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Domo Arigato, Mr. Pluto: Rock Band Styx Visits New Horizons Team

As NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sails away to Pluto, one bunch of musicians is particularly intrigued by its journey: Styx, the rock band that shares a name with Pluto’s smallest moon. Members of the iconic rock group recently met with … Continue reading

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Russian Cargo Spacecraft Arrives at Space Station

A robotic Russian resupply ship arrived at the International Space Station early Sunday morning (July 5), ending a streak of two straight cargo-mission failures. Russia’s Progress 60 freighter docked at 3:11 a.m. EDT (0711 GMT) Sunday, while the space station … Continue reading

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Pluto Probe Suffers Glitch 10 Days Before Epic Flyby

A glitch caused NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft to go dark for more than an hour Saturday (July 4), just 10 days before its historic flyby of Pluto. The probe’s handlers lost contact with New Horizons at 1:54 p.m. EDT (1754 … Continue reading

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New Horizons space probe suffers glitch on approach to Pluto

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – NASA scientists were working on Sunday to revive the New Horizons spacecraft after it suffered a computer malfunction just nine days before it was due to fly past Pluto. The probe has … Continue reading

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Record-breaking flight shows the power of solar energy

A record-breaking flight using electricity produced from the sun is showcasing what is possible using clean technology. The accomplishment marks the latest leg of a round-the-world mission by two Swiss explorers to promote the promise of clean technology. Solar Impulse … Continue reading

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Green energy subsidies spiral out of control

The Chancellor believes the figures demonstrate the need to rein in the cost of policies to tackle climate change. As a first step, he will use this week’s summer Budget to announce that he is abandoning targets set under the … Continue reading

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French power grid pilot project shows limits of batteries for renewable energy …

NICE: A major pilot project by Europe’s largest power network operator to integrate power from rooftop solar panels into the grid has shown that battery storage of renewable energy is not yet economically viable in Europe. The conclusion is a … Continue reading

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Nation’s renewable energy consumption highest since the 1930s

SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. consumers are increasingly turning to solar, wind and biomass for their energy needs, driving domestic renewable energy consumption to its highest peak since the 1930s. A recent analysis by the U.S. Energy Information Administration — … Continue reading

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Lawsuit filed against U.S. over protections for rare wolf

(Reuters) – A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday against U.S. wildlife officials arguing that the government’s management plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf, one of the most imperiled mammals in North America, does not go … Continue reading

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Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don’t reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said. “The single most important step for polar bear conservation is decisive … Continue reading

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