Solar plane lands in Spain after three-day Atlantic crossing

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  • Jun 23, 2016
SEVILLE, Spain An airplane powered solely by the sun landed safely in Seville in Spain early on Thursday after an almost three-day flight across the Atlantic from New York in one of the longest legs of the first ever fuel-less flight around the world.T...
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Stripped-down synthetic organism sheds light on nature of life

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  • Mar 25, 2016
WASHINGTON Scientists on Thursday announced the creation of a synthetic organism stripped down to the bare essentials with the fewest genes needed to survive and multiply, a feat at the microscopic level that may provide big insights on the very nature...
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Scientists win $3 million for detecting Einstein's waves

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  • May 04, 2016
NEW YORK Researchers who helped detect gravitational waves for the first time, confirming part of Albert Einstein's theory in a landmark moment in scientific history, will share a $3 million Special Breakthrough Prize, according to the prize's selectio...
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UK police make fifth arrest in TalkTalk hack inquiry

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  • Nov 25, 2015
LONDON An 18-year-old youth from Wales who was detained on Tuesday in the fifth arrest connected to a cyber attack on telecoms company TalkTalk was bailed on Wednesday pending further investigations, police said in a statement.Police searched an addres...
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Pentagon awards $75 million for advanced textiles institute

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  • Apr 02, 2016
WASHINGTON Sensors that can detect tears in parachute nylons before they become deadly, troop uniforms studded with electronics that can sense chemical agents, and self-powered tents that can save fuel: the U.S. military is banking on a new public-priv...
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BlackBerry revenue sinks on smartphone weakness; shares slump

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  • Apr 01, 2016
TORONTO BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO) shares sank on Friday after it reported a larger-than-expected slide in fourth-quarter revenue which it blamed partly on disappointing sales of its new Android-based Priv smartphone.The Canadian company's shares fell mor...
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Qihoo 360 to be taken private in $9.3 billion deal

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  • Dec 18, 2015
Chinese mobile security software maker Qihoo 360 Technology Co said it agreed to be acquired by a group of investors for about $9.3 billion, including about $1.6 billion of debt.The holders of each American Depositary Share, which represents three cla...
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Weather delays Orbital's return to International Space Station

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  • Dec 04, 2015
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Rain and cloudy skies delayed Orbital ATK's planned resumption on Thursday of cargo runs to the International Space Station, a year after the company's Antares rocket exploded during launch.An Orbital Cygnus spacecraft, perched ato...
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As Apple plots India push, Samsung stakes turf with revamped phones

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  • Apr 06, 2016
MUMBAI/SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) is regaining smartphone share in India with a revamped line-up packed with special features including a safety mode for motorcyclists, as rival Apple Inc (AAPL.O) readies a renewed push into the world...
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Melting glaciers blamed for subtle slowing of Earth's rotation

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  • Dec 13, 2015
WASHINGTON The melting of glaciers caused by the world's rising temperatures appears to be causing a slight slowing of the Earth's rotation in another illustration of the far-reaching impact of global climate change, scientists said on Friday.The drivi...
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