SpaceX delays launch and landing test of Falcon 9 rocket

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  • Dec 21, 2015
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Elon Musk's SpaceX on Sunday postponed launch of an upgraded Falcon 9 rocket and an attempt to land the booster at the launch site, saying the tricky touchdown would have a better chance of success if delayed for 24 hours.A smooth...
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EU can suspend new data transfer pact with U.S. if worried about privacy: Official

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  • Dec 10, 2015
BRUSSELS A new data transfer pact between the European Union and Washington will give the EU the right to pull the plug on the deal if it fears the United States is not safeguarding privacy enough, the EU Justice Commissioner said on Thursday. A previo...
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Scientists bid comet lander Philae farewell after radio silence

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  • Feb 14, 2016
FRANKFURT European scientists have given up hope of restoring contact with space probe Philae, which successfully landed on a comet in a pinpoint operation only to lose power because its solar-driven batteries were in the shade. The German Aerospace C...
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Green car technologies collide in Los Angeles

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  • Oct 05, 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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Exclusive: In boost to self-driving cars, U.S. tells Google computers can qualify as drivers

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  • Feb 10, 2016
WASHINGTON/DETROIT U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous vehicles ...
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Nimbus 2000 Christmas gift wins boyfriend a million points for Gryffindor

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  • Dec 31, 2015
Jared Weissman may have just won Christmas — oh, and he might also be a wizard. You see, Weissman's girlfriend, Shelby Stein, is a huge Harry Potter fan. See also: Husband throws wife the surprise Harry Potter party of a lifetime Image: FacebookSo,...
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Twitter suffers Sunday night exodus, four major execs flee for unknown reasons

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  • Jan 25, 2016
Twitter went through a major shakeup on Sunday as its heads of engineering, media, product and Vine are reportedly not longer with the company. It's a major exodus for Twitter, which has done little to reassure its investors or the general public that th...
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U.S., Russian crew poised to launch to space station

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  • Mar 18, 2016
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts were preparing to head for the International Space Station in a Russian Soyuz rocket on Friday as replacements for a crew that ended a year-long flight earlier this month. U.S. astronau...
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Camera trap system could help fight against poaching

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  • Jan 03, 2016
The Zoological Society London (ZSL), whose mission is to promote and achieve the world-wide conservation of animals and their habitats, says it may have taken a step closer to fulfilling that with the development of a new camera, which it calls Instant...
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Microsoft failed to warn victims of Chinese email hack: former employees

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  • Jan 02, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) experts concluded several years ago that Chinese authorities had hacked into more than a thousand Hotmail email accounts, targeting international leaders of China’s Tibetan and Uighur minorities in particular –...
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