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NASA releases 450,000 gallons of water in one minute

NASA releases 450,000 gallons of water in one minute

It's called the "Ignition Overpressure Protection and Sound Suppression" (IOP/SS) water deluge system and it's created to combat the extreme heat and noise produced by a rocket launch. The system is c...

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Iceberg shaped like a colossal sheet cake drifts through Antarctic

Iceberg shaped like a colossal sheet cake drifts through Antarctic

A huge, flat iceberg with ideal, right angles was spotted on October 16 by NASA's Operation IceBridge floating among sea ice just off the Larsen C ice shelf. Many of thelargest icebergs on record ...

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Spacewatch: mission to Mercury braced for blast-off

Spacewatch: mission to Mercury braced for blast-off

Japan Today reported that the European Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency further informed that the unmanned BepiColombo spacecraft was successfully separated and sent into o...

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‘Headless chicken monster’ spotted off east Antarctica for the first time

‘Headless chicken monster’ spotted off east Antarctica for the first time

The mesmerizing footage was filmed by Australian fishing cameras, according to the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), the public organization running the country's Antarctic program. The huge area...

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Climate Change Debate Hots Up

Climate Change Debate Hots Up

Sasha Jattansingh is a climate and environment consultant and lecturer at the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business with over ten years' of experience in TT and the Caribbean . To understand globa...

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Scientists Develop New Quantum Circuit

Scientists Develop New Quantum Circuit

IBM was able to prove, for a specific hard algebraic problem, that quantum computers need only a fixed number of steps to solve the problem, even as the number of inputs increases. One example is Shor...

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Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

Then finally, in December 2025, BepiColombo will split into its two components, the Mercury Planetary Orbiter built by the European Space Agency and the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter built by the...

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Remotest titanic cosmic structure in early Universe found

Remotest titanic cosmic structure in early Universe found

Hyperion has a mass one million billion times greater than the sun and is so distant that it is viewed from earth as it looked billions of years ago. It is set to be 100 times more potent than it...

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Look up: Meteor shower to light up Seattle's unusually cloudless night skies

Look up: Meteor shower to light up Seattle's unusually cloudless night skies

There's good news and bad news about this year's Orionid meteor shower , which should throw off some beauties before dawn on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, before it reaches its peak early Monday. Howe...

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Winter weather to be mild, according to National Weather Service

Winter weather to be mild, according to National Weather Service

The balmy prediction is due to the roughly 75% chance of an El Niño developing. Mike Halpert , Deputy Director of NOAA's Climate Prediction Center , says their forecast calls for above average t...

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Dandelion seeds reveal newly discovered form of natural flight

Dandelion seeds reveal newly discovered form of natural flight

Their study revealed that a ring-shaped air bubble forms as air moves through the bristles, enhancing the drag that slows each seed's descent to the ground. If mastered, the porous parachute idea migh...

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ESA Euronews: Setting off to Mercury with BepiColombo

The spacecraft and rocket is rolled to the launch pad. A view of the payload fairing, with the French Guiana landscape in the background. It is the fastest planet in the solar system, orbiting the...

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There’s no God: Stephen Hawking in his last book

There’s no God: Stephen Hawking in his last book

He dropped some big bombshells about extraterrestrial life, artificial intelligence , time travel, and his stance on God. "For centuries, it was believed that disabled people like me were living un...

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Rocket Lab selects NASA's Virginia facility as its USA spaceport

Rocket Lab selects NASA's Virginia facility as its USA spaceport

Rocket Lab says it will now send small satellites into orbit from the U.S. state of Virginia, as well as from the Mahia Peninsula. Rocket Lab successfully launched the rocket into space today aft...

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Average to Mild Winter Expected

Average to Mild Winter Expected

The Climate Prediction Center issues updates its 3-month outlooks once per month, NOAA said, and the next update for this winter is expected November 15. Drought conditions are likely to persist a...

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Antarctic ice shelf sings as winds whip across its surface

Antarctic ice shelf sings as winds whip across its surface

A haunting sound captured by researchers could help monitor changes to Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf from afar. The snow provides a barrier between the air and the ice, which insulates it from warming...

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Chinese City Wants to Launch Artificial Moon

Chinese City Wants to Launch Artificial Moon

With an ultra-bright full moon each and every night, the city would then be in for serious savings on their monthly electric bills, or at least that appears to be the rationale for the ambitious pro...

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Soyuz Rocket Failure Caused by Collision Between First and Second Stages

Soyuz Rocket Failure Caused by Collision Between First and Second Stages

On 11 of October Flight Engineers Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos and Nick Hague from NASA embarked on the Soyuz-FG rocket in a mission that was about to start from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan....

