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Breakthrough at Argonne National Lab turns carbon dioxide into ethanol

Clean power supply Published on August 8, 2020 | by Steve Hanley August 8, 2020 by Steve Hanley Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could do something useful with excess carbon dioxide other than capture, compress and bury it deep in the ocean floor? Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory may have found a way to do just that. Photo credit: …

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Watch Rocket Lab launch a Canon satellite into space at 5:19 p.m. ET

Public firework shows may be in short supply this weekend due to the pandemic, but Rocket Lab is ready to fill the gap. It is planned to launch the 13th mission, “Pictures or It Didn’t Happen,” from a complex on the New Zealand Mahia Peninsula at 5:19 p.m. Eastern. A livestream (below) is available 15 minutes before the start. The …

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Rocket Lab loses Electron Booster, five small satellites on launch failure

The second stage of a Rocket Lab Electron rocket with seven small satellites was faulty after launching from New Zealand on Saturday, suddenly slowing and losing altitude. The company confirmed that the vehicle and its payloads had been lost, but there was no indication of what went wrong. “We lost the flight late in the mission,” tweeted CEO Peter Beck. …

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Arianespace’s Vega rocket challenges SpaceX, Rocket Lab in the small satellite market

The Arianespace Vega rocket will launch on March 21, 2019 in French Guiana. Arianespace A large number of small satellites manufactured in the USA are due to launch on Saturday with a rocket from South America. This mission represents foreign competition to US missile manufacturers such as SpaceX and Rocket Lab. The Vega rocket, built by the Italian aerospace company …

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Rocket Lab successfully launches its 12th electron with NASA and NGO payloads – TechCrunch

Missile laboratory has returned to active launch status from its first launchpad in New Zealand after the global COVID-19 pandemic temporarily stopped working there. In the early morning, the company flew its 12th electron launcher from its launch site on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand and carried payloads on behalf of the U.S. National Reconnaisance Office (NGO), NASA and …

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Don’t stop them now: Rocket Lab is launching 5 satellites into orbit

Rocket Lab’s 12th mission was finally launched this morning (June 13) after a 2.5 month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. A two-stage Electron amplifier rose from the pad at 13:12 a.m. EST (0512 GMT; 5:12 p.m. New Zealand) at New Zealand’s Rocket Lab launch site and carried five satellites in the air, including three payloads for the U.S. National …

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As you can see, SpaceX competitor Rocket Lab starts NASA and spies on satellites

Rocket Lab launches an electron rocket. Rocket Lab / Kieran Fanning and Sam Toms With Elon Musk and SpaceX are targeting larger spaceships and distant targets such as the Moon and Mars follow other commercial space companies, including Rocket Lab, the path paved by Musk, and offer smaller orbital launches. Missile laboratory is headquartered in California like SpaceX. It also …

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Wild cockatoos are as smart as lab kids

When it comes to cognitive tests, Goffin’s cockatoos at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna are professionals. Researchers have tested them on toolmaking, shape matching and other tasks, and found that a cockatoo can learn how to solve a problem by watching another cockatoo as it does only once. Now researchers in Alice M. I. Auersperg’s laboratory, the home …

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