In final address, UN health chief urges world body to ‘remember the people’ behind the facts and figures
2017-05-25 10:50:37

In final address, UN health chief urges world body to ‘remember the people’ behind the facts and figures

The outgoing chief of the United Nations health agency highlighted the relevance of the World Health Organization (WHO), and offered its decision-making body parting advice that included protecting scientific evidence


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Germany's Lilium says successfully tests 'flying taxi' prototype
2017-04-25 10:30:50

Germany's Lilium says successfully tests 'flying taxi' prototype

Munich-based Lilium, backed by investors who include Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, said the planned five-seater jet, which will be capable of vertical take-off and landing, could be used for urban air taxi and ride-sharing services

NASA backs El Segundo researcher’s space-junk solution, Brane Craft
2017-04-21 16:10:54

NASA backs El Segundo researcher’s space-junk solution, Brane Craft

A senior nanotechnology scientist at The Aerospace Corp. in El Segundo won a second round of NASA funding to build his new space-junk removal concept, officials announced. Dr. Siegfried Janson secured $500,000 to construct his Brane Craft

Sorry Tesla, but the Lucid Air is way more luxurious and spacious
2017-04-20 10:15:56

Sorry Tesla, but the Lucid Air is way more luxurious and spacious

Newcomer Lucid Motors has generated quite the buzz since it announced its Air electric car late last year. The California-based company's EV, which also has an autonomous driving system, has been billed by many as a Tesla "killer"

'Radical' investments needed to meet global water and sanitation targets – UN report
2017-04-19 12:05:04

'Radical' investments needed to meet global water and sanitation targets – UN report

Against the backdrop of almost two billion people around the world relying on sources of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, the United Nations has called on countries to “radically” increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure not only to protect their populations

Solar will drop below two cents in 2017: GTM
2017-04-19 10:30:34

Solar will drop below two cents in 2017: GTM

As part of its 2017 market forecast, the company suggested that an impending tender round in Saudi Arabia was the most likely contender following on from a 2.3 cents tender for the Sweihan project under similar conditions in Abu Dhabi

Galaxy Quest: Assessing Space Commercialization
2017-04-18 10:10:16

Galaxy Quest: Assessing Space Commercialization

As reported by the Washington Post, seventh-graders at St. Thomas More Cathedral School in Texas are the first grade school students to send a satellite into orbit. The CubeSat – built by the children – was launched into space