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EU to step up checks on Bitcoin, prepaid cards to fight terrorism

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  • Feb 02, 2016
BRUSSELS The European Commission will propose by the end of June stricter rules on prepaid cards and virtual currencies in a bid to reduce anonymous payments and curb the financing of terrorism, documents released on Tuesday showed.Responding to attack...
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SpaceX Falcon rocket nails safe landing in pivotal space feat

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  • Dec 22, 2015
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Monday with a payload of communications satellites before the reusable main-stage booster turned around, soared back to Cape Canaveral and landed safely near its launch pad in a ...
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Samsung Electronics plans initial production of five million Galaxy S7 phones: report

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  • Dec 28, 2015
SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world's top smartphone maker, plans an initial production run of about 5 million of its upcoming Galaxy S7 smartphones, South Korea's Electronic Times reported on Monday, citing unnamed sources. The paper said Sams...
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Debris from U.S. rocket recovered off coast of southwest England

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  • Nov 28, 2015
LONDON Debris from a U.S. rocket, most likely the doomed SpaceX Falcon 9, has been recovered near the Isles of Scilly, off the coast of southwest England, the UK coastguard has said on Friday.It was covered in barnacles and was initially mistaken for a...
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Melting glaciers blamed for subtle slowing of Earth's rotation

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  • Dec 12, 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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Green car technologies collide in Los Angeles

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  • Aug 10, 2015
LOS ANGELES Asian automakers are opening up a new front in the contest to define the future of cars in California, fielding a flock of cars powered by hydrogen in a bid to woo green car buyers from Tesla Motors Inc, the battery electric vehicle leader....
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No strings attached -- but 'virtual guitar' wails

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  • Dec 09, 2015
LONDON A guitar with no strings attached has become a reality. British researchers have created a "stringless" virtual guitar that is putting the power of music in the palms of people's hands.The Kurv Guitar does not look much like a guitar - it...
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Italian consortium set to win giant Chile telescope contract

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  • Feb 05, 2016
SANTIAGO An Italian consortium, including construction company Astaldi Spa, is close to securing a contract to build the world's largest telescope in the Chilean desert, project owner the European Southern Observatory (ESO) said on Thursday.The ESO sai...
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Nissan's Leaf, Infiniti models to have remote access feature

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  • Jan 05, 2016
Nissan Motor Co said its Leaf and Infiniti models in Europe will sport Microsoft Corp's telematics system, which allows drivers to remotely access their cars.Drivers will be able to use mobile phones to turn on and adjust climate controls and set charg...
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Hubble telescope shows image of new 'lightsaber' star system

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  • Dec 20, 2015
GREENBELT, Md. - NASA'S Hubble telescope captured an image of a baby star buried in interstellar gas and dust with massive jets emitting from it that seem to resemble a double-bladed lightsaber from the new film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."Dr. Jenni...
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