New at-home, saliva-based COVID test as effective as PCR in preliminary analysis

Penn State researchers developed an at-home, saliva-based testing platform that can provide results in 45 minutes. In preliminary tests, the platform detects the COVID-casing virus with the same level of sensitivity as PCR tests. Credit: Kelby Hochreither, Penn State PCR tests, also called molecular tests or nucleic acid tests, are considered the gold standard in … Read more

Artemis 1 SLS mission gets preliminary launch date

Derek Richardson July 20th, 2022 NASA has preliminarily set Aug. 29 as the first launch attempt for the Artemis 1 Space Launch System rocket, which will send an uncrewed Orion spacecraft on a test flight around the Moon. Credit: Theresa Cross / Spaceflight Insider On the 53rd anniversary of humans first setting foot on the … Read more