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 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 .
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
International News from World: Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, is set to showcase its latest flagship Airbus A380 to visitors
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
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.
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.
Electric vehicle company Tesla hopes to make 500,000 vehicles per year at its factory near Berlin, according to planning documents released Friday.
Former US secretary of state and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was appointed Thursday as the new chancellor of Queen's University Belfast.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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
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.
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 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'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 (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’ 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
International News from World: General Motors on Friday confirmed it will invest $1.5 billion to produce its next-generation Chevrolet Colorado and
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 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.
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.
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.
International News from World: Finland will have the world’s youngest serving prime minister later this week when Social Democrat Sanna Marin,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The largest search engine and messaging app in Japan is expected to merge under an agreement between their parent companies.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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'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-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 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.
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 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%.
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.
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.