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NASA installs 10.9 million names on the Mars Perseverance rover

NASA installs 10.9 million names on the Mars Perseverance rover

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Nearly 10.9 million names are etched on the chips attached to this plate on the Perseverance rover. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover won't be traveling to Mars alone. Nearly 11 million names are going along for the ride. NASA said Thursday that it's placed 10,932,295 names on the rover, which is still scheduled to launch in July. The…
45 Million Chinese Now Under Quarantine As Officials Try To Halt Coronavirus Spread

45 Million Chinese Now Under Quarantine As Officials Try To Halt...

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China has now quarantined some 45 million people as it tries to control the spread of coronavirus. It has extended the Lunar New Year holiday and delayed the start of the academic spring semester. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: The spread of a new virus has put China in lockdown mode. The country has quarantined multiple…
Your phone in a million years: When electronics outlive humans

Your phone in a million years: When electronics outlive humans

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For the "The Wall of Us," laptops, keyboards, drives, phones, circuits and other electronic waste clings to and climbs up the wall to create a sense of what we use and throw out. Nathaniel Stern Nathaniel Stern has spent the last few years torturing consumer electronics. Burning them. Freezing them. Smashing them. He's not a…
6 Million Students Used Tobacco And Nicotine Products In 2019

6 Million Students Used Tobacco And Nicotine Products In 2019

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More than 6 million middle school and high school students used tobacco and nicotine products this year, according to a new federal report. Most are now using these addictive products by vaping.
The $680 million MedMen-PharmaCann merger simply exploded in a ‘surprise’ and specialists state it suggests discomfort to come for marijuana dealmaking

The $680 million MedMen-PharmaCann merger simply exploded in a ‘surprise’ and...

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MedMen terminated its $682 million merger with PharmaCann on Tuesday, in a move one analyst called a "surprise." The merger's cancellation points to a challenging dealmaking environment in the cannabis industry as the sector has declined close to 50% in the past few months. Business Insider spoke with lawyers, bankers, and analysts who work with…
Remodelling deal with WeWork CEO Adam Neumann’s $105 million Manhattan townhouse caused conflicts with specialists over $1 million in supposed unsettled expenses

Remodelling deal with WeWork CEO Adam Neumann’s $105 million Manhattan townhouse...

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In late 2013, WeWork CEO Adam Neumann and his wife made a splashy purchase befitting his rising status as a major player in the New York real estate market — a $10.5 million townhouse in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The couple soon got to work remaking the property, hiring contractors for a $6.5 million project to…
From $915 million in overall earnings to 1.4 million members, here are the numbers Peloton is utilizing to attempt and win financiers over

From $915 million in overall earnings to 1.4 million members, here...

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Peloton is revving up its wooing of investors in the run-up to its IPO. Founded in 2012, the digital fitness brand builds and sells stationary bicycles and treadmills that connect to the internet. Peloton bills itself as a company that allows its subscribers to experience a boutique fitness class from home. The company is seeking…
120 million staff will have to be retrained because of AI, says IBM research

120 million staff will have to be retrained because of AI,...

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The skills gap is widening between people and AI.  Getty Images Artificial Intelligence is apparently ready to get to work. Over the next three years, as many as 120 million workers from the world's 12 largest economies may need to be retrained because of advances in artificial intelligence and intelligent automation, according to a study…
This $15 million ‘typhoon tank’ can mimic a Classification 5 storm. It might assist enhance projections about typhoons like Dorian.

This $15 million ‘typhoon tank’ can mimic a Classification 5 storm....

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Hurricane Dorian has been moving across the Atlantic Ocean for the last several days, but forecasters had some trouble predicting where it would make landfall and how much it would strengthen. After making landfall in the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm on Sunday, the hurricane is now inching toward Florida's eastern coast. Though hurricane…
This $15 million water tank can imitate a Classification 5 typhoon. It might expose hints about how storms aggravate gradually.

This $15 million water tank can imitate a Classification 5 typhoon....

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Hurricane Dorian has been moving across the Atlantic Ocean for the last several days, but forecasters have had some trouble predicting its exact path. The National Hurricane Center now says Dorian is likely to bring hurricane conditions to the Bahamas on Sunday, and approach Florida's eastern coast as a Category 4 storm on Monday. That…

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