NASA seeks public input for future Mars exploration missions

NASA seeks public input for future Mars exploration missions
In an effort to find cheaper alternatives for the exploration of Mars following recent budget cuts, earlier this year NASA established the Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG). To seek out the best and brightest ideas for a reformulated Mars exploration …
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Underwater exploration
The Express continues the series of articles which will be run every other Tuesday on research at The UWI, St Augustine. Incredible discoveries of giant mussels, tube worms and other organisms thriving at approximately 2,000 metres (6,000 ft) have been …
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Silverback Exploration II, LLC Forms With 0 Million Equity Commitment From EnCap Investments L.P.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Silverback Exploration II, LLC (“Silverback II”), an independent oil and gas exploration company based in San Antonio, announced today that it has secured an initial equity commitment of $ 500 million from EnCap …
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Exclusive Interview: Bas Ibellini discusses Fabric, and the future of underground music

Exclusive Interview: Bas Ibellini discusses Fabric, and the future of underground music
With a talent for creating a certain entrancing energy within his sets and studio offerings, we were keen to get to know the budding producer a bit better, and it has been a busy few months for the Londoner, as he explained in this exclusive We Rave You …
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DJ Hodor’s Rave of Thrones Brings Nerds and Norms Together at Anthem
On screen, he’s the least significant sliver of television’s current largest ensemble cast, protector of a disabled, psychic prince and a hulking simpleton who communicates only through speaking his own name Hodor.” Outside of the Seven Kingdoms …
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DJ PREMIER RAVES OVER BLAQ POET / VIDEO
Blaq Poet’s new album Tha Blaqprint has the cosign that most rappers would give a limb to have. That co-sign is DJ Premier and in this new short video, his praise to Blaq Poet is front and center stage.
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Lobster fishery hits record value, but industry wary of future

ORONO, MAINE -- 03/29/2015 - University of Maine senior animal science major Matthew Hodgkin shows off his device he developed to measure the squeezing force of lobsters' claws at Hitchner Hall’s pilot plant at the University of Maine Tuesday. Hodgkin explained that measuring the force of the claw is a good indicator of whether the lobster is suitable for being shipped long distances. The claw squeeze measurement is an improvement over the prior method, which was to test the lobster's blood. Ashley L. Conti | BDNLobster fishery hits record value, but industry wary of future
ROCKPORT, Maine — Maine’s lobster fishery thrived in 2015, setting a new record for statewide landings value of nearly half a billion dollars and remaining historically high in catch volume. The uncertain future of the state’s premiere fishery …
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NYC Food Truck Lunch: Lobster Mac & Cheese From Red Hook Lobster Truck
Lobster rolls are often associated with breezy summer days in the Northeast, but it’s cold and windy right now. A lobster roll is just too light for our lunch in the middle of winter. So what’s a lobster lover to do? How about lobster macaroni and cheese!
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Stonington man pleads guilty to lobster boat arson
BANGOR — U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced recently that Jeremy Eaton, 39, of Stonington pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on March 11 to setting fire to a lobster boat. Court records disclose that on the evening of April 16, 2014 …
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Marty McFly Mode: 5 Ways "Back To The Future 2" Predicted Hip Hop Today

musicMarty McFly Mode: 5 Ways “Back To The Future 2” Predicted Hip Hop Today
Marty arrives in 2015 and wanders around the future’s curious milieu. He stops outside the local cineplex, which is playing “Jaws 19.” Suddenly, a giant holographic great white shark materializes out of the side of the cineplex and and lunges towards …
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The Curmudgeon: How Do You Put Hip Hop and Jazz Together?
But it’s not the project’s scale that has attracted so much attention; it’s Washington’s collaborations with several hip-hop stars. Washington added his saxophone to Snoop Dogg’s Ego Trippin’, Flying Lotus’s You’re Dead and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a …
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The Complete List of Platinum HipHop Albums by Year
If you’ve ever talked to a hip-hop head, chances are you’ve heard them say one of those quotes above. We love to talk about platinum albums in a general sense, what the music industry is like and used to be like, but how often do we really get into …
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Watch out, Shake Shack — the future of fast food isn’t about burgers

