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Up to 300 million planets in the Milky Way may be habitable

October 29, 2020
Based on data from the Kepler Space Telescope and the Gaia mission, there may be up to 300 million habitable planets in our galaxy. The research refines a key factor in the Drake equation that estimates how many extraterrestrial civilizations may exist.

Fitness tracker and smartwatch data used to predict COVID-19 cases

October 29, 2020
Research suggests measurements from fitness tracker wearables, alongside self-reported symptom data, can detect cases of COVID-19. The goal is to develop a real-time tracking system that can identify and contain viral outbreaks at their earliest point.

3D-printing "error" used to produce high-tech textiles

October 29, 2020
If a 3D printer leaves gaps in the plastic that it deposits, it's usually thought of as an unwanted flaw. Now, however, the process has been harnessed to quickly and cheaply produce pliable polymer textiles.

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