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‘Father’ of China’s nuclear, thermonuclear bombs dies aged 100

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A nuclear physicist revered in China as one of the key figures behind its entire nuclear weapons program has died after living for no less than a century. Cheng Kaijia, the man who helped China become owners of the deadliest and most devastating weapons on earth, has quietly passed away in Beijing on Saturday more Read More

'Fantasy gone wild’ – Moscow sighs as Bellingcat claims FSB tried to influence UK visa process

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Claims by “investigative” website Bellingcat that the FSB pressured a UK visa center to facilitate the issuance of travel permits to the alleged Skripal poisoners is a self-exposing joke, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. “Great! There are certainly no limits to the imagination of our partners,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook, commenting Read More

‘Catastrophic’ megafloods created Mars’ giant canyons – study

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Massive floods at Mars’ now barren lakes may have carved out distinct canyons millions of years ago near sites that NASA might one day turn into a Red Planet landing strip Geologists believe that dried up ‘paleolakes’, once abundant with water, could have flooded, creating canyons like the Valles Marineris that run across the martian Read More

Artificial intelligence to contribute $16 trillion to global GDP by 2030

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The contribution of artificial intelligence (AI) to the global GDP will increase 16-fold in the next 12 years, according to the head of Russia’s largest bank Sberbank Herman Gref. “Expansion of artificial Intelligence in the coming years is likely to only grow. According to forecasts of a number of companies, if today AI contributes $1 Read More

Surprise, surprise: Lab-grown mini-kidneys unexpectedly develop brain & muscle cells

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Researchers working to develop laboratory-grown human kidneys were left stunned after observing that the mini organs they were working on started sprouting brain and muscle cells instead of additional kidney cells. The test-tube grown miniature kidneys, or kidney organoids, are made from stem cells that are encouraged to develop into clusters of specific kidney cells. Read More

Alphabet's Verily pauses project on glucose-sensing lens

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(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Verily said on Friday it is pausing research on glucose-sensing lens, one of its earliest projects. The search engine giant’s life sciences division started the project in 2014 with Alcon, Novartis’ eye-care division, to better manage diabetes by putting sensors on a contact lens to measure glucose levels for people with Read More

Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project

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(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s life sciences division Verily said on Friday that it was putting on hold one of its oldest and highest-profile projects, a smart contact lens designed to help monitor sugar levels. The project, started in 2014, aimed to help diabetics better manage their blood sugar levels by embedding sensors on a contact Read More

Award for wartime flight trainer returned to service

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A project to restore early flight simulators has won an award for the best computer conservation project. Engineers from the TechWorks museum in the US won the Tony Sale award for their work to return three simulation machines to working order. One of the contraptions, known as the Blue Box, was used to train thousands Read More

EU army: Will it be easy for Europe to get rid of American political diktat?

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The creation of a European army would be a boon for Russia-EU relations, various military experts have told RT. It would mean getting rid of the US political diktat – and that’s why Washington will not allow it. Were the European Union to create an army of its own, as French President Emmanuel Macron and Read More

Forbes Energy Services Acquires Cretic Energy Services

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ALICE, Texas, Nov. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Forbes Energy Services, Ltd. (OTCQX: FLSS) (“Forbes”), announced today that it has acquired Cretic Energy Services, LLC (“Cretic” or the “Company”) from Catapult Energy Services Group, LLC, an NGP and NGP Energy Technology Partners portfolio company.  Cretic, headquartered in Montgomery, Texas, provides large-diameter, extended-reach, coiled tubing services Read More