Mercury poised for rare 'transit' across sun's face on Monday

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  • May 09, 2016
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Stargazers will have a rare opportunity on Monday to witness Mercury fly directly across the face of the sun, a sight that unfolds once every 10 years or so, as Earth and its smaller neighboring planet come into perfect alignment. ...
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About 94% of cars will still be powered by fossil fuels in 2040, report says

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  • Dec 29, 2015
If you were thinking that the rise of long-range electric vehicles, like the forthcoming Chevy Bolt or Tesla Model 3, might lead to the demise of gas-burning cars, think again. According to Organization Of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), 94% of the ...
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Brazil judge overturns 72-hour suspension of WhatsApp

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  • May 03, 2016
SAO PAULO A Brazilian judge on Tuesday overturned a suspension of Facebook Inc's (FB.O) WhatsApp messaging application that affected some 100 million users, after many people voiced frustration at the second such freeze in five months in the South Amer...
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Amazon enters Britain's fresh food market with Morrisons deal​

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  • Feb 29, 2016
LONDON Amazon has struck a wholesale supply deal with British supermarket Morrisons that will help the online retailer step up its food offering in Britain with fresh and frozen products.Morrisons, Britain's fourth biggest supermarket, said on Monday t...
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Robots welcome visitors to Berlin travel fair

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  • Mar 10, 2016
BERLIN Chihira Kanae is greeting visitors to the world's biggest travel fair in Berlin this week, answering questions and guiding people in the right direction. But one passer by's attempt to ask her out for dinner is met with silence.That's because Ch...
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Bionic fingertip gives sense of touch to amputee

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  • Mar 08, 2016
A bionic fingertip has given an amputee the sensation of rough or smooth textures via electrodes implanted into nerves in his upper arm. Scientists from EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) and SSSA (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy)...
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U.S., Apple ratchet up rhetoric in fight over encryption

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  • Feb 21, 2016
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion on Friday seeking to compel Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to comply with a judge's order to unlock the encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters, portraying the tech giant's refusal a...
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All the big moments from the 'Once Upon a Time' winter finale

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  • Dec 07, 2015
Warning: major spoilers ahead. The battle of darkness versus light came to a shocking conclusion on Once Upon a Time's winter finale. After Dark Ones took over Storybrooke, ready to drag everyone to the underworld so they could walk the Earth freely, it...
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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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Geek Reading: EBay Merges, Neural Networks in Python, and More

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  • Apr 21, 2016
Today we start with some local flavor. Ebay Enterprise, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, merges with Innotrac to become Radial. Like many local software developers, I also spent part of my career at what used to be GSI Commerce. Google Research tel...
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