New COVID-19 test gives positive result in just a few minutes — ScienceDaily

A new COVID-19 test that reduces testing time from 30 minutes to less than five and delivers accurate results has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham. The researchers believe their method could deliver a test that is not only fast but also sufficiently sensitive. The test does not require samples to be […]

AI-supported test predicts eye disease three years before symptoms

IMAGE: DARC image (above) and corresponding OCT image slice (below) view more  Credit: Novai/UCL/Western Eye Hospital A pioneering new eye test, developed by scientists at UCL in collaboration with the Western Eye Hospital, London, may predict wet AMD, a leading cause of severe sight loss, three years before symptoms develop. Researchers hope their test could be […]

Utah mink is the first wild animal to test positive for coronavirus

A wild American mink in Utah has tested positive for the coronavirus — the first wild animal found to be infected with the virus, researchers say.   The wild mink was infected with a variant of the coronavirus that was “indistinguishable” from viruses taken from nearby farmed minks, researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture wrote […]

Test your heart health by climbing stairs — ScienceDaily

Climbing four flights of stairs in less than a minute indicates good heart health, according to research presented at EACVI — Best of Imaging 2020, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “The stairs test is an easy way to check your heart health,” said study author Dr. Jesús Peteiro, a cardiologist […]

Test your heart health by climbing stairs

Sophia Antipolis – 11 December 2020: Climbing four flights of stairs in less than a minute indicates good heart health, according to research presented at EACVI – Best of Imaging 2020, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 “The stairs test is an easy way to check your heart health,” said study […]

SpaceX launches Starship on highest test flight, crash-lands

In this screen grab from video posted by SpaceX, the company’s Starship launches for a test flight, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, in a remote area of Texas. (SpaceX via AP) SpaceX launched its shiny, bullet-shaped, straight-out-of-science fiction Starship several miles into the air from a remote corner of Texas on Wednesday, but the 6 1/2-minute […]

SpaceX’s Starship SN8 prototype soars on epic test launch, with explosive landing

SpaceX’s Starship spaceflight system just took a big step on its path to Mars. The latest Starship prototype, a shiny silver vehicle known as SN8, launched on an epic high-altitude test flight today (Dec. 9), taking off at 5:45 p.m. EST (2245 GMT) from SpaceX’s facility near the South Texas village of Boca Chica. The goal was to […]

SpaceX aborts Starship SN8 prototype test launch at last second

We’ll have to wait a little longer to see SpaceX’s latest Starship prototype make its highly anticipated big hop. The vehicle, known as Starship SN8 (“Serial No. 8”), was scheduled to launch on an 8-mile-high (12.5 kilometers) test flight Tuesday (Dec. 8) from SpaceX’s South Texas facility, near the Gulf Coast village of Boca Chica.  […]

Watch SpaceX test a giant ‘Starship’ over Texas today

SpaceX plans to test its enormous Starship prototype over Boca Chica, Texas, on Tuesday (Dec. 8). Starship is SpaceX’s big, shiny, TK what is i?, standing 160 feet (49 meters) tall and 30 feet (9 m) wide. Unlike the Crew Dragon, which is currently docked to the International Space Station, or the company’s fleet of […]

Simple, sensitive test helps monitor bats and protect biodiversity

Each and every biological organism has an important function in creating a healthy ecosystem, which is why conservationists everywhere encourage protecting biodiversity. However, monitoring wildlife health is an ongoing challenge. A new article in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry explores the use of a simple, inexpensive, and minimally invasive technique referred to as “micronuclei detection” to […]