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Never mind outrunning a T. rex — you could probably outwalk it -
New simulations calculated T. rex walking speed from the motion of its swaying tail.

Boeing pushes second Starliner test flight to late summer -
The wait for Starliner's space station arrival extends to summer.

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…

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.

'Undruggable' cancer protein becomes druggable, thanks to shrub -
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.

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.

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…

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

US military picks 3 companies to test nuclear propulsion in cislunar space -
DARPA tapped Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin and General Atomics for the tests.

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

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

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