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New comet is our second interstellar visitor – Ars Technica

Interstellar — Recently spotted comet is plunging down onto the Solar System at an extreme angle. John Timmer – Sep 13, 2019 3:25 pm UTC Enlarge / Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov). Note the fuzzy appearance and faint tail.Due to complicated gravitational interactions from planets and other bodies, it’s expected that our Solar System has ejected…

MIT Engineers Have Created the ‘Blackest Black’ to Ever Black – Gizmodo

The coating is on display at the New York Stock Exchange as part of a new exhibit. Photo: MITMove over, Vantablack. MIT engineers have developed a material they they claim is 10 times blacker than any other to date. In a blog post, MIT describes the material as being made from vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, which…

Scientists create a nanomaterial that is both twisted and untwisted at the same time – Phys.org

A nanomaterial developed at University of Bath allows for incredibly sensitive detection of the direction molecules twist using laser light. Credit: Ventsislav Valev and Alex Murphy A new nanomaterial developed by scientists at the University of Bath could solve a conundrum faced by scientists probing some of the most promising types of future pharmaceuticals. Scientists…

Apple fires back after Goldman cuts price target, says TV+ service won’t harm results

Apple Inc. said a new video service won’t have a material impact on its financial results, seeking to counter research from a Goldman Sachs analyst who cut his share price target on concern that aggressive pricing of the TV+ offering will trim profit.Earlier this week, Apple outlined a strategy that involved lower prices on several…

Ontario’s cannabis Crown corporation lost $42 million in latest fiscal year

TORONTO — Ontario Cannabis Retail Corp. lost $42 million in the latest fiscal year, according to newly released public documents.The provincial Crown corporation tasked with online sales and wholesale distribution of recreational pot reported revenues of $64 million for the year ended March 31, 2019.However, Ontario’s consolidated financial statements show the OCRC, which operates as…

Woman, 65, needs to cut costs and simplify finances. This plan will give her $157,000 a year

Situation: Unpredictable illness complicates woman’s retirement planningSolution: Plan for long life with the idea that money not dispensed can be left as a legacyA woman we’ll call Nancy, 65, lives in Ontario. An officer of a financial institution, she has recently been generating after-tax income of $15,700 per month. Unfortunately, her future is clouded by…

Canadians less indebted as rebounding equity, property prices bolster net wealth

Canadian household debt eased in the three months to August for the third consecutive quarter as higher incomes more than offset increased borrowing because of low interest rates, according to Statistics Canada.Household credit market debt as a proportion of household disposable income fell to 177.1 per cent, showing there was $1.77 in credit market debt…

Liberals vows to axe credit card swipe fees, give money for websites, in package of pledges for small business

TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is unveiling a package of pledges today that he says will help boost small and medium-sized businesses.During a campaign stop in Trois-Rivieres, Que., Trudeau says a Liberal government would eliminate the so-called “swipe fee” on sales taxes that merchants must pay to credit-card companies on every transaction.He also…