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France just announced plans to help India land on Mars for the first time

This mission, which is scheduled to launch in 2020 and would involve sending a satellite into orbit around the Red Planet, will mark India's second mission to Mars in history.<p>While the 2020 orbiter will not set a lander on Mars' surface, the president of French space agency National Centre for …

Space Science

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How Uber's Top Lawyer Wins Equal Pay For Women

<i>Uber general counsel Salle Yoo has her own formula for hiring a diverse workforce: Appoint women in senior roles early on—and pay them the same as</i> …

Give your phone wings with the PhoneDrone Ethos

Drones have proven rather popular lately, but that fun comes with a relatively hefty price tag. The PhoneDrone Ethos wants to help lower this barrier to entry by using your everyday smartphone to power its flight.<p>The little drone makes use of the various sensors, processor and wireless capabilities …

British hydrogen fuel cell pioneer develops cars and iPhones of the future

Apple-linked Intelligent Energy poised for first major commercial deployment of technology in India<p>Intelligent Energy has the technological know-how to power your iPhone for a week without recharging. First however, it must prove it can deliver a more reliable mobile signal to rural Indians.<p>In the …

Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists

It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rockets into space, why not simply build a huge lift.<p>Now a Canadian firm has been granted a patent for a ‘space elevator’ which will shoot cargo 12.4 miles into the stratosphere from where it can be launched more …

Machine 'learners' compute cloud cover to balance power supplies

Hendrik Hamann is into cloud computing — as in real clouds, those puffy things in the sky.<p>Working at IBM alongside some of the computer giant's most advanced systems, Hamann and his team seek a breakthrough in cloud-cover forecasting. They're aiming to help ease the introduction of solar …

10 things you need to know today

<b>Tesla finally unveiled its new line of products Thursday night in San Francisco, called "Tesla Energy."</b> The company described it as "a suite of batteries for homes, businesses, and utilities fostering a clean energy ecosystem and helping wean the world off fossil fuels."<p><b>LinkedIn shares tumbled by</b> …

Markets

Urban Engines Takes The Power Of Its Transit Platform To Consumers With A Smart Offline Maps App

As a part-time urban planning nerd, I love visualizations of buses, trains and cars pulsating through cities. Now with more data available through smartphones, emergent logistics platforms like Uber and eventually Internet-connected and self-driving cars, it’s inevitable that software will become …

Engines

5 hot Raspberry Pi projects for Mac geeks

The credit-card-size Raspberry Pi has taken the tech world by storm. Thousands of geeky kids and adults use the tiny, low-cost computer boards to learn about coding and create fun projects like motion detectors, birdhouses that tweet when birds are present, and mini weather stations.<p>You, too, can …

How iPhone health gadgets could change what 'see your doctor' means

Apple's Health app had a quiet rollout in late 2014, and months later many iOS users still aren't sure how the platform works on their new (or newly …

Street fighters: Formula E drivers' guide to street racing

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Mexican officials release video of drug bust on the Pacific coast<p>50,000 passengers expected to be affected by airline strike<p>Trump doubles tariffs on …

Steel Tariffs

China's trade surplus jumps to all-time high | DW | 13.01.2015

China's trade surplus swelled by nearly half in 2014, Beijing announced on Tuesday, but demand was weaker than expected overseas and this caused the …

China's Sweet Handshake With France

Three recent Chinese investments, or cross-investments, have stirred up a highly polemical debate in France, revealing that such activity touches a sore nerve among the French public.<p>One of them is being undertaken by the <b>Symbiose</b> Consortium (the Shandong High Speed Group, the China Aircraft Leasing …

Modi magic? India will catch up to China growth rate in 2016-17, says World Bank

Buoyed by the economic reform measures taken by the Indian government after coming to power in May last year, the World Bank has said that India will …

World Bank

China's motive in South Sudan? | Inside Story

China may be Africa's biggest trade partner, but it has generally taken an arms length approach to the continent's conflicts and domestic difficulties.<p>China is now committing 700 combat troops to South Sudan to help bring peace to the world's newest nation. And on Monday, it sent Wang Yi, the …

Chinese police rescue 37 babies in trafficking bust

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police rescued 37 babies and a 3-year-old girl after busting a child trafficking ring in eastern China's Shandong province, reported the state-run China Central Television.<p>The newborn babies, many suffering from HIV/AIDS and malnutrition, were sold for between 50,000 yuan to 80,000 yuan …

Selling

China detained an 8-year-old girl and dozens of others for supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests

There are over 40 Chinese citizens that continue to be detained—some of them tortured—by Chinese authorities for supporting pro-democracy protests in neighboring Hong Kong, according to researchers at Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD).<p>At least 42 people are still in police custody after …

Taxi drivers strike in China over steep fees, Uber

Need a cab in China? Good luck finding one. Taxi drivers in many Chinese cities -- unhappy with steep cab rental fees and competition from firms like Uber -- have gone on strike.<p>Taxi drivers are demanding a reduction in rental contract fees, which they say can eat into their profits. The going …

Asian bonds rally as growth worries return

Government bonds across Asia rallied Wednesday as investors fled to safety with oil and other commodities posting fresh losses, and worries over …

World Bank: Philippines can end poverty within a generation

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The World Bank said Wednesday the Philippines can eliminate poverty within a generation as sustained economic growth in …

World Bank

Hanging With The Girl-Kings Of One Of The World's Only Matriarchies

Mawlynnong isn't like the rest of India, or the rest of the world for that matter. Tucked into the jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, on the border of Bangladesh, the village is home to the indigenous Khasi people. Theirs is a matrilineal society, where women inherit land, children …

East of Palo Alto’s Eden

What if Silicon Valley had emerged from a racially integrated community?<p><i>Would the technology industry be different?</i><p><i>Would we?</i><p><i>And what can the technology industry do now to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past?</i><p>I met Bob Hoover one sunny Friday afternoon when he was rearranging golf club sets in …

Silicon Valley

Here's how accessories will use your iPhone's Lightning port

Apple already lets accessory makers use the Lightning port on iOS devices for headphones. However, it's reportedly close to opening the floodgates to more devices. And if <i>9to5Mac</i>'s leaked specs are accurate, the company will let these peripherals do more than you might expect. Lightning lets the …

Contract drivers for Apple and other tech companies vote to unionize in quest for better conditions

Contract workers driving shuttle buses for Apple, eBay, Yahoo and other Silicon Valley companies have voted to unionize, reports <i>USA Today</i>.<p>A majority of the 120 full-time and part-time drivers who transport those companies’ employees have signed authorization cards with the union, said Rome Aloise, …

Ryanair's Planning Inflight Entertainment and Free Wi-Fi

Ryanair has announced that it plans to trial in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi on some of its flights this year, reports Reuters.<p>The announcement is the latest in a series of moves to make the airline more appealing to business travelers. Last year, Chief Executive Michael O’Leary pledged to cease …

Apple approves ‘Je Suis Charlie’ app just one hour after devs email Tim Cook

Apple has been feeling the #jesuischarlie solidarity lately. After publicly supporting the movement protesting the terrorist attacks on the <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> offices last week, Apple has approved a Je Suis Charlie app for sale on the App Store, just anhour after the developers emailed CEO Tim Cook.<p>The …

500 Startups-Backed Italist Is Like Shopping The Streets Of Italy, But Online

Despite the brand recognition of Italian luxury fashion brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Valentino, there is no online aggregation of exclusively Italian luxury fashion. 500 Startups-backed Italist is trying to change that.<p>The Italian luxury fashion retail market is worth $21 billion, …

Startups