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Researchers Develop Reversible Plastic That Can Be Repeatedly Recycled

Researchers Develop Reversible Plastic That Can Be Repeatedly Recycled To create items such as water bottles, bags, multi-colored straws, and stretchy foodservice wrap, manufacturers add various chemicals and fillers to give plastics desired qualities-which makes recycling different plastics together hard as the end result is unpredictable and/or undesirable. [Full Article...]

Midwest rivers recede, but flooding danger lingers

Midwest rivers recede, but flooding danger lingers There is a potential for more flooding at other cities southward along the MS until the water flushes out into the Gulf of Mexico in several weeks, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said. The bulging MS tore through a levee in St. Charles County, near St. Louis, forcing evacuations. The Mississippi River is expected to crest Monday near St. [Full Article...]

Billionaire Jeff Bezos to unveil plans for moon presence, sources say

Billionaire Jeff Bezos to unveil plans for moon presence, sources say That's obviously not the case, as while on stage, Bezos announced that Blue Origin would begin testing Blue Moon's BE-7 landing rockets this summer. But people familiar with the company's plans, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Bezos is expected to lay out details on lunar missions and a lunar lander spacecraft that the company is developing. [Full Article...]

SpaceX shipment reaches space station after weekend launch

SpaceX shipment reaches space station after weekend launch An external cable that normally comes off during launch dangled from the capsule, but it did not interfere with the grappling. Well done, well captured. About two hours later, a series of latches bolted the Dragon firmly to the space station, ending the official docking stage of the flight, and allowing astronauts to unload supplies. [Full Article...]

Dinosaur DISCOVERY: Archaeologists name 3FT tall relative of the fearsome T-Rex

Dinosaur DISCOVERY: Archaeologists name 3FT tall relative of the fearsome T-Rex If it stretched its duck-billed head, an adult human maybe "would be looking at it in the eye", said Sterling Nesbitt, a paleontologist at Virginia Tech, who discovered the dinosaur. It was bigger than earlier tyrannosauroids and had big feet needed for speed - something the T. rex lost. The name Suskityrannus hazelae originates from the word Suski, which is the Zuni Native American tribe wo... [Full Article...]

Killer asteroid flattens New York in simulation exercise

Killer asteroid flattens New York in simulation exercise It was a worst-case scenario showing what would happen if a giant space rock crashed into Earth in 2027. The astronomers made a decision to launch impactors into space in the hopes of pushing the rock off course - a strategy that has been considered for real-world development. [Full Article...]

Israel's First Moon Mission Set for Liftoff From Florida Thursday

Israel's First Moon Mission Set for Liftoff From Florida Thursday It was launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Thursday night from Cape Canaveral in the southern US state of Florida. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was watching the launch live from the Israeli control center in Yehud, near Tel Aviv. [Full Article...]

SpaceX cargo ship reaches space station after two-day chase

SpaceX cargo ship reaches space station after two-day chase After a rare power issue discovered at the last minute on the Dragon cargo capsule a few days ago while preparing to launch , the take-off was delayed until Saturday, May 4th. Saint-Jacques later told Canadian schoolchildren it was "a big moment of pride" to grab the Dragon using the station's 58-foot (18-meter) robot arm - Canada's main contribution to the space station. [Full Article...]

US sinks Arctic accord due to climate change differences

US sinks Arctic accord due to climate change differences She also noted that "unpredictable weather patterns caused by climate change" are causing security threats and navigational issues. " China claiming otherwise entitles them to exactly nothing". One-third of Finland sits above the Arctic Circle. "It's not about whether climate change can be mentioned or not". It may impact the inter-state relations and security in our region. [Full Article...]

Court of appeal rules against Sask. Government in carbon tax case

Court of appeal rules against Sask. Government in carbon tax case Mr Trudeau, citing worldwide commitments on global warming, four years ago campaigned on a promise to introduce a plan to fight climate change, and on April 1, he slapped a federal tax on the four provinces that had refused to introduce their own carbon-reduction plans. [Full Article...]

