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April 12, 2018 - 2:42 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Look up at the sky tonight. Every star you see — plus hundreds of thousands, even millions more — will come under the intense stare of NASA's newest planet hunter. Set to lift off early next week, the Tess spacecraft will prowl for planets around the closest, brightest...
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April 11, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Hello! The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Skip Foreman. A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take...
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April 11, 2018 - 9:09 am
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency plans to remotely update the software on its Mars Express probe to ensure the aging spacecraft remains stable. The probe arrived at Mars in late 2003 for a two-year mission , but almost 15 years later it's still operating. ESA said Wednesday four of Mars...
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April 10, 2018 - 1:00 pm
FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks rally NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are sharply higher in midday trading on Wall Street after conciliatory remarks on trade from China's leader helped put investors in a buying mood. Automakers and technology stocks climbed after President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) said he...
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April 09, 2018 - 2:42 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A $20 million international competition to make profitable products from a gas that otherwise would contribute to global warming has entered its final stretch. The 10 finalists in the contest sponsored by a U.S. energy company and a group of Canadian oil sands producers have...
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April 09, 2018 - 10:28 am
LONDON (AP) — The United Nations maritime agency is holding a weeklong meeting aimed at curbing emissions from ships. Environmental activists say that while shipping contributes only 2-3 percent of global greenhouses gases, the industry's efforts are essential to combating climate change. Proposals...
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April 09, 2018 - 6:33 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jason Steffen, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (THE CONVERSATION) For centuries, human beings have wondered about the possibility of other Earths orbiting distant stars. Perhaps some of...
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April 05, 2018 - 6:53 pm
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic's new spaceship climbed at supersonic speed over California's Mojave Desert on Thursday in the company's first powered flight since the fatal crash of its original rocketship in 2014. The flight of VSS Unity was a major step forward, said the company, which...
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April 05, 2018 - 6:44 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Christopher Palma, Pennsylvania State University (THE CONVERSATION) I saw my first artificial satellite with my naked eyes during the summer of 1994. I was watching pieces of comet...
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April 04, 2018 - 5:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston officials on Wednesday approved a rule for new homes and other buildings in the city's flood plains that will require them to be elevated higher off the ground to avoid floodwaters. The regulation comes more than seven months after Hurricane Harvey flooded thousands of homes...
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