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Blast from the past: Putin wants Russian civilian air travel to go supersonic once again

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has backed the idea of a domestically-built supersonic passenger aircraft based on the “brilliant” Tu-160 strategic bomber recently developed for the military. “We now need to go back to supersonic passenger travel. We should think about it,” Putin told the public as he visited the city of Kazan on Tuesday. The Read More

Google works on spotting dodgy 'evil domains'

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Google is working on a way for Chrome to do a better job of spotting fake websites that seek to trick people into handing over personal information. It is concentrating on websites that use letters and numbers to approximate a recognised brand. The work will mean Chrome will warn people they are about to visit Read More

Russia to bring back the supersonic passenger airliner

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The United Aviation Corporation (UAC) will develop Russia’s newest supersonic passenger jet starting 2022, according to the Russian Ministry of Industry, over five decades after launching supersonic travel with the Tupolev Tu-144. The flight simulator demonstrating the new jet’s capabilities should be developed within three years, said Denis Manturov, the head of the ministry. He Read More

PG&E puts cost of judge's wildfire plan at up to $150 billion

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California power company PG&E Corp, which expects to soon file for bankruptcy, said on Wednesday it would cost between $75 billion and $150 billion to fully comply with a judge’s order to inspect its power grid and remove or trim trees that could fall into power lines and trigger wildfires. FILE Read More

PG&E sees cost of complying with judge's wildfire plan at $75 billion-$150 billion

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California power company PG&E Corp (PCG.N), which expects to soon file for bankruptcy, said on Wednesday it would cost between $75 billion and $150 billion to fully comply with a judge’s order to inspect its power grid and remove or trim trees that could fall into power lines and trigger wildfires. Read More

Porsche offers computerized cruise control for twisty roads

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See the most exotic cars from the Geneva Motor Show I was going almost 50 miles an hour on a mountain road just north of New York City. Ahead of me, the road curved sharply to the left with just a thin metal railing between the speeding car and a long drop down a mountainside Read More

Russian warships escort 2 US destroyers in Baltic Sea

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Two US destroyers that have entered the Baltic Sea are being shadowed by a pair of Russian warships, the Russian military has announced. “The forces of the Baltic Fleet took Gravely and Porter, the destroyers of the US Navy that entered the southern part of the Baltic Sea, under escort. Russian Navy corvettes Boiky and Read More

Bangkok pollution 'at crisis level' as planes trigger rain

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Doctors in Thailand are warning Bangkok could face a pollution Health crisis if it does not address its smog problem. On several occasions this week hazardous dust particles known as PM 2.5 reached unsafe levels in 30 of the city’s 50 districts. The government has been using water cannon to try to clear the dust, Read More

Scientists reveal 'ideal diet' for peoples' and planet's health

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LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Scientists have unveiled what they say is an ideal diet for the Health of the planet and its people – including a doubling of consumption of nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes, and a halving of meat and sugar intake. FILE PHOTO: A vendor selects fruit for sale at a market Read More

No. 1 U.S. utility PG&E prepares bankruptcy filing after California wildfires

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(Reuters) – PG&E Corp (PCG.N), owner of the biggest U.S. power utility by customers, said on Monday it is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as soon as this month amid pressure from potentially crushing liabilities linked to California’s catastrophic wildfires in 2017 and 2018. PG&E, which provides electricity and natural gas to Read More