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Electric ship sets sustainable tourism standard, eliminating noise and pollution

05.29.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Brim Explorer is a hybrid electric ship packed with 800 kilowatt hours of batteries, which means it can cruise the waters for 10 hours on 100 percent sustainable electricity.  The ship was specifically designed to have a minimal impact on marine... ...

Microsoft says video calls in Teams grew 1,000% in March

With the COVID-19 pandemic making work from home the default for those companies that are able to do so, it’s no surprise that we are seeing a massive rise in the usage of video chat tools like Zoom, Google Meet and Teams . We’d already heard some updates from Zoom and Google, but today Microsoft ...

Artist builds delightful, impractical Rube Goldberg machines for popping balloons

Jan Hakon Erichsen is a Norwegian artist whose Destruction Diaries series chronicles his creation of a series of bizarre, whimsical and delightful machines for popping balloons and undertaking other acts of minor mayhem.

The performances often culminate in the destructive contact between balloons and steak knives, usually after some kind of agonizing wait while ...

GetAccept’s workflow and e-signature platform for sales secures $7M Series A funding

Many years ago every sales deal was sealed with a handshake between two people. Today, digitization has moved into the sales process, but it hasn’t necessarily improved the experience. In fact, it’s often become a more time-consuming affair because information and communications are scattered across multiple channels and the number of people involved in a ...

China launches a rocket to space from a ship at sea for the first time

China’s National Space Administration recorded a first today as it launched one of its Long March 11 rockets from a launch pad on board a ship in the Yellow Sea. This is the first time China has launched a space-bound rocket from a seaborne platform, and it carried on board a cargo of seven total ...

Africa Roundup: Jumia’s IPO, DHL launches Africa e-Shop, Cathay’s $168M VC fund, ConnectMed acquired

The biggest news in a month of weighty African headlines was Jumia listing on the New York Stock Exchange. After filing SEC IPO docs in March, the Pan-African e-commerce company’s shares began trading on the NYSE April 12, opening at $14.50 under ticker symbol JMIA. Jumia stock rose north of 70 percent on its first ...

Volvo cars in Europe will be able to warn each other about hazardous road conditions

Volvo is taking technology that allowed some of its vehicles to communicate with each other about hazardous road conditions and expanding it across Europe in an effort to increase safety, the automaker announced Monday. Volvo first introduced its Hazard Light Alert and Slippery Road Alert system in 2016 on Volvo’s 90 Series cars. But it ...

Europe’s unique underwater restaurant doubles as a research center for marine life

04.04.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Norwegian firm Snøhetta has designed Europe's first underwater restaurant to look like a "sunken periscope." Under opened its doors earlier this year, offering spectacular views of the seabed, 16 feet below sea level. Dinner starts at $260, but ... ...

Europe’s first underwater restaurant resembles a shipwrecked monolith

03.22.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

"No swimwear is required for your evening with us," reads this restaurant's dress code. Located at the southernmost point of Norway's craggy coast, Europe's first underwater restaurant has opened, fittingly dubbed Under. And it's not just a restauran... ...