‘PigeonBot’ brings aircraft closer to feathered-flight

‘PigeonBot’ brings aircraft closer to feathered-flight »

17 Jan, 2020

Since the dawn of the aviation era, inventors have strived to build aircraft that fly as nimbly as birds, whose morphable wings allow for faster, tighter turns and more efficient gliding.

Microsoft makes ‘carbon negative’ pledge

Microsoft makes ‘carbon negative’ pledge »

17 Jan, 2020

Microsoft has pledged to remove "all of the carbon" from the environment that it has emitted since the company was founded in 1975. Chief executive Satya Nadella said he wanted to achieve the goal by 2050 .

Russian gov’t quits after Putin proposes constitutional reform

Russian gov’t quits after Putin proposes constitutional reform »

16 Jan, 2020

The Russian prime minister and entire government resigned on Wednesday as part of sweeping constitutional changes that could see President Vladimir Putin extend his hold on power.

Scientists find powerhouses that fight tumours from within

Scientists find powerhouses that fight tumours from within »

16 Jan, 2020

Lurking deep inside some tumours are "factories" full of immune cells that help the body fight a rearguard action against cancer and are key to helping some patients recover, new research has shown.

US and China sign deal to ease trade

US and China sign deal to ease trade »

16 Jan, 2020

The US and China have signed an agreement aimed at easing a trade war that has rattled markets and weighed on the global economy. Speaking in Washington, US President Donald Trump said the pact would be "transformative" for the US economy.

Nissan denies reported plans to split with Renault

Nissan denies reported plans to split with Renault »

14 Jan, 2020

Nissan is "in no way" planning to end its partnership with Renault, the Japanese auto giant insisted Tuesday after a report suggested a divorce was possible in the wake of the Carlos Ghosn scandal.

First Glimpse Of Ford’s Bronco 4×4 In Desert Tests Revealed

First Glimpse Of Ford’s Bronco 4×4 In Desert Tests Revealed »

14 Jan, 2020

Ford (F) has teased the release of its new Bronco 4x4 with a new video that shows the vehicle’s ruggedness and driving capabilities. The prototype took the high desert of California for a test drive by Ford experts, which showed that the SUV is being developed for some serious off-road driving.

Oman’s new ruler backs policy that made kingdom vital mediator

Oman’s new ruler backs policy that made kingdom vital mediator »

13 Jan, 2020

Oman's new royal ruler pledged Saturday to follow the non-interference policy that made the kingdom a vital regional mediator under his late cousin Sultan Qaboos who reigned for half a century.

Japanese billionaire seeks ‘life partner’ for Moon voyage

Japanese billionaire seeks ‘life partner’ for Moon voyage »

13 Jan, 2020

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is looking for a female "life partner" to accompany him on Space X's maiden tourist voyage to the Moon. The fashion mogul, 44, is set to be the first civilian passenger to fly around the moon on the Starship rocket.

Emirates to bring its crowd-puller flagship A380 to the Kuwait Aviation Show 2020

Emirates to bring its crowd-puller flagship A380 to the Kuwait Aviation Show 2020 »

9 Jan, 2020

International News from World: Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, is set to showcase its latest flagship Airbus A380 to visitors

Austria’s Kurz to return as world’s youngest chancellor

Austria’s Kurz to return as world’s youngest chancellor »

7 Jan, 2020

International News from World: Austria’s conservative Sebastian Kurz will return to office Tuesday as the world’s youngest democratically elected leader heading an unlikely

CES 2020: Sony announces electric car concept

CES 2020: Sony announces electric car concept »

7 Jan, 2020

Electronics giant Sony has surprised attendees of the CES tech show by unveiling an electric car dubbed the Vision S. The vehicle is a prototype designed to show off the firm's sensors and in-car entertainment technologies.

Japan ‘Tuna King’ buys new year catch for $1.8 million

Japan ‘Tuna King’ buys new year catch for $1.8 million »

6 Jan, 2020

A celebrated Japanese sushi businessman, nicknamed "Tuna King", paid $1.8 million for a giant tuna at New Year's auction at Tokyo's main fish market on Sunday.

