Security giant G4S’ annual general meeting (AGM) was interrupted by human rights activists on Thursday protesting against the firm’s controversial links to Israeli jails, where Palestinians are tortured.
Russia and China plan to develop a joint transport navigation platform that bundles the advantages of Russia’s GLONASS and China’s BeiDou navigation satellite systems. The platform will be developed for commercial trucks this year.
The Democratic presidential race got more crowded when Lincoln Chafee threw his hat in the ring... by calling for the US to go metric. The switch would be part of his plan for the US to become more of an international player, rather than a global bully.
Within 15 years, humans will be implanted with nanobots that will connect their brains to the internet, allowing for vastly accelerated cognition. Ten years after that, most of our thinking “will be done online,” according to futurologist Ray Kurzweil.
The Obama administration will ask federal courts to restart the spy programs which were shut down when controversial sections of the Patriot Act expired on Sunday. The USA Freedom Act allows the surveillance to continue for six more months, officials say.
Harvard University announced it has received the largest gift in its 379-year history from New York hedge-fund manager John A. Paulson, who donated $400 million. The donation is one of the biggest gifts to a US university ever made.
Russian Airborne Troops, known as the Blue Berets, have prepared a spectacular program for the upcoming Russia Arms Expo 2015, which will include dynamic displays of the newest hardware and live demonstrations of high and low altitude landing types.
NASA is expecting to get closer to landing the first humans on Mars on Tuesday by launching the second test flight of its peculiar “Low Density Supersonic Decelerator” (LDSD) technology, known simply as a ‘flying saucer.’
Tesla CEO Elon Musk defended the backing his companies get from state and federal sources as legitimate business practices, blasting a newspaper report about government subsidies as “inexcusable” and inaccurate.