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First of Six Satellites of Europe’s Copernicus Program to Launch Today

First of Six Satellites of Europe’s Copernicus Program to Launch Today

Sentinel-1A satellite is about to launch on 21:02 GMT on Thursday and will mark a new era in Earth observation for operational applications. The team of scientists at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, said the Sentinel missions will feed environmental services through Europe's Copernicus program.

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Adempas, Bayer’s Lung Drug Wins Approval to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension

Adempas, Bayer’s Lung Drug Wins Approval to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension

The European Commission has given green signal to Bayer's Adempas to treat two types of pulmonary hypertensions in EU. The Adempas, also known as riociguat, has been approved for treating chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The drug showed positive results in two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials. These tests include global Phase III studies CHEST-1 and PATENT-1 as well as long-term data from CHEST-2 and PATENT-2.

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Endocyte’s Vynfinit Drug Successful in Treating Ovarian and Lung Cancer

Endocyte’s Vynfinit Drug Successful in Treating Ovarian and Lung Cancer

The Endocyte Inc. ovarian cancer drug, Vynfinit, has gained green signal from European Union panel to treat patients with ovarian cancer. The drug has also proved successful in slowing down the progression of lung cancer, doubling the value of the biotechnology company as the stock gained after the approval was announced.

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European Regulators Approve Albiglutide

European Regulators Approve Albiglutide

A once-weekly injectable glucagonlike peptide 1 (GLP 1) diabetes drug, albiglutide, has received green signal from the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), said GlaxoSmithKline. This drug has been approved for use as monotherapy in patients with Type 2 diabetes.

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Rosetta Sends ‘Hello World’ to Earth; ESA Team Euphoric

Rosetta Sends ‘Hello World’ to Earth; ESA Team Euphoric

According to a new report, a European comet-chasing spacecraft has successfully sent a message of ‘Hello World’ to European Space Agency after it came out of 31-month long hibernation on Monday.

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Europe under Threat of Adverse Climate Conditions

Europe under Threat of Adverse Climate Conditions

According to new prediction by the climatologists, Europe is under threat of increasing climate change and global warming. They warned that the extent of drought would become severe by the end of the century, if no steps are taken to control the climate change by reducing emissions and preserving natural resources.

Global warming and climate change has been an issue of concern from past many years across the globe. The new study also urges Europeans to converse water resources. Many countries in Europe including Germany and France are working on rain water harvesting projects.

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Wall-Crawling Gecko-Inspired Robot Created by Canadian Researchers

Wall-Crawling Gecko-Inspired Robot Created by Canadian Researchers

According to a new report from AFP, Canadian scientists have created a wall-crawling gecko-inspired robot to make it use in space. The European Space Agency (ESA) revealed on Thursday that the first built 240 gram, tank-like gecko robottiny-legged robot could be the forerunner of automatons.

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Acer Introduces Liquid Z5 Phone with AcerRapid

Acer Introduces Liquid Z5 Phone with AcerRapid

Acer has introduced Liquid Z5 phone with five-inch screen, powered by Android 4.2.2 ‘jelly bean’, just before CES 2014. The large screen supports 16:9 aspect ratio and offers much better video viewing experience. The phone from Z series, which has registered good sales numbers, has been priced at $230.

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Hackers Target Cash Machines of a Leading European Bank to Steal Banknotes

Hackers Target Cash Machines of a Leading European Bank to Steal Banknotes

According to a new report, hackers targeted cash machines with a motive to steal all the bank notes from the machines. They did so by cutting holes in front side of the cash machines and then inserted USB port and uploading malicious code software to retrieve hard cash from the machines.

According to sources, the bank has been successful in spotting the carefully planned motive of the hackers and has further increased its security after the attacks.

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Euro Jumps Significantly Against Dollar

Euro Jumps Significantly Against Dollar

The European Union common currency has touched a new high this year against USD after strong hopes of economic recovery in major European economies. The Euro has recently jumped quite smartly against the US dollar.
Euro has gained strength in past two months of current year. From a low of 1.28 to USD, Euro is heading to close year 2013 around 1.38 levels compared to USD. As the banks adjusted positions for the year end, while the yen hit five-year lows for a second straight session.

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