Category:Science and technology

This is the category for science and technology. Refresh this list to see the latest articles. 12 February 2023: India launches Small Satellite Launch Vehicle, deploying three low-earth orbit satellites 16 January 2023: UK Treasury considering plans for digital pound, economic secretary says 27 September 2022: Polyurethane plastic substitute can biodegrade in seawater, say scientists 12 September 2022: Albania blames […]

Anti-ACTA activists protest across Europe

Sunday, February 12, 2012 Anti-ACTA protestors on the steps of Trafalgar Square outside the National Gallery in London. Image: Tom Morris. Guy Fawkes masks were on display in cities across Europe yesterday as part of a protest against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), an international trade agreement on copyright and intellectual property that opponents believe will limit free speech online. […]

NBC employee wins $266M from California lottery

Thursday, May 6, 2010 Logo of the California State Lottery. Image: California State Lottery. An NBC employee won US$266 million from the California Lottery’s Mega Millions drawing. The winner, wishing to remain anonymous, will receive $165 million in total, after federal taxes, reports spokesperson for the lottery Cathy Doyle Johnston. David Reese, a KNBC assistant manager, was informed by the […]

French workers use threats in compensation demand

Friday, July 17, 2009Following similar threats by workers at New Fabris and Nortel, workers at JLG in Tonneins, France, threatened to blow up several platform cranes. The JLG factory announced in April 2009 that it will fire 53 of its 163 workers by the end of 2009, while the remaining 110 jobs will not be secure over the next 2 […]

MG Rover sold to Nanjing Auto

Friday, July 22, 2005 Administrators PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PWC) have announced that the British car company MG Rover and its engine manufacturer Powertrain Ltd has been sold to Chinese company Nanjing Automobile for an unknown sum of money. The company beat bids from Shanghai Automotive (SAIC), despite being the smaller of the two. MG Rover collapsed this Spring, after struggling to make […]

NZ man stabbed in the face with a 15-centimetre knife

Friday, July 7, 2006 A 36-year-old man, who is yet to be named, is undergoing surgery after an attacker lodged a knife through one cheek and out the other. The handle broke off, leaving the 15-cm (about 6 inches) blade inside him. The man was rushed to hospital today, July 7, at about 2 a.m. NZST. The attack occurred last […]

Bremer Freimarkt, oldest fair in Germany, reaches its climax

Monday, October 29, 2012 The Bremer Freimarkt (Free Fair) — historically one of the oldest fairs in Germany — has its greatest event with the Free Fair Procession “Freimarktsumzug”; this year’s Freimarktsumzug took place Saturday. The procession started Saturday morning on the opposite side of the river Weser in the “Neustadt” and passed the city hall about one hour later. […]

Bill passed to raise US debt limit

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 United States President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed into law a bill that raised the US debt limit, averting a predicted default on the government’s bills, among other economic ramifications. The bill in question was the result of a deal announced by Obama on Sunday. It was approved by the House of Representatives on Monday night […]