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Prepare for tonights Supermoon

The supermoon will look especially big because it’s so close to Earth at the moment it reaches its fullest point. Share this sight with someone special, because we won’t see a supermoon this close until 2034. The moon is a familiar sight in our sky, brightening dark nights and reminding …

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Canadian casino hit by cyberattack

A major Canadian casino has been hit by a cyber attack in which sensitive customer, employee and vendor data was stolen, its management said on Thursday, warning there is a risk the information will be published. The Casino Rama Resort in Ontario said the hacker claimed to have stolen financial …

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China launches first heavy rocket

China launched its most powerful rocket yet on Thursday, state media said, as the country presses on with a programme that has seen it become a major space power. The Long March 5 rocket can carry up to 25 tons — about the same weight as 16 cars — into …

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Israel company believes its engine could power car revolution

An Israeli firm says a super-efficient engine it has created could drastically reduce fuel consumption and help power an auto industry revolution as manufacturers search for environmentally sound alternatives. Industry analysts, however, question the reinvented internal combustion engine’s chances of success at a time when purely electric car technology is …

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Samsung offers incentives for Note 7

Samsung Electronics on Thursday offered financial incentives for US and South Korea customers who exchange Note 7s for other products or refund them, as the tech giant scrambles to shore up its reputation in the wake of a damaging safety crisis. The consumer electronics company is also expanding a US …

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New twist in SpaceX rocket blast probe

The mysterious explosion of a SpaceX rocket last month took an odd turn with a “cordial” encounter between staff of Elon Musk’s firm and fierce rival United Launch Alliance, The Washington Post reported. No one was hurt in the September 1 blast, which came as the unmanned Falcon 9 rocket …

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