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Atlas V rocket carrying International Space Station supplies finally launches

Orbital ATK’s Atlas V rocket finally lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Sunday afternoon carrying an International Space Station-bound Cygnus cargo spacecraft after three previous setbacks. High winds and rain pushed the launch back three times since its planned takeoff on Thursday. The weather didn’t let up during …

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Q-Carbon – The New Form of Carbon that’s Harder and Brighter than Diamond

Scientists at North Carolina State University have developed a material that rivals the hardness of diamond.  Named ‘Q-carbon’, the substance is created through a physical process applied to carbon that the researchers say represents another phase, or distinct form, of carbon – much like graphite and diamond is. Described in the …

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