On PR Newswire: Mars Helicopter Readies 1st Flight; Parents Optimistic About Kids; Microsoft Looks Back at 1 Year of Remote Work

With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy:

 

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NASA Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Prepares for First Flight

NASA is targeting no earlier than April 8 for the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to make the first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet.  Before the 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) rotorcraft can attempt its first flight, however, both it and its team must meet a series of daunting milestones.

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Forrester: Despite COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment Underway, Employers Must Exercise Caution as They Plan to Reopen Physical Offices

As COVID-19 vaccine deployment and mass vaccination programs get underway, employers are at a new decision point: how to accelerate the “back to normal” without overstepping their bounds.  According to Forrester, 40% of European and 30% of U.S. employees are ready to return to the office, requiring employers to prepare for an array of new privacy, ethical, legal, and compliance challenges as they plan to leverage vaccine and immunization passports to return employees to the workplace.

 

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U.S. Parents Optimistic about Raising Children While Navigating Barriers to Opportunity, Survey Finds

A new survey from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds that parents remain largely optimistic about the future of the country for their children, but are concerned that America does not offer the same opportunities for all children to grow up to be independent, financially stable, healthy adults. The survey, “Raising the Next Generation: Research with Parents and Caregivers” examines what it is like to raise children in America.

 

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Microsoft Releases Findings and Considerations from One Year of Remote Work in Work Trend Index

Microsoft Corp. on March 22 announced findings from its first-annual Work Trend Index.  Titled “The Next Great Disruption Is Hybrid Work — Are We Ready?” the report uncovers seven hybrid work trends every business leader must know as we enter a new era of work.

 

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First-Ever Amphibian Becomes 2021 Cadbury Bunny

America, you voted and the results are in!  The 2021 Cadbury Bunny is Betty the Australian White’s Treefrog from Stuart, Fla.  Betty is the winner of the much-loved Easter brand’s third-annual Cadbury Bunny Tryouts and will be the new star of the iconic Cadbury Clucking Bunny Commercial, set to air on TV nationwide this spring.

Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists.  He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.

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