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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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Groundbreaking trachea transplant gives woman a new tube for breathing

The trachea, or windpipe, is a tube that brings air to and from the lungs. It is a hard organ to transplant because there are many tiny blood vessels. New research helped doctors at The Mount Sinai Hospital do a…

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Humanoid robot sells NFT artwork for almost $700,000

A humanoid robot named Sophia sold an NFT, a digital artwork, at an auction online. The piece sold for $688,888. This is the latest in the NFT investment craze. Sophia was created in 2016 by Hanson Robotics, based in Hong…

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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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New robotic platform can screen thousands for COVID-19

Toronto researchers built a robotic platform that can screen thousands of COVID-19 samples at a time. The machine can detect a positive case 95 percent of the time. Finding positive cases quickly and accurately is important in a pandemic. The…

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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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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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