Business & Politics
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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