Knox Medical to start dispensing medical marijuana in Florida

Knox Medical to start dispensing medical marijuana in Florida

After being permitted by the Florida Department of Health earlier this week, Knox Medical is now preparing to dispense low-THC and medical marijuana to qualified patients in the state.

The company announced on Tuesday that it could begin initial deliveries of medical marijuana to qualified patients as soon as Friday this week.

Knox Medical is one of the six companies or groups in Florida that have been permitted by state regulators to cultivate, process and dole out low-THC cannabis as well as medical marijuana to qualified patients.

NASA commissions spacecraft that can refuel satellites in orbit

NASA commissions spacecraft that can refuel satellites in orbit

U.S. space agency NASA on Tuesday commissioned a new sort of spacecraft that will refuel satellites and provide needed services while they are still in orbit around Earth.

Dubbed the Restore-L Spacecraft Bus, the robotic spacecraft is equipped with all the tools and technologies required to refuel and service satellites that are already in the orbit. The Restore-L Spacecraft Bus & Support Services contract has been awarded to Palo Alto, California-based
Space Systems/Loral.

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Hand hygiene is the simplest way to avoid infections: CDC

Hand hygiene is the simplest way to avoid infections: CDC

As the upcoming festive season will prompt millions of Americans to travel and get together with their friends and relatives across the nation, public health authorities have reminded people that hand hygiene is a an easy as well as effective way to avoid various contagious diseases like flu.

In flights, many passengers may feel that they can not get up to wash their hands before enjoying an in-flight meal. But, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has stressed that washing hands is perhaps the simplest way to keep away from infections.

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Mysterious mummified knees belonged to Queen Nefertari: researchers say

Mysterious mummified knees belonged to Queen Nefertari: researchers say

The pair of mummified knees that were discovered by Italian archaeologists from a plundered tomb in Egypt more than a century ago is belonged to Queen Nefertari, researchers concluded.

The mummified knees were discovered amid debris inside the plundered tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens in Egypt in 1904. A fresh broad array of tests conducted by a team of researchers on the knees revealed that these mummified parts of the body really belonged to Nefertari.

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Army to look for alternative routes to build controversial Dakota Access pipeline

Army to look for alternative routes to build controversial Dakota Access pipeline

The Department of the Army has confirmed that it would not allow a proposed oil pipeline to be drilled under a dammed section of the Missouri River, handing a major victory over to the opponents of the controversial project.

Department officials announced that they would look for alternative routes for building the controversial $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline.

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Public health officials urging residents to get flu shots

Public health officials urging residents to get flu shots

Kane County Health Department officials continue to urge residents to get a flu shot ahead of a potential serious outbreak of the disease later this season.

Public health officials around the nation are observing National Influenza Vaccination Week, with a message that it is not too late to get vaccinated against the contagious disease. Tom Schlueter, a spokesperson for the county health department cautioned that immune system can’t immediately absorb the vaccine.

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The world vows to move ahead with Paris Agreement, with or without U.S.

The world vows to move ahead with Paris Agreement, with or without U.S.

Despite what President-elect Donald Trump thinks about Paris Agreement on climate change, other nations have expressed their determination to implement the landmark deal and to move on their work on climate protection, even if the United States withdraws.

During his election campaign earlier this year, Trump repeated criticized the Paris Agreement and vowed to “rip up” the deal. His victory prompted concerns that he would with the U.S. from the deal. However, other countries remained committed to the deal.

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$25 million awarded in Breakthrough Prizes to top scientists

$25 million awarded in Breakthrough Prizes to top scientists

An Oscars-style ceremony celebrating the biggest breakthroughs in science was held at NASA’s Silicon Valley, Calif.-based Ames Research Center Sunday evening.

The Breakthrough Prizes granted up to $3 million a piece to top researchers in the field of science, fundamental physics and mathematics. It included six $100,000 New Horizons Prizes in addition to a $250,000 Breakthrough Junior Prize that went to a teenager who created video explaining scientific concepts.

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Four New Elements Added to Periodic Table: IUPAC

Four New Elements Added to Periodic Table: IUPAC

Four new elements, Nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts), and oganesson (Og) have been officially added to periodic table of the elements. The addition of new elements to the periodic table has been approved by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The discovery of these elements was confirmed in December last year.

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Apple submits letter to NHTSA; sends strongest hint yet about ‘Project Titan’

Apple submits letter to NHTSA; sends strongest hint yet about ‘Project Titan’

In a recent letter submitted to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), tech biggie Apple has, for the first time, publicly addressed the autonomous car industry.

The letter submitted to the NHTSA by Apple underscores the company’s official comment on the federal government’s guidelines for automated vehicles. The guidelines were issued by the federal government last September.

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