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Russian ‘space yachts’ to fly tourists to near-Earth orbit in 5 years

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Private space tourism is taking off in Russia with plans to send tourists to near-Earth orbit in spacecraft capable of launching from ordinary airfields, chief designer of NPO Aviation and Space Technologies Aleksandr Begak said. He told Sputnik news agency the first flights may start in five years and will cost about $200,000 to $300,000 Read More

In the blink of an eye: Astronomers seek backup to capture strange stellar blackout

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A rare and fleeting stellar blackout is being hailed by astronomers as the perfect opportunity to ask budding stargazers for help in accurately plotting the brightest object we can see from Earth. A 2.8-mile-wide (4.6km) asteroid called Jurgenstock will pass in front of the double star system Sirius on Monday night, briefly blocking its powerful Read More

Trump: Britain should take back Islamic State fighters

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By David Mercer, news reporter Donald Trump has called on Britain and other European allies to take back more than 800 Islamic State fighters captured in Syria and put them on trial. The US president said “the alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them”, with the terror Read More

Trump tells Europe to 'take back' 800 ISIS fighters or US 'will be forced to release them'

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US President Donald Trump has urged European nations to prosecute foreign jihadists captured in Syria on their soil. Otherwise, he warned, the US could release the terrorists to “permeate Europe.” “The Caliphate is ready to fall,” Trump tweeted. “The alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them…” The Read More

Facebook tracks ex-employees it considers 'threats' – report

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In a move called “very Big Brother-esque” even for a company that has come to embody Big Brother, Facebook is tracking both users and ex-employees it considers “threats” to its staff via a “BOLO” threat list – and their phones. The social media giant “mines” its network for threatening comments, according to CNBC, which spoke Read More

Peyto Improves Sustainability and Expands Cardium Play in 2018

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CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Peyto Exploration & Development Corp. (“Peyto” or the “Company”) is pleased to present the results and analysis of its independent reserve report effective December 31, 2018. The evaluation encompassed 100% of Peyto’s reserves and was conducted by InSite Petroleum Consultants (“InSite”). The year 2018 marks the Company’s Read More

Poland buying $414mn of US rocket artillery to ‘guarantee its security’

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s calls to “strengthen resistance” against Russia has resonated with Poland’s leadership, as the country signed a $414-million deal to purchase an American weapons system. A product of Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems, the M142 HIMARS is capable of launching both rocket artillery and tactical ballistic missiles with an estimated Read More

Texas shale forces big oil cost revolution, Chevron CEO says

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By Kevin Crowley on 2/13/2019 HOUSTON (Bloomberg) — For Mike Wirth, the future of Big Oil lies at home, under the dusty fields of West Texas. As he celebrates his first year as chief executive of Chevron Corp., Wirth sees the Permian Basin as a plentiful source of high-quality crude for years to come, but Read More

Petro-Canada to provide Canadian EV drivers with Canada’s first coast-to-coast network of fast chargers 

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CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Petro-Canada, a Suncor business, is building a network of electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations across the country. More than 50 EV stations will be located along the Trans-Canada highway at strategically located Petro-Canada stations from Nova Scotia to British Columbia. Construction is set to begin this Read More

AI can’t beat a human in a debate (yet), but give it time…

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Humans everywhere breathed a sigh of relief when an AI called IBM Debater failed to beat a human champion during a yearly test of its argumentative prowess, proving there’s at least one thing we can still do better than machines. World Debating Championship finalist Harish Natarajan outperformed IBM’s creation in a debate over whether the Read More