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With new supplies, space station astronauts to research mending broken bones

With new supplies, space station astronauts to research mending broken bones

Science
Nov. 21 (UPI) -- New research on the International Space Station will include implantable drug delivery devices and an adhesive that can stimulate bone growth. SpaceX will launch a resupply mission as early as Tuesday to deliver a payload of items developed by commercial companies that need to be tested in orbit. The launch window opens at 3:54 p.m. EST. It will be the 26th commercial resupply service mission by SpaceX and NASA. The Falcon 9 rocket is to be launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The space-based research is sponsored by the ISS National Laboratory. The bone-mending injectable adhesive, called Tetranite, was developed by medical device company RevBio. The adhesive is intended to speed bone growth after breaks and fractures. The research will focus on how Tetran...
Climate change: Drought highlights dangers for electricity supplies

Climate change: Drought highlights dangers for electricity supplies

Science
Getty ImagesThe ongoing drought in the UK and Europe is putting electricity generation under pressure, say experts.Electricity from hydropower - which uses water to generate power - has dropped by 20% overall.And nuclear facilities, which are cooled using river water, have been restricted.There are fears that the shortfalls are a taste of what will happen in the coming winter.In the UK, high temperatures are hitting energy output from fossil, nuclear and solar sources.That is because the technology in power plants and solar panels work much less well in high temperatures.The prolonged dry spell is putting further pressure on energy supplies as Europe scrambles for alternative sources after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Millions hit by hosepipe bans as drought declaredUS Senate passes sw...

Here are the best deals on back-to-school supplies this Labor Day weekend

Finance
This back-to-school season is like no other for many reasons. And that makes preparing for it especially challenging.As of a recent tally, a little more than half of U.S. elementary and high school students will attend school only virtually this fall, although changes are announced daily. As a result, families have delayed many traditional back-to-school purchases."Forget lunchboxes and backpacks — now it's all about trying to create a good space in your home for your kids to learn remotely," said Matt Schulz, chief credit analyst at LendingTree.However, "it makes things a little pricier, and the last thing we all need in 2020 is some more financial uncertainty," he added.More from Personal Finance:21% of parents reduced work hours because of remote schoolWill schools reopen in t...
Pentagon awards $5.2B in contracts for face masks, other medical supplies

Pentagon awards $5.2B in contracts for face masks, other medical supplies

Business
April 9 (UPI) -- The Department of Defense awarded $ 5.2 billion in contracts for various aspects of coronavirus response -- including face masks, alternate care centers and unspecified coronavirus-related response -- Thursday. The deals announced include an eight-month, $ 86.4 million contract awarded to Aurora Industries to provide face masks for the Defense Logistics Agency. The Camuy, Puerto Rico tactical clothing manufacturer was awarded the contract exclusively, with the Pentagon citing a provision in Federal Acquisition Regulations that allows the federal government to bypass the competitive process if "the property or services needed by the agency are available from only one responsible source or only from a limited number of responsible sources and no other type of property or s...
US believes attacks came from Iran as oil supplies resume

US believes attacks came from Iran as oil supplies resume

World
By Sharon Marris, news reporter The attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities originated from inside Iran, according to US media reports.It comes as the Saudi energy minister announced that half of the crude oil production cut after the attack had been restored. The remainder will be fully restored by the end of the month, said Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman.Production capacity will be increased to 11 million barrels per day by the end of September, he said. It was around 9.6 million barrels per day before the attack.Meanwhile, news agency Reuters quoted a US official as saying last week's attack had used cruise missiles and drones originating in Iran's southwest. Advertisement ...