• Mercedes-Benz pays tribute to the first modern motor car

      Mercedes-Benz pays tribute to the first modern motor car

      Mercedes-Benz has honored the first truly modern motor car - and the car that gave it the Mercedes name (the 35 PS dating from 1901) - with a new sculptural futuristic design. Reinventing the classic automobile that helped tipped the industry away from rickey carriages symbolises the transition to a new era of design and technology as well as paying homage to the historical legacy and the birth of the brand.

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    • A new Wi-Fi era slowly apporaches

      A new Wi-Fi era slowly apporaches

      The next generation of Wi-Fi has been trickling out over the past year, but since Monday, its official launch is going to accelerate. This comes after the Wi-Fi Alliance, the organisation that oversees implementation of the Wi-Fi standard, informally kicked off the widescale adoption of the new Wi-Fi 6 standard.

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    • Apple takes its €13bn tax fight with the EU to court

      Apple takes its €13bn tax fight with the EU to court

      Apple challenged a €13bn tax charge from the European Commission in the EU’s second-highest court on Tuesday, escalating the landmark tax fight between the iPhone maker and EU regulator. According to a company's statement, the bloc's order obliging it to pay €13bn in back taxes to Ireland "defies reality and common sense."

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    • Noise cancelling for quantum computers advances

      Noise cancelling for quantum computers advances

      A team from Dartmouth College and MIT has designed and conducted the first lab test to successfully detect and characterise a class of complex, “non-Gaussian” noise processes that are routinely encountered in superconducting quantum computing systems. The characterisation of non-Gaussian noise in superconducting quantum bits is a critical step toward making these systems more precise and could help accelerate their realisation, as stated by the team.

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    • 46,000 GM auto workers strike in US

      46,000 GM auto workers strike in US

      The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on Monday, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse. The move to strike, which the Wall Street Journal described as the first major stoppage at GM in more than a decade, came after the manufacturer's four-year contract with workers expired without an agreement on a replacement.

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    • MIT creates colour-changing ink

      MIT creates colour-changing ink

      Taking inspiration from creatures like chameleons who are masters of colour-changing camouflage, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a new spray-on ink that can infinitely change colours, designs, and patterns when blasted with different wavelengths of light.

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    • Revolutionary computer chip out of carbon nanotubes built

      Revolutionary computer chip out of carbon nanotubes built

      Silicon has had a very good run as the material upon which all of our electronics are based, but it's starting to reach its limits. So now there's a new contender for running our computers and smartphones: carbon nanotubes. And scientists just made the largest working computer chip to date out of this hugely promising material.

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    • EU's top court hits at Gazprom

      EU's top court hits at Gazprom

      Europe's top court overruled last Tuesday an EU decision allowing Russia's Gazprom to ship more gas via the Opal gas pipeline, which links its Nord Stream pipeline to Germany, news wires reported. The ruling is politically charged as Poland and other eastern European nations fight Gazprom's plans to double the capacity of Nord Stream and bypass legacy gas routes via Poland and Ukraine, Reuters commented.

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