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Added 18 December, 2021

New York's Jacob K Javits Convention Center has been home to the largest green roof in NYC Since 2014. Now, the venue has added a one-acre farm that is already supplying ingredients to its kitchens, cutting the use of fossil fuels and carbon emissions. The farm is expected to provide 40,000 fruits and vegetables annually and has already...

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Added 17 December, 2021

Yara International has announced that it will soon commence commercial operations of its long-awaited Yara Birkeland, the world’s first electric and self-propelled container ship. It will also begin a two-year test period prior to entering full autonomous operation on a route off the coast of Norway. The Yara Birkeland is powered by a Leclanché...

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Added 15 December, 2021

Move over Tesla Autopilot and GM Super Cruise. German automaker Mercedes-Benz is the world’s first automaker to gain internationally valid regulatory approval in producing vehicles capable of Level 3 autonomous or “conditionally automated” driving. Mercedes-Benz’s updated Drive Pilot system can take over the driving chores while the vehicle is...

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Added 11 July, 2021

The world’s first autonomous hydrogen vehicle, created by the Estonian enterprise Auve Tech in cooperation with University of Tartu researchers, was presented to the public for the first time in Tartu, Estonia. The first passenger on the hydrogen vehicle was the President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid. The hydrogen shuttle, which is authorized...

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Added 9 July, 2021

As tourism rebounds, the issues about visitor management continue to be front and center. The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority announced it is using geolocation data via a contract with location data company to track the recreational areas visitors and residents have been flocking to. Jennifer Chun, the director of HTA Tourism Research, said "One of...

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Added 8 July, 2021

The hospitality industry is warming up to cryptocurrencies with its first luxury franchise offering crypto transactions to make bookings. The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has adopted crypto, elevating the experience of modern luxury. The franchise has partnered with UK-based CoinDirect to provide a hassle-free, convenient, and secure portal...

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Added 3 July, 2021

We've been talking about the advent of flying cars for years.... Until now, however, it's just been talk. Now the world’s first flying car made its debut flight in what the manufacturer called a “development milestone.” AirCar, a dual-mode car-aircraft vehicle made by Klein vision, conducted the 35-minute flight from the international airport...

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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 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.