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Toyota Banking on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology

Toyota Banking on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology

When it comes to cars, generally there are three options, there is gas, a gas-battery hybrid, or a full electric...

Post-Harvey Houston: Years Until Recovery, Plenty of Costs Unknown

Post-Harvey Houston: Years Until Recovery, Plenty of Costs Unknown

When the heaviest rain of tropical storm Harvey had passed, Kathryn Clark’s west Houston neighborhood had escaped the worst. Then...

A Gastronomical Virtual Experience: Enjoying the Taste of Food Without the Calories

A Gastronomical Virtual Experience: Enjoying the Taste of Food Without the Calories

Through a headset around the head and over the eyes, virtual reality can take us to computer-generated environments very different...

Some Republicans Nervous NAFTA Talks Could Fail

Some Republicans Nervous NAFTA Talks Could Fail

Pro-trade Republicans in the U.S. Congress are growing worried that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to quit the NAFTA...

Unions Take NAFTA Wage Fight to Mexican Senate

Unions Take NAFTA Wage Fight to Mexican Senate

The head of Canada’s biggest private-sector union headed to Mexico’s Senate on Friday, promising to fight at the NAFTA trade...

US Revises NAFTA Goals to Reflect Demands in Talks

US Revises NAFTA Goals to Reflect Demands in Talks

The Trump administration on Friday revised its negotiating objectives for revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement, largely to reflect...

UN Panel Agrees to Move Ahead With Debate on ‘Killer Robots’

UN Panel Agrees to Move Ahead With Debate on ‘Killer Robots’

A U.N. panel agreed Friday to move ahead with talks to define and possibly set limits on weapons that can...

Despite Health Risks, Undocumented Immigrants Clean Up Houston

Despite Health Risks, Undocumented Immigrants Clean Up Houston

It’s been more than two months since Hurricane Harvey destroyed or damaged tens of thousands of homes across Houston and...

Tesla Adds Big Trucks to Its Electrifying Ambitions

Tesla Adds Big Trucks to Its Electrifying Ambitions

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants...

FCC Upgrade: Better Picture, Less Privacy — And You’ll Need a New TV

FCC Upgrade: Better Picture, Less Privacy — And You’ll Need a New TV

U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the use of new technology that will improve picture quality on mobile phones, tablets and...

Experts Question Role of Data Mining Firms in Kenya’s Annulled Election

Experts Question Role of Data Mining Firms in Kenya’s Annulled Election

Kenya’s annulled 2017 presidential election was among Africa’s most expensive.  President Uhuru Kenyatta and main challenger Raila Odinga spent tens of...

IBM Urged to Avoid Developing Tech for ‘Extreme Vetting’

IBM Urged to Avoid Developing Tech for ‘Extreme Vetting’

A coalition of rights groups launched an online petition on Thursday urging IBM Corp to declare that it will not...

Trump Pushing House Republicans to Adopt Tax Overhaul

Trump Pushing House Republicans to Adopt Tax Overhaul

U.S. President Donald Trump is pushing Thursday for adoption of a wide-ranging overhaul of the country’s complex tax laws as...

House Republicans Await Audience With Trump on Tax  Overhaul

House Republicans Await Audience With Trump on Tax Overhaul

Republicans are muscling their massive tax bill through the House, with President Donald Trump urging them on to a critically...

Analysts: Resolving Farm Issue Could Help Zimbabwe’s Battered Economy

Analysts: Resolving Farm Issue Could Help Zimbabwe’s Battered Economy

Zimbabwe’s economy has been hammered by political unrest, soaring inflation, a shortage of foreign cash, a trade deficit and many...