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09Mar 21
U.S. Stamp Will Honor Chien-Shiung Wu, “First Lady Of Physics”

U.S. stamp will honor Chien-Shiung Wu, “First Lady of Physics”

Chien-Shiung Wu was an accomplished nuclear physicist. To honor her achievements in nuclear physics, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) created a stamp with her face. In her 40-year career, Wu won the National Medal of Science and had an asteroid named after her. She worked on the Manhattan project and…

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03Mar 21
New Robotic Platform Can Screen Thousands For COVID-19

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 fast system could help labs track and spread of viruses,…

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12Feb 21
New Research Shows Climate Change Makes Allergy Season Worse

New research shows climate change makes allergy season worse

People with seasonal allergies may be suffering sooner and for longer this spring. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that climate change is causing plants to release their pollen earlier. The amount of pollen in the air is increasing each year. The extra…

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