Times of Israel
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Energy Minister Steinitz says he doesn't take orders from Palestinians after PA tells Israel to cut power over unpaid bills
The Economic Times
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Innovation State of Play, a platform created by international consultant VCI and University of Western Australia, conducted a survey of miners across the globe. The India report, titled ‘How can India unleash its potential to become a world mining superpower’, compiles views from 50 mining leaders of India’s top nine mining firms including Adani Group, Coal India, Jindal Steel and Power, Tata Steel and Vedanta Resources. “To achieve the government’s vision of self-sufficiency, it cannot just catch up to the rest – it must disrupt the whole industry,” said the report. Quoting a CEO anonymously, it adds, “India has to leapfrog. Fifty years of evolution has to happen in five. Everyone in India talks about disruption, not innovation. It spills off the lips of the PM, the ministers…no one talks about job creation”. In the last two years, the Indian government has undertaken reforms and policy changes to make mining more transparent.
The Economic Times
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Washingtons Blog
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Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election” ( American Constitution Society ). “Russian hacking in US Election” ( Business Standard ).” “Obama Strikes Back at Russia for Election Hacking” we’re told by the New York Times , but what is “election hacking”? Its definition seems to vary widely. And what evidence is there of Russia having done it? TheRussian interference in the 2016 United States elections” even exists as a factual event in Wikipedia , not as an allegation or a theory. But the factual nature of it is not so much asserted as brushed aside. Former CIA director John Brennan, in the same Congressional testimony in which he took the principled stand “I dont do evidence,” testified that “the fact that the Russians tried to influence resources and authority and power, and the fact that the Russians tried to influence that election so that the will of the American people was not going to be realized by that election, I find outrageous and something that we need to, with every last ounce of devotion to this country, resist and try to act to prevent further instances of that.
The Economic Times
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Futurism
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The moon has one-sixth the gravity of Earth , which makes it an attractive alternative base. The moon also has ice, which we already know how to process into a hydrogen-oxygen propellant that we use in many modern rockets. Roving Luna NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite missions have already found substantial amounts of ice in permanently shadowed craters on the moon. Those locations would be tricky to mine because they are colder and offer no sunlight to power roving vehicles. However, we could install big mirrors on the cratersrims to illuminate solar panels in the permanently shadowed regions. Mining operations on the moon, an artist’s rendering. Sung Wha Kang (RISD), CC BY-ND Rovers from Google’s Lunar X Prize competition and NASA’s Lunar Resource Prospector , set to launch in 2020, would also contribute to finding good locations to mine ice.
ABC News - International
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Brazil's president revoked an order on Thursday to deploy the military to the streets of the capital after criticism that the move was excessive and merely an effort to hold onto power amid increasing calls for his resignation
BMW Blog
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Just the other day we showed you a drag race between a BMW M2 and an Audi RS3 and the discussions and debates it started were definitely not anticipated by us. Some points were made that the RS3, being available only in hatch or sedan guise, isnt a real rival for the M2 and that the Audi TT would be more of a match since it is also described as a ‘Coupe’. Well, today we found a video of the same manual BMW M2 drag racing on the same strip, this time against an Audi TT S . However, unlike last time, this race wouldnt be considered fair either because we’re not dealing with an RS model here but with a lesser, S version of the stylish Audi model. What that means is that under its hood hides only a 2-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged mill making 310 PS and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque. Those figures coupled with the all-wheel drive system sending power to all four corners of the car means that you can reach 62 mph from standstill in 4.
Futurism
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I believe that scientists need to be very conscientious in answering this question, because the justifications and benefits of basic research are not instantly recognizable. One response is that many important discoveries, including the initial study of X-rays , green fluorescent protein and bacterial immunity to phages , started off as basic research. Over time, these fundamental studies developed, respectively, into the power to image broken bones, study cancer cells and edit the genomes of many types of organisms. The real-world benefits were very much worth the early investments in basic research. We are starting to identify real-world benefits from understanding polysaccharide degradation. As we continue to prospect for new enzymes, I expect that we will find solutions to many technical challenges by studying the fascinating ways microbes go about obtaining their next meal.
BBC Parliament
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to protect key strategic locations across the country, like railway stations and nuclear power sites. As for Labour, they would carry out a review of the anti-radicalisation.
Futurism
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Led by Dr. Tamas Gombosi, a professor at the University of Michigan and the director at the Center for Space Modelling , the team reviewed the impact anthropogenic processes have on Earth’s near-space environment. https://futurism.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Van_Allen_Belts.ogv.480p.webm These processes include VLF and radio-frequency (RF) radio communications, which began in earnest during the 19th century and grew considerably during the 20th century. Things became more intense during the 1960s when the United States and the Soviet Union began conducting high-altitude nuclear tests, which resulted in massive electromagnetic pulses (EMP) in Earth’s atmosphere. To top it off, the creation of large-scale power grids has also had an impact on the near-space environment. As they state in their study: “The permanent existence, and growth, of power grids and of VLF transmitters around the globe means that it is unlikely that Earth’s present-day space environment is entirelynatural” – that is, that the environment today is the environment that existed at the onset of the 19th century.
