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Today's HeadlinesCatch rockets with a helicopter? Yep, that's the plan Now that Blue Origin and SpaceX have shown that reusable rocket boosters are feasible, companies are scrambling to develop their own recovery methods. This week, Rocketlab announced that would be trying an exciting approach: catching the booster with a helicopter in midair . It's kind of like an outfielder trying to catch a baseball, except the ball weighs thousands of pounds and the field is over 100 square miles of open ocean-—but proponents argue this method is less complex and cheaper than guiding a rocket back to a landing pad.
A strange radioactive cloud likely came from RussiaIn 2017, more than two dozen European countries detected radioactive ruthenium-106, a near certain indication of a nuclear incident. (The last time it had been detected was after the Chernobyl disaster.) Russia denied it could have occurred there, but a new study now seems to have established that it the cloud was, in fact, from a nuclear accident in southern Russia .
Fast Fact: 14.7 millionThat's how many followers professional gamer Ninja has on his livestreaming Twitch platform, which on Sunday night was somehow redirected to show hardcore porn . “Disgusted and so sorry,” he wrote on Twitter. The stream was taken down later that night.
WIRED Recommends: Best LaptopsApple or PC? Light or powerful? Black or rose gold? There are so many decisions to make before you buy a laptop, but we've put together a guide to the best ones you can buy right now.
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