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Blizzard China: Millions of players lose access to ‘World of Warcraft’ and other games as it goes dark

hong kong CNN — Millions of players in China have lost access to the iconic “World of Warcraft” franchise and other popular video games, as Blizzard Entertainment’s servers in the country went offline after two decades. The company’s services in China were suspended at midnight local time on Tuesday, marking the end of an era …

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NASA’s sustainable plane, Boeing could fly in the 2030s

Editor’s note: Sign up for CNN’s Life, But Greener newsletter. Our limited series of newsletters tell you how to minimize your personal role in the climate crisis and reduce your eco-anxiety. CNN — Greener commercial flight technology may be on the horizon. NASA and Boeing will work together on the Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project to …

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Startup fails on first launch as rocket explodes off Alaskan coast

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — A rocket operated by a California-based startup ran aground near the Alaskan coast on Tuesday, marking yet another mishap for companies hoping to offer their services to launch dozens of small satellites into …

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Four charts explaining the Southwest Airlines crisis

CNN — A burst of harsh winter conditions last week caused thousands of Southwest Airlines flight cancellations and escalated into a complete collapse of its flight system. In the days that followed, the carrier’s race to recover was slow and, according to some passengers, largely unsuccessful. But experts say the Southwest mess is actually the …

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Southwest Airlines disruption leaves customers stranded, call centers overwhelmed

CNN — Last week’s winter travel mess lingers like a hangover this week – and the headaches are proportionate to the migraine for Southwest Airlines and its frustrated passengers on Monday. More than 3,600 flights within, to or from the United States had already been canceled as of 4:10 p.m. ET on Monday, according to …

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Breakthrough in nuclear fusion is a milestone for the future of clean energy, say U.S. officials

CNN — U.S. Department of Energy officials on Tuesday announced a historic achievement in nuclear fusion: For the first time, U.S. scientists have produced more energy from fusion than the laser energy used to power experience. A so-called “net energy gain” is a major step in a decades-long attempt to source clean, unlimited energy from …

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Reports: US Scientists Set to Announce Long-Awaited Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

CNN — The US Department of Energy is expected to announce on Tuesday that scientists have for the first time successfully produced a nuclear fusion reaction resulting in a net energy gain, according to the Financial Times and the Washington Post. The result of the experiment would be a milestone in a decades-long quest to …

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