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SiCortex unveiled a new high-performance computer, an SC648, that can analyze complex genomics at the rate of billions of calculations per second. And all of this is -- wait for it -- powered by eight to 10 bicyclists. The bike team rides to generate power to meet the consumption demands of the supercomputer and keep the calculations moving quickly.

We at GTO wonder, though, what happens to someone's query if a bicyclist has to take a bathroom break.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be requiring its researchers to publish their work so it is immediately accessible to the public, ScienceInsider writes.

The Huffington Post reports that Francis Collins, the director of the US National Institutes of Health, has urged Americans to recommit to reason.

About 150 million rapid coronavirus tests purchased by the US federal government are to be distributed to nursing homes, colleges, and the states, according to the New York Times.

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