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Galicia's traditional fisherwomen pass the torch to a new generation

Just before dawn breaks over the Noia estuary in Spain's Galicia region, hundreds of women descend by torchlight into the waist-deep waters to gather cockles and clams from the river-bed using techniques that have been passed down through…

03/12/2021

Work and play in space? NASA awards $415.6 million for new space hubs

NASA announced on Thursday it has awarded $415.6 million to billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, stalwart contractor Northrop Grumman Corp and venture-backed Nanoracks to develop privately-owned and operated commercial space stations.

03/12/2021

Nikola CEO: Inflation keeps clean truck costs higher than diesel

Supply-chain bottlenecks and broader price inflation have temporarily reversed the steady decline in electric vehicle battery prices and are keeping the costs of clean trucks higher than diesel vehicles, the CEO of electric and fuel cell truck maker…

03/12/2021

Hot little planet as dense as iron zips around red dwarf star

Scientists have spotted one of the smallest planets ever discovered outside our solar system, a scorching-hot world a bit larger than Mars and just about as dense as pure iron zooming around its home star every eight hours.

03/12/2021

Metaverse won't be turning point in cryptocurrency adoption, investor Chesnais says

The growth of online virtual worlds will help advance the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies for payment transactions but it won't be a game-changer, according to Frédéric Chesnais, chief executive of French fintech company Crypto Blockchain…

02/12/2021

EXCLUSIVE Softbank led funding round for sustainability start-up Clarity AI

Softbank Group Corp's Vision Fund 2 has led the latest funding round for sustainability data technology platform Clarity AI, alongside existing investors including BlackRock , valuing the start-up at $450 million, its founder told Reuters.

02/12/2021

Innovative financing can help unlock promises at Egypt's COP27 - minister

Innovative financing tools provide a route to ensuring that commitments made at the COP26 climate summit are converted to action as Egypt plans for the follow-up event next year, the country's international cooperation minister said.

02/12/2021

Universal Hydrogen CEO sees jetmakers backing new fuel

Airbus and Boeing Co will launch all-new successors to their best-selling single-aisle jets powered by hydrogen from around the middle of next decade, the head of a U.S. company that champions the fuel told Reuters.

02/12/2021

EV industry must work closer with lithium suppliers, executives say

Automakers must work closer with lithium producers to guarantee supply of specialized types of the white metal that boost an electric vehicle's range and performance, Albemarle Corp and Livent Corp executives told the Reuters Next conference on…

02/12/2021

Qualcomm chip aims to create new category of handheld gaming devices

Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday released a new chip designed for gaming-specific handheld devices offering 5G connectivity, a potential new mobile platform for video gamers offering more flexibility to play streaming games on the go.

02/12/2021

UK's Halfords to buy owner of National tyre servicing brand in $83 mln deal

Halfords Group Plc said it would buy Axle Group, the owner of the National tyre servicing brand, for 62 million pounds ($82.54 million) as the cycle retailer shifts focus to its motoring services business.

01/12/2021

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