Richard Branson says he’s 6 months from going to space

After thirteen years of development and setbacks — including a fatal crash, technical difficulties and frequent delays — Richard Branson’s private space program, Virgin Galactic, is soon ready for live action, at least according to Branson himself. “We are hopefully about three months before we are in space, maybe six months before I’m in space,” […]

Tour n’ Cure: Egypt launches medical tourism campaign to eradicate hepatitis C

With the highest rate of hepatitis C globally, Egypt has developed an expertise in treating it. Now it is looking to share its know-how, as well as locally produced low-cost drugs, with foreigners having trouble getting treatment at home. After launching an aggressive campaign to fight the debilitating hepatitis C virus domestically, Egypt launched a […]

Tesla to launch its Model 3 while GM may kill its Chevy Volt

The launch of Tesla’s first mass-market vehicle is almost here. This week* we’ll look at what to expect going forward. “Handover party for first 30 customer Model 3’s on the 28th!,” Musk tweeted back on July 2. “Production grows exponentially, so Aug should be 100 cars and Sept above 1500.” Model 3 configurator, simple configs […]

France’s Macron opens world’s biggest tech start-up incubator

French President Emmanuel Macron inaugurated the world’s largest start-up incubator in central Paris on Thursday, taking the city a step closer to fulfilling its ambition of becoming Europe’s technology capital. The 34,000 square-metre (366,000 square-foot) facility named Station F occupies a 1920s railway depot on the banks of the Seine river. It is designed to […]