Monthly archives: January 2012

Sites such as Wikipedia protest over SOPA and PIPA bills in US 2

What are SOPA and PIPA? SOPA and PIPA represent two bills in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate respectively. SOPA is short for the “Stop Online Piracy Act,” and PIPA is an acronym for the “Protect IP Act.” (“IP” stands for “intellectual property.”) In short, […]

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Space “JUNK” we really need to look at the “Wider” environmental impact of this technology

The scientific space community has long been aware that, as the Low Earth Orbit (between 60 and 600 miles up) fills with space garbage such as spent rocket stages, the likelihood of collisions would become ever more likely. In a 1978 paper, Don Kessler, who later became head of NASA’s […]

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