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SpaceX signs first customer for used Falcon rocket

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX has signed its first customer to use a previously flown rocket, with launch planned for later this year, the companies said on Tuesday. The launch for Luxembourg-based satellite operator … Continue reading

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Curious radio signal stirs talk of extraterrestrials

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – A curious radio signal picked up by a Russian telescope is probably not a transmission from an extraterrestrial civilization, but astronomers in California are taking a second look anyway, the SETI Institute … Continue reading

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When Building an Offshore Wind Farm, Experience Counts

A Montco vessel sits next to a Block Island Wind Farm turbine foundation It was one-part chance and ten-parts experience that enabled Louisiana-based oil and gas liftboat operator Montco Offshore to get the contract to help install the turbines, blades … Continue reading

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On a Pachyderm’s Derriere: Renewable Energy in a Sustainable World

In the greater scheme of things, direct energy may be little more important than a pimple on an elephant’s butt. Granted it would have to be a pretty big pimple, but the point is that meeting the climate challenge depends … Continue reading

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How Does Listeria Get into Veggies?

About 30,000 cases of precut vegetables are being recalled in many Southeastern states because they could be contaminated with Listeria. But how, exactly, do these bacteria get into veggies? This week, the food manufacturer Country Fresh announced a recall of … Continue reading

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The Perks of Being a Twin May Include a Longer Life

Being a twin may add a few extra years to your life, a new study suggests. Researchers found that identical twins in Denmark tended to live longer than fraternal twins in that country, while both types of twins typically outlived … Continue reading

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Watch Out for Wasps: Insect Sting Causes Man's Stroke

People’s reactions to getting stung by a bee or wasp can range from a feeling bit of pain to a suffering a deadly allergy reaction — and now a recent report of one man’s case highlights a particularly rare complication … Continue reading

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Sustainable Women Series: UW Greek Community Perpetuating College Sustainability Movement

Officially launched in November 2015, the Green Greek Representative Program (GGRP) is a student-run program at the University of Washington working to make the Greek Community a more sustainable place. Working through UW EcoReps and supported by the UW Sustainability … Continue reading

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Mercury Mystery Solved: Scientists Decode Planet's Weird Surface

Mercury has a very diverse surface, with some areas boasting young-looking terrain and others that are heavily cratered, but scientists couldn’t explain why the planet’s surface had such stark differences — until now.  Mercury’s Northern Volcanic Plains, for example, appear … Continue reading

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Mercury Mystery Solved: Scientist Decode Planet's Weird Surface

Mercury has a very diverse surface, with some areas boasting young-looking terrain and others that are heavily cratered, but scientists couldn’t explain why the planet’s surface had such stark differences — until now.  Mercury’s Northern Volcanic Plains, for example, appear … Continue reading

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