More than a hundred years, the potassium salt fertilizer production in the “Nordthüringer” basin existed. As a result, huge saline tailings, on the one shaped the landscape and on the other polluted the surrounding rivers damaging to the environment emerged. In 1991 came the end for the 1,600 employees of the potassium salt mine and it was time to deal with the contamination and waste. Read more
Elon Musk’s private space company, SpaceX, has been experimenting with reusable rockets since last year. Read more
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In a ruling late Thursday, 3/6, a NTSB Administrative Law Judge ruled that the policy banning the commercial operation of unmanned aircraft is unenforceable. The judge found that the policy wasn’t written as part of a formal rulemaking process and the FAA hadn’t complied with the requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act. Read more
On Wednesday 2.12.2014, a 40-foot-wide, 30-foot-deep sinkhole opened up at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. Eight Corvettes fell into the hole. To explore the pit, the University of Western Kentucky’s engineering department wisely sent in a drone instead of a human. Read more
By Matthew Schroyer
Over the past two weeks, thousands of protesters have rallied at Gezi in Turkey’s capital, Ankara, against the government’s plans to raze the public park and turn it into a commercial zone and military barracks. Police have responded with tear gas, water hoses, and batons. The sudden explosion of political dissatisfaction has shocked the usually peaceful country, along with much of the world. Read more