Month: November 2018

FILE PHOTO: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine poses for a photographer after an interview with Reuters at NASA headquarters in Washington, U.S., August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – NASA on Thursday named nine U.S. companies, including Lockheed Martin Corp, that will compete for funding under the space agency’s renewed long-term moon program,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A prehistoric 15-foot-long (4.5 meters) whale that sucked prey into its mouth represents a key missing puzzle piece concerning the evolution of today’s huge filter-feeding whales, scientists said on Thursday. An illustration showing an artistic reconstruction of a mother and calf of Maiabalaena nesbittae nursing offshore of Oregon during the Oligocene, close
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(Reuters) – Elliott Management Corp, the activist hedge fund that sits on Arconic Inc’s (ARNC.N) board, has stepped in to assume potential liabilities weighing on the sale process for the U.S. aluminum products maker, according to people familiar with the matter. Paul Singer, founder, CEO, and co-chief investment officer for Elliott Management Corporation, speaks during
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FILE PHOTO: The 75th Venice International Film Festival – Awards Ceremony – Venice, Italy, September 8, 2018 – Director Alfonso Cuaron poses with the Golden Lion for Best Film. REUTERS/Tony Gentile LONDON (Reuters) – After winning an Oscar for space film “Gravity”, director Alfonso Cuaron chose to tell a touching personal story for his next movie, “Roma”, looking back
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U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs on travel to Argentina from the White House in Washington, U.S., November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will probably meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a G20 summit in Argentina over the weekend, despite
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Researchers in Singapore are seeking a patent for a new sound-proof and heat-resistant material made from recycled plastic bottles they say could help reduce plastic waste dumped in oceans and clogging landfills. FILE PHOTO: An NUS researcher shows an Aerogel pellet at NUS’s Department of Mechanical Engineering in Singapore November 23, 2018.
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India fired a rocket carrying 31 satellites into space on Thursday, including its own advanced earth observation satellite among the other smaller ones launched for eight countries. The rocket launched from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh carried the Hyper-Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS) with high resolution, digital-imaging equipment to map the
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Ukrainian naval ships, which were recently seized by Russia’s FSB security service, are seen anchored in a port in Kerch, Crimea November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Alla Dmitrieva KIEV (Reuters) – Two Ukrainian Azov Sea ports, Berdyansk and Mariupol, are effectively under blockade by Russia as vessels are being barred from leaving and entering, Ukraine’s infrastructure minister,
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TOKYO (Reuters) – The “diligent” preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are setting a fine example for future bids, according to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach. FILE PHOTO: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach poses for a group photo session with Yoshiro Mori, President of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Committee,
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FILE PHOTO: Nov 18, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) leaves the field after the Bears defeated the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Falcons: Defensive end Derrick Shelby (groin) was placed on injured reserve, becoming the seventh Atlanta player put on the list this
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Amazon.com Inc’s autonomous toy car, The AWS DeepRacer, one-eighteenth the size of a real race car, aimed at helping web developers try some some of their own self-driving technology, is shown in this handout photo provided November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Amazon.com/Handout via REUTERS LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Self-driving cars, meet Amazon’s self-driving toys. Amazon.com Inc’s cloud
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LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – – Scientists in Britain have succeeded in creating mini human placenta organoids which they say will transform scientific understanding of reproductive disorders such as pre-eclampsia and miscarriage. A confocal image of a trophoblast organoid stained for cytokeratin 7, F-actin and Dapi is seen in this undated picture handed out by
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “SpongeBob SquarePants” creator Stephen Hillenburg, who brought the zany cartoon marine underworld of Bikini Bottom to television, the movies and the stage, has died at the age of 57, the Nickelodeon television network said on Tuesday. Hillenburg had said last year that he was suffering from the neurodegenerative disease ALS, also
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