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UC San Diego Installs COVID Test Kit Vending Machines 

With daily COVID-19 infections getting worse over the last couple of months in Southern California, one university has decided to introduce coronavirus testing vending machines, reported Reuters.  Students at the University of California’s San Diego campus were greeted with eleven vending machines over the winter semester packed with do-it-yourself COVID-19 tests.  School officials told Reuters…

The Marshmallow Test: 3 Stories About 2020 & 2021

Via DataTrekResearch.com, Here are 3 stories for your consideration: Markets Story: Deferring gratification is nurture AND nature. The Marshmallow Test is one of the most replicated studies in behavioral psychology and all the more notable because it is explicitly designed to assess very young children. Developed by Stanford University researcher Walter Mischel in the early 1970s,…

Moderna, Pfizer & BioNTech Scramble To Test COVID Vaccines Against New "Mutant" Strain

Over the past few days, health officials across Europe (but especially in the UK) along with the top executives of Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna etc. have repeatedly assured the public that the first wave of COVID vaccines will work against the COVID-19 mutation – the press has taken to referring to a “new variation” presumably to…

“Flight Crew Is Ready” – Virgin Galactic Prepares Test Flight From New Mexico Spaceport

Virgin Galactic’s first rocket-powered test flight from Spaceport America in southern New Mexico is expected on Saturday morning.  Virgin Galactic tweeted Friday that the “flight window is now open. We will fly no earlier than Saturday. We have range clearance through the weekend and can extend into next week if necessary.”  Good morning from NM….

Unmanned SpaceX Starship Test Flight Explodes While Landing Adding to Long List of SpaceX Explosions

By B.N. Frank Another SpaceX contraption bites the dust. From ABC News: SpaceX‘s Starship rocket, a test flight for a vehicle expected to eventually carry passengers to the moon and Mars, exploded after launch Wednesday, making impact with the ground while trying to land. The ship had no one aboard. The launch and ascent were…

WHO Weighs Ethics Of Deliberately Infecting Patients With COVID-19 To Test Vaccine Efficacy

Remember that time CNBC’s Rick Santelli caused a media firestorm by (half-seriously) suggesting that people should infect themselves with SARS-CoV-2 to try and blunt the economic fallout? Well, months later, scientists around the world are seriously debating the ethics of so-called “human challenge” trials – where participants are intentionally “challenged” (i.e. deliberately infected with a…

Around The World In Two Hours? Chinese Scientists Test “Revolutionary” Hypersonic Engine

Chinese scientists have built what they claim is a “revolutionary” hypersonic engine that could one day propel an airframe as fast as Mach 16, or about 12,300 mph, according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), citing a new paper published in the Chinese Journal of Aeronautics.  The flight test of the hypersonic engine was conducted in a wind tunnel…

Dutch Study Involves Exposing Hundreds Of People To COVID-19 To Test Effectiveness Of Vaccines

What was that President Trump used to say about not letting the cure be more painful than the disease? The latest group of intrepid scientists to test the boundaries of virology and medical ethics belongs to the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands. A team of Dutch researchers has already recruited a team of…

Navy To Test Resupply Drones For Warships

By Tyler Durden The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) recently launched a pilot program to assess just how useful delivery drones are for hauling critical cargo to surface ships, read a US Navy press release. NAWCAD engineers and military pilots are set to evaluate a commercially procured logistics Unmanned Air System (UAS) prototype – called the Blue…

Navy To Test Resupply Drones For Warships 

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) recently launched a pilot program to assess just how useful delivery drones are for hauling critical cargo to surface ships, read a US Navy press release.  NAWCAD engineers and military pilots are set to evaluate a commercially procured logistics Unmanned Air System (UAS) prototype – called the Blue Water Maritime Logistics…

US Navy Ship Shoots Down “Mock ICBM” In Missile Interceptor Test Over Pacific

The Pentagon has disclosed that a missile interceptor launched from a U.S. Navy ship at sea shot down and destroyed a “mock ICBM” that was put into flight for testing purposes on Tuesday. The move is part of a U.S. effort to develop defenses against intercontinental-range ballistic missiles capable of striking the United States, according to…

Las Vegas Columnist Ran A Test… And County Officials Accepted Fake Signatures On 8 Different Ballots

Authored by Victor Joecks via The Las Vegas Review Journal, Clark County election officials accepted my signature on eight ballot return envelopes during the general election. It’s more evidence that signature verification is a flawed security measure. For months, election officials have told Nevadans not to worry about ballots piling up in apartment trash cans…

Tony Blair calls for new ‘digital ID’ so people can prove their coronavirus ‘disease status’ alongside test and trace programmes as world eases out of lockdown

People will need a new form of ‘digital ID’ so they can prove their ‘disease status’ as the world moves out of lockdown, Tony Blair has said. The former Prime Minister said that only if people can show easily whether they are clear of coronavirus will industries like international travel be able to restart. Speaking at the virtual CogX…