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Tim Berners-Lee is on a mission to decentralize the web

“I’ve always believed the web is for everyone,” wrote Tim Berners-Lee, the well-known (and knighted) creator of the World Wide Web. “The web has evolved into an engine of inequity and division; swayed by powerful forces who use it for their own agendas,” he added. “Today, I believe we’ve reached a critical tipping point, and that powerful change for the ...

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MASCOT probe lands on prehistoric asteroid, begins mission to unlock origins of universe (PHOTOS)

The Hayabusa2 mission has successfully landed its third probe on the surface of the Ryugu asteroid some 300 million kilometers from Earth, building upon the earlier successes of one of mankind’s most daring feats to date. The shoebox-sized French-German Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout, or MASCOT for short, separated from the Hayabusa2 (Japanese for ‘falcon’) ‘mothership’ to become the latest member ...

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‘Vindictive & cruel’: US revokes visas of Palestinian envoy’s family after mission shutdown

Palestinian Liberation Organization accused US of a new level of pressure and being ‘spiteful’ after the family of its envoy had their visas annulled following the closure of PLO office. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO’s executive committee, said on Sunday that the US “has taken its attempts to pressure and blackmail the Palestinians to a new level,” as ...

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Watch Apple’s ‘Mission: Impossible’ style spaceship HQ tour

Apple kicked off its hardware event today with a charming little video that did double promo duty, both introducing the event in a lighthearted way and giving a quick curated tour of the company’s new “spaceship” headquarters. We don’t always post Apple advertisements here at TechCrunch, but when we do, it’s because they actually show off something new. Well, kind ...

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CIA builds new drone base in Niger, lethal Libya mission may have been launched from it – report

Since February, the CIA have been developing a drone base in a tiny Niger town in the middle of the Sahara desert – which may have already been used to fly a lethal mission in southern Libya, the New York Times reports. Located in the oasis town of Dirkou, the new base was built next to a civilian airport, growing ...

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‘Collective punishment against us’: US to close Palestinian mission in Washington, official says

The US is closing the Palestinian mission in Washington, a top PLO official has confirmed, branding the measure a collective punishment against his people by the Donald Trump administration. “We have been notified by a US official of their decision to close the Palestinian Mission to the US,” Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Saeb Erekat said in a ...

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Ex-Navy Seal dies on mission to deliver oxygen to Thai football team trapped in cave (LIVE)

The large-scale rescue effort to rescue a junior football team and their coach from a cave complex has claimed its first victim, a former Marine who died from lack of oxygen after bringing much-needed gas supplies to the group. The 38-year old rescuer was identified as former Thai Navy Seal Saman Kunan. The authorities have said he had volunteered to ...

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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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On the run: China boosts its lunar mission with satellite to talk to dark side of the Moon

China is launching a new satellite on Sunday as part of its ambitious Chang’e-4 mission to make the first-ever landing on the ‘dark side’ of the moon. The Queqiao relay satellite will be sent to Lagrange L2 Point, where it can maintain communication with both the far side of the moon and Earth. This is vital for phase two of ...

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Trump pins hope on ‘great financial team’ on trade mission in China

As the US Treasury Secretary arrived in Beijing for key talks, President Trump tweeted his support for the crucial mission aimed at negotiating a trade deal that he can present as “fair” and would stop the onset of a “tariff war.” “Our great financial team is in China trying to negotiate a level playing field on trade!,” Trump tweeted late ...

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