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ShakeAlert messages will warn West Coast of earthquakes

A new early warning system, called ShakeAlert, will use cell phones to alert people in California, Oregon, and Washington of an earthquake. The alerts come from sensors from the USGS seismic system. Once the sensors pick up movement, a message…

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Young entrepreneur created popular app to stop cyberbullying

Trisha Prabhu was only a teenage when she launched the anti-cyberbullying app, ReThink. Today, she is one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Social Impact list. Her app has been downloaded over 500,000 times. Most anti-bullying programs focus on getting kids…

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What’s an NFT and why are people buying them?

NFT stands for "non-fungible token.” It’s a digital work of art, like music, video clips, or a meme. People pay a lot of money to own the original code. Why? It is like owning an original art piece or a…

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NASA rover, Perseverance, touches down safely on Mars

After 203 days and 293 million miles, NASA’s latest Mars rover landed safely on the Red Planet. After the usual “seven minutes of terror,” the rover became the fifth vehicle to land on Mars. It touched down in Jezero Crater…

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NASA to fly Ingenuity where no aircraft has been before—Mars

Ingenuity will attempt the first flight on another planet. The four-pound helicopter is strapped to NASA’s Perseverance rover. On Mars, the aircraft will perform a series of test flights to demonstrate if flight is possible. If the missions are a…

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Photographer captures highest resolution photos of snowflakes

Scientist Nathan Myhrvold is one of three people who has created a camera that can take pictures of snowflakes at a microscopic level. Myhrvold’s photos are the highest resolution. He camera is specially equipped to capture the images before the…

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Meet Gitanjali Rao—TIME’s first-ever Kid of the Year

At age 15, Gitanjali Rao isn’t your typical scientist. The brilliant teen was selected as TIME’s Kid of the Year from more than 5,000 kids, ages 8 to 16. Her inventions can sense lead in water, detect early opioid addiction,…

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First Boeing 737 Max flight takes off after 2 years of being grounded

After two deadly crashes in March 2019, the Boeing’s 737 Max was grounded. But not anymore. American Airlines was the first to fly the plane commercially in almost two years. The first flight was from Miami to New York. The…

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