A US startup pursuing Elon Musk’s vision for near-supersonic rail transport announced Tuesday an agreement on a feasibility study for a “hyperloop” system connecting two European cities.
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Imagine you’re behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you’re confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller.
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Scientists are developing a robotic sleeve that can encase a flabby diseased heart and gently squeeze to keep it pumping.
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If your job involves inputting reams of data for a company, you might want to think about retraining in a more specialised field. Or as a plumber.
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The government accelerators team for the Ministry of Interior have participated in a workshop held at Emirates Towers in Dubai.
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Donald Trump has been crowing as companies including Ford renounce plans to move factories to Mexico. But the main beneficiaries of this shift back to the US aren’t saying much by way of celebration — industrial robots don’t tend to speak.
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Two decades after they were spurred into action to tackle AIDS in Africa, global drugmakers said on Wednesday they would invest an initial $50 million over three years to fight cancer and other non-communicable diseases in poor countries.
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Nearly every technology startup wants the same thing: more data.
But in the rush to collect all manner of information about customers, tensions are rising in Silicon Valley over whether such practices amount to a form of surveillance that customers will ultimately find invasive.
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China plans to develop a prototype exascale computer by the end of the year, state media said Tuesday, as it seeks to win a global race to be the first to build a machine capable of a billion, billion calculations per second.
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Microsoft has acquired Sweden-based company Simplygon to accelerate innovation in enabling 3D for everyone.
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