• Davos agenda: Better capitalism, climate change

      Davos agenda: Better capitalism, climate change

      The World Economic Forum unveiled the programme for its 50th Annual Meeting, which will take place from 21 to 24 January in Davos, Switzerland. The overarching theme is “Stakeholders for a cohesive and sustainable world”, Klaus Schwab, founder and Executive Chairman of the WEF, said on Tuesday.

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    • Meet the xenobots: the very first 'living' robots

      Meet the xenobots: the very first 'living' robots

      In another lifetime, if they had been allowed to follow their natural development, the stem cells taken from embryonic frogs would have turned into skin and heart tissue within living, breathing animals. Instead, in configurations designed by algorithms and constructed by humans, those cells have been assembled into something new and immensely revolutionary: the first-ever robots constructed entirely out of living cells.

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    • CES 2020: Bigger, better... weirder

      CES 2020: Bigger, better... weirder

      CES 2020 kicked off a new year, and a new decade, in some style with one of the strongest line-ups of major tech launches and weird and wonderful startups the world has seen in a long time. Some of the products that debuted at this year's Consumer Electronics Show are set to be released in the months that follow, while other technologies shown off at the event are merely a taste of things to come down the road. There is one thing you can always count on though, and it’s that they are some of the most exciting technological breakthroughs of the year.

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    • Borissov: Gas diversification is now secured

      Borissov: Gas diversification is now secured

      Transport and energy infrastructure development was the focus of a meeting between Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. The two spoke in Istanbul before the opening ceremony of the TurkStream pipeline.

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    • Toyota to build ‘city of the future’ in Japan

      Toyota to build ‘city of the future’ in Japan

      Toyota plans to build a “prototype city of the future” on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan to test and develop new emerging technologies such as autonomous vehicles. As described by Akio Toyoda, president of the automaker, the “Woven City” would represent a “living laboratory” that will include thousands of residents and will test autonomous vehicles, robotics, personal mobility, smart homes and artificial intelligence in a real-world environment.

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    • US tried to block Dutch firm's chip machine sale to China

      US tried to block Dutch firm's chip machine sale to China

      The Trump administration mounted an extensive campaign to block the sale of Dutch chip manufacturing technology to China, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lobbying the Netherlands government and White House officials sharing a classified intelligence report with the country’s Prime Minister, people familiar with the effort told Reuters.

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