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Volkswagen tests self-driving cars in Hamburg

London (CNN Business)Five electric Volkswagen cars fitted with the latest in autonomous technology are now driving a section of Hamburg’s streets. The carmaker announced Wednesday that its first tests of vehicles with Level 4 automation in a major German city are underway. The e-Golf cars Volkswagen is testing are designed to handle complex urban traffic…

Kellogg Selling Keebler and Other Brands for $1.3 Billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Kellogg is selling its iconic Keebler cookie brand and other sweet snacks businesses to Ferrero for $1.3 billion. The Battle Creek, Michigan-based Kellogg Co. says the brands in the deal generated sales of $900 million and profits of $75 million last year. Kellogg is also selling its Mother’s and Famous Amos…

Murray & Roberts acquires Terra Nova Technologies

Murray & Roberts has concluded an agreement whereby Cementation Americas has acquired 100% of TNT for a total consideration of US$38 million. Terra Nova Technologies (TNT) provides services to the global mining industry and design, supply and commission overland conveyors, crushing/conveying systems, mobile stacking systems, including dry stack tailings and heap leach systems, crushing and…

Mitsubishi Motors Canada announces its new President and CEO

Mitsubishi Motors Canada announces its new President and CEO By Catherine Sturman . Mar 15, 2019, 6:53AM Following this week’s announcement of current Mitsubishi Motors Canada CEO, Tony Laframboise, it has been revealed that Juyu Jeon (JJ) is soon to enter this new exciting role. The appointment is effective April 1, 2019, the beginning of Mitsubishi Motors…

Semmco Opens New USA Facility

Join Thousands of Fellow Followers Login or register now to gain instant access to the rest of this premium content! Semmco, a leading British engineering company that designs, manufactures and installs aviation maintenance solutions, has recently opened its new USA office and manufacturing facility in Arlington, Texas. Building on the company’s heritage and reputation supplying…

The Bionic Mushroom

A white button mushroom equipped with 3D-printed graphene nanoribbons (black) collects electricity generated by 3D-printed cyanobacteria (green). Image: Sudeep Joshi / Stevens Institute of Technology Mushrooms can delight the palate, be turned into packaging, and knock you dead. Now they have a new power—generate electricity by working as the substrate for a bacteria and graphene…

This chair made from ocean waste hints at the furniture of the future

The chair is a stunner. It’s a deep emerald green, with luxurious swirls of marble. Despite its modernist lines and plastic body, it looks opulent.Would you ever expect this chair costs just $100? And it was made from recycled ocean nets?[Photo: Bjørnar Øvrebø/courtesy Snøhetta]This is the S-1500 chair, developed by the architecture and design firm…

Plant-inspired robot mimics osmosis for movement

Italian researchers have designed a soft robot that mimics the tendrils of a plant and has a movement system inspired by osmosis. (Credit: IIT)Osmosis allows plants to transport water internally by relying on the variation of solute concentrations either side of semi-permeable membranes. Water travels across the membrane to equalise the concentration on both sides.…

Boeing’s Self-Flying Air Taxi Completes First Test Flight

Boeing announced today that it had completed the first successful test flight of an autonomous, short-range air vehicle that could pave the way for widespread use of urban air taxis in the not-too-distant future. Boeing NeXt’s Air Taxi Test Flight Boeing NeXt, which heads up the development of urban air vehicles for the aerospace company,…