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Israel’s first Moon mission blasts off from Florida

Israel's first Moon mission blasts off from Florida

An unmanned rocket took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft, aiming to make history twice: as the first private-sector landing on the Moon, and the first from the Jewish state. The 585-kilogram (1,290-pound) Beresheet, which means “Genesis” in Hebrew, lifted off at 8:45 pm (0145 GMT Friday) atop a Falcon 9 rocket from ...

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Nestle AT&T and others pull YouTube ads over pedophile concerns

Nestle AT&T and others pull YouTube ads over pedophile concerns

Several companies, including AT&T and Nestle, are pulling advertisements from YouTube over concerns about inappropriate comments on videos of children. A video from a popular YouTuber and a report from Wired showed that pedophiles have made unseemly comments on innocuous videos of kids. The comments reportedly included timestamps that showed where kids innocently bared body parts. YouTube says it disabled comments on ...

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Nasa greenlights SpaceX crew capsule test to International Space Station

Nasa greenlights SpaceX crew capsule test to International Space Station

Nasa on Friday gave SpaceX the green light to test a new crew capsule by first sending an unmanned craft with a life-sized mannequin to the International Space Station (ISS). “We’re go for launch, we’re go for docking,” said William Gerstenmaier, the associate administrator with Nasa Human Exploration and Operations. A Falcon 9 rocket from the private US-based SpaceX is ...

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Can Pakistan be the next Silicon Valley?

Can Pakistan be the next Silicon Valley?

Pakistan can take its cue from the world to develop super-clusters of entrepreneurs and startups. Here’s how. Adolph Schwimmer — who preferred ‘Al’ over Adolph — sat next to Shimon Peres, who became Israeli president half a century later. Flying over the Arctic tundra, they were heading for Israel. This was 1953. World War II was over but not yet ...

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