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Added 22 December, 2019

The world’s first “employment agency” offering robots controlled by artificial-intelligence for hire has launched in Israel as a joint venture between SixAI of Israel and Musashi Seimitsu of Japan. The robots are “genuinely autonomous rather than automated” since they are given tasks and then determine their own optimal way to perform the job...

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Added 15 December, 2019

Off the coast of Rotterdam, Netherlands, a bizarre floating farm is providing locals with a fresh supply of milk.
The farm-boat-combo, created by an aptly-named company called Floating Farm, is an undeniably weird bid to help make cities more self-sustaining — especially in the face of worsening climate change that threatens the area’s...

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Added 29 September, 2019

Sweden’s biggest companies are looking for ways to stop polluting the skies. A phenomenon known as flying shame, which has more and more Swedes shunning airplanes, is spreading to business travel, adding to woes for an industry already hit by the rise of video conferencing and other digital solutions. For carriers such as SAS AB, which rely on...

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Added 9 July, 2019

InterviewPass is one of several new platforms that helps businesses run automated screening interviews for job applicants. The goal is to cut down the time to screen applicants to just a couple of days, down from weeks that it can now take to screen, schedule and conduct these interviews.

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Added 24 June, 2019

Th iPhone's iOS 13 NFC support will be useful for more than just hopping on the subway. Germany, Japan and England, are taking advantage of the upcoming software's support for Apple-approved NFC identification documents to let residents scan their ID cards and use them both online and for check-ins at international airports. You'll need to wait...

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Added 5 June, 2019

After more than a decade of rapid growth, Chinese travel to the U.S. is falling. Travel from China to the U.S. fell 5.7 percent in 2018 to 2.9 million visitors, according to the National Travel and Tourism Office, which collects data from U.S. Customs forms. It was the first time since 2003 that Chinese travel to the U.S. slipped from the prior...

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Added 19 May, 2019

Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. This marks the first time drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions, to deliver a variety of small, time-critical maritime essentials to working vessels at anchorage. The maiden shore-to-ship delivery flight was made to the Swire Pacific...

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Added 12 May, 2019

Germany launched the world's first electrified truck route, using overhead power lines supplied by renewable energy sources to cut emissions significantly. The system designed by Siemens uses similar technology to that seen on electric railways in Europe to connect the hybrid trucks to the power. While operating on electricity the maximum speed...

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Added 2 May, 2019

H&M has launched a tool that lists all suppliers and factories attached to an individual product, giving consumers an unprecedented level of access and transparency to its supply chain. Available on all 47 local H&M websites, a ‘product sustainability’ button on individual product pages displays details on materials, as well as the...

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Added 22 April, 2019

A company has finally become the first to start regular drone deliveries. Wing, which is an off-shoot of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has received approval from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to start deliveries and is making the service available in three suburbs of North Canberra. Users of the service can place orders...