By Julian Ryall, With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink a spiraling city into the depths of our oceans. Each Ocean Spiral will be home to about 5,000 people, according to Shimizu Corp., with each structure also incorporating business and office facilities, hotel […]
A team of scientists in Norway are set to research the possibility of growing plants and food crops in outer space, it was revealed on Friday. A new EU-funded research project is set to ‘take-off’ researching how food plants grow in space and how the horticulture could supply space travellers with oxygen and food. The […]
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday the U.S. military needs to boost its commitment and investment in technological research and development in order to stay ahead of current and emerging threats across the world. Hagel announced a Defense Innovation Initiative during his speech at the Reagan National Defense Forum that will ask “the brightest minds […]
Google Inc. GOOG on Thursday unveiled the first touch-screen laptops powered by its Chrome operating system—the latest foray into hardware development for the company best known for its Internet search and mobile software. The new high-end Chrome device, which is called the Chromebook Pixel and went on sale Thursday, was designed and built by Google […]
Lebanese Prime minister Nagib Mikati launched on Monday the Beirut Digital District in the heart of Beirut with the aim of creating a hub for technology, attracting foreign investment and helping retain young and talented Lebanese. The center is a high-rise building
Apple Inc.’s $1 billion + legal victory could mean fewer smartphone options for consumers to choose from, analysts said. A federal jury’s verdict Friday that Samsung Electronic Co. stole Apple’s technology to make and market smartphones using Google’s Android software sends a warning to other companies manufacturing similar devices, the biggest marketplace threat to Apple.
In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet’s past.
After a journey of 354 million miles, a spacecraft approaching Mars at 13,200 mph is on course to land inside its sweet spot early Monday. The landing is one of the riskiest ever tried, and the descent is what NASA officials call “seven minutes of terror
Trading houses and brokerages expect Facebook’s initial public offering, the second-largest U.S. debut ever, to stoke heavy volume in the stock market on Friday.
Apple has brushed aside concerns that it could soon reach the limits of its soaring growth, with news on Tuesday that huge international sales of the iPhone enabled its latest financial results to once again top even the most optimistic Wall Street forecasts. The news gave an immediate lift of more than 7 per cent […]