• Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of OtherOther 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Women Have Made Their Mark In NASA. And Now, Another Woman, Astronaut Jeanette Epps, Is Set To Build On That By Becoming The First Black Woman To Live And Work For A Long Term (6 Months) Aboard The International Space Station–She Is Scheduled To Launch In 2021. Astronaut Mae Jemison, In 1992, Became The First Black Woman In Space. Cool!

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of EntertainmentEntertainment 1 month ago

    A Former NFL Player, Jason Wright, Age 38, Has Been Named The First Black President Of A Team In The National Football League (NFL). Jason Is Now The President Of Washington’s Football Team, Formerly Called The Washington Redskins. The Team, After Decades Of Backlash Over Its Former 87-Year-Old Name, Changed Its Name In July Of 2020.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of OtherOther 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    The UAE Is Not Slowing Down After Recently Sending A Probe Mission To Mars. The Country Has Now Become The First To Startup, On The Gulf Coast East Of Qatar, A Nuclear Power Plant In The Arab World. The Barakah Fission Nuclear Plant, In Addition To Their Heavily Invested Solar Power, May Aid The Country Meet Its Sustainable Power Goals.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of OtherOther 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Has Successfully Launched, From Japan, Its First Mars Probe To Study Mars’ Weather And Climate. The “Hope” Probe, Launched On An H2-A Rocket From Tanegashima Spaceport, Is Expected To Arrive On Mars In February 2021. The Arrival Is Also Expected To Coincide With The 50th Anniversary Of The UAE’s Formation.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of OtherOther 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    NASA’s Perseverance Rover Will Carry The First Helicopter To Fly On Mars. Once The Rover Dismounts In Mars’ Jezero Crater In February 2021, And Locate A Flat, Unobstructed Area (33 x33 Feet), The 1.8 kg Helicopter, Named “Ingenuity,” Will Be Released And Flown. Ingenuity Will Inspire Future Helicopters To Assist Rovers Or Astronauts.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of OtherOther 3 months ago

    NASA Honored Its First Black Female Engineer, And One Of The 3 Black Women, Mary Jackson, Depicted In the Movie, The Hidden Figures. The Agency Did This By Naming Its Headquarters (HQ) In Washington, D.C After Her. NASA Also, In 2019, Renamed The Street In Front Of The HQ The ‘Hidden Figures Way” To Commemorate The Trio’s Achievements.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of OtherOther 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Kathy Sullivan, A Former USA Astronaut Is A True TrailBlazer. She Was The First American Woman To Walk In Space In 1984 and Now, She Is The First Woman To Reach The Deepest Point In The Ocean, At About 35,853 Feet Under The Western Pacific Ocean. This Also Makes Her The 8th Person To Reach The Lowest Point In The Marianas Trench.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of OtherOther 5 months ago

    More Innovations For Moon/Mars Travel And Colonization. NASA Plans To Convert Carbon Dioxide Into Oxygen Using A Tool Made Of Gold. The Tool, Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE), Will Be Attached To Perseverance Rover For Moon Launch In July 2020. Moxie Will Help Create Liquid Oxygen Propellant For Return Flights.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of OtherOther 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Nasa Astronaut Christina Koch Has Set A New Record Of Staying The Longest, For Any Woman, At The International Space Station (ISS). She Spent 328 Days On The Station Surpassing The Previous Woman, Fellow American Peggy Whitson. Her Stay Was 12 Days Short Of Scott Kelly’s, The All-Time USA Record Holder. Cool!

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of OtherOther 8 months, 4 weeks ago

    Researchers May Be On The Verge Of Developing Bunched And Compacted Crop/Fruit That Mature Quickly And Can Be Grown In Urban Environments Or Places Not Suitable For Plant Growth. Scientists Hope To Accomplish This Via Gene Editing Of Crops, Like Tomatoes, So That They Look Like A Bouquet But With Roses Replaced By Fruits. Cool!

