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CCPC opens Phase 2 probe into KBC and BoI’s loan deal

Details of the proposed deal first emerged in April The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is to carry out a more in-depth probe of Bank of Ireland’s plan to buy KBC Bank Ireland’s performing loans and liabilities. The decision to open a full Phase 2 investigation follows an extended preliminary investigation.The inquiry will try to establish if the proposed ...

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New fibers can make breath-regulating garments

“Robotic” textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing, and potentially help patients recovering from postsurgery breathing changes. The key features of the new fiber architecture include its extremely narrow size and use of inexpensive materials, which make it relatively easy to structure the fibers into a variety of fabric forms. Credits: Courtesy of the researchers / MIT A ...

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Webb telescope unboxed after shipment to Guiana Space Center

The James Webb Space Telescope is seen inside the S5C payload processing facility Oct. 15 at the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn Engineers removed the James Webb Space Telescope from its intercontinental shipping container in South America last week, and kicked off a final pre-launch comprehensive electrical systems test Monday ahead of blastoff in December ...

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Lucy is off to Visit Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids

NASA’s Lucy spacecraft is on its way. The spacecraft was launched into space on Saturday, October 16th on an Atlas 5 rocket. Its primary target is Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. Spacecraft have visited asteroids before, and even brought samples back to Earth. But Lucy is unique: it’ll visit a total of eight asteroids, including seven Jupiter Trojans and one main-belt asteroid. ...

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