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First of three Mars missions ready to arrive

First of three Mars missions ready to arrive

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A new era of Mars exploration will begin Monday with the expected arrival of the United Arab Emirates' Hope spacecraft in the vicinity of the Red Planet -- the first of three such arrivals planned for February. The UAE probe will near Mars late Monday, and the mission will make a final, 27-minute orbital insertion burn, or correction, starting at 10:30 a.m. EST Tuesday. Advertisement Hope's arrival is to be followed Wednesday by China's Tianwen-1 probe and NASA's Perseverance rover Feb 18. Tense moments await all three missions because reaching the planet is only a first step in a complex series of maneuvers to either gain a precise, intended orbit or land on the surface, said Briony Horgan, a NASA Perseverance team scientist. When it arrives, the NASA rove...
Oxford malaria vaccine almost ready to start final stage of human trials

Oxford malaria vaccine almost ready to start final stage of human trials

Technology
The Oxford team behind a successful COVID-19 vaccine candidate are close to entering the final stage of human trials in their jab against malaria.Speaking to The Times, The Jenner Institute director Adrian Hill said the much-anticipated injection will be tested on around 4,800 children in African countries next year, after earlier trials showed promising results. Professor Hill speculated that the vaccine could be ready by 2024, assuming final human trials are carried out successfully. Image: A malaria vaccine could be ready by 2024 Malaria, a mosquito-borne infectious disease, is responsible for the deaths of more than 400,000 according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).Nearly half of the world's population is at risk of contrac...
Would UK be ready for a new petrol car ban in 2030?

Would UK be ready for a new petrol car ban in 2030?

Science
Boris Johnson is poised to announce that the government is bringing forward by a decade a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars to 2030 from 2040, the BBC understands.It's understood that new hybrid cars – those with electric motors as well as engines – will get a stay of execution: they will be banned from 2035.But would the UK be ready for these changes?Chief environment correspondent, Justin Rowlatt, reports.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Science & Environment
Covid vaccine: No guarantees on Pfizer roll-out but NHS ready – Hancock

Covid vaccine: No guarantees on Pfizer roll-out but NHS ready – Hancock

Health
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Firms urged to get ready for new EU relationship

Firms urged to get ready for new EU relationship

Business
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