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of HealthHealth 9 months, 1 week ago

    Researchers, Inspired By How Lotus leaves Repel Water, Have Innovated A Self Cleaning Plastic Surface That Repels All Forms Of Bacteria, Preventing Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs And Other Dangerous Bacteria In, E.g., Hospitals And Kitchen Settings. The Surface Could Also Be Used In Food Wraps Or Shrink-Wrapped Onto, E.G, Door Handles.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of HealthHealth 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Doctors Used A New Method, Ultrasound, Administered Via Rod Shaped Device Inserted Into The Urethra, To Treat Prostate Cancer With 80% Success Rate And 65% Of Men Showing No Prostate Cancer Sign After A Year. This Is A Most Welcome Development Because Surgery And Radiation Treatments Can Leave Men Incontinent Or Impotent.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of HealthHealth 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hospital Infections Are The 8 Leading Cause Of Death In the USA With Beds As The Main Spreading Culprit. Hence The Importance Of The Study Finds That Beds With Copper Surfaces, Due To Copper Antimicrobial Properties, Harbor An Average Of 94% Fewer Bacteria Than Regular Beds With Plastic Surfaces That Could Hold Unsafe Levels Of Bacteria.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of HealthHealth 1 year, 1 month ago

    Candida Auris, A Drug-Resistant Fungus, Is Now The World’s Most Feared Hospital Microbes Due To Global Warming. C. Auris Frequently Causes Bloodstream Infections, But Can Also Infect Respiratory And Central Nervous Systems, Internal Organs, And Skin. ~60% Of Infected Patients Have Died. Long Stay In Health Institutions Increases Risk Of Infection.

  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of DiscoveryDiscovery 1 year, 1 month ago

    Very Human-Like Analogy Of A Dramatic Case Of Functional Horizontal Gene Transfer Ever Found In Complex Organisms. Here, The Parasitic Plant Dodder Uses Stolen Host Genes To More Effectively Siphon Off The Host Nutrients. Even Some Stolen Genes are Sent Back Into The Host Plant As Weapons In Silencing The Host Defense Genes.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of DiscoveryDiscovery 1 year, 5 months ago

    A New Record Has Been Set For The Number Of CRISPR Edits That Can Be Done To A Single Human Cell While keeping The Cell Alive. The New Record Of 13,200 Genetic Changes Could Enable, E.G., The Large Scale Removal Of Unwanted Genes, And The Engineering Of New Species To Mention These Few. Cool!

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of OtherOther 1 year, 6 months ago

    Women Are On A Roll Here At NASA. The Current Administrator Of NASA, Jim Bridenstine, Is Expecting That A Woman Will Make The First Steps, For Mankind, On The Red Planet, Mars. The Trip To Mars, According To Jim Bridenstine, Would Be Made Possible By NASA’s 2020 Budget. So Looking Forward To 2020 And Beyond.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of OtherOther 1 year, 6 months ago

    NASA Will Conduct The First All-Female Space Walk On The 29th Of March 2019 At The International Space Station. The Walk, Which Will Be Carried Out By Astronauts Anne McClain And Christina Koch, Is Expected To Last For About 7 Hours. The First Woman To Fly In Space, In 1963, Was Valentina Tereshkova Of Russia.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of OtherOther 1 year, 8 months ago

    Capsaicinoids, That Compound That Is Found In Chili Pepper, Which Gives Your Mouth That Burning Sensation Could Be Genetically Engineered Into Tomatoes, According To Scientists, To Give It A Spicy Taste. Talk About Spicy Tomatoes–Still Trying To Rap My Head Around That, But It’s Not The Craziest Thing That I Have Heard.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of HealthHealth 1 year, 8 months ago

    It Would Be Crazy If I Went To The Hospital For Treatment, Only To Contract A Deadly Disease. This Is The Fear Surrounding The New Jersey Outpatient Surgery Facility In Saddle Brook, Where It\’s Suspected That 3,778 People May Have Been Exposed To HIV, Hepatitis B And C Due To Poor Sterility And Safety Practices.

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