SpaceX is about to run its final test of Starship SN9 before 1st launch

SpaceX is gearing up to test the ninth prototype of its big, shiny rocket, Starship SN9 Wednesday (Jan. 20), lighting up its engines for what should be the last time before its inaugural flight. The test is expected before 5 p.m. Central Time. The rocket won’t go anywhere during this “static fire” test. (Or, at […]

Skoltech scientists run a ‘speed test’ to boost production of carbon nanotubes

IMAGE: Skoltech researchers have investigated the procedure for catalyst delivery used in the most common method of carbon nanotube production, chemical vapor deposition (CVD), offering what they call a “simple and… view more  Credit: Pavel Odinev/Skoltech Skoltech researchers have investigated the procedure for catalyst delivery used in the most common method of carbon nanotube production, chemical […]

North America’s biggest salmon run may no longer be in danger

Sockeye salmon migrating up a riffle. (Jonny Armstrong /) This story originally featured on Outdoor Life. Last Wednesday the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced its rejection of the Pebble Limited Partnership’s permit application to develop a copper-molybdenum-gold mine in southwest Alaska. The proposed project would have been located 200 miles southwest of Anchorage, near […]

Megadrought Caused Yellowstone’s Old Faithful to Run Dry

Yellowstone’s most famous geyser, Old Faithful, has erupted with an unusual degree of regularity since records were first taken, in the 1870s, discharging thousands of gallons of boiling, silica-rich water over 30 meters into the air an average of 16 times a day. Scientists studying fossilized wood samples buried and preserved by the […]