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Blue Origin targets this Thursday for New Shepard reusable rocket launch with NASA landing system test – Yahoo News Australia

Blue Origin just announced the timing of its next rocket launch – and it’s surprisingly soon, in just two days on Thursday, September 24. The launch of Blue O…

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Blue Origin just announced the timing of its next rocket launch and it’s surprisingly soon, in just two days on Thursday, September 24. The launch of Blue Origin’s New Shepard vehicle will be its 13th overall for that category of launch craft, and the 7th in a row for this particular rocket. The payload will include an even dozen commercial cargo items, including a Deorbit, Descent and Landing Sensor Demonstration done in partnership with NASA basically a highly-precise automated landing system …

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The diabolical ironclad beetle is practically indestructible. Now scientists know why – CNET

Drive over the beetle in your car and it won’t even break a sweat. How does it do it?

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You can accidentally stomp on the diabolical ironclad beetle and it won’t even flinch. Go one further — drive over it in your car — and that won’t cause the critter any trouble at all, either. Its exoskeleton is one of the toughest in the animal kingdom. And scientists now believe they know why.
In a study, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, researchers have unraveled the secrets of the diabolical ironclad beetle’s astounding crush-resistance and demonstrate how new…

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Moment NASA spacecraft touches down on asteroid revealed – 7NEWS.com.au

The spacecraft collected a handful of cosmic rubble for return to Earth.

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A NASA spacecraft that descended to an asteroid and, dodging boulders the size of buildings, momentarily touched the surface to collect a handful of cosmic rubble.
As seen in the video above, the historic moment was caught on the spacecrafts camera.
It is a first for the United States – only Japan has collected asteroid samples.
I cant believe we actually pulled this off, said lead scientist Dante Lauretta, from the University of Arizona, on Tuesday.
The spacecraft did everything it was supposed…

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Defining Moment in Human Evolution: Turbulent Era Sparked Leap in Human Behavior, Technology 320,000 Years Ago – SciTechDaily

New drill core shows a boom-bust landscape in the east African rift valley at a defining moment in human evolution, technology and culture. For hundreds of thousands…

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Drill core site. In seeking to understand the major evolutionary transition they had uncovered at Olorgesailie in 2018, Potts and his team had been frustrated by a large 180,000-year gap in the region’s environmental record. To learn about how the region changed during that period, they had to look elsewhere. They arranged to have a Nairobi company drill in the nearby Koora basin, extracting sediment from as deep into the earth as they could. The drill site, about 15 miles from the archaeological…

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