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Netflix surpasses 50 million subscribers

Netflix surpasses 50 million subscribers

Netflix has surpassed 50 million subscribers and the company has reported impressive growth in second quarter earnings. The earnings have more than doubled as new episodes from one of its hit series enabled the internet video service exceeds 50M mark for the first time. The gains are more than what Netflix's management had predicted. It includes an extra 5, 70,000 U.S. subscribers.

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Daimler unveils new model of two-seat Smart Fortwo car

Daimler unveils new model of two-seat Smart Fortwo car

At the Tempodrom event center in Berlin on Wednesday, German automaker Daimler AG unveiled a new model of its two-seater Smart Fortwo car. The new version of the Smart car will boast an unusual attention-grabbing design, and will hopefully contribute substantially to the company's profits.

The new Smart Fortwo model was unveiled by Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche. With a length of 2.7 meters, the new Smart model is as long as its predecessor, though it is marginally wider. The new car also has a short front hood, while the previous model did not have a hood.

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Scientists Discover String of Pearls Wrapped around Two Colliding Elliptical Galaxies

Scientists Discover String of Pearls Wrapped around Two Colliding Elliptical Gal

Two colliding elliptical galaxies are wrapped by a string of pearls that has a length of around 100,000 light years. The string has blue colored pearls and it was discovered by the Hubble Telescope. The pearls have massive clusters of young stars that are at 3,000 light year intervals along its length.

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New Way to make 169-Year-Old Math Strategy Perform 200 Times Faster

New Way to make 169-Year-Old Math Strategy Perform 200 Times Faster

Researchers have said that they have found a way to make a 169-year-old math strategy work 200 times faster. They are now aiming at improving the performance of computer simulations used in aerospace design, shipbuilding, weather and climate modeling, biomechanics and other engineering tasks.

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Microsoft kicks off retail sales of Surface Pro 3 laptop-cum-tablet device

Microsoft kicks off retail sales of Surface Pro 3 laptop-cum-tablet device

In a Friday announcement, Microsoft said that it has started retail sales of its new Surface Pro 3 laptop-cum-tablet device, which was unveiled one month back.

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Massive Collision between Theia and Earth may have Formed Moon

Massive Collision between Theia and Earth may have Formed Moon

A new study titled 'Identification of the giant impactor Theia in lunar rocks' suggests our moon is the result of a massive collision between earth and Theia, a Mars-sized astronomical body.

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New Crew Successfully Docks with ISS

New Crew Successfully Docks with ISS

Despite tensions between Russia and the US over annexation of Crimea, a crew of Russian, German and US astronauts docked with the International Space Station on Thursday. The mission is part of space cooperation between Moscow and the West.

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Cebrennus Rechenbergi, Novel Jumping Spider with high speed

Cebrennus Rechenbergi, Novel Jumping Spider with high speed

Ingo Rechenberg, a bionics expert from Berlin, Germany, has discovered a new jumping spider, the Cebrennus rechenbergi, in the Erg Chebbi sand desert of southeastern Morocco. Surprisingly, the spider has the ability to jump up to two meters or over three feet per second and have unique flic-flac moves.

Cebrennus rechenbergi is the only spider in the world that can move in flic-flac way. The creature uses its legs to create a springy rolling motion pushing itself off the ground, followed by a series of rapid flic-flac leg movements.

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Ice Plugs help Prevent Large Ice Shelf from Melting

Ice Plugs help Prevent Large Ice Shelf from Melting

Researchers at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research said that small plugs of East Antarctic Ice helps in preventing larger ice shelf from melting. They said that loss of these ice plugs could result in irreversible and catastrophic increase in global sea levels.

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Air Berlin Calls Investors to Invest €450m for Restructuring

Air Berlin Calls Investors to Invest €450m for Restructuring

Air Berlin, German low-cost airline, has requested investors to invest €450m to finance a 'comprehensive restructuring' of the business. The airline does not want its own ownership structure to be affected, after facing loss last year.

Etihad Airways, main shareholder of the airline, has subscribed to a subordinated bond worth €300m, which will issue a new bond of at least €150m. Etihad will offer new bonds with maturity in 2019 and will make exchange offer to bondholders with notes due in 2014 and 2015.

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