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Added 7 September, 2019

Some trains in the UK are now running on a rail line powered entirely by a solar farm in what's said to be a world first. Around 100 panels are keeping the signaling and lights up and running on the track near Aldershot in Hampshire, and the project could be a precursor to solar-powered trains on the nation's network. Several UK train stations...

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Added 7 September, 2019

With more than a billion users, it’s hard to think of Google Maps as a fledgling business, but it is, relatively speaking, in terms of its efforts to rake in big money. That’s all about to change, according to a research note from Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowack. Some of Google Maps’ advertising products are expected to come out of beta in...

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Added 6 September, 2019

It’s back-to-school season and students could be visiting the majesty of the Grand Canyon, the convolutions of the human brain, the depths of the ocean, or even the barren landscape of Mars — all without ever leaving the classroom.
Indeed, as technology grows and becomes more readily accessible, more teachers are taking their students on...

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Added 16 August, 2019

Rusagro has contracted Cognitive Technologies – the same company that’s testing an autonomous tram in Moscow – to install the Cognitive Agro Pilot self-driving systems into combine harvesters to help manage the holding company’s land reserves in the Belgorod region of Russia’s Central Federal District. The agreement calls for the system to be...

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Added 16 August, 2019

Dunkin’ is introducing a new Beyond Meat breakfast sandwich. The chain restaurant rolled out the new menu item at 163 Manhattan locations, with plans for national availability in the future. Beyond Meat is producing the sausage exclusively for Dunkin’. While the sausage itself is vegan, the sandwich is not. The patty is topped with American...

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Added 12 August, 2019

George Peppou and Tim Noakesmith from VOW, a food company backed by science, have developed the world's first Kangaroo meat, cultivated not on a farm or in the wild, but in a laboratory in Western Sydney. VOW takes neutral stem cells, harvested from biopsy samples from a live animal about the size of an almond. The stem cells are immature and...

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Added 9 August, 2019

British Airways has signed up for ViewTags, reusable electronic baggage tags that flyers attach to their luggage before getting to the airport. Qatar Airways was the first to test the technology last year. ViewTag has been approved by the International Air Transport Association and features radio frequency identification (RFID) technology,...

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Added 4 August, 2019

A little piece of history has gone down at the Monteblanco racetrack in Spain, with the world's first fully autonomous car race. Two teams pitted code and cars against one another, with Team Arrival beating out the Technical University of Munich to take the first ever Roborace win. The Robocars in question are no joke – 300-kW (402-hp) electric...

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Added 29 July, 2019

After giving it a test run in a few countries earlier this year, Netflix has confirmed it will officially introduce a new plan that only lets customers stream content on a mobile device. The plan, set to launch in India during the third quarter, will be priced lower than the company’s existing subscriptions. Netflix said the mobile-only plan “...

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Added 24 July, 2019

This spring Alphabet subsidiary Wing LLC became the first drone delivery company to receive FAA certification, and the company has successfully launched drone delivery service in Australia and Helsinki. Now, with more drones in the sky, it needs a way to keep them safe. Today, Wing formally introduced its OpenSky app, which could serve as an...