UN welcomes major partnership initiative with tech giants to counter terrorism online
2017-06-29 12:20:11

UN welcomes major partnership initiative with tech giants to counter terrorism online

A senior United Nations official has called for sustained joint efforts to combat terrorism and welcomed a partnership initiative with tech giants Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube to counter terrorism


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Continental wants to put wireless EV chargers everywhe
2017-06-12 10:10:08

Continental wants to put wireless EV chargers everywhe

Most people think of EV charging as a daily event that takes an hour or more. Continental believes its wireless charging system could split that event up into a series of microcharges wherever the vehicle goes

UN artificial intelligence summit aims to tackle poverty, humanity's 'grand challenges'
2017-06-09 10:25:43

UN artificial intelligence summit aims to tackle poverty, humanity's 'grand challenges'

Artificial intelligence is responsible for self-driving cars and voice-recognition smart phones, but the United Nations this week is refocusing AI on sustainable development and assisting global efforts to eliminate poverty

Turning an ocean of plastic into fuel
2017-06-08 10:50:22

Turning an ocean of plastic into fuel

Shopping bags, straws, cups, toothbrushes, and workout clothes are just a few things we use everyday that are made of plastic. And much of it ends up in the ocean

Hong Kong reclaims crown as world’s most competitive economy
2017-06-08 09:55:37

Hong Kong reclaims crown as world’s most competitive economy

City’s efforts to create business friendly environment give it edge over rival Singapore and former champion

World’s first commercial carbon-sucking plant goes live in Zurich
2017-06-06 12:50:27

World’s first commercial carbon-sucking plant goes live in Zurich

Carbon capture is essential to the fight against climate change and keeping temperatures below a two-degree-Celsius increase, according to Climeworks. For a few years now they’ve been working on technology to suck CO2

What are the top 5 innovations for low-carbon cities?
2017-06-01 10:10:26

What are the top 5 innovations for low-carbon cities?

At first blush, the list seems obvious. Electrification of transportation, buying clean energy from wind and solar generation, and some low-carbon building changes. But that seems a bit too facile. What’s really changing cities