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Beirut Blast: Ammonium Nitrate and Human Nature

Update (August 12, 2020) “Beirut port resumes partial operations a week after explosion” Al Jazeera (August 12, 2020) “…According to Lebanon’s caretaker economy minister, the port is now operating to unload vessels for merchants. “‘There are 12 cranes out of … Continue reading

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Crew Dragon Demo-2 Returning

Update August 2, 2020 3:30 p.m. They’re back. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley rode Crew Dragon Endeavour down to the Gulf of Mexico, off the Pensacola coast. They’re on SpaceX recovery shop GO Navigator, headed back to Florida. Bob … Continue reading

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Mars 2020 Mission Launched

I watched NASA’s Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter take off at 6:50 this morning, 11:50 UTC. (July 30, 2020) If I heard coverage of the launch correctly, it wasn’t perfect. The Atlas V took off a few milliseconds early. A … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Pandemic

COVID-19, a coronavirus disease, has been headline news since last December. By March 11, 2020, we had more than 122,000 known cases in 120 countries and territories. 6,100 of those were serious. The March 11 death toll was 4,300 — … Continue reading

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