Astronauts are about to launch on a used rocket, inside a used spacecraft

Flight-proven Falcon 9 B1061 stands ready to support the Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station, seen here on Thursday morning. [credit: Trevor Mahlmann / Ars Technica ] SpaceX and NASA say they are ready for the launch of four astronauts to the International Space Station early on Friday morning. This Crew-2 mission—comprising NASA …read more Source:: Ars Technica       

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Barefoot Elon Musk talks travel to Mars — not just for the rich, he says — while announcing $100 million XPrize Carbon Removal contest

Summary List Placement During a Thursday livestream announcing the $100 million XPrize Carbon Removal competition, Elon Musk sat barefoot, donning a mullet, with XPrize chairman Peter Diamandis in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The competition is asking people to develop large-scale CO2 removal projects to help stow away and extract CO2 and rebalance the Earth’s dangerously high carbon emission trends. To win, “teams must demonstrate CO2 removal at the 1,000 tonne per year scale, model costs at the million ton per year (megatonne) scale, and present a plan to sustainably reach gigatons per year scale in future,” according to the the competition site. The Elon Musk Foundation, Musk’s relatively new philanthropy arm,… Read More

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This dietary supplement may help treat schizophrenia

In a new study from the University of Tokyo, researchers found that a simple dietary supplement reduces behavioral symptoms in mice with a genetic mutation that causes schizophrenia. They concluded that the supplement likely protects proteins that build neurons’ cellular skeletons. The supplement betaine was first isolated from sugar beets and is often linked to […] The post This dietary supplement may help treat schizophrenia appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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Cancer may cause changes to the heart before treatment

Some types of cancer may alter the appearance and function of the heart, according to new research that analyzed people’s hearts before cancer treatment. An estimated 1.9 million people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year, according to the National Cancer Institute. Having a history of cancer is linked […] The post Cancer may cause changes to the heart before treatment appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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One dose of this drug may lower anxiety and depression for 5 years

In a recent study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, researchers found that a one-time, single-dose treatment of psilocybin, a compound found in psychedelic mushrooms, combined with psychotherapy may lead to strong improvements in emotional and existential distress in cancer patients. These effects persisted nearly five years after the drug was administered. The study is from […] The post One dose of this drug may lower anxiety and depression for 5 years appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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US COVID vaccinations fall nearly 11% in a week as demand wanes

Enlarge / Nurses wait at empty tables for more patients to arrive to receive a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site in Gardena, California, on April 17, 2021. (credit: Getty | Patrick Fallon) Though COVID-19 vaccines are now open to all US adults, vaccinations in the country are on the decline. In the past week, the rolling seven-day average of daily vaccinations has slipped nearly 11 percent, falling from a high on April 13 of nearly 3.4 million shots per day to the current average of just over 3 million. And scores of counties across the US have begun declining shipments of vaccine doses, according… Read More

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Mortal Kombat film review: Bloody enough, not fun enough

You can probably hear the title being screamed upon seeing this image. [credit: WarnerMedia ] Mortal Kombat’s third live-action movie, launching this week after over two decades of cinematic silence, is a weird one. It’s not good. You wouldn’t mistake this for a classic action or martial arts film, and it borrows clumsily from genre …read more Source:: Ars Technica       

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This miniature version of Starry Night was made with a “laser paintbrush”

Blurring the lines between science and art: researchers used a “laser paintbrush” to create art on metallic canvases. Researchers at ITMO University in Russia have created a “laser paintbrush” capable of creating localized color on a metallic canvas, using their method to create miniaturized replicas of various works of art—including Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night. Their technique even makes it possible to change or erase or rewrite the colors several times. They described their work in a new paper published in the journal Optica. Traditional paints get their colors from various pigments (often derived from minerals), but there are many examples of structural color in nature, like the bright… Read More

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Citi Bike rival JOCO brings shared, docked e-bikes to NYC

Move over Citi Bike, there’s a new docked, shared bike service in town — only this one is all electric. Next week, JOCO will be the first shared operator in New York City to launch a network of e-bike stations on private property for public use. The service, powered by shared mobility platform Vulog, will start with 30 stations and 300 e-bikes located around Manhattan, expanding to 100 stations and 1,000 bikes by June. This is not the first new shared operator to hit the streets of New York this year. Last week, the city announced the winning companies of the e-scooter pilot in the Bronx. But while Bird, Lime… Read More

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11 Best Apple AirTag Cases & Loops

Bluetooth trackers may not be anything new, but Apple‘s new AirTags have one thing that rival products like Tile and Chipolo don’t: style. The AirTags look great as an accessory, which is why Apple has released a small suite of AirTag cases, loops, and keyrings to help accentuate this Bluetooth keyring to match your vibe. And the selection of third-party options is growing too. Read on below to explore all of the most stylish options for making your new Apple AirTags uniquely yours. …read more Source:: Heavy.com – Tech       

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Daily Crunch: First impressions of Apple’s AirTags

We test out Apple’s lost item finder, Google Fi gets a new unlimited plan and Facebook tests new video ad targeting features. This is your Daily Crunch for April 22, 2021. The big story: First impressions of Apple’s AirTags AirTags are Apple’s new Tile competitor designed to help owners locate lost objects. They use Bluetooth technology to announce their presence to nearby devices with iOS 14.5 or above. Matthew Panzarino tried them out and reported that it could take 30 seconds or more to locate an AirTag. But once located, Apple was able to provide directions that were “extremely accurate down to a few inches.” Matthew also got his hands… Read More

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Call of Duty: Warzone pulls a Fortnite with the launch of its new map

After launching a little over a year ago, Call of Duty: Warzone is one of the most popular free-to-play titles right now, with 100 million people playing the battle royale shooter. Following a nuclear missile that destroyed the game’s map, the in-game city of Verdansk is back with a new map set in the year 1984, as seen in the announcement trailer above. This mirrors a similar move made by its competitor Fortnite, which destroyed its original map and replaced it with a new one in 2019. Despite the shape and layout remaining the same as its predecessor, players will notice changes to most locations along with a 1980s vibe… Read More

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