SpaceX’s Crew-2 mission for NASA launches successfully, reaches orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Crew-2 mission astronauts, lifts off from launch complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 23, 2021. GREGG NEWTON | AFP | Getty Images SpaceX launched another group of astronauts for NASA early on Friday morning, with Elon Musk’s company now having sent 10 astronauts […]

Rich countries are refusing to waive IP rights on vaccines

Medical workers converse among themselves at a quarantine center for Covid-19 coronavirus infected patients at a banquet hall that was converted into an isolation center to handle the rising cases of infection on April 15, 2021 in New Delhi, India. Anindito Mukherjee | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — The U.S., Canada and […]

Country reports over 330,000 new cases

India needs a brief but extensive lockdown to break the chain of coronavirus transmission and allow the medical community to recuperate, according to the national president of the Indian Medical Association. The South Asian nation is going through a disastrous second wave of Covid infections. Cases began rising in February and in subsequent months, large […]

‘World’s most powerful tidal turbine’ gears up for operation 

A tidal turbine weighing 680 metric tons and dubbed “the world’s most powerful” has been launched from the Port of Dundee in Scotland, marking another significant step forward in the development of the U.K.’s marine energy sector.  In an announcement Thursday, Scottish firm Orbital Marine Power said its 2 megawatt (MW) turbine, the Orbital O2, […]

New Covid variant shows signs of antibody resistance, more severe illness in young people

Radoslav Zilinsky | Moment | Getty Images Scientists at Texas A&M University’s Global Health Research Complex say they’ve detected a new Covid-19 variant that shows signs of a more contagious strain that causes more severe illness and appears to be resistant to antibodies. The new variant, BV-1, named after its Brazos Valley origin, was found during […]

Nikola shares surge on fuel station plans with TravelCenters of America

Nikola Motor Company Hydrogen fuel Source: Nikola Motor Company Shares of embattled electric truck manufacturer Nikola surged during trading Thursday after the company reconfirmed production targets and announced a limited collaboration on hydrogen fueling stations with TravelCenters of America. The plans include installing hydrogen fueling stations for heavy-duty trucks at two sites in California for […]

SpaceX and NASA Crew-2 astronaut launch: What you should know

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon “Endeavour,” atop the company’s Falcon 9 rocket, leaves the SpaceX integration hangar adjacent to NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A for rollout to the launch pad on April 16, 2021. SpaceX SpaceX is set to make history, as Elon Musk’s space company prepares to launch the Crew-2 mission for NASA on […]

Intel, Snap, Silicon Labs, Boston Beer & more

Signage for Snap Inc., parent company of Snapchat, adorns the front of the New York Stock Exchange, March 2, 2017 in New York City. Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell on Thursday: Intel — Shares of the semiconductor chip manufacturer slipped 1.7% after Intel issued second-quarter earnings guidance that was […]

China’s Wuling Hongguang Mini EV launches Cabrio electric convertible

Wuling Motors unveiled a convertible model of its highly popular budget mini electric car at the Shanghai auto show in April 2021. Evelyn Cheng | CNBC SHANGHAI – General Motors‘ joint venture in China is launching a miniature electric convertible under a low-cost brand that has soared in popularity in the last year. Called the […]

Medical supplier stocks jump in Singapore as Covid cases surge

Latex gloves are filled with water in a watertight test room at a Top Glove factory in Selangor, Malaysia, on Dec. 3, 2015. Charles Pertwee | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Shares of several medical suppliers in Singapore have jumped this month, coinciding with a renewed surge in daily global Covid-19 infections. Singapore-listed shares […]