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Kinder Morgan’s attempt to build a pipeline reflects badly on Canada

Kinder Morgan’s attempt to build a pipeline reflects badly on Canada

Finance
ALMOST all Canada’s oil and gas is landlocked, so getting it to market requires pipelines—lots of them. But building them requires skills more suited to circus artists than engineers. They must walk the financial high wire, jump through ever-changing regulatory hoops and juggle conflicting demands from environmental groups and numerous governments. The list of failures is long. It includes Northern Gateway, meant to bring Alberta crude to a port in northwestern British Columbia; Energy East, which would have linked Alberta to the Atlantic coast; Pacific Northwest, to bring gas to the west coast; and the legendary Mackenzie Valley gas pipeline, first proposed in 1974 and dropped in 2017 by its last, exhausted promoter.Get our daily newsletterUpgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and
Watch Live: Rocket Lab makes another attempt at rocket launch in New Zealand

Watch Live: Rocket Lab makes another attempt at rocket launch in New Zealand

Science
Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Aerospace startup company Rocket Lab will make another attempt to launch its Electron rocket tonight. Its last attempt was scrubbed when the International Space Station got in the way.The launch window will reopen Monday night at 8:30 p.m. EST -- 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday in New Zealand -- where the launch will take place."The Rocket Lab launch team is on console and readying Electron for the push to orbit today from Launch Complex-1," the company tweeted.The launch will be streamed live on Rocket Lab's website.Rocket Lab is based in the United States but operates a New Zealand subsidiary. If and when the Electron blastoff happens, the rocket will release a trio of satellites belonging to the startup's first clients, the companies Planet and Spire.The payload includes Planet's ...
First gene-editing in human body attempt

First gene-editing in human body attempt

Health
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.Brian Madeux, 44 from Arizona, was given the experimental treatment to try to correct a defect in his DNA that causes Hunter's syndrome. Mr Madeux says he was prepared to take part in the trial as he is "in pain every second of the day".It is too soon to know whether or not the gene-editing has worked in Mr Madeux's case. Hunter's syndrome is rare. Patients are born without the genetic instructions for an enzyme that breaks down long sugary molecules called mucopolysaccharides.Instead, they build up in the body and damage the brain and other organs. Severe cases are often fatal. "I actually thought I wouldn't live past my early 20s," said Mr Madeux.Patients need regular enzyme replacement t...
NASA readies for another JPSS-1 launch attempt

NASA readies for another JPSS-1 launch attempt

Science
Nov. 14 (UPI) -- NASA is preparing for another launch attempt of JPSS-1, NOAA's latest weather satellite.The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 was supposed to be carried into orbit in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, but the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket's blastoff was delayed after a vehicle alarm sounded just prior to countdown.The launch has since been rescheduled for Wednesday morning at 4:47 a.m. ET. The rocket will liftoff from Space Launch Complex-2 at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.JPSS-1 is the first of four next-generation weather satellites to be launched on behalf of the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration.The polar-orbiting satellite will cross the equator 14 times everyday and complete two scans of the entirety of Earth every 24 hours. Its instruments...
Supersonic car in test run for record attempt

Supersonic car in test run for record attempt

Technology
A supersonic car combining the technology of a fighter jet, F1 car and spacecraft has been tested in public ahead of a land speed world record attempt.Bloodhound SSC has been built over nine years by a team of Bristol-based engineers from aeronautical and automotive backgrounds.After weeks of trials, the car was put through its paces at Newquay Airport in Cornwall.Video:Jet-propelled car in test runThe two runway trials came after a series of tests to check the car's steering, brakes, suspension and data systems, as well as the efficiency of the intake feeding air to the EJ200 jet engine, sourced from a Eurofighter Typhoon.The landmark moment in the high-profile project came 20 years after the current land speed world record was set on 15 October, 1997.Many of those who set that record are...