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Soviet space capsule up for sale in Belgium

For those who have everything, how about a Soviet‑era space capsule dating back to the 1970s, when it carried three cosmonauts into space?

German firm...

Pentagon scientists show off life‑size robot

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a first‑hand look at a life‑size robot that resembles Hollywood's "Terminator," the latest experiment by the Pentagon's hi‑tech researchers....

Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps

Google is now offering trips down memory lane on its digital maps....

AT&T looks to expand super‑fast Internet service

Telecommunications titan AT&T on Monday unveiled an initiative to expand super‑fast Internet service in the US.

The move came in the face of growing competition...

Brazil passes bill on Internet privacy

Brazil's Congress has passed a bill guaranteeing Internet privacy and enshrining access to the Web....

High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying...

Cellphones can improve literacy: UN study

A study by the U. N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and...

Researchers use Twitter to predict crime

Hidden in the Twittersphere are nuggets of information that could prove useful to crime fighters -- even before a crime has been committed....

WhatsApp hits 500 million users

The social messaging app has added another 50 million users worldwide over the past two months....

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