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Never mind outrunning a T. rex — you could probably outwalk it - Livescience.com
New simulations calculated T. rex walking speed from the motion of its swaying tail.
https://www.livescience.com/t-rex-slow-w...


Boeing pushes second Starliner test flight to late summer - Space.com
The wait for Starliner's space station arrival extends to summer.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/PA/...


SpaceX Starship outfitted with upgraded Raptor engines for Wed static fire - Teslarati
SpaceX has installed at least two of three new upgraded Raptors on Starship serial number 15 (SN15) ahead of a triple-engine static fire scheduled as early as Wednesday, April 21st. Initially scheduled late last week, several unknown delays have slowed down t…
https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-starshi...


Ingenuity has flown on Mars; what's next in NASA's Perseverance mission? - Fox News
Now that NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has completed its first test flight on the red planet, members of the agency's Southern California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory will prepare for the next stages of their mission.
https://www.foxnews.com/science/ingenuit...


'Undruggable' cancer protein becomes druggable, thanks to shrub - Phys.org
A chemist from Purdue University has found a way to synthesize a compound to fight a previously "undruggable" cancer protein with benefits across a myriad of cancer types.
https://phys.org/news/2021-04-undruggabl...


Why NASA Picked SpaceX to Land Humans on the Moon - The Planetary Society
NASA picked SpaceX's Starship to land humans on the Moon as part of the agency's Artemis program. The decision will help humans land on Mars.
https://www.planetary.org/articles/why-n...


MagicDNA: Tiny, Complex DNA Robots Designed in Minutes Instead of Days - SciTechDaily
New software will allow creation of more complex devices. Someday, scientists believe, tiny DNA-based robots and other nanodevices will deliver medicine inside our bodies, detect the presence of deadly pathogens, and help manufacture increasingly smaller elec…
https://scitechdaily.com/magicdna-tiny-c...


Nuclear fallout is showing up in U.S. honey, decades after bomb tests - Science Magazine
Levels of radioactive cesium aren’t concerning, but study shows how they persist in food products
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/04/...


US military picks 3 companies to test nuclear propulsion in cislunar space - Space.com
DARPA tapped Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin and General Atomics for the tests.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/cla...


One of Earth's nearest stars may be a dark matter factory - Livescience.com
A hunt for hypothetical axions streaming from Betelgeuse turns up empty but helps physicists set constraints on their properties.
https://www.livescience.com/axions-comin...


After Ingenuity's success, NASA looks to Saturn's moon for its next rotorcraft flight - Salon
An enormous, 990-pound rotorcraft that dwarfs the Martian Ingenuity 'copter is slated to fly around Titan later this decade
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/MO/...


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