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Added 11 January, 2020

U.S. airline Delta is partnering with Utah-based exoskeleton company Sarcos Robotics to test whether its powered suits can help employees at lifting luggage and other repetitive tasks. The company says its Guardian XO exoskeleton can enable users to lift 200 pounds (90 kg) for up to eight hours at a time without risking work injuries or fatigue...

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Added 8 January, 2020

North Dakota’s new tourism marketing campaign is promoting what the sparsely populated US state has plenty of: elbow room. Among the least-visited states in the nation, North Dakota’s tourism agency unveiled a $2.9 million campaign touting the state’s wide-open spaces, and outdoor recreational opportunities. Tourism Division Director Sara Otte...

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Added 26 December, 2019

Lyft is getting into car rentals. The ride-hailing company announced that it’s launching a rental service available in its main smartphone app that will work pretty much just like traditional car rental companies, starting in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, California. The company will also provide renters with two $20 ride credits...

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Added 15 December, 2019

Harbour Air, North America’s largest seaplane airline and magniX, a company powering electric aviation, has announced the successful flight of the world’s first all-electric commercial aircraft. The successful flight of the ePlane, a six-passenger DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver magnified by a 750-horsepower (560 kW) magni500 propulsion system, took...

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Added 8 December, 2019
The European airline EasyJet is claiming an industry first with an app that invites consumers book trips based on an image. Typically, the app will scan the image for contextual clues. This is made easier when users mention the name of the location in the post. While not for everyone, the airline thinks this may add an air of adventure to the...
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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 7 September, 2019

Some trains in the UK are now running on a rail line powered entirely by a solar farm in what's said to be a world first. Around 100 panels are keeping the signaling and lights up and running on the track near Aldershot in Hampshire, and the project could be a precursor to solar-powered trains on the nation's network. Several UK train stations...

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Added 7 September, 2019

With more than a billion users, it’s hard to think of Google Maps as a fledgling business, but it is, relatively speaking, in terms of its efforts to rake in big money. That’s all about to change, according to a research note from Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowack. Some of Google Maps’ advertising products are expected to come out of beta in...

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Added 6 September, 2019

It’s back-to-school season and students could be visiting the majesty of the Grand Canyon, the convolutions of the human brain, the depths of the ocean, or even the barren landscape of Mars — all without ever leaving the classroom.
Indeed, as technology grows and becomes more readily accessible, more teachers are taking their students on...

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Added 9 August, 2019

British Airways has signed up for ViewTags, reusable electronic baggage tags that flyers attach to their luggage before getting to the airport. Qatar Airways was the first to test the technology last year. ViewTag has been approved by the International Air Transport Association and features radio frequency identification (RFID) technology,...