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  • Internet moguls Musk, Bezos shake up US space race

    The space race to end America's reliance on Russia escalated this week with a multibillion dollar NASA award for SpaceX's Elon Musk and an unexpected joint venture for Blue Origin's Jeff Bezos. Both men are long-time space enthusiasts, but while Musk is outspoken about his vision to colonize Mars…

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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.

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  • SpaceX readies cargo mission to space station

    California-based SpaceX on Friday prepared to launch its Dragon cargo carrier to deliver food and supplies to the International Space Station, but a 50-50 weather forecast threatened to postpone the launch. The journey by SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo capsule would be the fifth for SpaceX, and the…

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  • A 3D printer will make its way to the International Space Station tonight

    Tiny satellites built to test equipment that could someday mine asteroids, 20 mice and edible plants, among 252 other science experiments, will all make their way to the International Space Station. Built by Mountain View startup Made in Space, the machine could someday replace the spare parts the…

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  • 700-Year Embrace: Skeleton Couple Still Holding Hands

    The skeletal remains of two lovebirds were uncovered, after being locked in a romantic embrace for the past 700 years. Archeologists found the happy couple holding hands in an earthen grave during an excavation of a "lost" chapel in Leicestershire, England, researchers reported Thursday (Sept. 18).…

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  • Well Water May Contain Earthquake Warning Signs

    Spikes in sodium and hydrogen in well water warned of mounting strain before two Iceland earthquakes, geologists say. "All we found is chemical changes before two earthquakes, and that's it," said lead study author Alasdair Skelton, a geochemist at Stockholm University in Sweden. On the other hand,…

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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!

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  • NASA Mars Orbiter Arrives at Red Planet Tonight: Watch It Live

    A NASA spacecraft built to study the atmosphere of Mars like never before will arrive at the Red Planet tonight (Sept. 21) and you can watch it live online. After 10 months in deep-space, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft is expected to enter orbit around Mars and…

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  • German Space Agency Chimes In on Alleged Discovery of Sea Plankton on ISS

    Last month Russian scientists said they discovered sea plankton on the International Space Station (ISS) that might be alive and thriving. NASA shed doubt on the discovery, and little has been said since. However, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) recently

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  • Fall Begins Monday: Equinox Myth Debunked

    For one thing, it treats night as simply the time the sun is beneath the horizon, and completely ignores twilight. If the sun were nothing more than a point of light in the sky, and if the Earth lacked an atmosphere, then at the time of an equinox, the sun would indeed spend one half of its path…

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    Fatigued Truckers and the Deadly Consequences

    Trucker Abe Attallah says truck drivers face unrelenting pressure to deliver their loads on time. Reporter: "20/20"'s on the chase, out with the Ohio state highway patrol, using air power to declare war on reckless truckers. The trucker pulls over and he's not happy.

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  • New Commercial Nuclear Battery Being Developed

    Also check out these related articles: We Are On The Verge Of An Electric Car Battery Breakthrough Why The Debate Over Energy Storage Utterly Misses The Point There are so many ideas for improving the efficiency and longevity of batteries, why shouldn't someone come up with a water-based nuclear…

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  • Spain repatriates from Sierra Leone priest diagnosed with Ebola

    Spain on Sunday repatriated from Sierra Leone a Spanish Catholic priest working in the African country who has tested positive for the Ebola virus. The Spanish military plane sent to repatriate Manuel Garcia Viejo, a member of the Hospital Order of San Juan de Dios who worked in the Western city of…

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  • 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…

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  • Does Your Sleep Wax and Wane With the Moon?

    Do you notice changes in your nighttime self around the time of the full moon? I'm not talking about howling at it. I'm talking about changes to your sleep. A new study by researchers at Sweden's University of Gothenburg has identified a link between

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  • Is Martian soil actually good for farming?

    This raises an interesting question: could we use Martian soil to do it? Previously, NASA researchers had speculated that we'd have to either grow food hydroponically on Mars, or ship soil there from Earth. In it, researchers found that plants actually grew better in a simulated Martian soil than…

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  • Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

    New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world. More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday for a U.N. summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. Environmentalists will take to the…

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  • How to Get to Mars: NASA and India Face Big Tests at Red Planet

    For two robotic spacecraft set to arrive at Mars over the next few days, the toughest task will be slowing down. After streaking through space at mind-numbing speeds for 10 months, NASA's MAVEN spacecraft and India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft will have to slam on the brakes if they hope…

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