December 2018 Current Events: Science and Technology News

Updated December 3, 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 December 2018:

  1. SpaceX Launches Record-Breaking Mission
  2. Volkswagen Says it can Build 15 Million Cars
  3. Voyager 2 Leaves Solar System
  4. New Facebook Bug
  5. Uber Resumes Self-Driving Tests

SpaceX Launches Record-Breaking Mission


On December 3, 64 satellites were launched into orbit by SpaceX. This is the company?s 19th mission this year, breaking the previous record of 18. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Matt Hartman

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Volkswagen Says it can Build 15 Million Cars


On December 7, Volkswagen revealed that using its MEB platform, the company can build 15 million electric cars. The company has spent billions of dollars to make electric cars by 2023. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

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Voyager 2 Leaves Solar System


On December 10, it was announced that NASA?s Voyager 2 has become the second man-made object to leave the solar system. The craft has a device onboard that will record data which will hopefully give us a better understanding of space. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/NASA

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New Facebook Bug


On December 14, a new Facebook bug that compromised 6.8 million users was discovered. The bug exposes user photos, some which were never even posted. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Martin Meissner

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Uber Resumes Self-Driving Tests


On December 20, Uber resumed self-driving tests in Pennsylvania. Though Uber has been allowed to resume testing, there are more limitations than before. The cars cannot drive at night or in wet conditions, and may not exceed 25 miles per hour. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File

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