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Solar-powered plane lands in Arizona on round-the-world flight

Solar-powered plane lands in Arizona on round-the-world flight A solar-powered airplane midway through a historic bid to circle the globe completed the 10th leg of its journey on Monday, landing in Arizona after a 16-hour flight from California, the project team said. The Swiss team flying the aircraft in a …

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Astronomers find a tailless comet, first of its kind

Astronomers find a tailless comet, first of its kind Astronomers have found a first-of-its-kind tailless comet whose composition may offer clues into long-standing questions about the solar system’s formation and evolution, according to research published on Friday in the journal Science Advances. The so-called “Manx” comet, named after a breed …

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FBI paid under $1 million to unlock San Bernardino iPhone

FBI paid under $1 million to unlock San Bernardino iPhone The FBI paid under $1 million for the technique used to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters – a figure smaller than the $1.3 million the agency’s chief initially indicated the hack cost, several U.S. …

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SpaceX breaks Boeing-Lockheed monopoly on military space launches

SpaceX breaks Boeing-Lockheed monopoly on military space launches The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday awarded billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX an $83 million contract to launch a GPS satellite, breaking the monopoly that Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) and Boeing Co (BA.N) have held on military space launches for more than a …

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Nintendo sees smartphone games, new console pushing up FY profit

Nintendo sees smartphone games, new console pushing up FY profit Japan’s Nintendo Co Ltd said on Wednesday it expects operating profit to rise 36.9 percent in the year through March 2017, as the videogame maker plans to release more smartphone games as well as its next-generation game console. Nintendo estimates …

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Mitsubishi Heavy says too early to decide on support for Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi Heavy says too early to decide on support for Mitsubishi Motors Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (7011.T) on Monday said it was too early to decide whether to offer support to sister company Mitsubishi Motors Corp (7211.T), which is facing a financial hit after admitting to falsifying fuel economy data …

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China ban on Apple services is a challenge for key growth area

China ban on Apple services is a challenge for key growth area The blocking of Apple mobile entertainment services in China poses fresh challenges for the tech company as it prepares to report its first-ever drop in iPhone sales. The news on Thursday that Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) online book and …

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Chevron to sell Hawaii refinery to private equity group

Chevron to sell Hawaii refinery to private equity group Chevron Corp has signed an agreement to sell its Hawaii refinery to private equity firm One Rock Capital Partners, ending a more-than six year quest to sell an asset not considered core to its business. Terms of the deal were not …

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EC to challenge French taxi law after Uber complaint

EC to challenge French taxi law after Uber complaint The European Commission is preparing to challenge a French law on taxi services and chauffeured cars, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, following a complaint from online ride-hailing service operator Uber Technologies [UBER.UL]. France’s Thevenoud law, introduced in …

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Apple, FBI to clash again in Congress over encryption

Apple, FBI to clash again in Congress over encryption Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and the FBI will return to Congress next week to testify before lawmakers about their heated disagreement over law enforcement access to encrypted devices, a congressional committee announced on Thursday. Apple’s general counsel, Bruce Sewell, and Amy Hess, …

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