A consortium led by Swedish construction company Skanska was picked for a $3.6bn project to modernize New York's LaGuardia Airport, regional transport officials announced on Thursday, 28 May...
1 Jun 2015
WASHINGTON, USA: Cyber attacks might be taking a toll now, but just wait: a survey of experts says things are likely to get even worse in the US over the next decade.
30 Oct 2014
WASHINGTON, USA: A Google executive, Alan Eustace, set a new record by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere, 41,000m above the Earth and, in the process, broke the sound barrier as he fell.
27 Oct 2014
WASHINGTON, USA: The United States has failed to sufficiently adapt to new cyber-security threats, exposing itself to potential terror strikes as devastating as September 11, authors of the report on the 2001 attacks have warned.
25 Jul 2014
WASHINGTON, USA: Cyber-attackers, possibly even state sponsored, have been targeting energy operations in the United States and Europe since 2011 and were capable of causing significant damage, security researchers have claimed.
1 Jul 2014
WASHINGTON - All the pieces of the most powerful space telescope ever made are ready for assembly at NASA, the US space agency said on Monday (3 February).
4 Feb 2014
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Apple's plan to build a verdant new campus crowned with a shimmering flying-saucer shaped headquarters was cleared for 'lift-off' Tuesday, 15 October.
17 Oct 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Samsung has made a start on its huge Silicon Valley research centre, just down the road from its arch-rival Apple.
16 Oct 2013
NEW YORK CITY, USA: Home improvement retailer Home Depot boosted its forecast for the year on Tuesday (20 August), crediting the recovery in the housing sector for a 17.2% jump in quarterly profits.
22 Aug 2013
WASHINGTON, USA: A powerful tornado with winds of up to 320km/h pulverised an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday (20 May), hitting at least two schools and wiping out blocks of homes. Up to 100 people were reportedly killed.
21 May 2013
SHANGHAI, CHINA: Chinese authorities have approved a US$1.3bn General Motors plan to make luxury Cadillac cars, the US auto giant said on Tuesday (7 May) as it seeks to boost sales of its premium brand cars in the world's biggest vehicle market.
8 May 2013
The McGill Daily reports that Hydro-Québec, a Montreal-based, government-owned public utility that is responsible for the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity across Quebec, and Technifin, a subsidiary of the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), have agreed to share the intellectual property (IP) rights to their respective lithium-based technologies.
2 Nov 2011
South African companies can, it is claimed for the first time, work through the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) to achieve international accreditation for their business process standards and in so doing propel themselves on to an equal footing with global competitors.
28 Mar 2011