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And now for autonomous cargo ships

The Yara Birkeland isn’t an ordinary cargo ship. If all goes well then the vessel, currently being built for a Norwegian agricultural fertiliser company, will become the world’s first fully autonomous

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Why the future is blockchain

The value of one bitcoin recently hit a record high of $3 025, a staggering rise of over 200% in value this year alone. Aswath Damodaran, professor of finance at the New York University, known as

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Go on, click here to accept our T&Cs

How often do you see this when you’re online, whether downloading a new app or software or signing up for some new service? You click on it, but then discover you’ve just agreed to give up your future first-born child or

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Eskom defies logic by threatening renewables

Eskom recently repeated that it will not conclude supply contracts with the developers of new renewable energy power stations. These developers were selected under a programme to facilitate private sector involvement in the

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A day in the life of a smart-city commuter

The alarm on your smartphone went off 10 minutes earlier than usual this morning. Parts of the city are closed off in preparation for a popular end of summer event, so congestion is expected to be worse than usual. You’ll need to catch an earlier bus

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