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Russia reports pressure drop in space station service module

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The Nauka (Science) Multipurpose Laboratory Module is seen during its docking to the International Space Station (ISS) on July 29, 2021 in this still image taken from video. Image taken July 29, 2021. Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS MOSCOW, July 31 (Reuters) – The head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency said on......

International Space Station thrown out of control by misfire of Russian module -NASA

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July 29 (Reuters) – The International Space Station (ISS) was thrown briefly out of control on Thursday when jet thrusters of a newly arrived Russian research module inadvertently fired a few hours after it was docked to the orbiting outpost, NASA officials said. The seven crew members aboard – two......

U.S. CDC recommends vaccinated Americans wear masks indoors in many cases

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WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should go back to wearing masks in indoor public places in regions where the coronavirus and especially the Delta variant are spreading rapidly, U.S. authorities said on Tuesday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also recommended all......

Antibodies from Sinovac’s COVID-19 shot fade after about 6 months, booster helps – study

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Bottles of the Sinovac vaccine are seen at a hospital, as Indonesia drives mass vaccination for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan BEIJING, July 27 (Reuters) – Antibodies triggered by Sinovac Biotech’s (SVA.O) COVID-19 vaccine declined below a key threshold from around six months......

Father builds exoskeleton to help wheelchair-bound son walk

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PARIS, July 26 (Reuters) – “Robot, stand up” – Oscar Constanza, 16, gives the order and slowly but surely a large frame strapped to his body lifts him up and he starts walking. Fastened to his shoulders, chest, waist, knees and feet, the exoskeleton allows Oscar – who has a......

Mixed AstraZeneca-Pfizer shot boosts COVID antibody level – study

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SEOUL, July 26 (Reuters) – A mixed vaccination of first AstraZeneca (AZN.L) and then a Pfizer (PFE.N) COVID-19 shot boosted neutralizing antibody levels by six times compared with two AstraZeneca doses, a study from South Korea showed. The study involved 499 medical workers – 100 receiving mixed doses, 200 taking......

Extreme weather renews focus on climate change as scientists update forecasts

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July 26 (Reuters) – As scientists gather online to finalize a long-awaited update on global climate research, recent extreme weather events across the globe highlight the need for more research on how it will play out, especially locally. The list of extremes in just the last few weeks has been......

Rumbling meteor lights up Norway; part of it may have landed near Oslo

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OSLO, July 25 (Reuters) – An “unusually large meteor” briefly lit up southern Norway on Sunday, creating a spectacular sound and light display as it rumbled across the sky, and a bit of it may have hit Earth, possibly not far from the capital, Oslo, experts said. There were no......

U.S. hits one of two targets in missile defense test – agency

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A facility of Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex is pictured in Kauai, Hawaii, U.S in this photo taken by Kyodo January 18, 2019. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS/File Photo WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) – The United States intercepted one of two targets in a missile defense test conducted over the ocean northwest......

SpaceX lands NASA launch contract for mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa

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SpaceX’s Elon Musk gives an update on the company’s Mars rocket Starship in Boca Chica, Texas U.S. September 28, 2019. REUTERS/Callaghan O’Hare LOS ANGELES, July 23 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s private rocket company SpaceX was awarded a $178 million launch services contract for NASA’s first mission focusing on Jupiter’s icy......

Former Virgin Galactic CEO to fly to space – CNBC

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Virgin Galactic co-founder Sir Richard Branson, CEO George Whitesides and Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya pose together outside of the New York Stock Exchange n New York, U.S., October 28, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo July 23 (Reuters) – Former chief executive officer of Virgin Galactic Holdings (SPCE.N), George Whitesides, will......

Vaccinated people make up 75% of recent COVID-19 cases in Singapore, but few fall ill

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A medical worker prepares a syringe at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination center in Singapore, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo SINGAPORE, July 23 (Reuters) – Vaccinated individuals accounted for three-quarters of Singapore’s COVID-19 infections in the last four weeks, but they were not falling seriously ill, government data showed,......

Marsquakes reveal the anatomy of the Red Planet’s interior

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WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) – Seismic waves from quakes detected by NASA’s robotic InSight lander have helped scientists decipher the anatomy of Mars, including the first estimates of the size of its large liquid metal core, thickness of its crust, and nature of its mantle. The findings disclosed on Thursday......

China rejects WHO plan for study of COVID-19 origin

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A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo BEIJING, July 22 (Reuters) – China rejected on Thursday a World Health Organization (WHO) plan......

Bitcoin climbs back over $30,000

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SINGAPORE, July 21 (Reuters) – Bitcoin recovered from a one-month low and broke back above $30,000 on Wednesday, suggesting firm support around that level even as the mood in broader financial markets remained fragile. Bitcoin rose about 3% to $30,762 in the Asia session after it dropped to its lowest......

China unveils 600 kph maglev train – state media

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BEIJING, July 20 (Reuters) – China unveiled a maglev train capable of a top speed of 600 kph on Tuesday, state media said. The maximum speed would make the train, self-developed by China and manufactured in the coastal city of Qingdao, the fastest ground vehicle globally. Using electro-magnetic force, the......

Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, carries out inaugural space voyage

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VAN HORN, Texas, July 20 (Reuters) – Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, and three crewmates soared high above the Texas desert aboard his space venture Blue Origin’s New Shepard launch vehicle on Tuesday and returned safely to Earth, a historic suborbital flight that helps to inaugurate a new era......

All aboard the hyperloop: How your commute could be changing

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NEW YORK, July 19 (Reuters) – Think about the future of transportation, and you might envision the old animated show “The Jetsons,” with everyone flying around in personal spaceships. Not only did that never happen, but we are still piling into creaky old subways and buses. Josh Giegel wants to......

Delta COVID variant now dominant strain worldwide, U.S. deaths surge -officials

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July 16 (Reuters) – The Delta variant of COVID-19 is now the dominant strain worldwide, accompanied by a surge of deaths around the United States almost entirely among unvaccinated people, U.S. officials said on Friday. U.S. cases of COVID-19 are up 70% over the previous week and deaths are up......

Chinese spacecraft returns to Earth after inaugural flight

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A model of the Long March-5 Y5 rocket from China’s lunar exploration program Chang’e-5 Mission is displayed at an exhibition inside the National Museum in Beijing, China March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang BEIJING, July 16 (Reuters) – A Chinese spacecraft capable of flying to the edge of the atmosphere took......

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