The mental condition defense in just the latest twist in the long, dramatic saga of Theranos and its darling-turned-pariah founder. Holmes, a college dropout, garnered glowing media attention after founding her startup in 2003 at the age of just 19. She was known for her Steve Jobs-like fashion choices and bold claims of technological prowess. In 2014, the company was valued at $9 billion. But according to multiple media investigations since, Theranos’ technology was faulty and much of the company’s claims were misleading or false. Behind the scenes, Balwani was co-leading the company with Holmes and was reportedly known around the office as “the enforcer.” … [Read more...] about Judge in Theranos fraud case orders 14-hour psychological test for Holmes
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Static fires are routine engine tests conducted while a vehicle is tethered to the ground. The engines that will be tested in this case are SpaceX's next-generation Raptors — likely three of them, to get the SN8 up so high. SN5 and SN6 sported only a single Raptor, and those vehicles didn't have nosecones or control-improving body flaps, either. (SN7 was a test tank that SpaceX intentionally burst during a pressure trial this past June, in case you were wondering.) … [Read more...] about SpaceX gearing up for 12-mile-high test flight with prototype of Mars-colonizing Starship
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Fusing a small protein to a natural blood clotting factor made the factor last significantly longer in the human body, according to a new clinical study that has raised hopes for a vastly improved treatment for hemophilia. Currently, people with severe forms of hemophilia—a condition in which blood fails to clot properly—often infuse themselves at home with the clotting factor three to four times a week to prevent bleeding; the new fusion protein could decrease those treatments to just once a week. … [Read more...] about New fusion protein treatment holds promise for ‘royal’ blood clotting disorder
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