Science and Technology

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches into space with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley aboard the rocket from the Kennedy Space Center on May 30, 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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Andre Bennett
May 30, 2020 - 3:47 pm
For the first time in history, a privately owned company has launched a manned spacecraft. Read more here.
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Concept of first plant growing from Martian soil
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Mark Abrams
May 30, 2020 - 11:39 am
Two Villanova astrophysics professors suggest future generations wanting to avoid pandemics like the one we’re experiencing right now might look to an out of this world place to escape. Read more here.
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Hawaii volcano
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CNN
May 25, 2020 - 4:02 pm
With two barren peaks that rise only about 170 feet above sea level, the now-extinct Pūhāhonu volcano in the Northwestern Hawaii Islands doesn't look like much. But a new study establishes that Pūhāhonu is actually the largest shield volcano in the world. Read more here.
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MossRehab robotic arm
MossRehab
Lynne Adkins
May 25, 2020 - 11:39 am
Rehabilitation patients recovering from the coronavirus at MossRehab now have another treatment to help them recoup: a robotic arm. Read more here.
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Apple sign
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CNN
May 21, 2020 - 2:21 pm
Apple is rolling out an easier way to unlock your iPhone while wearing a face mask. Read more here.
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Intubation box
Virtua Health
Lynne Adkins
May 21, 2020 - 12:00 pm
South Jersey artists collaborated with Virtua Health to create “intubation boxes” to keep both professionals and patients safe from spreading COVID-19. Read more here.
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Typing on computer
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Mark Abrams
May 20, 2020 - 4:10 pm
A Villanova University engineering and computer science professor believes a specialized, secure database technology can play a critical role in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Read more here.
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Dogs train to sniff out COVID-19
University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine
John McDevitt
May 15, 2020 - 3:58 pm
The University of Pennsylvania launched a pilot study to see if dogs can sniff out COVID-19 in people, even if they’re asymptomatic. Read more here.
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Online instruction
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Mike DeNardo
May 15, 2020 - 11:19 am
Philadelphia teachers have been taking online attendance for two weeks now, but so far, only about half of students are logging on, according to the School District of Philadelphia. Read more here.
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Working from home
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CNN
May 13, 2020 - 1:24 pm
While working remotely can provide more flexibility and spare people a long commute, it could also come with a notable risk: leaving workers — and by extension their companies — more vulnerable to cyberattacks without the added security of an office network. Read more here.
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