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Feel Old? Boeing 747, World’s 1st Jumbo Jet, Takes Final US Commercial Flight

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 02:22:00 +0300

Possibly the most iconic passenger jet aircraft, the Boeing 747 will soon take its last commercially-scheduled flight with a US airline.

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Chinese C919 Passenger Jet Prototype Makes Successful Test Flight (VIDEO)

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 18:29:57 +0300

China has moved a step closer to its ambitious multi-trillion dollar plan to penetrate the global passenger jet market.

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Soyuz MS-07 Manned Spacecraft With New ISS Crew Launched From Baikonur

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:35:00 +0300

The two-day trip to the ISS has started from the launch pad used by Yuri Gagarin for the first journey into space in the history of humankind.

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Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works, Aerion Aircraft Seek Supersonic Business Jet

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:54:00 +0300

The aircraft firm Aerion and Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works agreed to explore the feasibility of developing the world's first supersonic business jet.

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Beijing to Launch Constant Satellite Surveillance Over Disputed South China Sea

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:00:35 +0300

The strategic South China Sea is becoming so important to the Chinese government that Beijing plans to launch as many as 10 satellites into space over the next three years to maintain non-stop surveillance on the waterway.

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Scientists: No Alien ‘Signals' Found Yet on Strange Interstellar Asteroid

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0300

Scientists announced Thursday that they have detected no alien "signals" on the recently discovered cigar-shaped interstellar space rock dubbed "Oumuamua," the Hawaiian word for "messenger."

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'No Evidence' Russia Threatens Undersea Cables Despite UK Defense Chief's Claims

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:39:00 +0300

The chief of the UK defense staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, has said NATO needs to protect its undersea cables from attack by Russia. Sputnik spoke to Steffan Watkins, a Canadian-based open-source intelligence analyst who monitors military naval movements, who said there was no evidence Russia planned any hostile action.

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Russian Scientists Create Mind-Reading 'Neuro-Balalaika'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:23:00 +0300

Who would have thought that a Balalaika could be used to bring the sci-fi concept of cyborgs one step closer to reality.

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Activists: FCC Net Neutrality Decision Heralds End of ‘Free and Equal’ Internet

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:07:00 +0300

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Thursday afternoon to remove Obama-era protections of net neutrality, which online freedom advocates have argued will open the door for internet service providers (ISPs) to enact abusive and exploitative policies online.

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Laser Beams: History of Device Offering Endless Opportunities

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:01:00 +0300

Lasers are everywhere in almost every area of human activity. They are used by soldiers and doctors, construction workers and students. Lasers are part of personal computers and space satellites.

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FCC Votes to Overturn Obama-Era Net Neutrality Regulations

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:13:00 +0300

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reclassified net neutrality from Title II to Title I of the Communications Act of 1934, slashing regulations on what Internet Service Providers (ISP) can do regarding internet speed.

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New Nuclear Reactor Quality Assurance Method Tested in Russia

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:58:00 +0300

A new electroanalytical non-destructive testing technique has shown promise effectively diagnosing potential problems in nuclear reactors in a simulated environment. The so-called scanning contact potentiometry method was developed in a lab at Moscow's top nuclear research university.

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‘Privacy Violations For All’: Chinese Province Collects Biodata Without Consent

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:25:15 +0300

The regional government in China’s westernmost Xinjiang Province is expanding its biodata collection project to include the DNA, fingerprints, iris signatures, and blood types of all people between the ages of 12 and 65, according to a new report.

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Study: Common Electronic, Wireless Devices Could Increase Miscarriage Rates

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:49:00 +0300

New research reveals that pregnant women who are exposed to non-ionizing radiation from magnetic fields have a significantly higher miscarriage rate.

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Russian Physicists Develop New Theory on What Happens Inside Black Holes

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:11:00 +0300

Physicists from Moscow's Steklov Institute of Mathematics have come up with a testable theory on how matter behaves inside a black hole.

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Doctors Diagnose 2,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy with Cancerous Tumor (VIDEO)

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:02:00 +0300

Doctors at the Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, New York, diagnosed cancer in a 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy using a computed tomography scan this week.

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Physicists Unravel Mystery of Stable Fullerenes

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:57:00 +0300

Scientists at the National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI) have explained the stability of nitrogen-doped fullerenes, which makes their industrial production and application easier. The article outlining the research was published in the reputable Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures magazine.

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UK Government Ordered to Legislate and End 'Vile and Shocking' Abuse and Content

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:46:00 +0300

A report by an independent watchdog has recommended two new laws should be introduced by the British government - one to halt widespread abuse of parliamentary candidates, the other to shift liability for illegal online content on to tech giants such as Google and Facebook.

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Hope Despite the Odds: Incredible UK Baby Born With Heart Outside Body Survives

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:48:00 +0300

It was discovered at a nine-week scan that Vanellope Hope Wilkins had an extremely rare condition, ectopia cordis, causing her heart and part of her stomach to grow outside her body. Due to the extremely low survivability of the condition, her parents, Naomi Findlay and Dean Wilkins, were advised that "termination" was the only option.

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Robot Buses to Roam Frigid Finnish Lapland's Vacant Roads (PHOTOS)

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:41:57 +0300

Finland's Sensible 4 is all set to revolutionize the transport problem in the country's northern regions with the helping hand of robots, as driverless buses are scheduled to roll out on the mostly empty roads of Santa Claus' frozen domains.

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