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Building for a future of more extreme weather

The human and economic losses resulting from extreme weather events during the last several years vividly demonstrate the US' historically shortsighted approach to development...

By Keith Krumwiede 17 Jun 2015 13:28


Skanska group wins USD3.6bn LaGuardia airport project

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 09:24


Warning of major hacking attack on the USA

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 11:28


Eustace breaks sound barrier in jump from space

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 10:34


US vulnerable to serious cyber-attacks

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 07:32


Malware aimed at disrupting US and Europe's energy supplies

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 09:10


Elements come together for next big telescope says NASA

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 09:39


Apple 'space-ship' campus plan cleared for 'lift-off'

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 07:24


Samsung breaks ground at US research centre

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 09:19


Home Depot gains on housing recovery

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 09:13


Deadly Oklahoma tornado kills hundreds

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 12:15


General Motors is building a plant in China

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 08:24


Shared battery technology may up demand for electric cars

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 07:05


Wits University helps SA business to go global

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 11:45

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