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50 Years After Concorde, US Start-Up Eyes Supersonic Future

50 Years After Concorde, US Start-Up Eyes Supersonic Future

Luxury air travel faster than the speed of sound: A US start-up is aiming to revive commercial supersonic flight 50...

Elon Musk Apologizes for Comments About Cave Rescue Diver

Elon Musk Apologizes for Comments About Cave Rescue Diver

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a...

Cute Robots Invade Smithsonian Museum

Cute Robots Invade Smithsonian Museum

Known as the largest education, and research complex in the world, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC is a collection...

Cute Robots Invade the Smithsonian

Cute Robots Invade the Smithsonian

Known as the largest education, and research complex in the world, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC is a collection...

Why is Facebook Keen on Robots? It’s Just the Future of AI

Why is Facebook Keen on Robots? It’s Just the Future of AI

Facebook announced several new hires of top academics in the field of artificial intelligence Tuesday, among them a roboticist known...

Boeing Gets $3.9B Contract for New Air Force One Jets

Boeing Gets $3.9B Contract for New Air Force One Jets

Boeing has received a $3.9 billion contract to build two 747-8 aircraft for use as Air Force One by the...

Fashion Firms Upend Design Routine to Focus on Speed, Trends

Fashion Firms Upend Design Routine to Focus on Speed, Trends

Prototypes? Passe. Fashion company Betabrand saw that knitwear was a hot style in sneakers and wanted to quickly jump on...

Twitter Suspended 58M Accounts in Last Quarter of ’17, AP Says

Twitter Suspended 58M Accounts in Last Quarter of ’17, AP Says

Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by...

3D Printing Helps Restore 18th Century Chinese Pagoda

3D Printing Helps Restore 18th Century Chinese Pagoda

Twenty-first century technology has helped restore an 18th century Chinese pagoda in the heart of London. Faith Lapidus has the...

Classic 1965 Ford Mustang given self-driving abilities

Classic 1965 Ford Mustang given self-driving abilities

Scientists from Cranfield University in Britain have teamed up with the engineering firm Siemens to retro-fit a classic 1965 Ford...

Venezuela Pleads Guilty in US to Role in PDVSA Bribe Scheme

Venezuela Pleads Guilty in US to Role in PDVSA Bribe Scheme

A former official at a Venezuelan state-run electric company pleaded guilty on Monday to U.S. charges that he participated in...

US Launches Five WTO Challenges to Retaliatory Tariffs

US Launches Five WTO Challenges to Retaliatory Tariffs

The United States launched five separate World Trade Organization dispute actions on Monday challenging retaliatory tariffs imposed by China, the...

Activists: Thousands of Congolese Threatened by National Park Oil Plans

Activists: Thousands of Congolese Threatened by National Park Oil Plans

Democratic Republic of Congo’s plan to drill for oil in national parks could leave thousands of farmers and fishermen who...

Tesla Shares Tumble After Musk Tweet Controversy

Tesla Shares Tumble After Musk Tweet Controversy

Tesla shares stumbled Monday as chief executive Elon Musk faced criticism over a public spat with a British diver who...

China Suffers Setback in Its EU Trade Rapprochement

China Suffers Setback in Its EU Trade Rapprochement

As the United States ratchets up trade threats, China suffered a setback on Monday for its calls for international cooperation...