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World's first floating nuclear power plant reaches Russia's Arctic for maiden mission

The first sea-borne nuclear power plant made in Russia has been towed to the country’s Arctic port of Murmansk, ready to undertake its first mission, generating electricity in remote locations. The water-borne power plant, named Akademik Lomonosov, was built by the state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom in St. Petersburg. The new vessel is set to pioneer a new power source for ...

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First PHOTOS from Cuba plane crash as rescuers look for survivors

Published time: 18 May, 2018 18:39 Edited time: 18 May, 2018 18:40 A Boeing 737 has crashed after takeoff from José Martí International Airport in Havana, reportedly carrying over 100 passengers. Photos from the scene show rescue workers combing through the twisted remains of the plane. Flight CU972 crashed shortly after takeoff at 12:08 local time, smashing into an area ...

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Oil tops $80 for first time since 2014 amid Iran export fears

Crude oil has surged to its highest value in three-and-a-half years with investors concerned about supplies from Iran, which is facing the re-imposition of sanctions from the United States. Read more Brent was trading around the $ 80 per barrel, while the US WTI jumped above $ 72. Thursday’s jump came after the publication of the Goldman Sachs report, which ...

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High ambitions: China launches first commercial space rocket

Space startup OneSpace said it launched a 9-meter-tall OS-X rocket, becoming the first Chinese private firm to launch its own craft into space. The launch is seen as a crucial milestone for the nation’s commercial space delivery. The mission is reportedly aimed at collecting data for the research project OneSpace and is jointly being developed with the state-run Aviation Industry ...

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Iraq’s first post-ISIS election: Nation votes as US closely watches pro-Iran candidates

Iraqi people are heading to polls in the first parliamentary election since the defeat of Islamic State in the country. The US is closely watching the election, as at least two key candidates have expressed support for Iran. Roughly 24.5 million voters in the war-scarred country will choose among candidates for 329 parliamentary seats this Saturday, with almost 7,000 people ...

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Brigitte Macron v anti-wrinkle cream? First Lady’s image reportedly used to promote anti-aging cream

French First Lady Brigitte Macron is said to have come face to face with a promotional campaign using her image to advertise a ‘revolutionary’ anti-wrinkle cream, according to Le Parisien. Mrs Macron reportedly ordered lawyers to launch an investigation into the case after the unauthorized use of her photo to advertise a ‘revolutionary’ anti-wrinkle cream, according to Le Parisien. The ...

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The first 3D camera built on Google VR180 tech arrives

Timed with the release of the Mirage Solo headset, Lenovo is also releasing the first camera based on Google’s 180 tech. The Lenovo Mirage Camera, which seems to be geared heavily toward YouTube creators, packs a pair of fisheye 13MP lenses positioned about eyes-distance apart, allowing for high-quality 3D vision that’s perfect for VR viewing. At $ 299, the camera ...

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Military plane crashes in Savannah, Georgia, first responders on scene (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

A Lockheed C-130 Hercules military plane has crashed on the outskirts of Savannah, Georgia. Photos shared on social media show a black column of smoke billowing from the wreckage. Emergency responders are at the scene near Gulfstream Road and Highway 21 in Port Wentworth. Eyewitnesses told local news station WTOC that they saw the crash. The Savannah Professional Firefighters Association ...

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Media meltdown as Russia’s first floating nuclear power goes on fueling trip (PHOTOS)

The first voyage of Russia’s floating power plant has sent media into an atomic frenzy, with the vessel getting branded as the ‘nuclear Titanic’ and a ‘floating Chernobyl’ even before it got its nuclear fuel loaded. The ‘Akademik Lomonosov’ vessel, the first Russian floating nuclear power plant (FNPP), has embarked on its first voyage from St. Petersburg to Murmansk on ...

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First fire of 2018: US Air Force tests Minuteman III ICBM in California (VIDEO)

The US Air Force has launched the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in California. The test became the first one this year and was aimed at checking the readiness, effectiveness, and accuracy of the system. The launch of the unarmed missile took place at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:26am local time on Wednesday and was successful, according to ...

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