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Watch out, Shake Shack — the future of fast food isn’t about burgers
It has reigned supreme in the fast-food industry for decades, as evidenced by the success of Shake Shack, Five Guys, and Smashburger. But it seems the burger might be past its prime. American tastes are turning toward exotic flavors and cuisines not …
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Alicia’s Mexican Grille Shares Its Family Secrets
At this point, I was a little intimidated. Would this be the regular Tex-Mex food I know and love or something completely different? Then, the chips and salsa arrived. I’m not big on salsas, but this one had a little kick. It wasn’t mild, nor was it …
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Cowboy Monkey: Dinner, drinks, and dancing
Initially, I was just going to test out their drinks, but the day I go to a place that serves Mexican food without trying it is the day The Fonze stops being cool- so never. I decided to go big in the drinks and food department; partially to get the …
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Gregg Allman Talks Dickey Betts, and the Future of the Allman Brothers Band

musicGregg Allman Talks Dickey Betts, and the Future of the Allman Brothers Band
But even more surprising than the news that Gregg would consider an Allmans reunion less than a year after they retired, is the fact that he’s been talking in the press about reconciling with founding guitarist/singer Dickey Betts, whom the band fired …
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Guitarist Andy McKee to perform at Pepperdine
… he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra; McKee’s acoustic guitar can approximate the polyrhythmic interplay of a percussion ensemble, the harmonic sweep of a string section, the dazzling runs of a bluegrass bass-and …
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Derek Trucks on tone secrets, first records and keeping it real
“Me and my bass player, we just looked at each other and said, ‘Yep, that kid’s got it…’” Landreth’s prediction was right on the money. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1979, the precocious slide man might have been the nephew of Allman Brothers …
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The Future of Fashion Is in Their Hands

trendThe Future of Fashion Is in Their Hands
“It’s their first taste of what putting together a fashion show is about,” Joanne Arbuckle, FIT’s dean of the School of Art and Design, told The Daily Beast. “They are learning how to stay true to themselves while being open to the guidance of someone …
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Kendall Jenner & Kylie Feuding: Destroying Plans For Fashion Empire?
Now now, girls, let’s play nice! HollywoodLife.com exclusively learned that the famous Jenner sisters are letting their personal tastes interfere with their big plans of building a fashion empire together. Send in Dr. Phil ASAP! Meow, the claws are out!
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Armani fetes 40 years in fashion with VIP gala, new museum
The 80-year old designer, known for his clean cut and elegant collections, was joined by celebrities such as Leonardo Di Caprio, Cate Blanchett, Hilary Swank and Tina Turner for the bash in Milan, headquarters to his fashion empire. Nicknamed King …
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Maryland’s Hunt Cup, the country’s most challenging horse race, bets on its future

sportMaryland’s Hunt Cup, the country’s most challenging horse race, bets on its future
He’s leading about 10 horses uphill at a divot-churning pace toward a stout, 4-foot-10-inch post-and-rail fence — a structure that has stood here for close to a century, ever since the most challenging horse race in America was first run across these …
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Ready for horse racing? Emerald Downs begins its season on Saturday
The meeting, which features 29 stakes races highlighted by the 80th running of the Longacres Mile, will run through Sept. 27 with Friday, Saturday and Sunday racing. It marks the 20th season for the Auburn racetrack, but the first under new owners.
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Hootenanny to Make 2015 Debut at Keeneland
“I really wanted to run at Keeneland,” trainer Wesley Ward said about his decision to start Hootenanny in the race. “This was one of the spots to go unless we went over to Churchill and run him against horses that have already been running. I think it …
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11 Questions about the Future of Space Tourism Answered

trend11 Questions about the Future of Space Tourism Answered
In 2008, Sir Richard Branson pledged that his Virgin Galactic would bring tourists into space within 18 months. Six years later, with tourists still earthbound, Branson promised that 2014 would see the first space flights for civilians. That, of course …
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Space Travel. Next Steps On Journey To Mars
NASA Wednesday announced more details in its plan for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which in the mid-2020s will test a number of new capabilities needed for future human expeditions to deep space, including to Mars. NASA also announced it has …
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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos will enter commercial space race with Blue Origin test
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is a pretty restless guy. Now he’s taking his place beside Elon Musk and Richard Branson in the commercial space flight business. He owns a company called Blue Origin, which said today it will begin putting its passenger spaceship …
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