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SpaceX launches secret spaceplane

SpaceX entered the world of classified space flights this Thursday, as it launched the Orbital Test Vehicle 5 (OTV-5) mission at 10:00 am EDT atop a Falcon 9 booster from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida carrying the secret US Air Force X-37B spaceplane.

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Pen-like tool detects cancer in seconds

​​Distinguishing cancerous tissue from healthy tissue is a chief concern when it comes to surgery. Researchers have now developed a pen-like device that could prove hugely valuable in this regard, working to identify cancerous tissue during surgery to boost the chances of a successful procedure.​

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