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Rocket Lab wants to catch its spent Electron rockets with a helicopter.video

Rocket Lab wants to catch its spent rockets with a helicopter

Watching SpaceX Falcon rockets gracefully touch down on the launch pad after delivering their payload to orbit never gets old. More importantly, reusing the rockets allows the company to greatly cut...
e-waste of epic proportions is a global problem

Google pledges to use recycled material for its hardware products by 2022

E-waste is becoming a huge problem for the entire world. As people swap out smartphones for the newest model every year, toss out old laptops, and upgrade their televisions, the problem...
The cockroach will definitely outlive us all.

What lifeforms might and might not survive climate change?

According to a recent study by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), one-fourth of all species face extinction. The study contends that climate change caused by humans...
SpaceX launching SmallSat program; sort of an Uber for satellitesvideo

SpaceX will now offer a rideshare program for satellites

The concept of ridesharing is the new normal for countless people every day. Whether it’s catching an Uber to work or taking a Lyft home from the bar, rideshare services have...
Carbon emissions pose significant risk for the planet

Cutting carbon dioxide emissions in China could save lives in the US

China is the most populous country in the world. As such, it emits more CO2 than any other nation. Under the Paris Agreement, China has pledged to limit its carbon dioxide...
The Hot Zone series finale recap; danger continues to lurk

Army research lab featured on ‘The Hot Zone’ shut down amid safety concerns

The based-on-real-life-events of National Geographic’s hit drama series, “The Hot Zone,” are enough to make anyone’s skin crawl. It’s somewhat terrifying to think of how easy it would be for a...
Tardigrades have been left behind due to an Israeli lunar crash.

Israeli lunar lander crash may have left life on the moon

In early April, an Israeli lunar lander called Beresheet suffered a crash into the surface of the moon. The project would have made Israel the fourth country to reach the moon’s...
Scientists create mini-sun in lab

University of Wisconsin scientists recreate a ‘mini-sun’ that burps plasma

Studying the sun is a tricky science. This is due to the fact that it’s a violent, churning ball of ultrahot plasma that frequently blasts out across the solar system. While...
Was Mars once green?

Impact crater provides evidence of a mega-tsunami on Mars

Many scientists believe that Mars once boasted running water and even oceans. Now, a new study published in JGR Planets presents evidence that an impact event may have taken place in water...
SpaceX cuts back on employees

SpaceX plans to expand launch facilities in Florida for future Starship missions

SpaceX is aiming to expand its launch facilities at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The effort will accommodate future missions for its Starship rocket, according to a Reuters report. The Elon...

Facebook’s mysterious privacy cafés are something that no one asked for

The word privacy has been near-constantly linked to Facebook throughout the past several years. Unfortunately for the social media company and its users alike,...