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SpaceX unveils new Falcon Heavy rocket before January launch

SpaceX unveils new Falcon Heavy rocket before January launch

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SpaceX unveiled its new Falcon Heavy rocket on Wednesday, a month before its first launch. Photos posted by SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk show the new rocket inside its Florida hangar. Missing is the cargo for the January test flight. Musk has said the Falcon Heavy will launch his own cherry-red Tesla Roadster into space. First, SpaceX will test-fire the rocket's 27 engines at the pad; the company is aiming to do that by the end of the month. The launch is planned for a few weeks after the test. Falcon Heavy is essentially the company's Falcon 9 times three. It features three Falcon 9 first-stage boosters joined together with a second-stage on the middle one. It also has three times more engines. The Falcon 9 is now used to hoist satellites and supplies to the International Space Stati...
Venezuela unveils virtual currency amid economic crisis

Venezuela unveils virtual currency amid economic crisis

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced the creation of a new virtual currency in a bid to ease the country's economic crisis.He said the Petro would be backed by Venezuela's oil, gas, gold and diamond wealth.Opposition MPs, however, poured scorn on the plan.Venezuela's economy has been hit by falling oil revenue and the plummeting value of its existing currency, the bolivar.President Maduro has also railed against US sanctions which he describes as a "blockade".In a televised announcement on Sunday, Mr Maduro said the new crypto-currency would allow Venezuela "to advance in issues of monetary sovereignty, to make financial transactions and overcome the financial blockade"."The 21st Century has arrived!" he added to cheers from supporters.Venezuela: To default or to payVenezuela ...
Elon Musk unveils Tesla Semi electric truck

Elon Musk unveils Tesla Semi electric truck

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Electric car specialist Tesla has unveiled a prototype for a truck equipped with a semi-autonomous driving system that it will start producing in 2019.The company's chief executive, Elon Musk, revealed the big-rig truck, dubbed the Tesla Semi, to car owners and potential buyers at a Los Angeles airport hangar.He said the electric trucks were behind the car manufacturer's latest efforts to move industries away from using fossil fuels.Tesla's latest venture has been greeted with some trepidation from analysts, who fear it could be an expensive distraction for the company, which has never published an annual profit.It also has to convince the trucking business it can build an affordable electric truck with the cargo capacity to compete with cheaper diesel alternatives.Video:Tesla's electric t...
Apple unveils 3 iPhone versions, Series 3 watch

Apple unveils 3 iPhone versions, Series 3 watch

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2:50 p.m. The iPhone X is priced at $ 999. Preorders will begin on Oct. 27, and the phone will start shipping on Nov. 3. 2:44 p.m. The new Apple Watch, AirPods and iPhone X can be wirelessly charged with a new interface called AirPower, said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing. It will be available next year. 2:41 p.m. The iPhone X's true depth camera will allow users to take selfies with portrait mode and comes with a portrait lighting feature as well. 2:40 p.m. The iPhone X will have the same camera updates as the iPhone 8 but will feature dual optical stabilization, Schiller said. 2:39 p.m. Apple worked with Snapchat to create face filters that closely track a user's face and expressions. 2:38 p.m. The iPhone X will have Animoji, animated emojis that mimi...
Rafael unveils Drone Dome anti-drone system

Rafael unveils Drone Dome anti-drone system

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June 23 (UPI) -- A radar and laser beam system for detecting and destroying drones has been unveiled at the Paris Air Show by Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.The system, called Drone Dome, has a range of up to several miles and causes minimal interruptions to other systems in nearby urban areas, the company said during at the Paris Air Show."The threat posed by drones and packs of drones is one of the most complex challenges confronting us," reserve Brig. Gen. Meir Ben Shaya, manager of Rafael's Business Development, Air division, told Globes. "We have seen ISIS and other groups using them and the entire world is looking for a solution.""We have taken the laser systems developed by Rafael and adapted them to cope with this threat, which is such a major challenge for defense sy...