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Space sweepers: Removing from space old satellites and debris

Apr 13, 2019 - 9:26 PM

A 46-year-old Japanese entrepreneur envisions his start-up Astroscale to launch 'space sweepers' with the goal of removing space debris

SPACE JUNK. Kanae Kobori, an engineer with Japanese space start-up company Astroscale, demonstrates pulling a magnet off of a piece of steel during the 35th Space Symposium at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado on April 9, 2019. Photo by Jason Connolly/AFP

How much plastic does it take to kill a turtle? Typically just 14 pieces

Sep 22, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Our analyses suggest that a turtle has a 22% chance of dying if it eats just one piece of plastic

FATAL FOOD. Plastic bags, balloons, and rope fragments were among more than 100 pieces of plastic in the gut of a single turtle. Qamar Schuyler, Author provided

Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to Earth over Pacific

Apr 02, 2018 - 9:42 AM

The Tiangong-1 'mostly' burns up above the vast ocean's central region at 8:15 am (0015 GMT), China's Manned Space Engineering Office says, moments after predicting a slightly later re-entry over the Atlantic

TIANGONG-1. This photo of the giant screen at the Jiuquan Space Centre shows the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft preparing to link with the Tiangong-1 module just over a week into a manned space mission which includes China's first female astronaut, following an automatic docking, on June 24, 2012. File photo by Jiuquan Space Centre/AFP

Cameron resigns, Marites Flor, China Airlines strike | 6PM wRap

Jun 24, 2016 - 7:33 PM

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Possible MH370 debris arrives in Malaysia for analysis

Mar 10, 2016 - 9:08 PM

An initial investigation will be conducted in Malaysia before deeper analysis in Australia

Joao de Abreu, President of Mozambique's Civil Aviation Institute (IACM), holds a piece of suspected aircraft wreckage found off the east African coast of Mozambique at Mozambique's Civil Aviation Institute (IACM) in Maputo on March 3, 2016. A hunk of suspected aircraft wreckage found off the east African coast will be sent to Australia where experts will examine whether it is a new piece in the puzzle of missing flight MH370, officials said. The fragment was reportedly found near Mozambique and could provide clues in the huge and costly Australia-led investigation into what happened to the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared nearly two years ago.  / AFP / ADRIEN BARBIER

Project Noah revamps disaster management platform

Dec 12, 2015 - 9:14 PM

The improved website contains more hazard maps ranging from storm surge landslide to debris flow plus detailed barangay flood hazard maps

NEW PLATFORM. The new look and added features of Project Noah website make it more informative and faster to use. Screengrab from Project Noah website

The wRap Indonesia: Jokowi accepts help to combat haze, Obama apologizes

Oct 09, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include the recovery of bodies of plane crash victims increased US maritime assistance and reactions on the bullet train deal with China

WORST EVER. Haze from land and forest fires is an annual hazard in Indonesia. The practice of open burning to clear land is illegal but is common in the country, but this year's fires could be the worst ever. EPA/TAMY UTARI

IN PHOTOS: Debris, bodies of passengers of crashed Indonesian plane

Oct 08, 2015 - 4:33 PM

The plane went missing 6 days ago There were no survivors

NURUL. Keluarga penumpang menunjukkan foto Nurul, salah seorang korban kecelakaan pesawat Aviastar di Crisis Center Angkasapura I Bandara Hasanuddin, Makassar, Jumat, 2 Oktober. Foto oleh Rappler

Poe’s 2016 campaign, Veloso’s case, MH370 debris | 12PM wRap

Aug 06, 2015 - 12:17 PM

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Roxas on poll numbers, Chiz gives way, MH370 mystery | 12PM wRap

Aug 05, 2015 - 12:17 PM

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Aquino endorses Roxas, INC crisis, MH370 probe | 12PM wRap

Jul 31, 2015 - 1:38 PM

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Poe-Chiz tandem, China’s reclamation, Cecil the lion | 6PM wRap

Jul 30, 2015 - 5:30 PM

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AirAsia plane search, Seniang death toll, Bilibid probe | The wRap

Dec 31, 2014 - 6:45 PM

The story of 2 families who missed that fatal AirAsia flight Seniang death toll rises to at least 53 The justice department orders: demolish VIP jail cells in the Philippines

AirAsia plane search, China blocks Gmail, tropical storm Seniang | The wRap

Dec 30, 2014 - 9:05 PM

Search teams recover 40 bodies of Air Asia passengers from the sea China blocks all access to Gmail Landslides and floods from Tropical storm Seniang kill at least 30 in the Philippines

NASA asteroid defense program falls short – audit

Sep 16, 2014 - 7:20 AM

Just 1 million of the program s 40 million annual budget is spent on strategies to deflect an incoming asteroid or evacuate areas in danger of impact

The NASA logo is displayed on a wall outside the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas 20 March 2007. EPA/Aaron M. Sprecher

'Meteorite' smashes into Nicaraguan capital

Sep 08, 2014 - 10:21 AM

Amazingly in a sprawling city of 1 2 million people the impact near the international airport did not cause any known injuries but it did leave a crater measuring 12 meters 39 feet across and was felt throughout the capital

Handout picture released by the Nicaraguan presidency press office showing a Nicaraguan soldier checking the site where an alleged meteorite struck on September 7, 2014 in Managua. Presidencia-El 19 Digital-German Miranda/AFP

Coming soon: Military space force

Aug 04, 2014 - 1:08 PM

Japan is planning to launch a military space force by 2019 that would initially be tasked with protecting satellites from dangerous debris orbiting the Earth

An illustration of the extent of space debris orbiting the Earth. Image courtesy NASA

Rappler Newscast | March 31, 2014

Mar 31, 2014 - 8:35 PM

China rejects PH case invokes International law Indian Ocean debris not linked to MH370 North and South Korea exchange live fire

MH370 search looks for debris breakthrough in new area

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Authorities say items sighted could not be verified as coming from MH370 until they were physically examined

IN PHOTOS: 100 days after Yolanda

Feb 16, 2014 - 8:27 PM

Photos of areas hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda international name Haiyan still show the wreckage left by the world s strongest storm but other snapshots also show hope

Debris clean-up, body identification still unfinished in Tacloban

Jan 09, 2014 - 6:25 PM

In a Cabinet meeting President Aquino orders additional funds for cadaver identification but the alleged collusion between contractors and a local official to receive kickbacks from bunkhouses being built is not discussed

MORE. Hundred more bodies are left unburied almost 2 months after Yolanda. File photo by Jake Verzosa

Emergency shelter kits sent to Bantayan Island

Nov 18, 2013 - 6:07 PM

UPDATED Habitat for Humanity sends 1 500 2 000 emergency shelter kits to isolated islets in Bantayan Island Cebu while UNDP focuses on debris removal

BLOWN AWAY. Homes in Northern Cebu flattened by the wrath of Yolanda. Photo by Jon Cabiles

Soon: 'Janitor' satellite to clean up space junk

Feb 17, 2012 - 2:55 PM

Swiss scientists to develop janitor satellite to clean up dangerous space debris

DEBRIS CLEANUP. Artist's rendition of CleanSpace One chasing its target, one of the CubeSats launched by Switzerland in 2009 (Swisscube-1) or 2010 (TIsat-1). Photo courtesy of EPFL/Swiss Space Center