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    Google Expected to Be Fined Record EUR 4.3 Billion by EU Over Android

    Google will be fined about EUR 4.3 billion ($5 billion) by the European Union over apps for Android mobile devices, setting a record for antitrust penalties, according to a person familiar with the EU decision. The penalty – the same amount the Netherlands contributes to the EU budget every year – is due to be announced by EU […]

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    CRISPR Gene Editing Can Cause Risky Collateral DNA Damage: Study

    Scientists studying the effects of the potentially game-changing gene editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 have found it can cause unexpected genetic damage which could lead to dangerous changes in some cells. The findings, published in the journal Nature Biotechnology on Monday, have safety implications for gene therapies that are being developed using CRISPR/Cas9 – a type of […]

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    EU Agrees on Data Deal With Japan

    The European Union reached a deal on Tuesday allowing businesses to seamlessly transfer personal data between the bloc and Japan, deepening economic links as the two sides also agree a free-trade pact. The EU and Japan concluded several years of data talks in Tokyo in the margins of a bilateral summit and the deal should […]

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    ISRO Successfully Conducts Vikas Engine Ground Test

    ISRO has said it successfully conducted a ground test of its high thrust version of the Vikas Engine that would improve the payload capability of the space agency’s launch vehicles. The test for a duration of 195 seconds was conducted by scientists at the ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) in Mahendragiri in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, […]

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    Montcalm Community College continues tech updates to better serve students

    SIDNEY TOWNSHIP —Gone are Montcalm Community College’s days of making thousands of revisions on paper to present a thick packet of course information. “It seemed fine, but making the book was quite the process. It was a massive endeavor,” recalled Debra Alexander, dean of Student and Enrollment Services during Tuesday’s MCC Board of Trustees meeting. […]

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    NASA Announces Discovery of Rare Double Asteroid

    An asteroid that made a close approach to Earth last month is actually two objects orbiting each other, reveal new observations by three of the world’s largest radio telescopes. The new observations obtained between June 21 and 26 indicate that the two objects, each about 900 metres in size, revolve around each other once every […]

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    Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Said to Plan Charging at Least $200,000 for Space Rides

    Jeff Bezos’ rocket company plans to charge passengers about $200,000 (roughly 1.36 crores) to $300,000  (roughly Rs. 2.05 crores) for its first trips into space next year, two people familiar with its plans told Reuters. Potential customers and the aerospace industry have been eager to learn the cost of a ticket on Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle, […]

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    India Proposes Easing Local Data Storage Rules for Foreign Payment Firms

    India’s finance ministry has proposed relaxing a directive from the country’s central bank that would compel global payment firms to store customer data only locally, following weeks of intense lobbying by US companies and trade bodies. Easing the proposal would be a relief for firms including MasterCard, Visa and American Express, which fear India’s data onshoring […]

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    NASA Commercial Crew Program for Space Station Faces Delays, Report Says

    Plans to launch the first NASA astronauts since 2011 to the International Space Station from the United States look set to be delayed due to incomplete safety measures and accountability holes in the agency’s commercial crew program, according to a federal report released on Wednesday. SpaceX and Boeing Co are the two main contractors selected under the National Aeronautics and […]