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Mark Zuckerberg was in Beijing as a newly appointed member of the advisory board for Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management

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Mark Zuckerberg was in Beijing as a newly appointed member of the advisory board for Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management. As part of...

The NHTSA has expanded a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has expanded a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million. The NHTSA warned that...

The iPad Air 2 is said to be the thinnest device of its kind on the market

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Apple has unveiled its newest tablets, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. The iPad Air 2 is said to be the thinnest device of...

Micropia museum is the world's first interactive microbe zoo

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Micropia museum, the world's first "interactive microbe zoo", opened in Amsterdam last month. The 10 million euros museum is next to Amsterdam's Artis Royal Zoo,...

Toyota is recalling 1.75 million vehicles worldwide over faulty brake installations and fuel component issues

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Toyota is recalling 1.75 million vehicles worldwide over faulty brake installations and fuel component issues. The latest brake defect is found in some models of...

Ferrari has unveiled the new F60 America, a car designed to celebrate the carmaker’s 60th anniversary in North America

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Ferrari has unveiled the new F60 America, a car designed to celebrate the carmaker’s 60th anniversary in North America, on October 10. F60 America is...

Sensors on the artificial hand are used to send signals directly to the nerves

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US scientists have restored a sense of touch to two bionic hand patients. The men can now delicately pluck the stalks out of cherries. Sensors on...

Some of the earliest cave paintings produced by humans have been identified in a rural area on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi

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Some of the earliest cave paintings produced by humans have been identified in a rural area on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi. Until now, paintings...

A trio of researchers has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for improving the resolution of microscopes

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A trio of researchers has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for improving the resolution of microscopes. Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William...

The Moon appears orange or red, the result of sunlight scattering off our atmosphere, hence the name Blood Moon

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Skywatchers stay tuned for the second total lunar eclipse of 2014 that will be visible across much of the Americas and Asia in the...

Canberra came out on top as the most liveable city in the world

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According to a recent report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Canberra is the best place in the world to live. The...

Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura have been awarded with the Nobel Prize in Physics 2014

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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 was awarded jointly to Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura "for the invention of efficient...

John O'Keefe as well as May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser share the award for the discovery of brain’s GPS system

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This year’s Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who discovered the brain's "GPS system". Prof. John O'Keefe as well...

Yahoo is planning to invest millions of dollars in mobile messaging service Snapchat

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Yahoo is planning to invest millions of dollars in mobile messaging service Snapchat, which may value the start-up at about $10 billion, reports say. Snapchat...

Security solutions: the importance of hosted backup

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Having effective IT backup systems in place is a must for businesses these days. Without such security measures, companies stand to lose potentially valuable...

The FAA has ordered airlines to replace or modify the cockpit display units fitted to hundreds of Boeing jets

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered airlines to replace or modify the cockpit display units fitted to hundreds of Boeing jets. The US air...

The International Day of Older Persons is celebrated each year on October 1st

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On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) designated October 1st as the International Day of Older Persons. This was preceded by initiatives...

HelpAge International's Global AgeWatch Index measures the social and economic welfare of those over 60

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According to an index of the quality of later life in 96 countries, Norway is the best place to grow old. HelpAge International's Global AgeWatch...

Windows 10 will run on a wide range of devices, from phones and tablets to PCs and Xbox games consoles, with applications sold from a single store

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Microsoft has unveiled the first details of its next operating system (OS) - Windows 10. The new OS’ name is a surprise, bearing in mind...

The 2014 Living Planet Report suggests wildlife populations have halved in 40 years

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In its new Living Planet Report, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) says the global loss of species is even worse than previously thought. The...

Ello is dubbed the anti-Facebook platform because it carries no advertisements

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A group of friends from Vermont launched a new social network, Ello, dubbed the "anti-Facebook" platform because it carries no advertisements. The social network is...

Microsoft has become the first major console maker to enter the Chinese market after launching Xbox One

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Microsoft has become the first major console maker to enter the Chinese market after launching Xbox One. The first consoles were sold in Shanghai, priced...

The EASA says that electronic devices do not pose a safety risk during flights

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Electronic devices such as mobile phones can be left switched on during flights, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has announced. The EASA says that...

Millions of servers use software vulnerable to Shellshock bug, which lets attackers run commands on that system

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According to experts, millions of servers use software vulnerable to Shellshock bug, which lets attackers run commands on that system. Up to now, a series...

Several iPhone 6 users had complained of handsets becoming misshapen after being carried in trousers pockets without a case

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Apple has finally responded to claims that its new handsets iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are prone to bending by saying such damage...