Tesla Electric Vehicle  Giant Hopes To Produce 500,000 Vehicles Per Year At Berlin Factory

Tesla Electric Vehicle Giant Hopes To Produce 500,000 Vehicles Per Year At Berlin Factory »

6 Jan, 2020

Electric vehicle company Tesla hopes to make 500,000 vehicles per year at its factory near Berlin, according to planning documents released Friday.

Hillary Clinton named chancellor of Belfast university

Hillary Clinton named chancellor of Belfast university »

4 Jan, 2020

Former US secretary of state and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was appointed Thursday as the new chancellor of Queen's University Belfast.

CEO Tim Cook sees pay ebb along with Apple performance

CEO Tim Cook sees pay ebb along with Apple performance »

4 Jan, 2020

Apple chief Tim Cook saw his annual pay slip to $11.6 million in 2019 after the company registered a weaker financial performance compared with the previous year, according to documents filed Friday.

Bill Gates Pushes for Higher Taxes on Rich as Wealth Soars

Bill Gates Pushes for Higher Taxes on Rich as Wealth Soars »

4 Jan, 2020

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates started the last decade worth more than $50 billion and a pledge to donate a big chunk of his fortune to charity.

Imagination Tech’s AI And GPUs to Use In Apple’s Next-Generation Products

Imagination Tech’s AI And GPUs to Use In Apple’s Next-Generation Products »

3 Jan, 2020

Former Apple partner and the UK-based chipmaker Imagination Technologies recently announced that the Cupertino company had replaced a licensing agreement, which was first signed in 2014.

Saudi uses sports ‘soft power’ as lever of influence

Saudi uses sports ‘soft power’ as lever of influence »

2 Jan, 2020

Saudi Arabia's hosting of the Dakar Rally this month is just the latest international sporting event to take place in the kingdom as part of a multi-billion-dollar push to boost its battered global image.

Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani takes on retail giant Amazon

Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani takes on retail giant Amazon »

2 Jan, 2020

A conglomerate run by Asia's richest man has started a service that aims to compete with Amazon in India. Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries said it had been inviting people to sign up to its grocery delivery service.

Airbus beats goal with 863 jet deliveries in 2019, ousts Boeing from top spot

Airbus beats goal with 863 jet deliveries in 2019, ousts Boeing from top spot »

1 Jan, 2020

Airbus has become the world’s largest planemaker for the first time since 2011 after delivering a forecast-beating 863 aircraft in 2019, seizing the crown from embattled U.S. rival Boeing (BA.N), airport and tracking sources said on Wednesday.

Nike Breaks Down A Record Quarter

Nike Breaks Down A Record Quarter »

1 Jan, 2020

Mark Parker had plenty of good news for investors in his last earnings call before transitioning out of the CEO role he's held for the last 14 years at Nike

First Edition Sold Out Already

First Edition Sold Out Already »

31 Dec, 2019

Ford (F) has confirmed that reservations for its 2021 Mustang Mach-E First Edition have officially filled up. The automaker started taking reservations for the SUV, following its launch in November.

‘Made in China’ Tesla delivers its first cars

‘Made in China’ Tesla delivers its first cars »

30 Dec, 2019

Tesla has produced its first automobiles made in China, marking an important milestone for the manufacturer of electric vehicles. At the so-called "Gigafactory" outside Shanghai, fifteen Model 3 sedans were handed over.

Global stock markets gained $17 trillion in value in 2019

Global stock markets gained $17 trillion in value in 2019 »

26 Dec, 2019

Global stock markets have been on a torrid run in 2019, adding more than $17 trillion in total value, according to Deutsche Bank calculations. The value of global equities began the year just under $70 trillion but has now surpassed $85 trillion, according to a chart from Deutsche Bank’s Torsten Slok.

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick steps down from board

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick steps down from board »

26 Dec, 2019

Uber's co-founder Travis Kalanick is to step down from its board at the end of the year. The 43-year-old ousted the ride-hailing firm's original chief executive within a year of its creation, but was himself forced to stand down six-and-a-half years later in 2017 after a number of scandals.

