Coffee grounds offer performance boost for concrete

Engineers in Australia have found a way of making stronger concrete with roasted used-coffee grounds, to give the drink-additive a "double shot" at life and reduce waste going to landfills.


Berlin, Intel strike controversial chip plant subsidy deal

Berlin agreed Monday to grant US chip giant Intel subsidies totalling almost a third of the cost of a 30-billion-euro ($32.7-billion) German plant in a controversial decision following a months-long row.


China's JD to spin-off two units, list in Hong Kong

E-commerce giant will spin off its industrial and property units and take both of them public, the company said, in the latest reorganization of a major Chinese tech firm.

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