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When Will We Have a COVID-19 Vaccine?
When Will We Have a COVID-19 Vaccine
Coronavirus
When Will We Have a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Several developers have reported incredible coronavirus vaccine progress, so when will we have a COVID-19 vaccine ready for distribution?
November 24, 2020

Several developers have reported incredible coronavirus vaccine progress, so when will we have a COVID-19 vaccine ready for distribution?

Coronavirus
How Long Will Coronavirus Immunity Last?
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Coronavirus
How Long Will Coronavirus Immunity Last?
Coronavirus immunity might last for years, according to a new study that measured the levels of virus-fighting immune cells in COVID-19 survivors.
November 22, 2020

Coronavirus immunity might last for years, according to a new study that measured the levels of virus-fighting immune cells in COVID-19 survivors.

The Future Explored
We Can Grow 60% More Food By Hacking Photosynthesis
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The Future Explored
We Can Grow 60% More Food By Hacking Photosynthesis
By improving photosynthesis, we can get more food from our farmland.
November 22, 2020

By improving photosynthesis, we can get more food from our farmland.

Medical Innovation
New Skin Cancer Vaccine Is Twice as Powerful
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Medical Innovation
New Skin Cancer Vaccine Is Twice as Powerful
By adding two “boosters” to an in-development skin cancer vaccine, scientists may have improved its ability to prevent melanoma recurrence.
November 21, 2020

By adding two “boosters” to an in-development skin cancer vaccine, scientists may have improved its ability to prevent melanoma recurrence.

Engineering
Scientists Want to Use a Laser Beam to Control Lightning
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Engineering
Scientists Want to Use a Laser Beam to Control Lightning
A new laser beam may allow scientists to control lightning, allowing them to divert a bolt to strike where it’s less likely to cause a wildfire.
November 21, 2020

A new laser beam may allow scientists to control lightning, allowing them to divert a bolt to strike where it’s less likely to cause a wildfire.

Biology
Bacteria Could Make Space Mining 400% More Efficient
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Biology
Bacteria Could Make Space Mining 400% More Efficient
Using a bioreactor packed with bacteria could make space mining more efficient by speeding up the extraction of elements from rock.
November 20, 2020

Using a bioreactor packed with bacteria could make space mining more efficient by speeding up the extraction of elements from rock.

Medical Innovation
New Vanishing Wound Dressing Heals Skin With Minimal Scarring
hydrogel dressing
Medical Innovation
New Vanishing Wound Dressing Heals Skin With Minimal Scarring
A new kind of hydrogel dressing improves wound healing and minimizes scarring by kicking the adaptive immune system into gear.
November 19, 2020

A new kind of hydrogel dressing improves wound healing and minimizes scarring by kicking the adaptive immune system into gear.

Coronavirus
FDA Authorizes First At-Home COVID-19 Test
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Coronavirus
FDA Authorizes First At-Home COVID-19 Test
The FDA has authorized an at-home COVID-19 test that delivers results in 30 minutes, but you can’t get it without a prescription.
November 19, 2020

The FDA has authorized an at-home COVID-19 test that delivers results in 30 minutes, but you can’t get it without a prescription.

Gene Editing
Bacteria’s Self-Destruct Mechanism May Unlock Next-Level Genome Editing
genome editing
Gene Editing
Bacteria’s Self-Destruct Mechanism May Unlock Next-Level Genome Editing
A mystery for 30 years, retrons are showing potential as genome-editing tools. Now, we know what they actually do.
November 18, 2020

A mystery for 30 years, retrons are showing potential as genome-editing tools. Now, we know what they actually do.

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