Amazon CEO Keeps Surging On List Of World’s Wealthiest

Amazon CEO Keeps Surging On List Of World’s Wealthiest »

24 Dec, 2019

Amazon (AMZN) founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is likely to lose more wealth than any other human being on the planet, but he still remains the second wealthiest person in the world.

Sears To Sell DieHard Brand

Sears To Sell DieHard Brand »

24 Dec, 2019

Sears’ DieHard brand is reportedly being acquired by Advance Auto Parts for $200 million. The battery brand has been around since 1967 and has been a fixture at Sears stores throughout the years.

Facebook’s New Data Source: Virtual Reality

Facebook’s New Data Source: Virtual Reality »

24 Dec, 2019

Business success in the 21st century hinges on access to valuable data and making smart use of it. Few companies have been better positioned on that front than Facebook

Andrew Bailey appointed as new Bank of England governor

Andrew Bailey appointed as new Bank of England governor »

20 Dec, 2019

Andrew Bailey has been appointed as the next governor of the Bank of England. Mr Bailey, aged 60, is currently chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the City watchdog.

Ethiopia launches first satellite into space

Ethiopia launches first satellite into space »

20 Dec, 2019

Ethiopia launched its first satellite into space on Friday, as more sub-Saharan African nations strive to develop space programs to advance their development goals and encourage scientific innovation.

NASA’s X-59 aircraft is a first step to letting you fly supersonic

NASA’s X-59 aircraft is a first step to letting you fly supersonic »

19 Dec, 2019

The quest to put supersonic passenger flights back in the sky gained a few feet in altitude Monday when NASA approved final assembly of an experimental aircraft that could redefine the sonic boom for the better.

PSA and Fiat Chrysler poised to announce merger MOU: sources

PSA and Fiat Chrysler poised to announce merger MOU: sources »

19 Dec, 2019

French carmaker PSA and Fiat Chrysler will on Wednesday announce a memorandum of understanding for a mega-merger to create the world's fourth-largest auto producer, a source close to their talks said.

2022 FIFA World Cup will feature self – driving Volkswagen electric cars

2022 FIFA World Cup will feature self – driving Volkswagen electric cars »

19 Dec, 2019

The self-driving Volkswagens are coming, but not to the US. At least not yet. VW said on Monday that it plans to put a fleet of self-driving electric vehicles on the road in Qatar in 2022. That, not coincidentally, is the year the Arab country will host the FIFA World Cup.

US Congress approves Russia-Europe gas pipeline sanctions

US Congress approves Russia-Europe gas pipeline sanctions »

19 Dec, 2019

The US Senate voted Tuesday to slap sanctions on companies working on Russia's Nord Stream pipeline, sending a bill to President Donald Trump that is sure to antagonize European nations counting on the project's natural gas.

Boeing says to halt 737 MAX production next month

Boeing says to halt 737 MAX production next month »

19 Dec, 2019

Boeing said Monday it would temporarily suspend production of its globally grounded 737 MAX jets next month as safety regulators delay the aircraft's return to the skies after two crashes.

American Airlines takes Boeing 737 Max off schedule until April

American Airlines takes Boeing 737 Max off schedule until April »

14 Dec, 2019

American Airlines on Thursday pulled the Boeing 737 Max from its schedules until April 7, making it more than a full year since the grounding before it expects to fly the planes again.

GM is investing $1.5 billion in the US to build redesigned midsize pickups

GM is investing $1.5 billion in the US to build redesigned midsize pickups »

14 Dec, 2019

International News from World: General Motors on Friday confirmed it will invest $1.5 billion to produce its next-generation Chevrolet Colorado and

Google tackles the black box problem with Explainable AI

Google tackles the black box problem with Explainable AI »

14 Dec, 2019

There is a problem with artificial intelligence. It can be amazing at churning through gigantic amounts of data to solve challenges that humans struggle with. But understanding how it makes its decisions is often very difficult to do, if not impossible.

Qantas picks Airbus over Boeing for longest flights

Qantas picks Airbus over Boeing for longest flights »

13 Dec, 2019

Qantas has picked Airbus jets to fly its ultra long haul routes, dealing a blow to rival plane maker Boeing. The airline selected the A350-1000 for its planned non-stop Sydney to London service, which would be the world's longest commercial flight.

