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NASA Selects Proposals to Demonstrate Technology for Tank and Fuel Depots in Space – Spaceflight Now

Artist illustration of two spaceship vehicles docked together in Earth orbit. Image Credit: SpaceX NASA has selected 14 companies for more than $ 370 million contracts to advance technology for human missions to the moon and Mars. Most of the money will be used for flight demonstrations by SpaceX, United Launch Alliance, and other companies that could lead to fuel …

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US coronavirus: Covid-19 cases are gradually coming back in the US. Small household gatherings help fuel the upswing, says CDC chief

“We are seeing a higher level of vigilance and mitigation measures in public spaces in many countries,” said Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaking with the country’s governors on Tuesday. Audio of the call was obtained from CNN. “But what we see as a growing threat right now is the acquisition of …

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Lebanon: Beirut fuel tank explodes in basement killing four people World News

A fuel tank exploded in a building in Beirut, killing four people and injuring several, the Lebanese Red Cross said. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion in the western neighborhood of Tariq al-Jadida on Friday evening. The state national news agency said the fire broke out in a bakery in the basement of the building. The explosion …

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‘Zombie Fires’ fuel sky-high carbon emissions in the Arctic

In early May, as the spring thaw set in northern Siberia, Mark Parrington spotted something strange in images taken with instruments on board NASA’s Terra satellite. Many red dots stood out, indicating some kind of thermal anomaly on a huge white area. Thomas Smith, assistant professor of environmental geography at the London School of Economics, was quick to notice that …

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The US seizure of Iranian fuel in Venezuela was the largest seizure of its kind ever, according to the DOJ

The Justice Department (DOJ) announced on Friday the US government’s “largest ever” seizure of fuel shipments from Iran, which successfully interrupted a multimillion-dollar broadcast by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a designated foreign terrorist organization in Venezuela. The Justice Department said Friday it had “successfully executed” the seizure warrant and seized cargo from all four ships, which amounted to around …

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Mysterious blue vortex flame – which uses up all the fuel it encounters – uncovered by new research

By American Association for the Advancement of Science August 12, 2020 A recently discovered soot-free flame called a blue vortex, which uses up all of the fuel it encounters, is actually made up of three different flame structures that swirl together to form an otherworldly blue ring. This is what comes from the first study to determine how these unique …

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First Nestlé, then Unilever. Here’s what these multinationals are doing to fuel growth

From BP and Centrica to Unilever and Nestlé, multinational corporations are accelerating non-core asset sales to prop up their balance sheets and pay off debt amid the pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic is forcing companies to reassess their core areas and focus on higher-growth areas, bankers and mergers and acquisitions lawyers say. “Crises like near-death experiences focus the mind in ways …

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