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EU Fuels Indonesia Trade Tensions With 5-Year Biodiesel Tariffs

EU Fuels Indonesia Trade Tensions With 5-Year Biodiesel Tariffs

The European Union imposed five-year tariffs on biodiesel from Indonesia to counter alleged subsidies to producers in the country, a move that could prompt the Indonesian government to retaliate.
China Attack on Hong Kong Court Fans Fears of Legal Intervention

China Attack on Hong Kong Court Fans Fears of Legal Intervention

China denounced a Hong Kong court ruling that declared the government’s mask ban unconstitutional, raising the specter of a direct intervention in a judicial system whose independence is often seen as
Eskom S.Africa CEO Appointment Met With Surprise, Skepticism

Eskom S.Africa CEO Appointment Met With Surprise, Skepticism

After months of speculation and delays, South Africa named Andre de Ruyter as chief executive officer of its debt-crippled state power utility, surprising investors with an unexpected choice and
Robot millipede printed by 3D printer that can spew out multiple materials

Robot millipede printed by 3D printer that can spew out multiple materials

It's historically been tough and slow-going to 3D print objects made from multiple materials. Now, Harvard researchers developed an ingenious nozzle that enables the 3D printer to spew out eight
Nigeria President Extends Border Closure to Jan. 31, Punch Says

Nigeria President Extends Border Closure to Jan. 31, Punch Says

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the closure of Nigeria’s border with neighboring countries to Jan. 31, Lagos-based Punch newspaper reported.
New Experimental EV Battery Design Can Charge in Just 10 Minutes

New Experimental EV Battery Design Can Charge in Just 10 Minutes

A new style of battery could let electric cars charge quickly. Credit: Yang Wang Group Researchers from Penn State University say it may be possible to design electric vehicle
Hearing Ends With Victim's Kin Urging CEO to Quit: Boeing Update

Hearing Ends With Victim's Kin Urging CEO to Quit: Boeing Update

Boeing Co. President Dennis Muilenburg testifies before House lawmakers Wednesday, the day after being peppered with tough question in the Senate during his first appearance before lawmakers since a
Zimbabwe Plans Platinum-Led Revival. Miners Say It Won’t Happen

Zimbabwe Plans Platinum-Led Revival. Miners Say It Won’t Happen

Zimbabwe’s government is banking on a platinum-mining boom to help revive its collapsing economy. The world’s biggest platinum companies say it isn’t going to happen.
Baby Shortage Prompts China’s Unwed Mothers to Fight for Change

Baby Shortage Prompts China’s Unwed Mothers to Fight for Change

For generations, a Chinese woman who gave birth out of wedlock was shunned by society and discriminated against by authorities. Now, as the Communist Party seeks to boost a slowing birthrate, that is
US Air Force has developed unusual liquid metal conductor

US Air Force has developed unusual liquid metal conductor

The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has developed a new form of liquid metal with very strange conductive properties. Usually, when a flexible, conductive material is stressed or stretched,

Van Santen & Bolleurs Creates a Colorful Material World

At Trendland we always love a good exploration of minimalism and materials. Colors and materials are always a big part of trend research and forecasting – How much shape or form do you need to tell a
Traders Brace for Canadian Earnings, Election as Drama Heats Up

Traders Brace for Canadian Earnings, Election as Drama Heats Up

Canada’s election and a handful of bellwether earnings should perk things up after a holiday-shortened week in which volume slumped on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the benchmark equity index went
Ecuador’s Largest Copper Mine Curbs Operations Amid Protests

Ecuador’s Largest Copper Mine Curbs Operations Amid Protests

Ecuador’s only large-scale copper mine is curbing operations as a precautionary measure while protests against an end to government fuel subsidies continue across the country.
Modi Wants to Take Away India’s Plastic Bags and Spoons

Modi Wants to Take Away India’s Plastic Bags and Spoons

India has a mammoth plastic waste problem and no easy way to dispose of the 9.4 million tons it generates each year.
Tariff Tide Rolls in Alabama Toward Airbus, Mercedes

Tariff Tide Rolls in Alabama Toward Airbus, Mercedes

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Veja's New Running Shoe Subtracts the Plastic

Veja's New Running Shoe Subtracts the Plastic

The so-called "post-petroleum" shoe joins the growing ranks of eco-runners.

Steven Holl Architects’ Experimental “Crinkle Concrete”

Developed for Washington DC’s John F Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Steven Holl Architects’ experimental “crinkle concrete” treatment gives walls in the new expansion, known as The Reach, the
AMLO Defends Billionaire, Raising Doubts About His Anti-Graft Promises

AMLO Defends Billionaire, Raising Doubts About His Anti-Graft Promises

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador campaigned on promises to weed out corruption and crony capitalism. That commitment is being called into question amid new scrutiny of his relationship
South America’s Glaciers May Have a Bigger Problem Than Climate Change

South America’s Glaciers May Have a Bigger Problem Than Climate Change

Massive layers of ice cover some of the continent’s rich copper deposits. Uncovering those minerals threatens to hasten their demise.