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Ancient Rock Remains Reveal Signs Pointing to Earliest Life on Earth

Ancient rock remains in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia hold the key to analyzing some of the earliest signs of life on Earth, according to a new study by the University of Western Australia (UWA) in collaboration with a global team of scientists.

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The Staten Island Seawall: A Formidable Defense

When Hurricane Sandy smashed into the East Coast in 2012, New York City’s Staten Island was overwhelmed by massive waves that swept away properties and killed 24 of the dozens of people who eventually died in the storm. With a population of almost half a million, low-lying Staten Island was no match for the waves whipped up in New York Harbor, one of which reached a record 32.5 ft. high.

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Lunar Rocks Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Inside a locked vault at Johnson Space Center are hundreds of pounds of moon rocks collected by Apollo astronauts a half-century ago. And for the first time in decades, NASA is about to open some of the pristine samples and let geologists take a crack at them with 21st-century technology.

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Prepare for Disasters: Take 3 Steps to Create Innovative Responses

The frequency and intensity of disasters are increasing, from mighty hurricanes hurling through warm ocean waters, to shifting tectonic plates that build earthquakes, to atmospheric weather patterns that create wide-scale floods.

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Out With the New, In With the Old

The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) announced that it is holding its 31st Annual International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition. The show will be held at the HCEA’s National Construction Equipment Museum, 16623 Liberty Hi Road, Bowling Green, Ohio, from Friday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 15, and is open to the public.

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