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World / vietnamnet - 3 months ago

Uber halts self-driving car tests after death

Uber said it is suspending self-driving car tests in all North American cities after a fatal accident. Photo: REUTERS A 49-year-old woman was hit by a car and killed as she crossed the street in Tempe, Arizona. While self-driving cars have been i...


World / vietnamnet - 3 months ago

Facebook value drops by $37bn amid privacy backlash

Facebook's shares have fallen sharply, wiping $37bn off the firm's value, as it faces questions from US and UK politicians about its privacy rules. The social network is under fire after reports on how Cambridge Analytica, which some believe helped...


World / vietnamnet - 3 months ago

Hawking: Did he change views on disability?

Stephen Hawking was both one of the world's most famous scientists and most famous disabled people. His life was a juxtaposition of sparkling intellect and failing body. Prof Hawking was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease when he wa...


World / vietnamnet - 3 months ago

Russia election: Vladimir Putin wins by big margin

Vladimir Putin will lead Russia for another six years, after securing an expected victory in Sunday's presidential election. After his victory was all but confirmed, Mr Putin addressed the crowds at a planned rally -- Photo: REUTERS With almost...


World / vietnamnet - 3 months ago

French baker disputes fine for opening every day

A French baker has been fined €3,000 (£2,650) for opening his business seven days a week, breaking labour rules. Cédric Vaivre, who runs the only bakery in Lusigny-sur-Barse in north-east France, was open every day during the summer of 2017 to serve...


World / vietnamnet - 3 months ago

Blackberry modified to 'help drug cartels'

The chief executive of a company that created highly-secure smartphones allegedly used by some of the world's most notorious criminals has been indicted. Photo: PHANTOM SECURE Canadian-based Phantom Secure made "tens of millions of dollars" selli...


World / vietnamnet - 3 months ago

Plastic particles found in bottled water

Tests on major brands of bottled water have found that nearly all of them contained tiny particles of plastic. In the largest investigation of its kind, 250 bottles bought in nine different countries were examined. Research led by journalism organisa...


World / vietnamnet - 3 months ago

Brain back-up start-up 'will be the death of users'

A start-up that claims it will one day allow people to back-up their brains admits it will come at the ultimate price: death. Nectome has said it will one day be capable of scanning the human brain and preserving it, perhaps running a deceased perso...


World / vietnamnet - 3 months ago

Stephen Hawking: Visionary physicist dies aged 76

The British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time. At the age of 22 Prof Hawking was given only a few years to live after being diagnosed with a rar...


World / vietnamnet - 3 months ago

Muscle loss in old age linked to fewer nerve signals

Researchers say they may have worked out why there is a natural loss of muscle in the legs as people age - and that it is due to a loss of nerves. Muscle loss: The femur bone is in the middle creating a black ring, muscles are shaded grey and fat...


World / vietnamnet - 3 months ago

Nepal plane crash survivors describe chaos

Survivors and witnesses of a plane crash in Nepal have described scenes of chaos when the aircraft went down, killing at least 49 people. Witnesses describe scenes of chaos as the plane went down -- Photo: BISHNU SAPKOTA The flight, carrying 71 p...