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MintChip launches digital cash app as it prepares for shift to cashless society

TORONTO — MintChip, the digital cash platform started by the Royal Canadian Mint and acquired earlier this year by Toronto financial technology startup nanoPay, will be available to consumers starting today.

All Canadians are now able to download and use the MintChip app to send and receive digital cash between family and friends for free.

China tops global supercomputer speed list for 7th year

BEIJING — A Chinese supercomputer has topped a list of the world’s fastest computers for the seventh straight year ‚Äî and for the first time the winner uses only Chinese-designed processors instead of U.S. technology.

The announcement Monday is a new milestone for Chinese supercomputer development and a further erosion of past U.S. dominance of the field.

NASA inflating new experimental room at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It’s pump-it-up day at the International Space Station.

NASA is releasing air into an inflatable room delivered last month by SpaceX. If all goes well, the pod will swell four times in volume and demonstrate a new way of living for astronauts. The hour-long process began Thursday morning 250 miles above Earth.