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Business

CES global gadget fest on track despite pandemic

Consumer Electronics Show organizers said Wednesday that they are going ahead with plans to bring together people from around the world at a massive annual gathering in Las Vegas.

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Robotics

Next-generation cockroach-inspired robot is small but mighty

This itsy-bitsy robot can't climb up the waterspout yet but it can run, jump, carry heavy payloads and turn on a dime. Dubbed HAMR-JR, this microrobot developed by researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering ...

Security

Lockdown helps fuel rise in cybercrime

Take extra care before buying face masks or testing kits online, or responding to texts apparently sent to you by the UK government or the NHS. Because while lockdown has helped reduce the spread of the coronavirus, it is ...

Engineering

New research leads to lighter and greener bridges

The past 60 years have not seen any fundamental change to the design of bridge decks for suspensions bridges—best known in Denmark from the Great Belt Link. To accommodate the request for ever longer bridges, the Technical ...

Energy & Green Tech

Battery components recycled into fertilizer

Lithium Australia's Envirostream Australia has announced that they have been extracting manganese and zinc from used batteries to use as a fertilizer supplement. In their press release, the company reported that they have ...

Robotics

An origami-based robotic structure inspired by ladybird wings

Researchers at Seoul National University have recently developed a compact and lightweight origami structure inspired by ladybird beetles. In a paper published in Science Robotics they show how this structure can be used ...

Software

Bike routing app uses space for cyclists

A navigation app that guides people on safer, more enjoyable bike journeys will be launched later this summer as social-distancing measures encourage more cyclists to take to the road.

Consumer & Gadgets

Review: Eggtronic Power Bar can charge all your devices

Back in September of 2017, Apple showed off a new product called AirPower, which was a wireless charger that could power three devices at once. Apple showed the AirPower charging an iPhone, some AirPods and an Apple Watch ...

Business

Warner Music to premiere on Nasdaq after IPO raises $1.9 bln

Warner Music Group, one of the globe's "big three" recording companies, jumped in opening trading Wednesday after raising more than $1.9 billion in an initial public offering that underscores how streaming has reinvigorated ...

18 hours ago

Robotics

What will it take for us to trust a robot?

A robotic vacuum cleaner is easy to trust. We really need a lot more confidence in a robot that might be performing vital surgery on our body.

Business

Zoom booms as pandemic drives millions to its video service

Zoom Video Communications is rapidly emerging as the latest internet gold mine as millions of people flock to its conferencing service to see colleagues, friends and family while tethered to their homes during the pandemic.

Hi Tech & Innovation

S. Korea's self-driving upstarts take on tech giants

In a workshop that blends a corporate office with a tool-packed garage, around 20 South Koreans are looking to take on the multi-billion-dollar giants of Uber, Tesla and Google parent Alphabet with a self-driving car of their ...

Business

Lufthansa reports net loss of 2.1 bn euros in Q1

German airline giant Lufthansa said Wednesday it will undergo "far-reaching" restructuring as it posted a first-quarter net loss of 2.1 billion euros ($2.3 billion) on Wednesday, hammered by the coronavirus pandemic.