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Watch RocketLab’s Electron rocket launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia

First Electron rocket launch from Wallops Island, NASA VA Facility First Rocket Lab launched from NASA’s Wallops Island, Va. facility. This is when the first Electron rocket launch outside the US, HawkEye 360. Courtesy Rocket Lab’s YouTube Stream. The first launch of an Electron rocket from the United States took place from NASA facilities on …

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Google cuts 12,000 jobs and layoffs spread across tech sector

LONDON (AP) — Google is laying off 12,000 workers, or about 6% of its workforce, becoming the latest tech company to cut staff as the economic boom the industry has experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic wanes. . Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who also heads its parent company Alphabet, told the Silicon Valley giant’s staff of …

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Tech job cuts spread, Microsoft lays off 10,000 people

Microsoft cuts 10,000 employees, nearly 5% of its workforce, joining other tech companies who scaled back their expansions in the pandemic era. The company said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday that the layoffs were a response to “macroeconomic conditions and changing customer priorities.” The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant said it would also make changes …

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Best of CES 2023: electric skates, pet tech and AI for birds

By ADRIANA MORGA, HALELUYA HADERO and CARA RUBINSKY January 4, 2023 GMT https://apnews.com/article/technology-science-business-sony-corp-consumer-electronics-show-fa9a53988c69f56439866b7ecd301505 LAS VEGAS (AP) — Technology companies of all sizes showcase their latest products at CESformerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show. The show returns to normal after going completely virtual in 2021 and seeing a significant drop in attendance in 2022 due …

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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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SpaceX, Tesla and Boring Company executives help Musk on Twitter

Elon Musk led a $44 billion acquisition of Twitter and appointed himself CEO there at the end of October. It has since enlisted high-ranking executives and engineers from its other companies, including SpaceX, You’re here and The Boring Company, to help the social media company, according to internal records obtained by CNBC and conversations with …

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