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Australia ‘brings a smile’ with Ferry McFerryface, but not everyone gets the joke

Australia ‘brings a smile’ with Ferry McFerryface, but not everyone gets the joke

Published 14/11/2017

SYDNEY (Reuters) - In the grand tradition of Britain’s Boaty McBoatface, Australian authorities are christening one of the ferries crossing Sydney’s world famous harbour Ferry [more…]

Australia `brings a smile` with Ferry McFerryface, but not everyone gets the joke

Australia `brings a smile` with Ferry McFerryface, but not everyone gets the joke

Published 14/11/2017

In the grand tradition of Britain's Boaty McBoatface, Australian authorities are christening one of the ferries crossing Sydney's world famous harbour Ferry McFerryface, but some union workers aren't amused. [more…]

Senate approves Trump Transportation Department nominee

Senate approves Trump Transportation Department nominee

Published 14/11/2017

The U.S. Senate voted Monday to approve a senior Transportation Department nominee and advance another nomination, after Republicans accused Democrats of blocking some nominees to push for funding of a New York area infrastructure project. [more…]

A cell signal, an open bar: tiny wins for Puerto Rico in ruins

A cell signal, an open bar: tiny wins for Puerto Rico in ruins

Published 02/10/2017

Puerto Ricans still living largely in darkness 12 days after Hurricane Maria leveled their island reveled in small victories on Sunday in what promises to be a months-long slog back to some semblance of normal life. [more…]

U.S. carrier navigates crowded waters as North Korea tensions mount

U.S. carrier navigates crowded waters as North Korea tensions mount

Published 30/09/2017

As the commanders of the largest U.S. warship in Asia seek to maintain operational readiness amid protracted tensions over North Korea, they find themselves keeping one eye on China, too. [more…]

German `flying taxi` firm Lillium takes $90 million from Tencent, others

German `flying taxi` firm Lillium takes $90 million from Tencent, others

Published 05/09/2017

Lillium, a German start-up with Silicon Valley-scale ambitions to develop a 5-passenger "flying taxi", has raised a second, $90 million round of financing from top tech investors, making it one of the best-funded electric aircraft projects to date. [more…]

Cyber threats prompt return of radio for ship navigation

Cyber threats prompt return of radio for ship navigation

Published 07/08/2017

The risk of cyber attacks targeting ships' satellite navigation is pushing nations to delve back through history and develop back-up systems with roots in World War Two radio technology. [more…]

High-speed Hyperloop project ready for key test in Nevada

High-speed Hyperloop project ready for key test in Nevada

Published 14/07/2017

FILE PHOTO: A Hyperloop One test vehicle is transported at a DevLoop track in the Nevada Desert in a photo taken May 12, 2017 and released July 13, 2017. Hyperloop One/Handout via REUTERS

By Alex Dobuzinskis Engineers will soon conduct a crucial test of a futuristic technology championed by entrepreneur Elon Musk

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China, France eye Gambian port upgrade to rival Dakar

China, France eye Gambian port upgrade to rival Dakar

Published 07/07/2017

Port workers are seen in front of a shipping vessel unloading its cargo in the port of Banjul, Gambia June 29, 2017. Picture taken June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Emma Farge

Chinese and French companies are bidding to help Gambia build up its Atlantic port Banjul to be what industry sources say could be a rival to neighboring Senegal's Dakar.

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Pakistan orders Shell subsidiary to pay $2.4 million for tanker blast

Pakistan orders Shell subsidiary to pay $2.4 million for tanker blast

Published 07/07/2017

A general view of the scene of an oil tanker explosion in Bahawalpur, Pakistan June 25, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

Pakistan's oil and gas regulator on Friday ordered a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell to pay about 257 million rupees ($2.4 million) in damages and compensation for a tanker explosion that killed more than 200 people.

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