Sputnik International
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Taiwan’s renewed military drills in the Taiwan Strait are preparations for a possible invasion from one of the world’s largest powers, which considers the island nation a breakaway territory.
Sky News
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A clear increase, peaking in 2009, with the figure roughly around the 140,000 mark. Now let's look at the change since 2010, when the Coalition Government came to power and Theresa May became Home Secretary, Steep falls year after year, totalling around 20,000 officers
Futurism
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The Lightbulb The lightbulb moment. Its presence in the retelling of scientific discovery is universal. From cartoons to documentaries, we see depictions of scientists' eyes suddenly sparkling, a lightbulb popping up over their head, and Eureka! escaping their lips. It's a moment we are all familiar with, but what is it, really? Is there some scientific reason behind this eureka moment or is it just a trope in media? Well, both. Some argue that it's impossible to exactly pinpoint and record idea creation and discovery, but we can get pretty close. Using the power of modern technology, scientist have been able to look at brain scans of a person in the midst of idea creation. They can see activity taking place in the right hemisphere, so clearly, we do have at least one way to observe creative thinking processes, even if the picture it provides is incomplete.
Futurism
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BBC News 24
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terms of global Security or is a part of the problem? We don't know. He may at times be a problem but the Americans at times are an immense power for good and the president is only one member, an important member, of the system. You can cause.
The Economic Times
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TIME - Top Stories
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By the end of the 20th century, the neglected house was being used for government office space, after which it was lovingly restored to look the way it did when Lincoln sought quiet refuge here during the Civil War. Michael Beschloss, presidential historian The Lincoln Memorial is one of the most beautifully designed, deeply moving places in the world, a testament to the power of one man's words and energy to change things for the better. Ken Burns, Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and co-director with Lynn Novick of The Vietnam War , which will air on PBS in September. Beaufort, S.C.: In the waning days of his presidency, Barack Obama designated Beaufort a National Landmark devoted to the history of Reconstruction, the pivotal era that followed the Civil War. It was in Reconstruction that the laws and Constitution were rewritten to try to create a society based on equal rights regardless of race, and when interracial democracy for the first time flourished in this country.
Futurism
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SpaceX has bounced back in a big way since the infamous setback in June of 2015. Since then, SpaceX has revolutionized space travel; launching and landing reusable rockets successfully for the first time in history. Now, SpaceX is moving forward with the launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket, an important stepping stone on the path to get humans to Mars by 2025. SpaceX recently sent a tweet of the rocket being tested. The post also contained a video that showed the raw power of the rocket. Static fire test of a Falcon Heavy side booster completed in McGregor, TX last week. This booster previously launched Thaicom 8. pic.twitter.com/nWrNCXtu13SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 25, 2017 Falcon Heavy has the ability to lift 54 metric tons (119,000 lbs) into orbit. The SpaceX website explains that the rocket was designed from the outset to carry humans into space and restores the possibility of flying missions with crew to the Moon or Mars.
The Economic Times
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India's soft power, Japan's money could soon put up a big roadblock for China's OBORAAGC aims to be an efficient mechanism for linking economies, industries and institutions, ideas and people between Africa and Asia in an inclusive fashion.
Mashable
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SpaceX is marching ever closer to launching a brand new, huge rocket for the first time this summer. A new video released by the Elon Musk-founded spaceflight company shows a test firing of one of the boosters that will be used for a Falcon Heavy rocket launch. SEE ALSO: SpaceX's most recent rocket landing looks like something out of science fiction The "side booster" will eventually be strapped onto the main stage of the Falcon Heavy to help give it the extreme power it needs to fly heavy payloads to orbit and beyond. Static fire test of a Falcon Heavy side booster completed in McGregor, TX last week. This booster previously launched Thaicom 8 pic.twitter.com/nWrNCXtu13 SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 25, 2017 Read more... More about Space , Science , Space Photos , Elon Musk , and Rockets
KyivPost
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Politico
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday vowed to take up a $15 minimum wage in the first 100 hours of the next Congress if Democrats take back the chamber next year. Pelosi offered the commitment while appearing alongside fellow Democratic leaders and advocates to release new legislation raising the minimum wage to $15. Her comments offer an early view at Democrats' potential agenda for the House if they can claw back to control in 2018, a long-shot prospect that some in the party view as increasingly realistic given President Donald Trump and the GOP's recent struggles. If we win the election, Pelosi told the gathered audience, in the first 100 hours we will pass a $15 minimum wage. The California Democrat conspicuously harkened back to 2007, when her caucus raised the minimum wage to its current level of $7.25 as part of an ambitious campaign for its first 100 hours in power.
KyivPost
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Fedorak says that “the demand for rent in Kyiv will remain high, as the number of high-quality and adequate offers is not catching up with the demand. Even neglected housing with an (average) price easily finds its tenants.” Both real estate agents and experts agree that rental prices in the capital will not rise over the next year. The real estate market is a marker of the economy. If salaries dont grow and the purchasing power of Ukrainians remains low then landlords wont be able to raise rental prices. Fedorak does not “see any reasons for any changes in Ukraine’s rental market (in the nearest future).” The post Artem Muliavko’s quest to find an affordable place to rent in capital appeared first on KyivPost .