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Einstein’s theory of relativity passes yet another test

More than a century after Albert Einstein proposed it, his theory of general relativity has passed another test. With giant telescopes pointed at the center of our galaxy, a team of European researchers observed a fast-moving star that got close to a monstrous black hole. They saw that the black hole distorted the light waves […]

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SpaceX launches used supply ship on used rocket for NASA

SpaceX has launched a used supply ship on a used rocket to the International Space Station. The Falcon rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Monday, hoisting a Dragon capsule full of food, experiments and other station goods for NASA. The Dragon and its 6,000-pound shipment should reach the space station Wednesday. The station […]

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Autonomous driving cars: Still so many unanswered questions

Autonomous driving is generating talk at this year’s Detroit Auto Show after being a star at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The technology has generated plenty of excitement, but still faces myriad questions before it can be widely adopted. – Where does the technology stand? – Hundreds of fully autonomous cars have […]

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AT&T starts trial testing of high-speed internet over power lines

AT&T Inc has started trials in Georgia state and a non-U.S. location to deliver high-speed internet over power lines, the No. 2 wireless carrier said on Wednesday, marking its latest push to offer faster broadband service to more customers. AT&T aims to eventually deliver speeds faster than the 1 gigabit per second consumers can currently […]

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LG Display third-quarter profit surges 80 percent to beat expectations

By Joyce Lee SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd said third-quarter operating profit surged about 80 percent, beating market expectations, on the back of a recovery in panel prices and increased demand for mobile devices ahead of the holidays. It also forecast increased demand for panels in the current quarter. Operating profit […]

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Frequency of excessive summertime heat seen rising across U.S.

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – Nearly two-thirds of Americans, mostly in Western states and on the Eastern seaboard, have endured more days of extreme summer heat over the past 10 years than in previous decades, a leading environmental group said in a study unveiled on Tuesday. The analysis compared daily summertime high temperatures recorded at […]

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Toyota: Committed to hydrogen cars despite potential ‘game changer’ EV battery

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp’s solid-state battery technology under development could be a “game changer” for pure electric vehicles, but that does not mean the automaker is moving away from hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles, a company executive said. “We believe our solid-state battery technology can be a game changer with the potential to dramatically […]

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Tezos leaders ask for patience over dispute on cybercurrency project

By Anna Irrera, Steve Stecklow and Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – The creators of an embattled cybercurrency technology project called Tezos expressed regret on Tuesday about their ongoing dispute with the head of a Swiss foundation that controls the $232 million they raised in one of the largest “initial coin offerings” ever. In […]

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Delphi to buy self-driving tech startup nuTonomy for $450 million

By Paul Lienert and Joseph White (Reuters) – Delphi Automotive Plc said on Tuesday it will buy self-driving car software startup nuTonomy for $450 million, helping to put automated vehicles using its technology into commercial use in 2019, a year earlier than planned. Delphi and nuTonomy have been testing automated vehicles in Singapore, where regulators […]

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With new technology, Mazda gives spark to gasoline engine

By Naomi Tajitsu and Norihiko Shirouzu HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) – In the high-stakes, high-cost battle among global automakers to develop ever more efficient vehicles, one of the biggest breakthroughs in internal combustion engine technology in years looks to be coming from one of the industry’s smaller players. Japan’s Mazda Motor Corp <7261.T> has zoomed past […]

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AMD forecasts first revenue drop in seven quarters, shares plummet

By Laharee Chatterjee (Reuters) – Advanced Micro Devices Inc on Tuesday flagged competitive pressures with a forecast that pointed to the first revenue drop in seven quarters, sending the chipmaker’s shares plunging 11 percent in after-hours trading. The company, which has gained from a surge in demand for its chips from cryptocurrency miners, also sought […]

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Note with Einstein’s theory on life auctioned for $1.3 million

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Strapped for cash in a Tokyo hotel, Albert Einstein wrote his take on life on a note and handed it to the bellboy instead of a tip. The physicist’s formula for happy living fetched $1.3 million on Tuesday, a Jerusalem auction house said. In 1922, Einstein was en route to Japan when […]

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