Israeli stadium deploys disinfectant tunnel amid coronavirus

Researchers out of Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv have discovered disinfectant technology that is now being used for a sanitation tunnel, which sprays visitors with disinfecting liquid before they enter large venues to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The industrial automation firm RD Pack in Karmiel, Israel, took the process that makes a disinfectant out …

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NASA spots piping hot batch of new sunspots

Our Sun is incredibly important to our survival. We’d like to make sure it’s nice and warm and happy at all times, but our nearest star goes through a variety of moods just like everyone else. These solar cycles include times of increased activity, with sunspots and solar flares firing off regularly, to quiet stretches …

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NASA astronauts describe historic SpaceX ride to International Space Station

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have described their historic ride to the International Space Station in SpaceX’s Dragon Endeavour capsule. Speaking during a press conference on Monday morning, Behnken said that the first stage of their ascent was smoother than they had experienced on shuttle missions, but described the second stage as “a …

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Investor group allowed to buy Grindr from Chinese firm for $620M

Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech said on Friday that a US national security panel approved the $620 million sale of popular gay dating app Grindr to an investor group called San Vicente Acquisition. The panel, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), ordered Kunlun last year to divest Grindr amid concerns …

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SpaceX launch vehicle explodes in Texas engine test

A SpaceX launch vehicle prototype burst into flames during a test at a Texas launchpad Friday afternoon — a day before the company hopes to send two NASA astronauts into space on another craft in Florida, according to reports and footage of the explosion. The vehicle erupted soon after a trial known as a static …

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TikTok owner ByteDance starts to shift operations out of China

TikTok’s poaching of Disney’s Kevin Mayer to be its CEO was just the most visible part of a broader strategy by its Chinese owner to shift its center of power away from China at a time of rising global tensions, several people familiar with the plans said. The short video app’s parent company, ByteDance, has …

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Doctors use GPS, dinghies to screen Greek islands for virus

SIKINOS, Greece — Using dinghies, GPS and a portable refrigerator, doctors deployed by Greece’s national public health agency have launched a coronavirus testing drive on the country’s Aegean Sea islands ahead of the summer vacation season. Ferry service for visitors to the islands resumed Monday, and Greece plans to start welcoming international travelers again on …

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Palantir CEO joins Elon Musk in considering leaving CA

Silicon Valley-based software company Palantir is following Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s lead and openly considering leaving the “increasing intolerance and monoculture” of California, its co-founder said. Speaking during an appearance Monday on “Axios on HBO,” CEO Alex Karp said the company was “getting close” to deciding whether it would leave the Golden State. Karp was …

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NASA astronauts go back to the future with capsule launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It’s back to the future as NASA astronauts launch again from the U.S. — aboard a retro-style “Right Stuff” capsule. Make no mistake: This is not your father’s — or grandfather’s — capsule. SpaceX’s Dragon crew capsule outshines NASA’s old Apollo spacecraft in virtually every way. The Dragon’s clean lines and …

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