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Microsoft boosting arsenal with Beam purchase

Microsoft has announced it has bought interactive game streaming startup Beam in a bid to bolster its Xbox arsenal, although financial terms were not disclosed.

Room with a view of the world — ISS gets inflatable room

Space X is scheduled to launch its eighth Dragon cargo spacecraft at 4:43 p.m. EDT on Friday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, headed for the International Space Station. Besides a variety of supplies, the spacecraft will be carrying an inflatable room.

Suntory's $16 bn bid for Beam a 'big risk'

Tokyo - Suntory Holdings' proposed $16 billion buyout of the firm behind Jim Beam bourbon would mark its biggest foreign trophy yet, but analysts warn it will burden the Japanese drinks giant with heavy debt -- and may stoke a bidding war.

Japan's Suntory to buy Jim Beam maker for $16 bn

New York - Japan's Suntory Holdings will buy the US maker of Jim Beam bourbon for $16 billion in a transaction that includes debt, creating the spirit sector's third-largest player, a joint statement said Monday.Suntory is offering $83.

Photo essay: Canada's only synchrotron particle accelerator Special

Saskatoon - One of the world's few particle accelerators, the synchrotron at Canadian Light Source in Saskatoon creates incredibly strong beams of light to help researchers with medical and environmental science experiments.

London 2012: Catalina Ponor’s beam agony ends with floor silver

Romanian gymnast Catalina Ponor may have expected many things to happen on Tuesday’s Olympics beam final. Being the winner of the bronze medal for only six minutes wasn’t one of them though.

Sonic Advertising Beam Targets Passersby

Advertising mavens are always looking for ways to attract our attention. That competition has gone beyond being the loudest, brightest or most racy to putting voices inside our heads.

Navy Researching Vomit Beam

Imagine a weapon that shoots an invisible wall-penetrating beam that makes people so dizzy they fall over. (It can make them puke, too, but I'll get to that in a moment.)

Signing of Freedom Tower beam set for Sunday

When the 1,776 foot-high Freedom Tower rises over the former site of the World Trade Center, it will be inscribed with the signatures of first responders and relatives of those who deid on Sept.11, 2001

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This is the BEAM all packaged up. It weighs about 3 000 pounds.
This is the BEAM all packaged up. It weighs about 3,000 pounds.
Microsoft European headquarters in Paris.
Microsoft European headquarters in Paris.
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Inflated BEAM module (balloon structure at top center) berthed to the Tranquility node of ISS.
Inflated BEAM module (balloon structure at top center) berthed to the Tranquility node of ISS.
Interior of the BEAM (mock-up).
Interior of the BEAM (mock-up).

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