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Flu virus can be spread by simply breathing: study

Flu virus can be spread by simply breathing: study

Being around a random sneeze or cough during flu season is enough to strike paranoia into one's heart, but it turns out it takes far less to potentially infect you. Researchers with the University of Maryland and other institutions are behind a newly published study that details how easily the influenza virus can be transmitted. Sneezing and coughing can spread the virus, of course, but so can simply breathing.

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Cancer blood test detects eight types of the disease

Cancer blood test detects eight types of the disease

Scientists have been working for a long time to develop testing methods that will detect cancer earlier and with less invasive tests. A team of researchers from John Hopkins University is now testing a new method of detecting the disease that is much faster and easier than other methods available. The new test is meant to be something that people will have performed annually to catch cancer early on and make outcomes of fighting the disease better.

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Harvard milliDelta robot is incredibly fast

Harvard milliDelta robot is incredibly fast

Researchers at Harvard have been working on a robot that is built using a design inspired by origami and it is incredibly fast. The bot can move at velocities of 0.45 m/s and accelerate at 215 m/s squared. Robots of this sort inspired by origami creations are some of the most useful out there being able to bend and move with potential for use in factories where they could move at speeds humans can't replicate.

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Boeing’s SR-71 Blackbird replacement travels faster than Mach 5

Boeing’s SR-71 Blackbird replacement travels faster than Mach 5

Arguably the coolest aircraft ever made was the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, an aircraft long retired. Boeing has now unveiled the first design details of the successor to the Blackbird and this new aircraft will be hypersonic. Boeing is aiming for an aircraft capable of traveling over Mach 5.

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Black hole spied spitting out gas a second time

Black hole spied spitting out gas a second time

It's exceedingly rare to catch a black hole spewing out matter and gas. Yet, that is what scientists were able to do with a black hole at the center of a galaxy called SDSS J1354+1327 or J1345 for short. When the scientists caught the black hole spewing out matter a second time, it was a scientific first.

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Creative individuals have unique brain connectivity patterns: study

Creative individuals have unique brain connectivity patterns: study

A study being published in PNAS details research on brain activity patterns, specifically the patterns found in people who are creative and people who aren't. According to the research, creative individuals have unique brain activity patterns that differ from those of less creative people; this goes for creative individuals across various fields, everyone from artists to scientists.

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Butterfly scale fossils show they have been around at least 200M years

Butterfly scale fossils show they have been around at least 200M years

Scientists have been studying some newly discovered fossils of butterfly scales that are the size of a speck of dust. The fossils were found inside an ancient rock from Germany. The scientists say that the find pushes back the original date of the Lepidoptera, a highly prized and studied group of insects.

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This dinosaur was the size of a turkey and it lived in Australia

This dinosaur was the size of a turkey and it lived in Australia

A newly published study details a small dinosaur about the size of a turkey that was discovered in Australia. Named Diluvicursor pickeringi, the dinosaur was small, herbivorous, and bipedal with a very long tail. Researchers found a partial skeleton -- just that long tail and some foot bones -- belonging to the dinosaur fossilized in rock dating back 113 million years.

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Boeing’s cargo drone brain could power autonomous air-taxis

Boeing’s cargo drone brain could power autonomous air-taxis

Amazon's Prime Air drones will have to share the skies, with Boeing revealing its play on the cargo-carrying UAV segment. The Boeing "cargo aerial vehicle" - or CAV - is the handiwork of three months design and construction, the aerospace company claims, potentially capable of carrying up to 500 pounds of packages and more.

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Scientists on the hunt for source of powerful fast radio bursts of extraterrestrial origin

Scientists on the hunt for source of powerful fast radio bursts of extraterrestrial origin

Some scientists search the heavens for signs of life in space with optical telescopes and others search the skies with radio telescopes. The former gives us incredible images to look at and the latter looks for radio signals from all sorts of objects in space including potentially intelligent life. Scientists are currently searching for the source of a set of Fast Radio Bursts or FRB that happened in 2016.

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Super black birds of paradise feathers absorb 99.95% of light

Super black birds of paradise feathers absorb 99.95% of light

Researchers around the world have worked to create super black substances that absorb the majority of light, and a new study details a type of bird feather that is comparable to them. These super black birds of paradise feathers are so black, they absorb up to 99.95% of light, depending on where the light is coming from, resulting in a super black plumage. This, it turns out, helps the birds win over a potential mate.

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Noise pollution is stressing birds and the health effects are serious

Noise pollution is stressing birds and the health effects are serious

Researchers warn that noise pollution is causing chronic stress in birds and that it negatively impacts their health. The study, which was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, looked at western bluebirds and the impact that oil and gas operations noise has on them. According to the findings, this constant noise pollution has resulted in stunted growth in chicks, less eggs hatching, and more.

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