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4th July 2019

Chicago-to-Cleveland hyperloop gets funding from U.S. House of Representatives

The proposed Great Lakes Hyperloop System could allow ultra-fast journeys at 730 mph and pave the way for additional routes throughout the Midwest.

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3rd July 2019

California company raises $35m for security robots

Cobalt Robotics, which builds indoor autonomous robots to make security and facility operations more effective, has just announced the completion of $35 million in Series B financing.

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2nd July 2019

Asteroid mining market to be worth $3.9bn by 2025

Ongoing and future space missions, rising investment in new mining technologies, and use of materials obtained from asteroids in 3D printing will drive the growth of the asteroid mining market, according to Allied Market Research.

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10th June 2019

Ocado to invest £17m in vertical farming

One of the world's largest online-only food retailers today announced a venture to develop new vertical farming systems for clients around the world.

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7th June 2019

Beyond Carbon – an effort to close all remaining coal plants in the U.S. by 2030

Michael Bloomberg today launched "Beyond Carbon" – the largest coordinated campaign and the largest philanthropic effort to address climate change ever undertaken in the United States.

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22nd May 2019

Self-driving trucks to begin carrying U.S. mail

TuSimple, a self-driving truck company, announced yesterday that the United States Postal Service has awarded it a contract to perform five round trips, for a two-week pilot, hauling USPS trailers more than 1,000 miles.

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20th May 2019

Majority of voters fear the EU could collapse in the next 10 to 20 years

Levels of support for membership of the European Union are currently high, but so too is pessimism about the future of the European project.

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27th April 2019

First drone delivery company gains approval in the U.S.

A Google/Alphabet offshoot company, Wing Aviation, has become the first drone delivery service to receive Air Carrier Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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2nd April 2019

Food giant aims to regenerate one million acres of farmland by 2030

One of the world's largest food companies has announced a long-term sustainability plan to address soil health, biodiversity, farmer economic resilience and climate change.

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27th February 2019

FedEx unveils autonomous delivery robot

FedEx Corp. has today announced the "SameDay Bot" – an autonomous delivery service, designed to help retailers make same-day and last-mile deliveries to their customers.

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27th February 2019

Climate policies are effective at reducing emissions

Policies aimed at cutting CO2 emissions in developed economies are beginning to pay off, according to new research.

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23rd February 2019

Privately funded Moon mission blasts off

SpaceIL has launched its Beresheet probe, the world's first privately financed mission to the Moon.

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20th February 2019

New startup wants to extend the human lifespan to 200 years

A new venture capital fund, which has already raised $100m, seeks to invest in companies that aim to extend the period of healthy human life.

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12th February 2019

Robotic delivery startup raises $1bn

Nuro, an American robotics company based in Mountain View, California, has raised $940 million in financing from the SoftBank Vision Fund.

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1st February 2019

36 million Americans hold jobs with "high exposure" to automation

A report by the Brookings Institution concludes that 36 million Americans – nearly 25% of the total workforce – hold jobs with a potential for "high exposure" to automation.

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18th January 2019

Florida utility plans to install 30 million solar panels by 2030

Florida Power & Light Company has announced a "30-by-30" plan to install over 30 million solar panels by 2030 and make the state of Florida a world leader in the production of solar energy.

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22nd December 2018

World's first lab-grown sirloin steak

An Israeli startup has become the first company to produce a slaughter-free sirloin steak, grown in the laboratory.

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6th December 2018

World's largest container shipping group pledges to go carbon neutral by 2050

Danish conglomerate Maersk, the world's largest container ship and supply vessel operator, has announced a plan to cut its carbon emissions to zero by 2050.

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4th December 2018

Walmart to deploy cleaning robots

Retail giant Walmart plans to deploy up to 360 autonomous cleaning robots by the end of January 2019.

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