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Chinese Speed: RT doc looks at China’s high-speed rail breakthrough

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In a decade China built from scratch the largest high-speed rail network in the world and wants to further expand and develop it. An RT Documentary crew travelled to China to see the future of fast transportation. Chinese super-fast trains, reaching speeds of up to 350kph (217mph), are not only good for saving time and Read More

PetroLogistics ll Announces 500 KTA Gulf Coast PDH Project Using Dow FCDh Technology

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HOUSTON, July 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PetroLogistics ll LLC (the Company), a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners, announced today that it has licensed Dow’s proprietary fluidized catalytic dehydrogenation (FCDh) technology and plans to construct a 500 KTA propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility on the US Gulf Coast. The advanced FCDh technology uses a novel Read More

‘Where nobody’s ever gone’: India’s mission to unexplored regions of the Moon starts in a few hours

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India is about to send its latest Moon mission, Chandrayaan 2, into orbit. The “most complex” project in the history of the nation’s space program might lead to groundbreaking discoveries – but others might reap its benefits. Chandrayaan 2 will take off from the Sriharikota launch site, located on the coast of the Bay of Read More

It’s fine to protect terrorists’ privacy – but then you have no one to blame when they blow you up

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Europe now has to be honest with itself – with enemies in its midst, it can either sacrifice some of the legal rights it holds so dear, or tolerate the deaths of innocents as a price worth paying for keeping its principles. The decision to pay €500 to Salah Abdeslam, the last man alive of Read More

Germany rebuffs US call to send ground troops to Syria

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Germany has turned down a request from Washington to deploy ground forces in Syria as the US military looks to scale back its presence in the region, describing the proposal as inconsistent with Berlin’s “well known” policy. US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey confirmed on Sunday that he had asked the German government Read More

Part-matter, part-light: Newly discovered ‘hybrid particles’ open doors to exciting new tech

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Scientists have managed to create ‘hybrid’ particles from photons and atoms, crafting light that behaves like matter. The breakthrough could lead to revolutionary new inventions such as “unhackable” quantum communications. Physicists at the University of Chicago created these “hybrid particles” by making “photons behave more like the particles that make up matter,” Science Alert reports. Read More

Centuries-old physics problem that baffled Newton finally solved

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Scientific luminaries like Isaac Newton could only create temporary solutions to the centuries-old problem of ‘spherical aberration’ but one Mexican student has finally solved it – while preparing his breakfast. “I remember one morning I was making myself a slice of bread with Nutella and suddenly I said, ‘Holy crap! It’s there!’” Rafael González from Read More

‘Look where the angel is pointing’: Vatican to open tombs based on cryptic clue in 36yo cold case

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The Vatican has announced it will open two tombs in a 100-year-old cemetery based on a mysterious clue in a 36-year-old case of a missing teenage girl. The clue was sent anonymously to the girl’s family in a letter last year. Emanuela Orlandi was 15-years-old when she went missing in 1983 on her way to Read More

U.S.-China trade truce lifts global stocks, gold falls

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global stocks rose and bonds retreated on Monday as the United States and China agreed to restart trade talks at the G20 summit over the weekend, leading investors to bet that a breakthrough between the world’s two largest economies would jumpstart global economic growth. The United States and China agreed on Read More