Thai massage to be added to UNESCO heritage list

Thai massage to be added to UNESCO heritage list »

13 Dec, 2019

The back-cracking traditional Thai massage has been added to a prestigious Unesco heritage list. Nuad Thai is now part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, which features traditions and practices passed across the generations.

Great day for losers: Wimpy Kid author gets French medal

Great day for losers: Wimpy Kid author gets French medal »

10 Dec, 2019

The Wimpy Kid has finally done good -- and his creator Jeff Kinney has even got a medal from France to prove it. The American creator of the bestseller "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books was made an officer of France's Order of Arts and Letters on Monday, an honour also conferred on Nobel laureates T. S. Eliot and Seamus Heaney as well as music megastars such as Bono and David Bowie.

Finland elects Sanna Marin world’s youngest serving prime minister

Finland elects Sanna Marin world’s youngest serving prime minister »

10 Dec, 2019

International News from World: Finland will have the world’s youngest serving prime minister later this week when Social Democrat Sanna Marin,

British power plant promises to go carbon negative

British power plant promises to go carbon negative »

10 Dec, 2019

Drax, which generates 5% of the UK's power, has said it plans to capture more carbon than it produces by 2030. The firm's power plant in North Yorkshire is already largely powered by renewable fuel such as wood pellets.

India central bank keeps rates on hold despite economy fears

India central bank keeps rates on hold despite economy fears »

6 Dec, 2019

The Reserve Bank of India kept its key lending rate on hold in a surprise decision on Thursday, despite a worrying slowdown in the country that prompted the central bank to sharply reduce its economic growth forecast to 5% for the year through March.

A Pew Study Finds Just A Few Channels Supply Most Videos

A Pew Study Finds Just A Few Channels Supply Most Videos »

6 Dec, 2019

The Pew Research Center concluded Wednesday a small number of YouTube channels produce 70% of the platform’s content and the most popular channels have no English content.

‘Frozen 2’ holds top spot at N.American box office

‘Frozen 2’ holds top spot at N.American box office »

4 Dec, 2019

Disney blockbuster "Frozen 2" held top spot at the North American box office over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, taking in an estimated $85.2 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.

Rare Gauguin fetches 9.5 mn euros at Paris auction

Rare Gauguin fetches 9.5 mn euros at Paris auction »

4 Dec, 2019

A rare canvas by French artist Paul Gauguin from his time in Tahiti fetched 9.5 million euros ($10.5 million) in Paris on Tuesday, nearly twice its estimated value, the auction house said.

A thousand memes, it launched: Baby Yoda breaks internet

A thousand memes, it launched: Baby Yoda breaks internet »

4 Dec, 2019

Baby Yoda may stand only a few inches tall, communicating with high-pitched squeaks and mischievous gestures, but the adorable green creature has loomed large online, causing a global social media meltdown.

1-Day Shipping Is Driving New Amazon Prime Sign-Ups

1-Day Shipping Is Driving New Amazon Prime Sign-Ups »

4 Dec, 2019

Amazon has found it increasingly difficult to keep adding new Prime members in the United States over the last couple years. There have been several signs that membership is near a saturation point, as more and more trial members opt not to renew the service.

Sky to build huge new Elstree film studio

Sky to build huge new Elstree film studio »

4 Dec, 2019

Media giant Sky is building huge new movie studios outside London near the current Elstree production site, creating 2,000 jobs. Sky, other Comcast-owned companies along with NBC Universal, will use the 32-acre property and be open to third parties.

Yahoo Japan and Line set to merge

Yahoo Japan and Line set to merge »

19 Nov, 2019

The largest search engine and messaging app in Japan is expected to merge under an agreement between their parent companies.

Airbus grab $30bn of orders for 170 aircraft

Airbus grab $30bn of orders for 170 aircraft »

19 Nov, 2019

In another indication of the continued expansion of Middle East airlines, Airbus has received orders worth $30bn (£ 23bn). Emirates revealed on the second day of the Dubai Air Show the acquisition of 50 Airbus A350-900 XWBs-Extra Wide Body-aircraft at a list price of $16bn.

