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2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record, NASA Analysis Shows (video)

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      Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, the year’s globally averaged temperature was 1.84 degrees Fahrenheit (1.02 degrees Celsius) warmer than the baseline 1951-1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New…

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FDA Statement on Following the Authorized Dosing Schedules for COVID-19 Vaccines

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  Two different mRNA vaccines have now shown remarkable effectiveness of about 95% in preventing COVID-19 disease in adults. As the first round of vaccine recipients become eligible to receive their second dose, we want to remind the public about the importance of receiving COVID-19 vaccines according to how they’ve been authorized by the FDA in order to safely receive…

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The 2021 Quadrantids Can Be Seen Tonight (video)

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  The winter sky activity continues into the new year with The Quadrantids Meteor Shower. While most meteor showers are usually named after the constellations that is their radiant point, not Quadrantids… The radiant point for this shower is the constellation Boötes…. The shower is named after the now obsolete constellation, Quadrans Muralis, which was used in 1825, back when…

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NASA Approves Heliophysics Missions to Explore Sun, Earth’s Aurora

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NASA has approved two heliophysics missions to explore the Sun and the system that drives space weather near Earth. Together, NASA’s contribution to the Extreme Ultraviolet High-Throughput Spectroscopic Telescope Epsilon Mission, or EUVST, and the Electrojet Zeeman Imaging Explorer, or EZIE, will help us understand the Sun and Earth as an interconnected system. Understanding the physics that drive the solar…

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Catch The Ursid Meteor Shower (video)

  Here’s a celestial Christmas gift that you can enjoy, the Ursid Meteor Shower… The Ursids meteor shower begins annually around December 17 and runs for a week plus, until the 25th or 26th. This meteor shower is named for its radiant point, which is located near the star Beta Ursae Minoris in the constellation Ursa Minor. The peak will be on Winter Solstice, December 21 and the…

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FDA Takes Additional Action in Fight Against COVID-19 By Issuing Emergency Use Authorization for Second COVID-19 Vaccine

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Action Follows Thorough Evaluation of Available Safety, Effectiveness, and Manufacturing Quality Information by FDA Career Scientists, Input from Independent Experts Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the second vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The emergency use authorization allows the…

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FDA Approved First Adjuvant Therapy for Most Common Type of Lung Cancer

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Tagrisso (osimertinib) as the first adjuvant treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors have a specific type of genetic mutation. “Today’s approval of Tagrisso demonstrates how additional research on therapies approved in later stages of cancer can eventually improve treatment options for patients in earlier stages,” said Richard Pazdur, M.D.,…

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VIDEO: Hyundai Soapbox Racer Spotted Undergoing Testing

A new video showing tests of the Hyundai Soapbox ride has been revealed Hyundai developed it as a way for people to spend quality time together The Hyundai Soapbox can be re-created at home using materials from a regular hardware store Offenbach, 18 December 2020 – A camouflaged version of Hyundai Motor’s new Hyundai Soapbox has been spotted undergoing testing. In…

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Mobility Unlimited Challenge Winner Receives $1M for Ultra-lightweight Intelligent Wheelchair

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  Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Nesta Challenges, announces winner of $4 million global Mobility Unlimited Challenge in virtual event Phoenix Instinct from the UK wins $1 million in prize money to help bring their Phoenix i wheelchair to market The winner’s announcement is a culmination of the three-year Mobility Unlimited Challenge which saw innovators from around the world…

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NASA, UN Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Peaceful Uses of Space

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  NASA and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) pledging cooperation in areas of science and technology to support the peaceful use of outer space.   The MOU, signed Thursday, Dec. 17, brings together NASA’s wealth of publicly available Earth observation data and dynamic exploration opportunities with UNOOSA’s unique position…

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