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Musk’s ambitious new ‘Starship’ project might be undone… by bird poop

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SpaceX’s new launch vehicle system, called Starship, will replace its current rockets, and may be the first craft to bring humans to Mars. The high tech ship has one potential weakness, however: bird poop. Starship will reportedly be fully reusable and extremely cheap to launch. Musk has made the rather bold claim that round-trip tickets Read More

Sony to beef up chip business with new engineers

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The Sony logo is seen on a building in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Corp said on Thursday it will assign 40 percent of its new engineer hires in Japan over the next two years to the chip business which includes Read More

Controversial Alaska gold-copper mine moves step closer to approval

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – The world’s biggest undeveloped gold and copper mining project, planned in southwestern Alaska near the largest fishery for sockeye salmon globally, moved a step closer to approval on Wednesday after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft environmental impact statement. The Pebble Mine would produce 70 million tons of Read More

Finnish startup Varjo rolls out $5,995 VR headset

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The new VR-1 headset from Finnish startup Varjo. Courtesy Varjo/via REUTERS HELSINKI/LONDON (Reuters) – Atomico-backed Finnish startup Varjo on Tuesday launched its top-of-the-range virtual reality headset, aiming to take VR technology to the aerospace and automotive sectors. The most widely known VR headsets such as HTC Vive or Facebook’s Oculus have so far mostly made Read More

LendingClub forecasts bigger-than-expected first-quarter loss

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(Reuters) – Online lender LendingClub Corp forecast a bigger-than-expected first-quarter loss on Tuesday, and revenue that missed Wall Street estimates, sending its shares down 5 percent in after-market trading. FILE PHOTO: A Lending Club banner hangs on the facade of the the New York Stock Exchange in New York, New York, United States December 11, Read More

Licence Update – Avalon Prospect – Porcupine Basin

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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION LICENCE UPDATEAVALON PROSPECTPORCUPINE BASIN   JV PARTNERS LICENCE NEW 3D SEISMIC DATA OVER AVALON PROSPECT Dublin and London – February 18, 2019 – Providence Resources P.l.c. (PVR LN, PRP ID), the Irish based Oil and Gas Exploration Company, today provides an update on Frontier Exploration Licence (“FEL”) 2/19, operated by Read More

Amazon invites Ocasio-Cortez for tour, calls worker claims untrue

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FILE PHOTO: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) looks on during a march organised by the Women’s March Alliance in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., January 19, 2019. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior Amazon.com Inc executive on Friday disputed claims raised by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that Amazon workers face “dehumanizing conditions” Read More

Seizing on Huawei's troubles, Samsung bets big on network gear

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SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics is pouring resources into its telecom network equipment business, aiming to capitalize on the security fears hobbling China’s Huawei, according to company officials and other industry executives. The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul, South Korea January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Those efforts include 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

Upstart pitches plan for cheapest U.S. gas on water

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By Naureen S. Malik and Christine Buurma on 2/14/2019 Photo: Venture Global LNG. NEW YORK (Bloomberg) — A little-known company is planning to be a standout in the crowded field of U.S. shale gas exports by slashing construction costs for the massive terminals that turn gas into a transportable liquid. The founders of Venture Global LNG Read More