Waste-to-Energy: Sustainability Solution or Ponzi Scheme?

Reusing and recycling can only go so far. The buzzy new phrase in the waste management industry is “zero waste,” meaning producing no waste at all. Even after reusing and recycling, there is always something left over. Many environmentalists view turning that waste into usable energy (Waste-to-Energy, or W.T.E.) as one practical step toward true zero […]

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NASA launches silent SUPERSONIC jet that could cut flight times in HALF

NASA pilots flew the QSF18 supersonic research aircraft, which doesn’t generate sound. Usually, aircraft breaking the sound barrier generate a huge sonic boom sound, but NASA’s jet only produce a quiet “thump”. The space agency said the purpose of the tests was to monitor how people and sensors on the ground would react to the […]

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Seven rare African painted dog pups born at ZooTampa at Lowry Park

TAMPA. Fla. — ZooTampa at Lowry Park is celebrating the birth of seven rare African painted dog pups. These are the first of this endangered African species to be born at the zoo. Their parents are part of a collaborative species conservation program. Also called African wild dogs, they are native to sub-Saharan Africa where the […]

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NASA Updates Media Invitation to Observe Quiet Supersonic Flight Series Operations

Press Release From: NASA HQ Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 NASA has updated the date for the media day event at which journalists are invited to learn about the agency’s Quiet Supersonic Flights 2018 campaign. The event will now take place Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Houston area. Test pilots and project leads will be […]

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Russia Mulls Creating Long-Term Moon Base – Roscosmos

“This is about creating a long-term base, naturally, not habitable, but visited. But basically, it is the transition to robotic systems, to avatars that will solve tasks on the Moon surface,” Rogozin said. He noted that this task was more ambitious and responsible than that which the United States faced during their lunar program in the 1960s and 1970s. At the same time, […]

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Almost all the unspoilt wilderness left on earth is in these 5 countries

Just five countries hold 70% of the world’s remaining wilderness, according to new research. Researchers from the University of Queensland and the Wildlife Conservation Society identified the countries in a study published in the journal Nature. It said that just 23% of the planet’s landmass can now be considered “wilderness” — places that do not […]

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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft runs out of fuel in the asteroid belt

Artist’s concept of the Dawn spacecraft with an ion engine firing. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s Dawn spacecraft ran out of fuel Wednesday and stopped transmitting to Earth, ending an 11-year mission that explored the two largest objects in the asteroid belt and set several records in the annals of space history. Dawn failed to contact controllers […]

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Scientists find huge octopuses’ nursery

In Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Captain Nemo and his crew roam the oceans aboard a submarine called Nautilus and are attacked at one point by an army of giant tentacled creatures. Almost 150 years after Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel, marine biologists piloting a remotely operated submersible vessel, from a ship called Nautilus, […]

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