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Added 11 December, 2017

That's right, you too could enrol to be a space miner. The unique course is set to be offered by the Colorado School of Mines' Center for Space Resources. Although it's still pending approval for a 2018 start date the school plans to offer what is reported to be the world's first graduate program in celestial resources, covering the science,...

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Added 6 December, 2017

Researchers have developed a chatbot that has been shown to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression. 'Woebot' engages in 2 million conversations a week. Dr Alison Darcy, founder and chief executive of San Francisco-based Woebot Labs, said the AI helps people talk about their emotions. 'Part of the value of Woebot is you can get things off...

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Added 2 December, 2017

Singapore’s most innovative and high-tech gym is about to open its doors to the public, and it is set to redefine the way you look at fitness. The gym which is Pure Fitness’s newest outlet at Ngee Ann City is debuting the world’s first stationary bike featuring virtual reality (VR) technology. The gym has numerous outlets in Singapore, Hong...

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Added 30 November, 2017

A Finnish bakery and food service company, called Fazer, launched on Thursday what it said was the world’s first insect-based bread. Made from flour ground from dried crickets as well as wheat flour and seeds, the company claims the bread contains more protein than normal wheat bread. Each loaf contains about 70 crickets and costs 3.99 euros ($...

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Added 29 November, 2017

London’s iconic red double-decker buses will soon run on a biofuel partially made from old coffee grounds. The fuel will be supplied by a demonstration project set up by Bio-bean Ltd., a London-based company that joined with Royal Dutch Shell Plc on the initiative. “It’s got a high oil content, 20 percent oil by weight in the waste coffee...

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Added 21 November, 2017

Qantas is set to fly a plane powered by mustard from Australia to the US in the world's first biofuel flight. Early next year the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will fly to Los Angeles on a mix of standard jet fuel and 30 percent biofuel made from a type of mustard seed, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. Qantas hopes to develop a sustainable...

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Added 21 November, 2017

Somaliland, officially the Republic of Somaliland, is a self-declared state internationally recognised as an autonomous region of Somalia. The country's general elections will feature the world’s first eye-identification biometric voting system. The iris-recognition system was introduced by the electoral commission to prevent poll fraud. Under...

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Added 19 November, 2017

South Korea’s Incheon International Airport announces plans to open a plastic surgery clinic for passengers interested in having an operation done, whenever they need to have one during their travels. The move was motivated by South Korea’s growing status as a medical tourism destination. It also reflects a worldwide retail trend to bring goods...

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Added 16 November, 2017

China has launched the world’s first all-electric ship, which can travel up to 80km with 2000-tonnes cargo after a two-hour charge, state media reports said. The 70.5-metre-long ship, which weighs about 600 tonnes, was launched in Guangzhou in South China’s Guangdong Province, the People’s Daily reported. The vessel, manufactured by the...

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Added 13 November, 2017

A robot has passed the written test of China's national medical licensing examination, an essential entrance exam for doctors, making it the first robot in the world to pass such an exam. Its developer iFlytek Co Ltd, a leading Chinese artificial intelligence company, said on Thursday that the robot scored 456 points, 96 points higher than the...