S Korea Helps Pregnant Women Get Seats on Trains

(Reuters) – South Korea installs an alert system on subway cars encouraging passengers to give up their seats to expectant mothers on busy commuter trains. Sharon Reich reports. This technology

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From Tweets to Streets, Zimbabwe Social Media Anger Erupts into Anti-Mugabe Protests

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) – Organizers of a general strike against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe pledged on Thursday to continue action until he falls, as a spontaneous social media

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Vertical Farming: Eliminating Growing Seasons and Supporting Locals

(Reuters) – The world’s largest vertical farm aims to feed the masses in urban centers by controlling the pain points of agriculture and eliminating seasons and transport costs. Sharon Reich

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New Wind Turbine Sheds Light on Hanoi’s Slums

(Reuters) – Cheap wind powered technology is having a big impact on those living in the slums of Hanoi. Sharon Reich reports. In the floating village along Hanoi’s Red River

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Google’s Diversity Efforts Show Scant Progress

By Deborah M. Todd SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google on Thursday released data on its two-year-old initiative to create a more diverse U.S. workforce, saying it had more black,

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Newest High-Tech Eye Hospital Readies for Takeoff

(Reuters) – The newest version of the Flying Eye Hospital, which features state of the art technology and surgery facilities to train physicians in procedures and help prevent blindness, is

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The Future of 3D-Printed Prosthetics

The recent ubiquity of 3D printers and innovations in prosthetic design, manufacturing and distribution offer a viable solution for the millions of people living with limb loss around the world.

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Saudi Prince Aims for Silicon Valley Appeal to Gleam at Home

By Celine Aswad and Angus McDowall DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) – The powerful young prince behind modernizing reforms in Saudi Arabia presents himself as the champion of his nation’s plugged-in youth, and

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LG Electronics Sells Mosquito-Repelling TV in India

By Nataly Pak SEOUL (Reuters) – The Indian arm of South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc has begun selling a TV with a feature that it says repels mosquitoes, which can

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Sun-powered phone charger gives migrants in Greece free electricity

By Karolina Tagaris LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) – For refugees and migrants stuck in Greece, a smartphone is a lifeline — as long as its battery lasts. But access to electricity

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