How to strike the right balance in high yield bonds
Strong 2016 performance and a sharp rally in credit spreads have prompted some investors to take a cautious view of high yield bonds.
Small transparent spheres filled with natural or flavored water could help provide a solution to London's plastic waste problem, reports Reuters.
Hedge funds have been trying to teach computers to think like traders for years. Now, an artificial intelligence technology called “deep learning” that loosely mimics the neurons in human brains is showing promise, according to Bloomberg.
According to The Australian newspaper, an ASX-listed Internet of Things firm backed by Lady Gaga has launched a new device for monitoring utility consumption: the Buddy Ohm.
Bloomberg reports that the Flux IoT Eddy, a robot measuring less than a foot tall, built with military-grade sensors and armed with image-processing technology, may be the new frontier for farming.
As anyone who has bought a smartphone in the last few years can tell you, cameras are getting smaller and smaller. Now, according PBS Newshour, miniature lenses that mimic the eyes of predatory birds could shrink a camera’s size to less than 1/100th of an inch — and could revolutionize a host of compact technologies.
Many things are made by 3-D printing these days – perhaps soon including body tissue. Bioprinting, as it’s called, is still largely experimental but has enormous potential to save lives and may revolutionize medicine.
Italy’s Piaggio Group, the creator of Vespa scooter, has continued to design scooters, motorcycles and lightweight commercial vehicles, selling them worldwide. But some seven decades after the Vespa’s debut, Michele Colaninno, CEO of Immsi S.p.A., the holding company that controls the Piaggio Group, is plotting the company’s next big move, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Computer technology has affected nearly every facet of the economy. Now it may even be ready to take manufacturing – particularly on the nano-level. Researchers at MIT have discovered a way to use graphene – an atomic-scale hexagonal carbon material – to print 3-D objects.
According to the Wall Street Journal, transit planners believe it's only a matter of time and money until self-driving cars travel on "smart-roads" that communicate directly with vehicles to help them move as quickly and safely as possible.
According to Bloomberg, Amazon has unveiled technology that will let shoppers grab groceries without having to scan and pay for them -- eliminating the checkout line.
Nike began selling a pricey sneaker with self-tying laces this month, a high-stakes test of the company’s technology investments and efforts to sell more products directly to consumers, according to the Wall Street Journal.
A blockchain platform developed by a group that includes more than 70 of the world's biggest financial institutions is making its code publicly available in what could become the industry standard for the nascent technology, according to Reuters.
Doctors and would-be parents receiving in vitro fertilization (IVF) will soon have access to a new app to monitor the growth of embryos in a lab, according the Wall Street Journal. Typically, once IVF begins, a five-day incubation process is required for fertilized eggs. The app – still nameless – would allow parents to monitor the progress of the zygote.