BERLIN—The European Space Agency today launched a rocket carrying two cubes of gold and platinum almost a million miles from Earth so scientists can see how they’ll behave in free fall at a cost of more than $450 million.
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BERLIN The European Space Agency on Thursday launched a rocket carrying two cubes of gold and platinum almost a million miles from Earth so that scientists can see how they’ll behave in free fall at a cost of more than $450 million.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. NASA hopes to resume commercial shipments this week to the International Space Station, following months of frustrating delay.
The last successful U.S. supply run was in April. Russia and Japan have managed to fill the gap. Nonetheless, the 250-mile-high pantry isn’t as full as it should be.
MEXICO CITY About a third of the world’s cactus species are threatened with extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature warns in a new report.
RENO, Nev. Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into biofuels became convinced that a roadside weed ‚Äî curly top gumweed ‚Äî was growing along the road to the future.
WASHINGTON One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery.
NEW YORK A private space company announced Tuesday that it had landed a rocket upright and gently enough to be used again, a milestone in commercial aeronautics.
Reusing rockets, rather than discarding them, would be a big step toward making space flight less expensive.
SAN DIEGO One of only four northern white rhinos believed left in the world died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
Nola, a 41-year-old female who has been at the park since 1989, was euthanized after her health took a turn for the worse, a zoo statement said.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. In a Nordic-inspired building tucked in a corner of the Bayer CropScience North American headquarters, high school students wander through 6,000 square feet dedicated entirely to the specialness of bees. Children taste different types of honey and examine the differences between honeybee and carpenter bee specimens.
BERLIN For this decision, a U.N. agency has decided to take its time.
The International Telecommunication Union said Thursday that it had considered a proposal to abandon the “leap second” at a conference in Geneva, but recommended further study.