Month: May 2019

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia accused the United States of trying to unfairly grab market share in the space services industry on Friday after the U.S. military imposed restrictions on space launch cooperation with Moscow. FILE PHOTO – The Soyuz-2 spacecraft with Meteor-M satellite and 18 additional small satellites launches from Russia’s new Vostochny cosmodrome, near
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin via Allen Coral Atlas Allen Coral Atlas Approximately 33 percent of reef-forming coral species are threatened with extinction due to multiple threats including habitat destruction, pollution, and climate change. Nearly half of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, which consists of over 3000 individuals reefs and coral islands, has
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“What we observed today was successful test,” said Kent Rominger, Northrop Grumman’s vice president and capture lead for the OmegA launch system. WASHINGTON — Northrop Grumman on Thursday conducted a full-scale static fire test of the first stage of OmegA, the company’s new rocket it is developing for national security missions. Company officials called it
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In this April 12, 2018 photo, scientist Karen Xavier holds a petri dish containing a stool sample of small bacteria colonies in Denver. DNA from samples like these are extracted and sequenced to help health investigators more quickly determine the source of a food borne illness outbreak.(AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda) ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday is the
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Deep below the frozen wastelands of Antarctica, scientists have discovered ancient tectonic plate structures that are having a huge impact on melting patterns around the continent’s largest ice shelf. The hidden rock, in place for hundreds of millions of years, is controlling water flow around the gigantic Ross Ice Shelf. This shelf currently acts as
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The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has apparently started referring to carbon dioxide as “molecules of freedom” and natural gas as “freedom gas” , according to its latest press release. In a statement announcing an increase of natural gas exports, energy officials used the surprising new terms. The statement announces the expansion of a facility in Quintana, Texas, that produces
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore, the tiny Southeast Asian city-state, is an unlikely place for a farming revolution. An employee pollinates strawberry plants at Sustenir Agriculture’s indoor farm in Singapore May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su With tiered fish farms, vegetable plots atop office buildings and lab-grown shrimp, the island aims to beef up its own food
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WASHINGTON — NASA believes it is still possible to perform the first launch of the Space Launch System before the end of 2020 even if the agency decides to retain some version of a key static-fire test of the rocket’s core stage. Speaking at a May 28 meeting of the NASA Advisory Council’s human exploration
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Tornadoes have devastated the United States over the past few weeks. Rural and urban areas have not been spared from devastating spring storms. According to Weather.com writer Jonathan Erdman, “The United States is experiencing the most active prolonged period of tornadoes since the April 2011 Super Outbreak.” With reports of tornadic storms dominating news cycles and social media,
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WASHINGTON — More than a month after a Crew Dragon spacecraft was destroyed in a test of its propulsion system, NASA and SpaceX investigators are still working to determine the cause of the accident and its implications for upcoming test flights. In a May 28 presentation to the NASA Advisory Council’s human exploration and operations
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Last week Amazon shareholders rejected a proposal backed by almost 8,000 employees to deliver a strategy for climate change . The proposal would have required Amazon’s board of directors to prepare a public plan for “disruptions posed by climate change” and demonstrate how the company would reduce its dependency on fossil fuels. Although Amazon has previously invested in renewable energy, employees argue that it is insufficient
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WASHINGTON — Citing a need for closer collaboration amid growing global competition, leaders from the 28-member European Union and the 22-member European Space Agency convened on Tuesday their first joint space council session since 2011. The EU-ESA Space Council will seek to meet once a year going forward, Pedro Francisco Duque, Spain’s minister for science,
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin iPad in bed CC BY 2.0: Johan Larsson / https://flic.kr/p/9yBrLm How does artificial light affect our biology? According to new research, humans are more sensitive than previously thought: even a little light in the evening can have a large effect on your body clock. Our internal
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