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Science at the Top of the News for May 8-13

The most-viewed item by subscribers to Science in the News Daily last week was a New York Times report on what happened to Air France Flight 447, which went down in the Atlantic in June 2009. Other top stories included news of a hidden organ in the eye that controls emotions and circadian rhythms and an interview with famed physicist Stephen Hawking. Subscribe now for free daily updates.


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VIDEO: The Promise and Peril of Drones

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The automation of tasks at work and at home is just around the corner, including driving cars, piloting planes, delivering packages, and transporting weapons. Unmanned aerial vehicles are rapidly evolving to meet both society’s and the military’s needs in automation and better efficiency.
During her time as one of the first female fighter pilots in the US Navy, Dr. Missy Cummings observed that computers could take off and land a plane more precisely than humans. Because of this breakthrough and her fascination with this growing technology, she began human–drone interaction research.

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