STUNNING InSight photos capture sunrise and sunset on Mars — NASA Mars pictures

STUNNING InSight photos capture sunrise and sunset on Mars — NASA Mars pictures This evening haul included some nice imagery of gray clouds scudding across the Red Planet's sky, which were taken with a camera on the lander's deck. In addition to InSight, NASA has one active Mars rover Curiosity , three orbiters and a Mars rover under construction planned for a launch in 2020. [Full Article...]

Research: Hubble astronomers assemble wide view of the evolving universe

Research: Hubble astronomers assemble wide view of the evolving universe Telescope "Hubble" was launched into orbit on 24 April 1990 by the crew of the ship of reusable use "Diskaveri" and since then transmitted to Earth millions of unique images, much wider representation of scientists about the structure and origin of the Universe. [Full Article...]

Britain must cut emissions to zero by mid-century, government told

Britain must cut emissions to zero by mid-century, government told The CCC report described the strategy as "ambitious" but the foundations were in place to reduce emissions on key pillars of a net-zero economy. But it won't be the first time the country has built an economic future on blazing a trail. The Scottish Government did not respond to requests for comment. CCC Chief Executive Chris Stark told journalists the law could be in place before worldwide cl... [Full Article...]

The Annual Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Will Take Place This Weekend

The Annual Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Will Take Place This Weekend This particular meteor shower , called the Eta Aquariids, is thanks to debris left behind by Halley's Comet hundreds of years ago. Ms Bailey predicts there will be about 40 meteors per hour before they start to disappear at sunrise. The number of meteors visible will depend on your location on the globe. Its last flyby was in 1986 and is expected to appear again in 2061. Getting away from... [Full Article...]

Metals fraud caused US$700 mil satellite failure, says Nasa

Metals fraud caused US$700 mil satellite failure, says Nasa As a result of the investigation, whose information was reported to NASA's Office of the Inspector General and the US Department of Justice , SPI/Hydro Extrusion has to pay more than $46 million to NASA, the US Department of Defense and various commercial customers for a "19-year scheme" in which hundreds of customers were given falsified certifications for SPI supplies. [Full Article...]

BC readies for court battle as Alberta threatens to cut off oil

BC readies for court battle as Alberta threatens to cut off oil Later today, Kenney is to meet face-to-face with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the political foe he attacked relentlessly in his successful bid to become Alberta's premier. "We are prepared to use tools like this if there is ongoing obstruction", he added. Alberta is home to Canada's vast oil sands but has struggled with a lackluster economy since the 2014-15 global oil price crash, as well as ... [Full Article...]

Levee breach leaves Iowa city under 6 feet of water

Levee breach leaves Iowa city under 6 feet of water The river's minor flood stage is 13 feet and the moderate flood stage is 14 feet. Stalled cars submerged in the middle of downtown Davenport tell the story of how quickly floodwater rushed into the neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon. - the fifth highest level recorded at the spot. By Thursday, the river was within inches of the 1993 all-time high, and expected to top it. City of Peoria crews ... [Full Article...]

Astronomers witness black hole dragging spacetime

Astronomers witness black hole dragging spacetime While siphoning gas from the star into an orbiting cloud called an accretion disk , the black hole spat high-speed jets of plasma in all directions; however, feeding black holes typically expel orderly plasma jets in just one direction, scientists reported in a new study . [Full Article...]

Confirmed: SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule was destroyed during recent test fire mishap

Confirmed: SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule was destroyed during recent test fire mishap More crew Dragons are being built and can be used for this test, according to Koenigsmann. In the company's first detailed update, Koenigsmann said the mishap occurred about a half-second before the Crew Dragon's eight Super Draco abort engines were to be fired on a test stand at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. [Full Article...]

Denisovans lived in Tibetan Plateau, fossil evidence shows

Denisovans lived in Tibetan Plateau, fossil evidence shows But the new remains - discovered in passing by a local monk almost thirty years ago - has led researchers to conclude that Denisovans were far more numerous, and far older, than previously thought. The mandible is so well preserved that it allows for a virtual reconstruction of the two sides of the mandible. Interestingly, that minimum age is the same as the oldest specimens found so far in Deniso... [Full Article...]


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