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Commercial flying cars ‘a possibility by 2035’

The arrival of Airbus, Google, and Uber into the flying cars market is expected to infuse the much needed momentum to make limited commercial applications of flying cars a possibility by 2035, said an industry expert. “The flying cars industry is at a nascent stage where a number of companies are developing different models of flying cars, many of which ...

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Container Ship Windshield a Success

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has completed an in-service test of a wind resistance-reducing windshield for container ships and determined that the device reduces emissions of CO2 by an average of two percent. The windshield, co-developed by MOL, was installed on the bow of its operated container ship, MOL Marvel, for the test which involved sailing at 17 knots per hour ...

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China is behaving like a ‘bully’ in South China Sea: McCain

SYDNEY: China is behaving like a “bully” with its militarisation of islands in the South China Sea, Republican U.S. Senator John McCain said on Tuesday, activity Washington must confront with its allies to find a peaceful solution. In a speech in Sydney, McCain said China was asserting itself globally, best illustrated by militarising artificial islands in the South China Sea, ...

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Putin a bigger threat than Islamic State: McCain

SYDNEY: Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to world security than the so-called Islamic State group, according to veteran US Senator John McCain who also admits Donald Trump makes him “nervous”. Republican McCain — one of US President Trump’s most outspoken critics in his own party — said Russia’s alleged meddling in elections was a danger to democracy. ...

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Albanian company gets 5-yr concession for ship services at country’s ports

Albania’s transport ministry said that local company Anijet e Sherbimit Detar won a tender for a five-year concession contract for ship services at the country’s ports. The company offered to invest 238.4 million leks ($2 million/1.8 million euro), according to a notice of the transport ministry in the weekly bulletin of the country’s Public Procurement Agency. One other company, Italy’s ...

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Egypt oil production needs 21st century revamp: executive

Egypt needs to rethink the joint venture model that has governed its onshore oil industry for the past half century as part of wider reforms to the economy, according to James House, senior region vice president for the country’s largest international oil producer, Apache. At a conference in Cairo this week, House told journalists Apache would increase its capital spending ...

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Dewa picks Microsoft HoloLens to boost services

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has adopted the Microsoft HoloLens to enhance its operations, improve productivity, accelerate innovation, and provide best quality and fully efficient services to its customers. Microsoft HoloLens creates a unique end-to-end solution for Dewa energy plants with 3D representation of real data. HoloLens technology can also be used in confined spaces such as the combustion ...

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