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    • Groundbreaking all-electric plane paving way to greener aviation

      Groundbreaking all-electric plane paving way to greener aviation

      Seattle-based electric motor manufacturer MagniX teamed with local airline Harbour Air to retrofit a Cessna Grand Caravan 208 with a 750-horesepower zero-emissions motor and conducted its first test over Moses Lake, Washington, Thursday, marking the first step in a long process its developers say will led to an era of low-cost, pollution-free air travel.

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    • SpaceX successfully launches US astronauts into space

      SpaceX successfully launches US astronauts into space

      Two veteran NASA astronauts were headed for the International Space Station on Saturday after Elon Musk's SpaceX became the first commercial company to launch a rocket carrying humans into orbit, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel and putting the United States back in the business of launching astronauts into orbit from US soil for the first time in nearly a decade.

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    • A ring could predict COVID-19 symptoms 3 days in advance

      A ring could predict COVID-19 symptoms 3 days in advance

      Coronavirus symptoms can now be predicted in advance using biometrics, including data from Oura ring. According to Techcrunch's latest report, a platform was developed by a team of researchers from the West Virginia University (WVU) Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI), together with the staff of Oura Health and WVU's Medicine department. The researchers claimed that it can be used to predict COVID-19 symptoms in healthy people, three days in advance. 

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    • Qualcomm’s first Wi-Fi 6E chips are here

      Qualcomm’s first Wi-Fi 6E chips are here

      Qualcomm has announced its next-gen wireless chips that support the new Wi-Fi 6E standard. The “E” in Wi-Fi 6E stands for “extended” and supported devices will be able to operate on the newly opened 6GHz spectrum that should offer less network congestion and faster and more dependable connections.

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    • Robot swabs patients’ throats for Covid-19

      Robot swabs patients’ throats for Covid-19

      In just four weeks, a team of robotics researchers from the University of Southern Denmark has succeeded in developing the world’s first fully automatic swab robot, able to test patients for Covid-19. It will be deployed for work by late June, news wires reported.

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    • NASA, SpaceX historic launch delayed due to bad weather

      NASA, SpaceX historic launch delayed due to bad weather

      After a whole day of suspense, SpaceX's landmark launch to the International Space Station - the first crewed mission to blast off from US soil in almost a decade - was scrubbed Wednesday due to fears of a lightning strike. With NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley strapped into the Crew Dragon capsule, the launch pad platform retracted and rocket fueling underway, SpaceX made the call to abort.

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    • SpaceX readies first astronaut launch by private firm

      SpaceX readies first astronaut launch by private firm

      In mere hours SpaceX is scheduled to launch two NASA astronauts into orbit  - weather permitting - to kick off a new era of corporate-driven space missions. No company has ever flown commercially developed hardware carrying humans and linked up with the International Space Station (ISS). If Space Exploration Technologies Corp. reaches that goal, it will mark a major shift in the country’s space endeavors, being the first human launch from US soil since 2011.

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    • The Oppo Find X2 Pro is the next ultimate smartphone

      The Oppo Find X2 Pro is the next ultimate smartphone

      The Oppo Find X2 Pro's elegant design is just one of the main features of this luxurious looking smartphone. It has an impressive camera, impressive storage capacity, flagship power capabilities, and lightning-fast 5G connectivity. It also has a 120Hz refresh rate screen with slides and glides, plus charging speeds that clock in as the fastest in any flagship smartphone.

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