Day: December 13, 2018

Voici à quoi ressemblerait Super Smash Bros. dans la réalité

Radio-Canada | Techno – À la une Des cascadeurs de Marvel ont produit une vidéo haute en adrénaline. Go to Source

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Facebook sets up holiday pop-up shop in New York to inform users about privacy concerns

Mashable Facebook’s one-day privacy pop-up shop sits inside New York City’s Bryant Park. Image: matt binder / mashable By Matt Binder2018-12-13 23:38:13 UTC From the Cambridge Analytica scandal to countless other privacy issues, 2018 hasn’t been such a banner year for Facebook when it comes to its users’ private data. Facebook undoubtedly realizes this and […]

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California’s Chief Firefighter Looks Back on 30 Years of Infernos

Global Warming & Climate Change SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Ken Pimlott, the chief of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, picked up his first fire hose at the age of 17 when a wildfire tore through his hometown, Lafayette, east of San Francisco. A high school student at the time, Mr. Pimlott and […]

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China demands developed countries ‘pay their debts’ on climate change

Climate change | The Guardian Climate change Key sticking point at UN negotiations is how countries should account for their greenhouse gas emissions Some countries are not agreeing to adequate transparency over their emissions. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA China called on rich countries to “pay their debts” on climate change at global talks on Thursday, criticising […]

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UK bids to host 2020 UN climate change summit

Climate change | The Guardian Global climate talks Chile and Costa Rica thought to be considering alternative bids after Brazil withdrew offer Participants in the 2018 UN climate change conference in Katowice, Poland. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters Britain is bidding to host the UN climate change conference in 2020, the biggest since the Paris agreement was […]

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Pacific nations under climate threat urge Australia to abandon coal within 12 years

Climate change | The Guardian Climate change Frustrated leaders appeal to ‘all OECD countries’ to phase out use as Australia signals support for new plants Tuvalu, under acute threat from climate change, joins other Pacific nations to call on Australia to end coal-powered energy generation. Photograph: Warming Images/REX/Shutterstock Pacific countries vulnerable to climate change have […]

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Google opens virtual version of fire-ravaged Brazil museum

Engadget RSS Feed Google A couple of years before a fire devastated the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro in September, Google’s Arts and Culture team started working with the museum to digitize the collection. Just a few months after the inferno, Google has reopened the museum’s doors — albeit in a virtual […]

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Feds don’t yet know cost of, or time needed, for Centre Block renos

iPolitics The federal Public Services department doesn’t yet have a cost estimate or timeline for one of the largest renovation projects in Canada’s history: the long-planned rehabilitation of Parliament Hill’s deteriorating Centre Block. “(The figure of) 10 years has been used in the media, but there’s never really been a baseline schedule or budget established for […]

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Evening Brief: House rises for holiday break

iPolitics Today’s Lunchbox is brought to you by Lucky, who unluckily broke his leg. He’s getting the treatment he needs at the Ottawa Humane Society. Will you help Lucky and other homeless and injured animals like him with a Christmas donation? Visit www.heartwarminggifts.ca The Lead It’s the final curtain call for the House of Commons […]

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Virgin Galactic’s most recent test flight looks pretty dang impressive in a new video

Mashable By Miriam Kramer2018-12-13 22:50:02 UTC For the first time in the company’s history, Virgin Galactic made it more than 50 miles up above Earth.  According to the spaceflight company founded by Richard Branson, this marks the first time their spaceplane — called SpaceShipTwo — has made it to suborbital space. And they have the […]

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