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Concorde: 13 Years After Aircraft Disaster, British Airways Says Plane Isn't Coming Back
Oct 24, 2013 16:03 PM E
Next month will mark a decade since the retirement of the Concorde, the supersonic jetliner whose iconic crash triggered its demise. And this week, British Airways told the BBC: It will never fly again.
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World View To Launch $75K Balloon Rides To The Edge Of Space Starting In 2016
Oct 22, 2013 15:58 PM E
Starting in 2016, you'll be able to ride to near-space for $75,000. World View Enterprises says that's when their balloon ride to space will begin, although they haven't begun testing on the system yet. World View CEO Jane Poynter says the balloon ride will "offer a transformative experience to our customers.
Ukranian Astronomers Predict Potential Asteroid Collision with Earth
Oct 21, 2013 10:18 AM E
The discovery of a 410-mile-wide asteroid by Ukranian astronomers has put skywatchers -and earthwatchers - on alert with the warning that it could hit Earth in 2032. But NASA scientists say a lot could change in the projected course of the asteroid and the chances of collision with Planet Earth are minimal.
NASA Sketch of Tilted Orbits
NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Spots Tilted Orbits That Surprise Astronomers
Oct 20, 2013 17:43 PM E
The newly-discovered tilted orbits of the solar system 3,000 light years from Earth has astronomers puzzled. The misaligned orbits were discovered by NASA's Kepler space telescope.
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Flying Cars Coming Soon: Terrafugia Says Its First Vehicle Will Be Available in 2015 [VIDEO]
Oct 14, 2013 12:32 PM E
When will flying cars be available? In just two years, according to one company. Terrafugia says their first flying car, the Transition, will hit the market in 2015. The flying car requires a landing strip to take off and to land, but the company is developing another vehicle, the TF-X, which can take off from pretty much any area, much like a helicopter.
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Ku Klux Klan Rally At Gettysburg Scrubbed By Government Shutdown
Oct 02, 2013 18:01 PM E
A rally for members of the Ku Klux Klan, slated to be held Oct. 5 at the Gettysburg National Military Park near Washington, DC, was cancelled because of the government shutdown.
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Panda Cam Goes Dark: Government Shutdown Ruins The One Thing We Can All Agree On
Oct 01, 2013 17:30 PM E
The panda cam at the Smithsonian National Zoo has gone dark due to the government shutdown. Although the panda cam is sponsored by Ford and run with the help of volunteers, inessential staff are not allowed on Zoo grounds during the government shutdown.
saturn
Cassini Probe Finds Plastic On Saturn’s Largest Moon
Oct 01, 2013 14:39 PM E
Even in the midst of a government shutdown, NASA’s Cassini probe discovered polypropylene, the main ingredient in household plastic, on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. According to The BBC, this is the first time we’ve seen a plastic ingredient anywhere other than Earth.
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Government Shutdown: NASA Celebrates 55th Birthday By Suspending Curiosity Rover And Other Space Programs
Oct 01, 2013 12:26 PM E
Due to the government shutdown, NASA has effectively been closed. Support for the International Space Station is still in place; the Curiosity Rover has been put into a sort of "sleep mode," and almost all of NASA's employees are furloughed. The Mars MAVEN mission, set to launch in November, may be in danger of missing its launch window.
Tropical storm Wutip
Tropical Storm Wutip: 75 Missing, Heavy Floods Threaten Vietnam, China, Thailand [VIDEO]
Sep 30, 2013 16:39 PM E
Tropical storm Wutip strikes Vietnam, southern China.
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Microwave Charging Device Harvests Power From Kitchen Appliance To Power Cell Phones, Other Electronics
Sep 30, 2013 11:58 AM E
Looking for a way to wirelessly charge your cell phone? Engineers in Tokyo are working on a way to harvest the energy that leaks during microwaving to power electronic devices.
Curiosity
Mars Water Found: Curiosity Rover Uncovers 'Abundant, Easily Accessible' Water In Martian Soil
Sep 26, 2013 14:35 PM E
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity found water in the Martian soil during its very first soil analysis. The soil gathered by Curiosity and analyzed by SAM, the rover's onboard suite of instruments, contained two percent water. A study on the soil water, titled Volatile, Isotope, and Organic Analysis of Martian Fines with the Mars Curiosity Rover was published in Science.
oxygen
Earth’s Atmosphere Had Oxygen 700M Years Earlier Than Previously Thought, Analysis Of 3-Billion-Year-Old Rock Samples Suggests
Sep 25, 2013 16:01 PM E
Oxygen appeared in Earth’s atmosphere 700 million years earlier than scientist previously thought, according to new research. The findings could point to an earlier arrival time for life on our Planet.
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How Old Is The Moon? 100 Million Years Younger Than Previously Thought, Says Researcher
Sep 24, 2013 12:10 PM E
The moon is 100 years younger than the current theory holds, according to Richard Carlson of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C. Carlson explained his findings at a discussion of the Royal Society in London during a meeting titled "Origins of the moon."
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