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  • U.N. aviation body to mull space safety as space taxis ready for flight

    The United Nation's civil aviation body, currently wrestling with how to help airlines maintain safety over conflict zones, is taking first steps toward protection for commercial vessels in space. Commercial space travel took a big leap this week after the U.S.

    Reuters
  • Prelude to Offshore Drilling Not a Blast for All (Op-Ed)

    President Barack Obama decided to move forward with preliminary steps for offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, an area where the practice has not been allowed for more than 30 years. Oil and gas companies are currently applying for permits to conduct seismic airgun blasting in waters from…

    LiveScience.com
  • Lab-On-A-Chip Tech is Revolutionary, Yet Universities Cling to 'Dark Ages' Animal Models (Op-Ed)

    Pascaline Clerc is senior director of Animal Research Issues at The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Clerc studied mitochondria at the University of Grenoble, France, before joining the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the University of Maryland in Baltimore as a post-doctoral…

    LiveScience.com
  • See Jupiter and the Moon Meet Up in Pre-dawn Sky Saturday

    Look toward the eastern sky during the predawn hours tomorrow, and, weather permitting, your eyes will immediately be drawn to the two brightest objects in the sky: the moon and Jupiter. To the upper left of this lunar ball, you'll see a dazzling, silvery non-twinkling "star." However, this…

    SPACE.com
  • Wildfire Prevention Costs Far Less Than Fires (Op-Ed)

    Jeff Peterson is a research associate of the Arizona Rural Policy Institute at Northern Arizona University (NAU) where he specializes in economic impacts and data analysis. Peterson contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. The economics of wildfires are complex…

    LiveScience.com
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    There's A Car That's Powered By Salt Water! - DNews

    If a salt water-powered car was released to the public, would you drive it? Julian joins DNews is here to talk about the first ever car powered by water!

    DNews
  • The City of Broad Startups: Chicago Creative Space recently swung by...

    Chicago Creative Space recently swung by 1871's office to get a tour and speak with CEO Howard Tullman about the technology incubator and coworking space's mission. The 50,000 square foot space houses over 250 startups, and has been a major catalyst in the Merchandise Mart's rebirth as an important…

    Curbed Chicago
  • In Massive Shift, Nestlé Takes on Animal Cruelty (Op-Ed)

    Matthew Prescott, food policy director for The Humane Society of the United States, contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.  In late August, Nestlé, the world's largest food company, rocked animal agribusiness when it teamed up with humane organizations to…

    LiveScience.com
  • Boeing, Lockheed JV and Bezos' Blue Origin in Space Venture

    United Launch Alliance (:ULA) — a Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) and The Boeing Co. (BA) partnership – has teamed up with Blue Origin LLC, founded by Amazon.com Inc.'s (AMZN) Jeff Bezos, to build a new rocket engine named BE-4. The agreement is for a

    Zacks
  • Spaceflight Powered by Partnership (Op-Ed)

    Vernon McDonald is vice president for Science, Technology and Engineering Group at Wyle. McDonald contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. NASA's selection of Boeing and SpaceX to provide crew transportation to the International Space Station (ISS) is a major…

    SPACE.com
  • As Arctic Melts, Shipping Traffic Blasts Wildlife (Op-Ed)

    Gary Strieker was a CNN correspondent for 20 years, covering Africa as Nairobi bureau chief and then traveling the globe to report on the planet's threatened species and habitats. Strieker contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.  Year by year, summer sea ice in…

    LiveScience.com
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  • Pre-dawn SpaceX Launch on Saturday Visible Along US East Coast

    People in the eastern United States have an opportunity, weather permitting, to see SpaceX's robotic Dragon capsule launch on a cargo mission to the International Space Station early Saturday morning (Sept. 20).   The Dragon space capsule will launch into orbit atop SpaceX's Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket at…

    SPACE.com
  • U.N. to deploy Ebola mission as death toll reaches 2,630

    By Michelle Nichols and Elizabeth Pineau NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a "threat to international peace and security" as the death toll hit 2,630 and France became the latest Western nation to step up its…

    Reuters
  • Government Scientists Try to Take the Stink Out of Pig Manure

    PEORIA, Ill.—Terry Whitehead's lab here is stocked with glass boiling flasks, Bunsen burners—and cans of extra-strength air freshener. Department of Agriculture works with pig manure in a quest for something that has largely eluded scientists and entrepreneurs: an affordable way to clear the air in…

    The Wall Street Journal
  • NASA Just Bought Two Space Taxis. Will Competition Save Money?

    and SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space-exploration startup. For taxpayers, that leads to an obvious question: Isn’t it cheaper to have a single builder? “We’re going to find out how well sole sourcing works,” says Richard Aboulafia, an aerospace analyst with Teal Group. One major example of the…

    BusinessWeek
  • Harvard hosts spoof Nobel awards for silly science

    Spoof Nobel prizes that honor the humor in science were handed out at Harvard University, celebrating the physics of stepping on a banana skin and the neuroscience behind spotting Jesus in toast. The 24th edition of the annual Ig Nobel Prizes were handed out Thursdayto winners from across the world…

    AFP
  • Nvidia sinks moon landing hoax using virtual light

    A virtual re-creation of the Apollo 11 landing site helped gaming-component supplier Nvidia debunk persistent hoax claims about the moon landings. Few events in US history inspire a paranoiac bent on unearthing political conspiracy theories quite like the Apollo moon landings do. "Global…

    CNET