Largest building in the world opens and includes an indoor beach

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The largest building in the world has opened in China this week. At 1.7 million square meters, the glass and steel-frame New Century Global Center took only a little more than a year to build. It stands 18 stories tall and sits above a new subway station in Chengdu, a Sichuan province city of more…

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Chinese hackers invade New York Times – steal passwords for every employee

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The New York Times revealed yesterday that Chinese hackers have attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems and getting passwords for its reporters and other employees. It is believed that the hackers have had access to their internal network for four months. After breaking into the NYT network, the hackers installed malware that…

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Chinese orbiter completes close flyby of asteroid 4179 Toutatis

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The Chinese lunar orbiter Chang’e 2 has completed a maneuver that allowed a close flyby of asteroid 4179 Toutatis, a five-kilometer (three mile) long space rock that recently had a “close” encounter with Earth. The flyby was made on December 13, 2012. According to Chinese state-run Xinhua news agency, the probe made a close approach…

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