Dubai has officially started testing flying taxis

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The United Arab Emirates is one step closer to becoming the first country in the world to launch a flying taxi service. On Monday, the German firm Volocopter tested one of its two-seater Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT), which hovered for about five minutes approximately 200 meters off the ground. By launching the first drone taxi service, the United Arab Emirates seeks to define itself as a progressive nation focused on innovation.

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Researchers engineer new antibody able to fight 99% of HIV strains

Researchers have made what the International Aids Society called an “exciting breakthrough” in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Pharmaceutical company Sanofi and the United States National Institutes of Health together engineered an antibody that can tackle 99 percent of HIV strains. The antibody has prevented infection in primates.

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Via the BBC

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