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After repairs, successful ground test for NASA’s rocket to the Moon

At the very beginning of September, the launch of the SLS rocket, the most powerful ever built, had to be canceled at the last minute because of a leak observed when filling its tanks with cryogenic fuel — oxygen and liquid hydrogen. Hydrogen being highly flammable, these leaks must be avoided at all costs. NASA …

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Brazil: Apple bans the sale of iPhone 12 and 13 without charger

The National Consumer Secretariat (Senacon) had since December denounced the sale, from the iPhone 12, of devices without a charger. Apple is being sued for “selling a product that is incomplete or lacking essential features, refusing to sell a complete product by discriminating against the consumer, and transferring liability to third parties,” according to the …

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Oslo, a French bulldog, did not survive: he was found tied up in a deplorable state

Oslo, a young 4-year-old French bulldog, did not survive the horrors he endured. A few days ago, the dog was discovered tied in bushes in the town of Blanc-Mesnil, in Île-de-France. “We know that he was abandoned in these bushes, probably to die there discreetly, and that he was sorely lacking in food for weeks”, …

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Italian tested simultaneously positive for Covid, HIV and monkeypox after stay in Spain

The 36-year-old man had stayed in Spain from June 16 to 20, reports the Parisian. Nine days after returning to Italy, he suffers from high fever, fatigue, headache and sore throat. The diagnosis falls: he is tested positive for the coronavirus. Only, the very day of his positive test, he sees pimples appear on his …

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Liftoff in February for a first manned flight of the Boeing capsule to the ISS

After a series of setbacks that delayed Boeing’s program, including a failed flight in 2019, the company finally managed to reach the ISS for the first time last May – without a crew on board. The company must now make a second flight, this time manned, so that the spacecraft obtains NASA approval and can …

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UFC-Que Choisir calls for no longer buying ballpoint pens for children

The manufacture of school supplies is insufficiently supervised and potentially dangerous components are found in many of them, believes the association UFC-Que Choisir, which calls on parents in particular to avoid the purchase of ballpoint pens. The consumer defense association “advises parents not to buy ballpoint pens for their children given the cocktail of harmful …

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