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They're not building their own cars from scratch. Instead, they are focusing on adding driverless capabilities to existing cars and designing, creating, and marketing the taxi service.
Italy-based World’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP) is trying to bring mud back as a popular building material - with a modern twist. They're sturdy, naturally insulated, surprisingly durable, and sustainable. And most of all, they’re extremely cheap.
The project will consist of 365 turbines and expected to achieve 68% load capacity factor, which will make it the most efficient wind power farm in the world.
Solar energy has a surprising new supporter in India: the country's massive state-owned railways.
Africa’s innovators and social entrepreneurs are roaring to go, their ingenious innovations address African-specific challenges, and often also have important global relevance.
United Kingdom, Europe
The trained furniture designer is using grafting techniques to coax the tree branches to form chairs, tables and lamp, and frames.
Google recently bought a leading artificial-intelligence research outlet, and it already has a robotics company on its books.
United States, North America
Whether or not we are headed toward a robot revolution, Google wants us to get comfortable with the next generation of robots.
Biomedical engineer Melissa Knothe Tate has always thought of the human body as an ecosystem, a world to be discovered.
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The US, Japan and China accounted for over 60% of patent applications in 2014, according to a report released by the World Intellectual Property Office.
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The final 15 candidates are a relatively diverse group, representing female intellectuals, politicians and activists from Sojourner Truth to Eleanor Roosevelt.
Just when everyone had pretty much written it off, the El Niño event that has been nearly a year in the offing finally emerged in February and could last through the spring and summer.
While we are hardy - Icelanders live to an average age of 82, more than 10 years longer than the global average - there are more factors to consider than Viking DNA.
The end of the hiatus, whenever it does happen, will be followed by a five-year period of accelerated warming.
Bolivia, South America
The admirers of Freddy Mamani say his colorful new Andean style has also served to reinvent a city once aesthetically monochromatic, and that he has found a way to bring traditional Andean and Tiwanaku cultures into an urban setting.
This is how the city looked yesterday, as the sandstorm was developing.
A number of universities, cities, and religious institutions have joined the so-called divestment movement, but Norway is the first nation to do so officially.
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For many Americans the idea of fewer freezing nights is a welcome prospect. But warmer winters can have negative impacts.
With a squadron of bulldozers, the Hokkaido-based 11th Brigade of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force worked on the project for almost a month.
Due to rapid development, air pollution in many places is worse today than ever before.
Even though it's the most lethal force on the planet, killing nearly 8.9 million people in 2012.
Hong Kong, Asia
It doesn't look like the handiwork of pig manure, fertilizer, and sewage. But it's exactly what's feeding the colony of bioluminescent organisms.
HoloLens will generate a 3D simulation of the Martian environment, helping NASA scientists to explore the red planet as if they were really there.
Some 20,000 Tibetans live in this small town, including monks who can often be seen roaming around on bicycles or performing the Cham dance.
A new technology called Thync promises to help its users conquer life by allowing them to tweak and torque their mood as they wish.
On Dec. 9, the inevitable happened. Two ships collided and 230,000 liters of oil flowed into this corner of the Sundarbans.
Many images appear to have been captured during critical phases of flight, but they also make clear why it's so tempting for pilots.
The company is now starting to grow thousands of plants as it expands into indoor agriculture.
They got money for wars but can't feed the poor... and still haven't got enough.
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As you can guess, what scares Westerners is not on par with the rest of the world.
Remember that flashy thing in Men in Black? Well, it might exist soon.
South Korea, Asia
Have you ever felt intimidated by an interviewer? If no, try South Korea.
Chinese giant Baidu could bring food inspection into the hands of every consumer.
Ecuador, South America
The country’s central bank claims that it would begin distributing in December.
You can now record your favorite landscapes in special motion like a pro.