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Added 7 July, 2021

the UK city of Leicester is installing a network of bee bus stops. It consists of 30 bus stop roofs topped with a mix of wildflowers and plants favored by bees and other pollinating insects whose numbers have been in decline in recent years. These green hubs are essentially bus stops with grass and wildflowers on their roofs that aim to...

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Added 5 July, 2021

San Francisco-based aquaculture startup Wildtype plans to serve slaughter-free, sushi-grade salmon at the world's first lab-grown sushi bar. The start-up company will use a small number of fish cells to develop nearly 200,000 pounds of lab-grown fish per year. By duplicating the fish cells, researchers at Wildtype discovered a way to produce...

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Added 2 July, 2021

At the height of the pandemic, many experts predicted that Covid signaled the death of self-serve food buffets. Not so fast. Turns out that buffets aren’t disappearing completely from the cruise world. A top spokesperson for cruise giant Carnival Cruise Line said passengers on its initial comeback sailings out of U.S. ports over the next two...

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Added 20 April, 2021

Microsoft's purchase of Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion, a software company that focuses on speech recognition through artificial intelligence, points to a future in which AI will be transcribing and analyzing voice conversations between doctors and patients. AI models can increasingly be trained on what we tell our doctors, now that...

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Added 19 April, 2021

California-based exoskeleton manufacturer SuitX is looking for its technology to go mainstream, selling at Home Depot and other big box stores. “There is no doubt in my mind that these devices will eventually be sold at hardware stores,”  SuitX founder Homayoon Kazerooni told the broadcaster. “As the prices come down you’ll be able to simply...

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Added 26 March, 2021

Like many people, Lindsey Appiah had a tough time staying in shape during the pandemic. With gyms shuttered and fewer opportunities to walk around while working from home, the Washington, D.C.-based attorney, who lost 70 pounds over the last four years, saw her strict fitness regimen fall by the wayside. As a result, she gained about 15 pounds...

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Added 21 February, 2021

Six Flags Entertainment Corp will hire thousands of workers this year as it prepares to reopen its theme parks after pandemic-induced shutdowns, thanks to COVID-19 vaccine rollouts. The company, known for roller coaster rides such as the El Toro, Batman the Ride and Bizarro, said on Friday it was planning on reopening all of its 26 theme parks...

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Added 21 February, 2021

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said it is launching an effort to fill more than 6,000 jobs for airport screening officers, citing anticipated travel trends and progress in COVID-19 vaccinations for the general public.

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Added 14 February, 2021

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has become the first airline in the world to have vaccinated all its operating pilots and cabin crew against COVID19. The achievement was made possible through Etihad’s "Protected Together" employee vaccination initiative which was formally launched in January of this year. Tony...

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Added 13 February, 2021

Coca-Cola is to test a paper bottle as part of a longer-term bid to eliminate plastic from its packaging entirely. The prototype is made by a Danish company from an extra-strong paper shell that still contains a thin plastic liner. But the goal is to create a 100% recyclable, plastic-free bottle capable of preventing gas escaping from...