Amtrak will start using high-speed trains in 2021 — but your trip will still take just as long

Amtrak will start using high-speed trains in 2021

Amtrak announced in August that it will release high-speed trains in 2021 for its Acela Express service, but they won’t actually cut down on trip times. The trains will run on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor that services major cities like New York, Washington D.C., and Boston beginning in 2021. Amtrak will release a total of 28 high-speed More...

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High-jumping robot could aid in earthquakes, building collapses (2)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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High-jumping robot could aid in earthquakes, building collapses

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 05: Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot appears on stage during day 1 of TechCrunch Disrupt London at the Copper Box on December 5, 2016 in London, England. John Phillips/Getty Images More...

Amazon opens line-free grocery store in challenge to supermarkets (1)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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Amazon opens line-free grocery store in challenge to supermarkets

By Narottam Medhora and Jeffrey Dastin Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has opened a brick-and-mortar grocery store in Seattle without lines or checkout counters, kicking off new competition with supermarket chains. Amazon More...

Novartis backs off from 2016 Date for Testing Google Autofocus Lens (2)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Saturday, November 19th, 2016
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Novartis backs off from 2016 Date for Testing Google Autofocus Lens

NEW YORK: Novartis has abandoned a 2016 goal to start testing its autofocus contact lens on people, though it said the groundbreaking product it is making with internet giant Google is “progressing steadily.” “It More...

Pulp Mill pollution, Vancouver Island, Canadian flag, Gold River, British Columbia, Canada
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Saturday, November 19th, 2016
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Canada Pressed To Make Clean Environment a Constitutional Right

MONTREAL: A pioneering conservationist called on Canada this week to make clean environments a constitutional right — an idea forged decades ago and widely adopted but with mixed success around the world. Canadian More...

Facebook authorises $6 billion share buyback (3)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Saturday, November 19th, 2016
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Facebook Authorises $6 Billion Share Buyback

  SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook’s board of directors on Friday authorised spending as much as $6 billion to buy back shares in the leading social network. The stock repurchase programme would go into effect at More...

Video of the day  10 insanely expensive wristwatches
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Saturday, November 19th, 2016
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Video of the day | 10 insanely expensive wristwatches

From miniature moving bird sculptures to solar systems on your wrist, these watches are only for the rich. While wristwatches were in heavy use around a decade ago, mobile phones and smartphones are almost pushing More...

A photo illustration shows the Uber app logo displayed on a mobile telephone, as it is held up for a posed photograph in central London, Britain October 28, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Illustration
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Saturday, November 19th, 2016
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Uber says Taiwan’s steps against it hurting citizens

Uber’s comments were made in an open letter to the island’s president posted on its website on Thursday. Uber Technologies Inc urged Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to let the island’s people decide More...

Google may face policy setbacks under Trump (2)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Friday, November 18th, 2016
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Google may face policy setbacks under Trump

Alphabet Inc’s Google faces a tougher regulatory landscape as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration looks poised to reverse Obama administration policies that often favored the internet More...

Barn owl
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Friday, November 18th, 2016
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Owl-inspired wing design reduces wind turbine noise

Many species of owl are able to hunt in effective silence by suppressing their noise at sound frequencies above 1.6 kilohertz. Washington – Scientists studying the acoustics of owl flight have designed a More...