Business

Airbus sees airlifter sales, warns on European drone autonomy

Airbus’s (AIR.PA) new defence chief pointed on Wednesday to more sales of military transporters after deals in Kazakhstan and India and reaffirmed support for a new European fighter. “I am confident that there will be more good news this year in terms of (transporter) business wins,” Michael Schoellhorn, chief executive of Airbus Defence & Space, […]

Technology

Microsoft ramps up plans to make its data centers less thirsty

Microsoft ramped up its commitments today to conserve water and energy in its data centers, laying out new cooling tech and strategies that could push notoriously thirsty and energy hungry servers past their current limits. The company’s latest environmental pledge comes as it plans to dramatically expand the number of data centers it operates around […]

News

One of Britain’s Last D-Day Veterans Returns From France Completing His ‘Final Mission’ – and 68 Years of Charity

One of Britain’s last surviving D-Day heroes returned home from France after completing his ‘final mission’—and got straight back out collecting for the 68th consecutive year. 96-year-old Harry Billinge has completed what he described as his ‘last duty’ to pay tribute to his fallen friends who died on the Gold Beach during the landings in […]

Sport

Eoin Morgan’s belief boosted by reaction to ‘shocking’ spell against Sri Lanka

In the immediate aftermath of a gruelling but ultimately thrilling victory over Sri Lanka on Monday, Eoin Morgan was – as he had for so long earlier that evening – restraining himself, refusing to let circumstance and emotion carry him away. The match may have ended for England in a joyful clatter of wickets and […]

Lifestyle

Scientists discover how our brain uses nutritional state to regulate growth and age at puberty

Scientists have discovered how a receptor in the brain, called MC3R, detects the nutritional state of the body and regulates the timing of puberty and rate of growth in children and increases in lean muscle mass. These findings, published today in the journal Nature, may explain how humans have been growing taller and reaching sexual […]

Business

Colombia’s Avianca to move domicile to the United Kingdom

The Southern District of New York has approved Colombian airliner Avianca’s (AVT_p.CN) reorganization plan, Avianca said on Tuesday, which will allow the company to complete its Chapter 11 bankruptcy process before the end of the year. Avianca, along with rival Chile’s LATAM Airlines, were the two largest carriers in the region before the coronavirus pandemic, […]

Technology

DJI announces compact, modular, and magnetic Action 2 camera

DJI has announced a follow-up to its Osmo Action camera, and it’s got a completely new design — the Action 2 drops the Osmo name and focuses on modularity with a suite of additional parts and accessories that attach to the camera magnetically. The camera module itself is small (it’s 39mm square and 22mm deep) […]

News

A New Species of Human Ancestor was Just Named Homo Bodoensis – A Direct Line from Africa to Modern Man

An international team of researchers has announced the naming of a new species of human ancestor, Homo bodoensis. This species lived in Africa during the Middle Pleistocene, around half a million years ago, and was the direct ancestor of modern humans. The Middle Pleistocene (now renamed Chibanian and dated to 774,000-129,000 years ago) is important […]

Sport

Las Vegas Raiders release Henry Ruggs III after fatal Las Vegas crash

The Las Vegas Raiders released wide receiver Henry Ruggs III just hours before he faced an initial court appearance on multiple felony charges after a car crash in the early hours of Tuesday morning that left a woman dead and Ruggs and his female passenger injured. Ruggs, 22, will be charged with DUI leading to […]

Lifestyle

Researchers develop a new class of CAR-T cells that target previously untargetable cancer drivers

In a breakthrough for the treatment of aggressive solid cancers, researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed a novel cancer therapy that targets proteins inside cancer cells that are essential for tumor growth and survival but have been historically impossible to reach. Using the power of large data sets and advanced computational approaches, […]