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SpaceX is planning its highest Dragon flight yet, with a private crew

By Leah Crane Anna Menon, Scott Poteet, Jared Isaacman and Sarah Gillis Polaris Program SpaceX has announced a new project aiming to take its Dragon spacecraft higher than ever before.…

Flower growth in Antarctica is accelerating due to warming climate

There are only two flowering plants native to Antarctica and both have seen an explosion in their numbers in the decade from 2009 to 2019 Environment 14 February 2022 By…

It Helped Catch Serial Killers. Can It Stop Elephant Poachers, Too?

Cambodian law enforcement officials received a tip from investigators in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. At the freight terminal in Phnom Penh, a cargo container — supposedly carrying legally…

74% of ransomware revenue goes to Russia-linked hackers

However, the report only looks at the flow of money to cyber-criminal gang leaders, and many run affiliate operations – essentially renting out the tools needed to launch attacks to…

Drones armed with a small microwave weapon can shoot down other drones

A compact weapon that generates a beam of microwaves can knock out electronic devices without causing harm to people Technology 14 February 2022 By David Hambling Artist’s impression of drones…

CDC finds Covid booster effectiveness wanes, but remains strong

An early look at the performance of Covid-19 booster shots during the recent omicron wave in the U.S. hinted at a decline in effectiveness, though the shots still offered strong…

FDA authorizes new Covid antibody drug to fight omicron variant

U.S. health regulators on Friday authorized a new antibody drug that targets the omicron variant, a key step in restocking the nation’s arsenal against the latest version of Covid-19. The…

Lockheed scraps $4.4 billion deal to buy Aerojet amid regulatory roadblocks – Reuters

Feb 13 (Reuters) – U.S. arms maker Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) called off plans on Sunday to acquire rocket engine maker Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc (AJRD.N) for $4.4 billion amid…

The engineers battling to stop global warming ruining roads

Queensland faces considerable challenges as it has the longest state-controlled road network of any Australian state or territory with over 33,300km of roads. So far it has built 1,000km of…

A tsunami caught experts by surprise. Now, they’re starting to understand why.

On the August day that an earthquake hit near the South Sandwich Islands in the South Atlantic last year, scientists knew something strange was happening.  “Within perhaps 20 to 25…