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The Galveston County Daily News : Science

September 23, 2014

Science

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Indian spacecraft on course to enter Mars orbit

NEW DELHI (AP) — India will soon know if its first interplanetary mission will achieve its goal, when a spacecraft built with homegrown technology for a remarkably low price tag of $75 million begins its final maneuvers into orbit around Mars.

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Tuesday 09/23/2014
Dragon arrives at space station with 3-D printer
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 11:02 am

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station accepted another SpaceX shipment Tuesday, this one containing the first 3-D printer ever launched into orbit.

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Monday 09/22/2014
SpaceX breaks ground on Texas rocket launch site
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 9:01 pm

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday.

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US spacecraft enters Mars orbit, India probe next
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 9:01 pm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Next up, India. With NASA's Maven spacecraft safely in orbit around Mars, the spotlight shifts to India's first mission to the red planet.

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Closely watched Hawaii lava flow stalls
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 8:01 pm

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava threatening rural communities on Hawaii's Big Island has essentially stalled for now, officials said Monday, but that isn't putting anyone at ease.

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Businesses and investors pressing for green policy
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 8:01 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute.

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Ice in Arctic seas shrinks to 6th-lowest recorded
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 5:01 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Ice in Arctic seas shrank this summer to the sixth lowest level in 36 years of monitoring.

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Engineers call for national approach to flooding
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 2:00 pm

An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy.

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China, US, India push world carbon emissions up
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 7:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.

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