about Mark Zuckerberg's controversial speech at Georgetown University on Facebook's policy governing political ads.
Posted: 2019-10-19 00:04:05
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Boeing Pilots Detected 737 Max Flight Control Glitch Two Years Before Deadly Crash
One pilot messaged that the problem was "egregious" and he had "basically lied to the regulators (unknowingly)" when he had told the FAA that the flight control system was safe.
Posted: 2019-10-18 09:00:15
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Drone Delivery Is One Step Closer To Reality
Walgreens is testing out delivery from store to door by drone in Virginia, and UPS won approval to expand air delivery of medical supplies.

Posted: 2019-10-23 01:02:18
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A new study has revealed how common shore crabs can navigate their way around a complex maze and can even remember the route in order to find food.
Posted: 2019-10-22 21:44:14
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Researchers are exploring the development of cultured meat found that the addition of the iron-carrying protein myoglobin improves the growth, texture and color of bovine muscle grown from cells...
Posted: 2019-10-22 18:22:02
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The early universe is filled with monsters, a new study revealed. Researchers discovered a previously invisible galaxy, and perhaps a new galaxy population waiting to be discovered.
Posted: 2019-10-22 14:48:51
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A 'shocking' new way to treat infections
New research introduces a revolutionary treatment for these infections. The group is utilizing electrochemical therapy (ECT) to enhance the ability of antibiotics to eradicate the microbes.
Posted: 2019-10-21 16:45:15
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A tiny cavity leads to a strong interaction between light and matter
Researchers have succeeded in creating an efficient quantum-mechanical light-matter interface using a microscopic cavity. Within this cavity, a single photon is emitted and absorbed up to 10...
Posted: 2019-10-21 15:18:30
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Porous polymer coatings dynamically control light and heat
Engineers have developed dynamic porous polymer coatings that enable inexpensive and scalable ways to control light and heat in buildings. They took advantage of the optical switchability of...
Posted: 2019-10-21 15:18:26
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'Artificial leaf' successfully produces clean gas
A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an 'artificial leaf' that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could eventually be used...
Posted: 2019-10-21 14:39:05
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Bioprinting: Living cells in a 3D printer
A high-resolution bioprinting process has been developed: Cells can now be embedded in a 3D matrix printed with micrometer precision -- at a printing speed of one meter per second, orders of...
Posted: 2019-10-21 14:39:02
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Biodiversity of insects modeled from space satellite data
With freely available radar data from satellites, biodiversity in forests can be analysed very well. Researchers now report that biodiversity even of tiny insects can be reliably modeled from...
Posted: 2019-10-21 13:40:02
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Schools of molecular 'fish' could improve display screens
Researchers are using liquid crystals to create incredibly small, swirling schools of 'fish.' The fish in this case are minute disruptions in the orientations of the molecules that make up solutions...

Posted: 2019-10-21 15:18:26
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A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an 'artificial leaf' that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could eventually be used...
Posted: 2019-10-21 13:40:02
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Researchers are using liquid crystals to create incredibly small, swirling schools of 'fish.' The fish in this case are minute disruptions in the orientations of the molecules that make up solutions...
Posted: 2019-10-21 12:28:01
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The world's weirdest little primate has gotten even weirder, thanks to the discovery of a tiny extra digit. Aye-ayes possess small 'pseudothumbs' -- complete with their own fingerprints --- that...
Posted: 2019-10-18 22:10:51
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Mars once had salt lakes similar to those on Earth
Mars once had salt lakes that are similar to those on Earth and has gone through wet and dry periods.
Posted: 2019-10-18 15:21:36
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Lifestyle is a threat to gut bacteria: Ötzi proves it, study shows
The evolution of dietary and hygienic habits in Western countries is associated with a decrease in the bacteria that help in digestion. These very bacteria were also found in the Iceman, who...
Posted: 2019-10-17 18:10:52
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Ancient stars shed light on Earth's similarities to other planets
Earth-like planets may be common in the universe, a new study implies. The team of astrophysicists and geochemists presents new evidence that the Earth is not unique.
Posted: 2019-10-17 15:49:48
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Arthropods formed orderly lines 480 million years ago
Researchers studied fossilized Moroccan Ampyx trilobites, which lived 480 million years ago and showed that the trilobites had probably been buried in their positions -- all oriented in the same...
Posted: 2019-10-17 14:12:53
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Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate aging, even if it doesn't reach your eyes
Prolonged exposure to blue light, such as that which emanates from your phone, computer and household fixtures, could be affecting your longevity, even if it's not shining in your eyes. New research...
Posted: 2019-10-16 19:36:42
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Scientists find early humans moved through Mediterranean earlier than believed
Scientists have unearthed new evidence in Greece proving that the island of Naxos was inhabited by Neanderthals and earlier humans at least 200,000 years ago, tens of thousands of years earlier...
Posted: 2019-10-16 17:12:36
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Hubble observes first confirmed interstellar comet
Hubble has given astronomers their best look yet at an interstellar visitor -- comet 2I/Borisov -- whose speed and trajectory indicate it has come from beyond our solar system. Comet 2I/Borisov...