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U.S. wind industry has biggest first-quarter installs in eight years

/  02.05.2017  /  Science 

(Reuters) – The U.S. wind industry installed 2,000 megawatts of capacity in the first quarter, nearly four times the amount installed in the same period last year, as developers race to capture a lucrative federal tax credit that is gradually being phased out.

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SpaceX rocket lifts off on first launch for U.S. military

/  01.05.2017  /  Science 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Florida on Monday, carrying the company’s first satellite for the U.S. military, and breaking a 10-year monopoly held by a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing.

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China to begin construction of manned space station in 2019

/  28.04.2017  /  Science 

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will begin construction of a permanent manned space station in 2019 after carrying out a successful in-orbit refueling from its Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft, officials leading the project said on Friday.

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U.S. spacecraft shares first view from inside Saturn’s rings

/  28.04.2017  /  Science 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – NASA’s Cassini spacecraft sent the closest-ever images of Saturn on Thursday after surviving its first plunge inside the planet’s rings, the U.S. space agency said.

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California fossils, stone tools may rewrite New World human history

/  26.04.2017  /  Science 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In what may be one of the most significant discoveries ever in archeology in the Americas, researchers on Wednesday said stone tools and broken mastodon bones unearthed in California show humans had reached the Americas by about 130,000 years ago, far earlier than previously known.

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Scientists develop fluid-filled artificial womb to help premature babies

/  26.04.2017  /  Science 

LONDON, (Reuters) – Scientists in the United States have developed a fluid-filled womb-like bag known as an extra-uterine support device that could transform care for extremely premature babies, significantly improving chances of survival.

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Trump talks about Mars mission on call with record-breaking astronaut

/  24.04.2017  /  Science 

(Reuters) – U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the 534-day U.S. record for cumulative time in space on Monday and marked the occasion by speaking with President Donald Trump about plans for human trips to Mars.

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China’s first cargo spacecraft docks with orbiting space lab

/  22.04.2017  /  Science 

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s first cargo spacecraft docked successfully with the Tiangong-2 space lab on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, marking a major step toward Beijing’s goal of establishing a permanently manned space station by 2022.

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‘Genius’ TV series shows drama of Albert Einstein’s life

/  22.04.2017  /  Science 

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Philosopher, humanitarian and physicist Albert Einstein is the subject of new TV series “Genius,” which delves into the drama and passion of the man who developed the theory of relativity and helped initiate the U.S. effort to build an atomic bomb.

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Robots, chefs hope to bring invasive lion fish to restaurants near you

/  21.04.2017  /  Science 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – As it turns out, some of the best cooks in the world think lionfish, a venomous predatory fish which is breeding out of control and destroying marine ecosystems in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is delicious.

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