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Hawking in Posthumous Book Says Superhumans Will Take Over

Hawking in Posthumous Book Says Superhumans Will Take Over

He predicted that even if laws were passed to kerb genetic engineering there would always be people prepared to break any rules which would spark the rise of superhumans. 'The present world order has ...

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Scientists Breed Healthy Mice With Same-Sex Parents

Scientists Breed Healthy Mice With Same-Sex Parents

Haploid embryonic stem cells with gene deletions have led to a new first in a laboratory at the Chinese Academy of Sciences: mouse pups created from the DNA exclusively of same-sex parents-of two mo...

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Air Pollution Linked to High Risk of Oral Cancer

Air Pollution Linked to High Risk of Oral Cancer

In total, there were 11,617 cases of mouth cancer among the participants. According to them, are particles PM2.5 or aerosols. To find out if air pollutants might have a role in the development of ...

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Fighting Poverty will Check Illegal Wildlife Trade - Museveni

Fighting Poverty will Check Illegal Wildlife Trade - Museveni

Mr Museveni said that the issues of illegal wildlife trade can not be divorced from poverty and that countries must strive to get their people out of poverty through sustainable tourism, investments...

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When a moon has a moon, it's a moonmoon

When a moon has a moon, it's a moonmoon

But when the famed NASA Hubble Telescope suggested at the beginning of October there may be evidence of a Neptune-sized moon in another star system circling the gas-planet Kepler-1625b, Kollmeier re...

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Hurricane Michael survivors wander debris, search for the missing

Hurricane Michael survivors wander debris, search for the missing

According to officials, at least 17 deaths have been confirmed in a swath of destruction stretching across the states of Florida, North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. Some houses were simply wiped of...

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Trump questions UN global warming report

Trump questions UN global warming report

In the SR15, specific mention was made about food security, in which it warned of reduction in yields of rice, a staple food and key agricultural product of many southeast Asian countries, as well as ...

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Thousands of people reported missing after Hurricane Michael; death toll at 17

Thousands of people reported missing after Hurricane Michael; death toll at 17

Michael ploughed into Florida's Panhandle coast near the town of Mexico Beach at 14:00 (18:00 GMT) on Wednesday, one of the strongest storms to ever hit the United States mainland. "We don't have ...

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Michaelle Jean to vie for Francophonie post despite Canada, Quebec pulling support

Michaelle Jean to vie for Francophonie post despite Canada, Quebec pulling support

On Tuesday, the Canadian and Quebec governments announced they were pulling support for Jean to remain the head of the global organization of French-speaking nations, electing to support the "consensu...

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Hurricane Michael kills 17 in US

Hurricane Michael kills 17 in US

Further details were not immediately available. Miami , Oct 13 The death toll from hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in the United States mainland, has increased t...

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US, Russia astronauts making emergency landing - 10/11/2018 4:09:00 AM

US, Russia astronauts making emergency landing - 10/11/2018 4:09:00 AM

NASA says it's dusting off its plans for flying the International Space Station without a crew after the aborted launch of a Russian rocket taking two astronauts toward the station. As for specific...

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Soyuz rocket failure: What went wrong, and what happens next

Soyuz rocket failure: What went wrong, and what happens next

The mishap occurred as the first and second stages of a Russian rocket separated shortly after the launch from Kazakhstan's Soviet-era cosmodrome of Baikonur. There was no immediate word on whethe...

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Blue Origin seals partnership with Air Force | Business Announcements

Blue Origin seals partnership with Air Force | Business Announcements

Two of the new rockets will be selected in a second competition, providing assured access to space through the next decade and beyond. The $2 Billion contract by the Air Force , will help the 3 com...

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Devastation in Florida, flooding elsewhere — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Devastation in Florida, flooding elsewhere — WHAT'S HAPPENING

The facility is running on power generators and helicopters have delivered food and water , the state's Department of Children and Families said. Bu the full extent of the damage was only slowly ...

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Hurricane Michael could bring heavy rain, pounding surf to Atlantic Canada

Hurricane Michael could bring heavy rain, pounding surf to Atlantic Canada

It swamped streets, flattened trees, stripped away limbs and leaves, knocked out power, shredded awnings and sent shingles flying. Storm surge inundation of 3-9 feet is forecast for the Florida Panh...

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Reduced to a Tropical Storm, Michael Churns Towards Atlantic

Reduced to a Tropical Storm, Michael Churns Towards Atlantic

Sally Crown rode out Michael on the Panhandle thinking at first the worst damage was the many trees downed in her yard. "We worked all night in endangered circumstances". An estimated 6,000 people eva...

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Native Kansan okay after rocket malfunction during launch

Native Kansan okay after rocket malfunction during launch

More details on the status of Hague and Ovchinin when they come in. NASA officials now must decide how or whether to maintain a USA presence on the $100 billion orbital research laboratory as Roscos...

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