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United Technologies Corp agreed on Sunday to combine its aerospace business with U.S. contractor Raytheon Co and create a new company worth about $121 billion, in what would be the sector’s biggest ever merger. The deal would reshape the competitive landscape by forming a conglomerate which spans commercial aviation and defence procurement. United Technologies provides
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Ocado is plowing 17 million pounds ($22 million) into the emerging “vertical farming” industry, further diversifying the online grocer and technology group’s business. FILE PHOTO: “Bots” are seen on the grid of the “smart platform” at the Ocado CFC (Customer Fulfilment Centre) in Andover, Britain May 1, 2018. Picture taken May
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Love chocolate? You’re not alone. In fact, the industry boasts a stunning worldwide value of more than $131 billion [source: Markets & Markets]. Whether you yearn for gourmet truffles, a gas station candy bar or a confection somewhere in between, some sort of chocolate-flavored product is likely your Achilles heel. Indeed, chocolate is so beloved
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NASA will allow private citizens to stay at the International Space Station (ISS) for month-long getaways at a cost of about $35,000 (roughly Rs. 24,30,000) per night, the U.S. space agency said on Friday. The shift reverses a long-standing prohibition against tourists and private interests at the orbiting research lab, and reflects a broader push to
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WASHINGTON/SEATTLE (Reuters) – NASA will allow private citizens to stay at the International Space Station (ISS) for month-long getaways at a cost of about $35,000 per night, the U.S. space agency said on Friday. CFO NASA Headquarters’ Jeff DeWit, Robyn Gatens, Deputy Director, International Space Station at NASA Headquarters, and Bill Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, NASA’s
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Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson speaks during an interview while attending the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S., April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Kelsey Brunner TOKYO (Reuters) – Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit said on Thursday it plans to bring its satellite launch system to Japan in partnership with airline operator ANA Holdings Inc, which will
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The transparent teeth of the deep-sea dragonfish are shown in this photograph released from San Diego, California, U.S., on June 5, 2019. Courtesy Audrey Velasco-Hogan/Handout via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Dwelling in the dark ocean depths, the dragonfish is a frightful marvel that would fit nicely into any horror movie, boasting exotic adaptations such as
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BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s government is moving to tighten its grip on the research institutions of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, despite protests by scientists against political control of the academy. FILE PHOTO: People march during a protest against government’s plans to overhaul the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary, June 2, 2019. REUTERS/Bernadett
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