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This Attack Helicopter Can Launch Drones From Midair 1

This Attack Helicopter Can Launch Drones From Midair

Twin Attack Helicopter American aerospace manufacturer MD Helicopters just announced details of its upcoming MD 969 Twin Attack Helicopter at a military trade show in Nashville, Tennessee. In the rear of the fuselage of the helicopter, The Drive reports, a munitions guiding system pops out to deploy seven payloads ranging from powered missiles to small drones that …

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Indoor Air Pollution Is ‘Worse Than New Delhi.’ How Does Your Home Stack Up? 3

Indoor Air Pollution Is ‘Worse Than New Delhi.’ How Does Your Home Stack Up?

When you hear the words “air pollution,” what image springs to mind? Do you think of trucks spewing exhaust on the highway, or a factory emitting god-knows-what into the atmosphere? One thing you probably don’t associate with air pollution is the air in your own house or apartment. But given the staggering levels of indoor …

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Stanford Declines to Punish Faculty For CRISPR Babies 4

Stanford Declines to Punish Faculty For CRISPR Babies

Internal Review After media revealed that Chinese scientist He Jiankui had conducted research that led to the birth of gene-hacked babies, it soon emerged that he had corresponded about the controversial work with American scientists. Three of those scientists are from Stanford University, but an internal investigation conducted by the university just cleared all three of wrongdoing, according …

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Yale Scientists Kept Decapitated Pigs’ Brains Alive for 36 Hours 5

Yale Scientists Kept Decapitated Pigs’ Brains Alive for 36 Hours

True Story In March 2018, Yale neuroscientist Nenad Sestan shared a remarkable bit of news with his peers at a National Institutes of Health (NIH) meeting: he was able to keep pigs’ brains “alive” outside their bodies for up to 36 hours. The news quickly made its way from that meeting to the media. And now, more …

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Review Units of Samsung’s Folding Phone Are Breaking Almost Immediately 6

Review Units of Samsung’s Folding Phone Are Breaking Almost Immediately

PR Disaster? Korean tech giant Samsung has a PR disaster on its hands. The Verge just published a worrying report of its Samsung Galaxy Fold review unit showing a small bulge on the crease of the smartphone’s bending seven inch screen. CNBC noted similar problems with its review unit. “A review unit given to CNBC by Samsung …

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Russia Built a Grotesque Robot Newscaster and Put It on TV 7

Russia Built a Grotesque Robot Newscaster and Put It on TV

News Anchor Horror A humanoid robot TV news anchor named Alex read the news yesterday on Russia-24, a state-owned television channel. The silicone-faced anchor presented some run-of-the-mill updates — and even touched on a lurid case in which local authorities were hunting down a mayoral candidate who allegedly kicked a homeless cat. The unsettling humanoid TV anchor was built by Russian …

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Scientists Used CRISPR to Turn a Cell Into a Biological Computer 9

Scientists Used CRISPR to Turn a Cell Into a Biological Computer

Splinter Cell Scientists say they’ve gene-hacked a human cell, using CRISPR tech to turn it into a tiny biological computer complete with the cellular analog of dual core processors. The squishy little CPUs could eventually lead to powerful computers housed entirely within a cell, according to New Atlas, that would detect and treat diseases. Logic Gates The cellular computers, …

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SpaceX Landed a Falcon Heavy Booster. Then It Fell Into the Sea. 11

SpaceX Landed a Falcon Heavy Booster. Then It Fell Into the Sea.

Falcon Heavy Landing The booster for a SpaceX Falcon Heavy successfully landed after a mission — but then stormy weather toppled the booster into the roiling ocean. Otherwise than that minor hiccup, the mission was a success, according to CNN. The Falcon Heavy launched on Thursday and carried a satellite for a Saudi Arabian TV network into space, and afterward all …

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