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August 2018 Current Events: Science and Technology News

Updated August 16, 2018 | Infoplease Staff

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for August 2018:

  1. Apple Now Worth $1 Trillion
  2. NASA to Launch Mission to Sun
  3. Amazon Service Center to Open in Colombia
  4. Apple Reassures Customers
  5. Amazon to Launch Food and Drink Service in Mexico

Apple Now Worth $1 Trillion

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On August 2, it was announced that Apple is now worth more than $1 trillion. Apple is the first American company to do so. (CNN)

Photo Source: 123RF/Bernard Bodo

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NASA to Launch Mission to Sun

NASA Mission to Sun

On August 12, NASA launched its mission to send a satellite closer to the sun. The Parker Solar Probe is meant to provide answers to the mysteries about the sun. (BBC)

Photo Source: Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP

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Amazon Service Center to Open in Colombia

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On August 14, Amazon announced it will open its first service center in Colombia, which will employ around 600 people. The center will resolve problems for people who speak three different languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Photo Source: AP Photo/Richard Drew

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Apple Reassures Customers

Apple

On August 16, Apple reassured its customers that no data was compromised after it was reported that an Australian teen hacked the system. The 16 year old boy was able to download 90 GB of data and secure files over the course of a year. He has pleaded guilty to the charges. (Reuters)

Photo Source: Martin Roe/MediaPunch Inc. /IPX

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Amazon to Launch Food and Drink Service in Mexico

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On August 30, Amazon announced that it will begin to sell food and drinks in Mexico. This decision will create competition with Wal Mart de Mexico. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Richard Drew

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