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The oxygen supply has just failed in part of the ISS, but so far all are safe

The oxygen supply system has failed in a module in the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS), but the crew is not in danger, Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Thursday. The oxygen supply system of the Zvezda module in the orbital laboratory went down late Wednesday, but a second system in the American segment is functioning normally, …

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Why Apple needed the FDA to sign its EKG but not its blood oxygen monitor

During the Apple Watch Series 6 announcement, the company announced the newest item – a blood oxygen meter – to complement its existing health attributes. “Apple Watch is already a powerful health tool with apps that measure heart rate and rhythm,” said Sumbul Ahmad Desai, Apple’s vice president of health. “And now adding blood oxygen brings users another valuable health …

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We can finally know what life breathed on earth before there was oxygen

Billions of years ago, long before oxygen was available, the infamous poison arsenic may have been the compound that breathed new life into our planet. In the Chilean Atacama Desert in a place called Laguna La Brava, scientists have studied a purple band of photosynthetic microbes that live in a hypersaline lake that is permanently oxygen-free. “I’ve been working with …

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We can finally know what life breathed on earth before there was oxygen

Billions of years ago, long before oxygen was available, the infamous poison arsenic may have been the compound that breathed new life into our planet. In the Chilean Atacama Desert in a place called Laguna La Brava, scientists have studied a purple band of photosynthetic microbes that live in a hypersaline lake that is permanently oxygen-free. “I’ve been working with …

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Apple Watch Series 6 blood oxygen monitoring available in most countries worldwide

Apple yesterday announced the Apple Watch Series 6 with a new sensor that enables blood oxygen monitoring. However, Apple has not clarified which countries the feature will be available in. Some health features, such as EKG and irregular heart rate notifications, were limited in their availability due to legal requirements, but it appears that these requirements do not apply to …

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NASA’s rover takes a tree-like device that converts CO2 into oxygen to Mars

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover launched on July 30th from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and features a host of cutting-edge technologies, including high-definition video devices and the first interplanetary helicopter. Many of the tools are designed as experimental steps in human exploration of the red planet. Crucially, Perseverance is equipped with a device known as the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment …

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The first update for Galaxy Watch 3 features blood oxygen monitoring and much more

The first software update for the Galaxy Watch 3 is now available. Samsung doesn’t launch until the day after its latest and greatest wearables line is released. This wireless release was even featured on this week’s Galaxy Unpacked 2020, when Samsung officially announced the Galaxy Watch 3. In particular, it includes support for blood oxygen monitoring, VO2max, sleep ratings, and …

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The SpaceX Starship ‘Hop’ rocket was canceled after tests that resulted in a 100-foot cloud of liquid oxygen

Elon Musk’s vision of sending people to Mars with the SpaceX Starship rocket has been delayed again. The SN5 prototype was discontinued on Tuesday at the Boca Chica, Texas, site for a 492 foot jump, but was discontinued around 12:30 p.m. ET. The spaceship completed a series of tests that took off, but the mission was scrubbed minutes after the …

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