Risk or Resilience? Midyear Global Market Outlook
The resilience of the markets has been impressive in 2017, as stocks continue to move higher despite geopolitical uncertainty. But potential risks remain.
Elon Musk said he is making progress on his ambitious tunneling plans for Los Angeles, according to Business Insider.
With the rise of green energy sources, the need for industrial-scale energy storage has become more vital. According the New York Times, technicians around the world have turned to a host of physical forces and states such as temperature, friction, gravity and inertia to keep energy locked up for later release.
A new particle accelerator unveiled at CERN, the European physics research center, is expected to spawn portable accelerators that could help doctors treat cancer patients and experts analyze artwork, according to Reuters.
Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3-D printing, is the process by which heat and pressure fuse together thermoplastics or powdered materials to create a three-dimensional object, reports CNBC. Unlike traditional manufacturing processes, which remove material to reach a finished product, additive manufacturing builds an object layer by layer over time.
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.
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.