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Giant nets could remove orbiting space junk

A dozen space vehicles, equipped with 200 nets each, could scoop up the space debris floating in low Earth orbit, clearing the way for a future space elevator. That’s the idea described last Friday at the ...

Aug 17, 2010 weblog
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Rotating Space Elevator Propels its Own Load

(PhysOrg.com) -- The idea of the space elevator just got a little crazier. While the “traditional” concept involved using rocket propulsion or laser light pressure to propel loads up a cable anchored to ...

May 21, 2009 feature
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3Qs:A closer look at hashtag activism

Social media and social activism naturally go hand in hand. From "liking" something on Facebook to hashtag activism, increasingly we see social movements like #BringBackOurGirls and #YesAllWomen spread globally ...

Jun 18, 2014
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How NASA builds a space laser

To build a satellite that will measure all the bumps and dips of our dynamic Earth, engineers started with a black box, built of a composite honeycomb material to make it as light as possible.

Jun 04, 2014
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Comcast 1Q earns beat Street on upbeat NBC result

Comcast's first-quarter net income rose by nearly a third as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Jimmy Fallon's elevation as host of "The Tonight Show."

Apr 22, 2014
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