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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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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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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Green car technologies collide in Los Angeles

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  • Aug 31, 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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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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Wireless mice leave billions at risk of computer hack: cyber security firm

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  • Mar 23, 2016
San Francisco, CA Marc Newlin and Balint Seeber are checking how far apart they can be while still being able to hack into each other's computers. It turns out its pretty far - 180 meters - the length of a city block in San Francisco.  The pair work f...
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Researchers find possible ninth planet beyond Neptune

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  • Jan 21, 2016
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The solar system may host a ninth planet that is about 10 times bigger than Earth and orbiting far beyond Neptune, according to research published on Wednesday.Computer simulations show that the mystery planet, if it exists, would ...
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Cisco to pay $1.4 billion for Internet of Things firm Jasper

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  • Feb 04, 2016
Cisco Systems Inc said on Wednesday it was buying Jasper Technologies Inc, a startup that connects devices like cars and medical devices to the Internet, for $1.4 billion in cash and equity awards, its largest acquisition since 2013.Legacy technology c...
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Adobe issues emergency update to Flash after ransomware attacks

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  • Apr 08, 2016
BOSTON Adobe Systems Inc issued an emergency update on Thursday to its widely used Flash software for Internet browsers after researchers discovered a security flaw that was being exploited to deliver ransomware to Windows PCs. The software maker urged...
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Spacecraft to seek life on Mars in European-led mission

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  • Mar 11, 2016
BERLIN A spacecraft is due to set off for Mars next week on a mission that scientists hope will help answer one of the most burning questions of spacefaring times: Is there life on other planets?The craft, part of the European-Russian ExoMars program, ...
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