Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:00:01 ESTMore than 500 bicycles from China's flourishing bike-sharing companies have been dumped in huge piles on the streets of the southern city of Shenzhen, reports said.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:53:40 ESTSmall wind turbines, for domestic and small scale commercial use, are currently relatively expensive and struggle to compete with solar solutions. The key to increasing their competitiveness is bringing down their cost and improving performance.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:51:25 ESTBaidu Inc., which operates China's most popular Internet search engine, says it has hired a former Microsoft executive with a background in artificial intelligence to improve its competitiveness in the field.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:24:11 ESTThe deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may not have found the plane but will reveal more about how land beneath the Indian Ocean formed over millions of years and where oil fields could lie.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:52:43 ESTIf you've ever been startled by the sudden appearance of an ambulance while blasting music in your car, then you appreciate the value of a loud siren. Fortunately, your car is probably equipped already to receive warning signals on its audio system, thanks to a new solution developed by students in Sweden.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:51:53 ESTGerman public broadcaster ZDF reports that trucking companies in Europe may be using electronic equipment to commit large-scale emissions fraud.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:27:58 ESTIt's tough to rebuild a city's image when the national perception is that it peaked a century ago, and when recent news has sometimes been dismal.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:12:42 ESTAs the shock of Donald Trump's election victory is giving way to analysis about how his presidency will affect Americans' lives, our digital freedom of speech deserves special consideration. The ability to express ourselves freely is a fundamental right guaranteed to us all.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:50:01 ESTSomeday, we may be able to commute to our jobs in aircraft that can take off and land like a helicopter, but fly like a plane. Developing these advanced tiltrotors is no simple task, so NASA is installing a new rig that will let experts test them at an unprecedented scale in wind tunnels, where pilots' lives won't be on the line.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:40:26 ESTA new proof-of-concept study by researchers from the University of California San Diego succeeded in training computers to "learn" what a healthy versus an unhealthy gut microbiome looks like based on its genetic makeup. Since this can be done by genetically sequencing fecal samples, the research suggests there is great promise for new diagnostic tools that are, unlike blood draws, non-invasive.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:36:07 ESTFor autonomous ground vehicles (AGVs), one of the most important issues is path tracking. Conventionally, steering and velocity control are two typical aspects of the path tracking problem. Steering control is key because it is important to path tracking and related to vehicle lateral stability. Most existing algorithms have been developed based on a point-line vehicle-road model. They regard the vehicle as a rigid point, and employ a continuous curve or discrete points to describe the desired path. Compared with practical situations, this may cause collisions when tracking a more complex road ignoring the size and shape of AGVs. In addition, ignoring the width of the road may make AGVs deviate from the designated road region. However, according to the corresponding literature, there are few discussions of path tracking that consider the shape of the vehicle and width of the road.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:26:41 ESTMoney invested in renewable energy is not enough to reach a climate goal of limiting global warming to 2.0 degrees Celsius, an Abu Dhabi-based green energy organisation said Sunday.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:30:31 ESTSocial media giant Facebook announced Sunday that it will introduce new measures to combat fake news in Germany, as Europe's largest economy and most populous nation enters an election year.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:50:06 ESTTwo days before Christmas, Luis Gonzalez received a little Chinese modem from Cuba's state-owned telecommunications company.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:47:54 ESTUS hard-disk drive manufacturer Seagate Technology will lay off more than 2,000 Chinese workers as it shutters a factory in eastern China, reports said Saturday, prompting anger among employees.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:53:19 ESTChina's sole aircraft carrier has returned home following a far-ranging three-week training mission during which its combat capabilities were closely scrutinized and speculation soared over what future role the flat-top will play amid China's growing military ambitions.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:52:51 ESTTwo years after guiding the company through an unprecedented email hack, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is leaving the company to become the chairman of the board for Snap Inc., the company behind Snapchat.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:30:02 ESTIn the very near future, instead of controlling your gadgets by pressing buttons or tapping on screens, you may just talk to them.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:46:30 ESTNintendo is trying to Switch it up.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:33:23 ESTItaly has come under pressure over how it regulates Fiat Chrysler, which Germany and the U.S. accuse of using software that can allow some diesel engines to emit more pollution than legally permitted.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:33:06 ESTThere's a new thrill on the streets of downtown Las Vegas, where high- and low-rollers alike are climbing aboard what officials call the first driverless electric shuttle operating on a public U.S. street.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:20:01 ESTAlcatel. You've heard of the brand from France but you're not sure about its products.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:00:02 ESTIt's been more than a decade since a handful of ambitious entrepreneurs saw their plans to provide global telecommunications service through massive satellite constellations blow up, doomed by runaway costs.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:20:02 ESTThe world of mobile payments is one of the hottest segments of the financial technology industry. Based in Miami, YellowPepper has been a pioneer of mobile payment technology in Latin America, where an immense market need and a millennial-rich population of early adopters converge.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:14:45 ESTCar companies don't just show current models at auto shows. They also unveil prototypes that could be built in the future. These so-called concept cars help them gauge the public's reaction to new designs or technology. They can also amp up excitement about a company's future.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:53:14 ESTAfter a tough slog through 2016, tech startups (at least the good ones) have reason to be optimistic about the year ahead, says Scott Kupor, managing partner of Andreessen Horowitz.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:39:22 ESTOnline giant Amazon has created its first subscription channel, Anime Strike, in an expansion of its streaming television offerings.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:33:32 ESTHow does an automotive assembly line have to be retrofitted for a change of model? 3-D scanners are an elegant way to find this out. Professor of computer science, Andreas Nüchter, is a specialist for the job.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:45:09 ESTEvery year, approximately 20 million animals are used in scientific research. Increasingly these animals are zebrafish, which are quickly eclipsing rodents and primates as a favored species in biomedical research because of their genetic similarity to humans and their versatility. However, concerns voiced by policymakers, citizens, and scientific authorities about the number of animals used in experiments have led researchers to explore alternative, computer-based methodologies that could help reduce animal usage without compromising results.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:15:58 ESTA year and a half after Volkswagen's "dieselgate" erupted, Paris prosecutors are probing Renault over possible "cheating" in diesel emissions, sending the carmaker's shares sliding on the stock exchange.