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Most Americans would rather keep the wealth for themselves than help others financially

Most Americans would tolerate more economic injustice than play Robin Hood, as a news study suggests, and raise questions about how the country will halt the decades of high inequality. An international research team has studied the American "Robin Hood" reflexes by examining how people would really distribute wealth from richer to poorer if given the opportunity. The answer they …

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Ideas for a new NASA mission can now include spacecraft powered by plutonium

NASA gives scientists more ways to power their future spacecraft to explore the solar system. Researchers who propose space travel ideas for NASA's Discovery Program – an initiative to develop space missions that typically cost less than half a billion dollars – are able to incorporate a special type of radioactive battery into their vehicle designs. And this could potentially …

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The Space Review: A Renaissance of Space

Successes such as the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket are signs of a "renaissance" that could open the space for more people and change our perception of space and earth. (Credit: SpaceX) by Madhu Thangavelu Monday, March 19, 2018 We enter a Renaissance era in manned space travel. Just as the European masters produced a magical period of …

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Plasmons that are triggered in nanotubes Quantum sources can be the optoelectronics platform | Research & Technology | March 2018

HOUSTON, March 19, 2018 – The observation of gate-directed quantum plasmons in aligned carbon nanotubes could pave the way for the development of carbon-based NIR optoelectronic devices and allow researchers to investigate the collective dynamic response of interacting electrons one dimension. Rice University researchers achieved close alignment of carbon nanotubes in wafer-size films. These films attracted the attention of a …

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SpaceX BFR Mars rocket allowed to be built in Los Angeles

SpaceX's Mars missile can be built in Los Angeles, a location that would give the company easy access to the water necessary to transport the giant rocket. Unlike the spacecraft currently being built in Hawthorne, California, SpaceX will not be able to transport its Mars missile, the BFR, over roads. Instead, the company has to ship the rocket by waterways, …

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SpaceX Is in Early Talks With Port of L.A. for More Land

By March 19, 2018, 6:16 PM EDT Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp. SpaceX called the negotiations preliminary and said the additional land would be used for unspecified "operations." The company already leases 8.1 Acres of land and water from the port, which is near its headquarters and factory in Hawthorne, California. Spokesmen for the port and the company did …

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John Glenn's childhood pillow had a heavenly theme

COLUMBUS, Ohio – When future astronaut John Glenn nestled in his bed, it might not be sugar plums dancing in his head, but celestial bodies. A recently discovered children's pillowcase that belonged to the late US Senator and Space Hero shows rotating planets, stars and a look into space. In the middle, a koala bear clings to a kind of …

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See it! Young Moon, Venus, Mercury | Astronomy Basics

<! – -> David Pace of Long Island, New York, created this composition after the Moon, Venus and Mercury on March 18th. He wrote: "I was with my 11-year-old boy, freezing, but warmed by the other's company's beautiful skies … I wanted to make light trails and had to leave the shutter open for a long time, I tried it …

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First recording of volcanic thunder published in new study

A satellite image shows the Bogoslaf volcano after an eruption in May 2017. Photo of DigitalGlobe, Getty When volcanoes erupt, they often thunder. Until recently, however, scientists were unable to distinguish the sounds of an eruption from the sounds of volcanic thunder. In addition to the loud roar of eruptions, lightning strikes, which spring from volcanic feathers, produce loud thunderclaps. …

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