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NASA’s Swift mission maps a star’s ‘death spiral’ into a black hole

This artist’s rendering shows the tidal disruption event named ASASSN-14li, where a star wandering too close to a 3-million-solar-mass black hole was torn apart. The debris gathered into an accretion disk around the black hole. New data from NASA’s Swift...
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Orbital ATK Counts Down to First Space Cargo Mission Since 2014 Explosion

Orbital ATK on Wednesday counted down to its first space launch since a sudden explosion last year destroyed its Antares rocket and cargo craft bound for the International Space Station. Thursday’s planned liftoff of the unmanned Cygnus cargo ship uses.....
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Prototype of Implantable Artificial Kidney Developed

Prototype of Implantable Artificial Kidney Developed

Scientists have developed a coffee-cup-sized prototype of a surgically implantable artificial kidney that uses a silicon nanofilter to remove toxins, salts and other molecules from the blood. The advance could be a promising alternative to kidney transplantati...
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