Bezos expedition retrieves Apollo rocket engines from ocean floor

A heat exchanger from an Apollo F-1 engine is seen in this handout photo from Bezos ExpeditionsBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – A recovery team funded by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has plucked two rocket engines from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean that were used to send astronauts to the moon more than 40 years ago, he wrote on the project's website on Wednesday. Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, last year announced plans to search the sea floor for rocket motors shed during Saturn 5 launches to the moon during the 1969-1972 Apollo program. Bezos Expeditions found and retrieved two Saturn 5 first-stage engines from three miles beneath the Atlantic Ocean. …


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NASA steps up security after arrest of former contractor

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – NASA has shut down access to an online database and banned new requests from Chinese and some other foreign nationals seeking access to its facilities amid mounting concerns about espionage and export control violations, the U.S. space agency’s administrator said on Wednesday. The security measures include a complete ban on remote computer access by Chinese and some other non-U.S. contractors already working at NASA centers, agency chief Charles Bolden said at a congressional oversight hearing in Washington. …

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Too Much Tea Causes Unusual Bone Disease

Too Much Tea Causes Unusual Bone DiseaseA 47-year-old Michigan woman developed a bone disease rarely seen in the U.S. after she drank a pitcher of tea made from at least 100 tea bags daily, for 17 years, researchers report.


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No Fair! 3-Year-Olds Know to Share, But Don’t

Tots as young as 3 believe it’s important to share. But when sparkly stickers enter the picture, the young ones get greedy, new research finds.

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NASA Probes Security Lapses After Arrest of Ex-Contractor

NASA Probes Security Lapses After Arrest of Ex-ContractorThe head of NASA pledged today to carry out a full review of space agency security procedures after the arrest this month of a former contractor suspected of attempting to take sensitive technology back to his native China.


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What the Spring Equinox Looks Like from Space

What the Spring Equinox Looks Like from SpaceIt's that time of year again: the first day of spring.


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Voyager 1 space probe reaches outer fringe of solar system

Handout of artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager encountering Saturn on the twin spacecrafts tour of the solar systemBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – Voyager 1, launched in 1977 to explore the outer planets, has passed into a new region on its way out of the solar system, scientists said on Wednesday. The spacecraft, now more than 11 billion miles (18 billion km) away, detected two distinct and related changes in its environment on August 25, 2012, scientists write in paper to be published in Geophysical Research Letters and emailed to Reuters on Wednesday. …


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‘Honey Laundering’ an International Scandal, Experts Say

There might be something funny in your honey.

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San Diego Pandas Get a Snow Day

San Diego Pandas Get a Snow DayThere was snow in San Diego this week — well, at least for a lucky group of giant pandas.


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Historic California Quake Released Surprising Energy

Historic California Quake Released Surprising EnergyThe rugged hills where Cary Grant sought his fortune in the 1939 film "Gunga Din" were also the scene of one of California's biggest earthquakes.


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