Monthly Archives: November 2018

Audi and Airbus show off mini-me flying car

A flying car developed by Airbus, Audi and Italdesign took a high-profile test flight today at the Amsterdam Drone Week conference, but its size was low-profile. The modular vehicle was a quarter-scale demonstration model of the “Pop.Up Next” transportation system … Continue reading

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InSight lander gets to Mars and sends pictures

REDMOND, Wash. — NASA’s Mars InSight lander touched down on a heavenly Martian plain Monday, marking the first successful landing on the Red Planet in more than six years. “Touchdown confirmed! InSight is on the surface of Mars,” mission commentator … Continue reading

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Reports of gene-edited babies spawn investigations

Multiple investigations are being sought in the wake of reports that a Chinese laboratory facilitated the birth of twin girls whose genes had been edited to protect them against the HIV virus that causes AIDS. The first-of-its-kind experiment, which took … Continue reading

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Mars probe’s fans are all a-Twitter about landing

Congrats to @NASA and the whole @NASAInSight team on a perfect landing and an awesome mission! So excited to have another robot around who also can’t run away if I need to steal some parts. pic.twitter.com/hKLZzocWP6 — SarcasticRover (@SarcasticRover) November … Continue reading

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Rev up the video for NASA’s InSight landing on Mars

Today’s the day for the Mars InSight lander’s touchdown on the Red Planet, and NASA is pulling out all the stops to let us in on the action. This is the first Mars landing to take place since the Curiosity rover was lowered … Continue reading

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First gene-edited babies reportedly born in China

A Chinese researcher says his lab facilitated the first birth of gene-edited children — twin girls who are said to possess genetic alterations that could protect them from HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. “Two beautiful little Chinese girls, named Lulu and … Continue reading

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Elon Musk sees 70% chance of moving to Mars

As NASA prepares for its next Mars landing, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is giving himself a 70 percent chance of moving to Mars. But in an Axios interview airing tonight on HBO, he emphasizes that it won’t be a billionaire joyride. “Your … Continue reading

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