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Third-party health apps are vulnerable to hacks, report finds

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Third-party health apps that pull patient data from electronic health record systems are vulnerable to hacks, according to a new report. The electronic health records themselves, which are housed at health centers and subject to the federal privacy law HIPAA, are well protected. But as soon as a …

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NASA’s newly launched Lucy spacecraft is having issues with one of its solar panels

One of Lucy’s solar panels fully deployed before its launch | Image: Lockheed Martin A robotic spacecraft that NASA just launched to explore clusters of asteroids around Jupiter may be in some slight trouble on its journey through space. The space probe, named Lucy, is having issues with one of its two main solar panels, …

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International Space Station tilted after thrusters on a Russian craft fired unexpectedly

The International Space Station | Getty Images The International Space Station was unexpectedly tilted on Friday after a test firing of thrusters on Russia’s Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft continued longer than expected. First reported by the New York Times, the personnel aboard the ISS were never in danger according to a statement from Russia’s Roscosmos space …

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NASA launches its Lucy spacecraft to study the Jupiter Trojan asteroids

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Lucy spacecraft launches from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on October 16th | (NASA/Bill Ingalls) NASA’s Lucy space probe launched successfully from Cape Canaveral in Florida early Saturday, the beginning of a 12-year mission to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. The uncrewed spacecraft lifted off …

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McDonald’s is testing the McPlant, a Beyond Meat meatless burger

Photo by McDonald’s McDonald’s new plant-based burger, aptly named the McPlant, is coming to eight restaurants across the US (via CNBC). The fast-food chain teamed up with Beyond Meat to make the meatless option. This comes about a year after McDonald’s ended its P.L.T. pilot, another Beyond Meat branded burger. It’s still unclear what the …

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China launches latest crew of three en route to nation’s Tianhe space station

(L to R) Ye Guangfu, Wang Yaping and Zhai Zhigang, the second crew for China’s new space station, ahead of their launch. | Photo by -/CCTV/AFP via Getty Images China successfully launched a new crew of three taikonauts into orbit this afternoon, sending them en route to the country’s primary space station, dubbed Tianhe. The …

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NASA is sending a spacecraft on a 12-year journey to explore swarms of asteroids around Jupiter

An artistic rendering of NASA’s Lucy spacecraft visiting a Trojan asteroid | Image: Southwest Research Institute Lucy is on a mission to see seven Trojan asteroids up close Early this weekend, a new robotic explorer built by NASA is set to launch deep into the Solar System, with its sights set on exploring a large …

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Biden administration gives offshore wind farms a big boost

The GE-Alstom Block Island Wind Farm stands in the water off Block Island, Rhode Island, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. | Eric Thayer/Bloomberg via Getty Images Offshore wind farms could be coming to nearly every coastline along the continental US. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland today announced plans to auction off leases to developers for …

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