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Innovation

Smart factories in Germany the answer to growth
As smartphones have revolutionized personal communication, German industry is looking to smart factories to improve the country’s industrial output. Leading the charge is conglomerate Siemens, and a facility in the small town of Amberg.

29.10.2014 13:29

Google nanobots: Early warning system for cancer, heart disease inside the body
Google wants your body to host a search engine, using a pill to diagnose health issues like cancer or heart disease. The nanoparticles inside would travel through the bloodstream and send their findings back to an exterior sensor.

28.10.2014 20:12

Forecast: UK to have world's biggest weather supercomputer
The UK will build a £97m ($157m) supercomputer that can perform 16,000 trillion calculations a second and will be as heavy as 11 double-decker buses. It will help forecast the country’s famously unpredictable weather.

28.10.2014 13:56

That’s wizard! Harry Potter-themed hotel appears in London
A hotel in Victoria, London has unveiled Hogwarts-inspired bedrooms adorned with cauldrons and spell books. Harry Potter tours of London and visits to the Warner Bros studios where the films of JK Rowling’s books were made are also laid on.

27.10.2014 18:44

Microsoft ditches Nokia in rebranding effort
The once ubiquitous Nokia brand of mobile phone is no more. New owners Microsoft are making a clean break from the brand made famous with its old-school “brick” phones. Cutting edge smartphones from the company will now have the Lumia brand.

23.10.2014 13:08

Ford seeks to monitor drivers for heart attacks behind wheel
Ford is banking on an innovative plan to woo aging motorists to purchase their vehicles by developing a monitor in the driver’s seat that will detect a potential heart attack, bring the car safely to a stop and notify the authorities.

20.10.2014 21:08

Moscow: an innovators paradise
As never before, Russia embodies opportunity, driven by an empowered, upbeat, workforce. Warning: this may run entirely contrary to reports seen elsewhere...

20.10.2014 11:24

Apple, Facebook woo women to stay at work by paying for egg-freezing
In the male-dominated high-tech field, industry giants Facebook and Apple have created a new perk which they say will keep women on the job and allow them to excel. The companies have promised to cover the cost of egg-freezing for all employees.

15.10.2014 01:11

​Russia to force card issuers to use domestic payment system
Two Russian deputies have submitted a bill to the State Duma that would require all foreign and domestic payment card issuers to work exclusively with the new National Payment System in Russia.

07.10.2014 07:02

‘F**k Earth!’ Elon Musk wants to send million people to Mars to ensure humanity’s survival
SpaceX founder Elon Musk has made no secret of his dreams to colonize Mars. But now he’s opened up about the practicalities and challenges of creating a human outpost on the Red Planet.

01.10.2014 19:00

Like Harry Potter’s? 3D 'invisibility cloak' unveiled by NY scientists (VIDEO)
A news ‘invisibility’ cloaking device has been unveiled by US scientists – which they say can be constructed at home, causes no distortion of objects in the background, and can conceal objects in 3D from different angles.

27.09.2014 12:34

​Switch off! Using more than one electronic device could make your brain smaller
If you’re watching TV or on your phone while reading this, your brain might be shrinking, according to a new study published on Thursday.

25.09.2014 16:38

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