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September 2018 Current Events: Science & Technology News

Updated September 6, 2018 | Infoplease Staff

World News | US News | Disaster News

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 September 2018:

  1. Mercedes Reveals Electric Car
  2. Cyber Attack on British Airways
  3. Apple Announces New Phones and Watch
  4. Underwater Walls Could Help Melting Glaciers
  5. Porsche to End Diesel Cars

Mercedes Reveals Electric Car

Mercedes

On September 4, Mercedes revealed its attempt at an electric car in Stockholm. The electric car industry is currently dominated by Tesla, but Mercedes is working tirelessly to gain the top spot. (Reuters)

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Cyber Attack on British Airways

British Airways

On September 6, British Airways apologized after announcing that a two-week long attack compromised credit card information of 380,000 customers. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Frank Augstein

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Apple Announces New Phones and Watch

Apple Showcase

On September 12, Apple announced the new iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. Each new phone has a hefty price tag of around $1,000 plus the price to add headphones, which were not included this time. The watch has fall-detection and is FDA approved to track heart rate. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

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Underwater Walls Could Help Melting Glaciers

Ice Glaciers

On September 21, scientists said that building underwater walls could prevent glaciers from melting and sea levels from rising. The barriers would be made of sand and rock, and would stop warm water from reaching the ice. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/David Goldman

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Porsche to End Diesel Cars

Porsche

On September 23, Porsche announced that it will stop making diesel cars, and instead focus on environment-friendly models instead. The company said it will continue to serve customers who already own diesel cars. (BBC)

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