Facebook changes product branding to FACEBOOK

Facebook changes product branding to FACEBOOK »

6 Nov, 2019

Facebook is introducing new branding for its products and services in an attempt to distinguish the company from its familiar app and website. Instagram and WhatsApp are among the services that will carry the new FACEBOOK brand in the next few weeks.

Democrats claim victory in key Virginia and Kentucky elections

Democrats claim victory in key Virginia and Kentucky elections »

6 Nov, 2019

In key state polls, US Democrats have made gains in what is seen as a blow to President Donald Trump. After a tight race in the conservative-leaning city, Democrat Andy Beshear claimed victory in Kentucky's governor election.

Uber shares skid as losses widen »

5 Nov, 2019

Uber shares skidded Monday after the ride-hailing giant reported widening losses in the just-ended quarter as it boosted investment in new services and features. San Francisco-based Uber reported a loss of $1.2 billion, up from a loss of $986 million a year ago.

Shorter hours boost sales in overworked Japan: Microsoft

Shorter hours boost sales in overworked Japan: Microsoft »

5 Nov, 2019

Microsoft Japan trialed a radical idea in a country known for overwork: to work less. And it found that four-day days, along with other changes, boosted sales and reduced costs.

President Xi Jinping pledges wider market access, free-trade deals

President Xi Jinping pledges wider market access, free-trade deals »

5 Nov, 2019

President Xi Jinping pledged on Tuesday to open up China's economy further, declaring that the world must "knock down walls" as he opened an annual trade fair against the backdrop of the war on US tariffs.

Nobel economics prize winner hopes to inspire ‘many, many other women’

Nobel economics prize winner hopes to inspire ‘many, many other women’ »

15 Oct, 2019

Esther Duflo, winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Economics, said she hopes her win will "inspire many, many other women to continue to work." Speaking at a press conference following Monday's announcement, Duflo also said she hoped that her win would encourage "many other men to give [ women ] the respect they deserve."

Facebook puts on brave face with Libra

Facebook puts on brave face with Libra »

15 Oct, 2019

Facebook's Libra currency plan appeared to be on the rocks after five big payment providers dropped out last week. But the remaining members insisted that ahead it's full steam.

E-cigarettes cause lung cancer in mice in first study tying vaping to cancer

E-cigarettes cause lung cancer in mice in first study tying vaping to cancer »

8 Oct, 2019

E-cigarette vapor causes lung cancer and potentially bladder cancer in mice, damaging their DNA and leading researchers at New York University to conclude that vaping is likely “very harmful” to humans as well.

Thomas Cook refund form launched online

Thomas Cook refund form launched online »

7 Oct, 2019

Thomas Cook customers who had booked holidays with the collapsed travel firm can now claim for a refund online. About 800,000 people had been due to take trips with the firm in the coming months, according to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which is handling the refund process.

Bike riding courses offer Finland’s immigrants new freedom

Bike riding courses offer Finland’s immigrants new freedom »

2 Oct, 2019

It's a skill you never forget once learned, as the saying goes: Now immigrants to Finland can receive free cycling lessons to help them better integrate into life in the bike-loving nation.

Japan delivers long-delayed consumption tax hike

Japan delivers long-delayed consumption tax hike »

1 Oct, 2019

Japan has increased its consumption tax for the first time in five years, bringing the long-delayed policy into effect despite concerns it may knock the economy. On Tuesday, the country raised its sales tax rate from 8% to 10%.

More than 150,000 individuals return home after Thomas Cook stopped trading

More than 150,000 individuals return home after Thomas Cook stopped trading »

25 Sep, 2019

After the UK tour operator and airline Thomas Cook stopped trading, the UK Civil Aviation Authority initiated the biggest peacetime repatriation to take over 150,000 people back to the UK.

Thomas Cook has set up rescue talks for last-ditch

Thomas Cook has set up rescue talks for last-ditch »

22 Sep, 2019

In a final bid to secure a rescue agreement, Thomas Cook will hold crisis talks. It is understood that the meeting with its largest shareholder and creditors is scheduled for Sunday morning at City law firm Slaughter & May. Within days, the tour operator could be administered unless he finds £ 200 m in additional resources.