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Next-Generation Moon Thrusters Withstand Over 60 Hot-Fire Tests

NASA and Frontier Aerospace are developing next-generation thrusters for use on Astrobotic’s Peregrine lunar lander. In March 2020, thruster prototypes performed over 60 hot-fire tests in a vacuum chamber. Credit: Frontier Aerospace Future Artemis lunar landers could use next-generation thrusters,...

Northwestern Medicine Launches COVID-19 Drug Trial

Remdesivir was developed for Ebola and has antiviral activity for coronaviruses. Northwestern Medicine has enrolled its first participants in a new international clinical drug trial for COVID-19. The drug being tested is remdesivir, a novel anti-viral drug developed to treat Ebola and...

Indonesia covers up to protect orangutans from virus threat

Staff at the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation have stepped up their efforts to prevent infection among the apes Poaching and habitat loss have decimated Indonesia's orangutan population, but now coronavirus has emerged as another potential deadly threat to the critically...

Endangered wild dogs snapped in South Sudan

Credit: Bucknell University/FFI We promised you further fascinating footage from one of Africa's most neglected wildlife hotspots, and here it is. One of the continent's rarest and most elusive carnivores has been captured on camera in South Sudan. African wild...

Capturing 3-D microstructures in real time

Machine-learning enabled characterization of 3D microstructure showing grains of different sizes and their boundaries. Credit: Argonne National Laboratory Modern scientific research on materials relies heavily on exploring their behavior at the atomic and molecular scales. For that reason, scientists are...

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