Science X Newsletter Sunday, May 10

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Here is your customized Science X Newsletter for May 10, 2020:

Spotlight Stories Headlines

Seahorse and pipefish study opens window to marine genetic diversity

The role of European policy for improving power plant fuel efficiency

Which operations can restart first? New guide could help hospitals decide

New triple antiviral drug combination shows early promise for treating COVID-19 in phase 2 randomized trial

Pediatric coronavirus disease (COVID-19) X-ray, CT in review of new lung disorders

Physics team provides novel swab design, free of charge, to augment COVID-19 testing

With attention on virus, Amazon deforestation surges

Apple unveils plans to reopen some US stores

Reopenings bring new cases in S. Korea, virus fears in Italy

US approves new coronavirus antigen test with fast results

Europe prepares to reopen despite fears of virus second wave

Virus delay, early ice melt challenge Arctic science mission

Tests show UVC lamps could light the way in virus fight

Russian rocket breaks up in Earth orbit: space agency

China's Wuhan reports first virus infection in over a month

Astronomy and Space news

Russian rocket breaks up in Earth orbit: space agency

Russia's space agency on Sunday confirmed one of its rockets used in past launches and floating in space has broken down, leaving debris in orbit.

Technology news

Apple unveils plans to reopen some US stores

Apple on Friday said it will begin gradually reopening its retail shops in the US next week, taking pandemic precautions such as making sure everyone in them wears masks.

Pandemic a major blow for Airbnb

At the foot of the Acropolis hill, in the touristic Koukaki district, the coronavirus lockdown has silenced the sound of Airbnb customers' wheeled luggage.

Pandemic gives fresh momentum to digital voice technology

In a world suddenly fearful of touch, voice technology is getting a fresh look.

Musk threatens removing Tesla from California over virus restrictions

Tesla chief Elon Musk on Saturday threatened to pull his electric car headquarters and plant out of California after local authorities kept him from resuming production due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Emirates predicts 18-month lull in air demand

Gulf aviation giant Emirates said Sunday it would take at least 18 months for travel demand to return to "a semblance of normality", despite reporting bumper pre-pandemic profits.


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