毎日1分ビジネス英語 - Basic

毎日1分ビジネス英語 - Basic


英語は情報収集しながら学ぶ!一流のビジネス誌 The Economist や The Financial Times を教材にしているから、ビジネス英語と国際情報が一度に獲得できます。1日1本、月から金曜日まで5日間毎日更新です。

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Jun 8, 2019


Trump’s wealth could be out in the open soon The U.S. President, Donald Trump, is also a businessperson. He and his family run a private company known as The Trump Organization. However, no one knows for sure the financial details of the company.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 7, 2019


Skai ready to take to the skies by end of 2021 Flying cars have always been a part of sci-fi movies and futuristic concepts. Well, the future is here! Alaka’i Technologies, a Massachusetts-based air taxi startup, has recently unveiled its first prototype of a flying car called "Skai."... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 6, 2019


Unclaimed: $1 million at airports each year At the security gate, air passengers are asked to empty their pockets and deposit in-person articles on various trays for scanning. In the hustle-bustle to reach boarding gates, many passengers forget to reclaim the loose change and money. According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), such unclaimed money reached $1 million in 2018 alone.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 5, 2019


Huawei banned from American technology President Trump signed an executive order that could end sharing of American technology with Chinese telecom giant Huawei.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 2, 2019


Museum worker’s meme bags him job at Tesla Adam Koszary, a worker at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) in Berkshire (UK), posted a meme in April 2018. It was a photograph of an Exmoor Horn aged ram taken in the 1960s with the caption, "Look at this absolute unit." Little did he know that the meme would land him a job at Tesla.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 1, 2019


5G spurs AI and robotics in South Korea With the introduction of 5G, South Korea has one of the fastest Internet networks in the world with a data speed of about 1.5 gigabits per second. This technology will soon be applied to develop service robots that can understand human emotions.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 31, 2019


"Rabbit" becomes priciest artwork ever by a living artist Jeff Koons, an artist from Pennsylvania, has become the creator of the most expensive artwork by a living person. His stainless-steel sculpture "Rabbit" was auctioned for a record price of $91.1 million.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 30, 2019


Across the Atlantic in a barrel Jean-Jacques Savin, a 71-year-old French man, recently completed a 2,930-mile journey across the Atlantic. It was a highly unusual journey because he traveled all by himself in a small handmade barrel.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 26, 2019


A robot to keep plants alive Usually, we have to move our plant pots manually to and fro the window shelf. However, Vincross, a robotic manufacturer, has created a robot called "Hexa Plant" that can look after plants with minimum human involvement.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 25, 2019


Facebook removed fake political accounts Facebook has taken a major step to remove fake information. It has deleted hundreds of accounts both on Facebook and its sister platform Instagram. These accounts were involved in unsuitable online conduct in Africa.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 24, 2019


Is cost cutting responsible for Boeing accidents? The airlines industry is facing major issues with two recent accidents, both of which involved a Boeing 737 MAX.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 23, 2019


The U.S.-Mexico food fight On May 7, the U.S. Department of Commerce ended the Tomato Suspension Agreement, which was in force for the last 22 years. There will now be a 17.5% tariff on tomatoes, a tax that will ultimately be borne by American consumers.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

グーグルPixel 3a、iPhone Xに対抗できるか

May 22, 2019


Google Pixel 3a: Can it challenge iPhone X? Google’s new phone, Pixel 3a, will directly challenge Apple’s iPhone X.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 19, 2019


World’s fastest bullet train on the rails Japan has announced its latest bullet train called ALFA-X. ALFA-X stands for "Advanced Labs for Frontline Activity in rail experimentation." The train is expected to go into service in 2030, and will be operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It will run in the Tokyo region and Hokkaido island.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 18, 2019


Endless recyclable plastic Plastics are one of the main constituents of environmental pollution. Less than a third of plastic is recycled, while the rest adds to the pile of plastic wastes. However, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory have developed a plastic material that can be recycled innumerable times.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 17, 2019


Backpacks are back in style Yet another 90s fashion statement has made a comeback. Often considered an accessory for kids or students, backpacks have comeback in trend for adults, especially women.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 16, 2019


The elusive Salvator Mundi A painting called "Salvator Mundi," believed to be the work of Italian master Leonardo da Vinci, was sold for $450 million in 2017 by Christie’s. Since then, the painting has mysteriously disappeared. It returned to the headlines when the Louvre in Paris said that the painting would be displayed at its exhibition later this year to mark the 500th death anniversary of the painter. However, the Paris gallery has failed to locate the painting so far.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 15, 2019


Transparent human organs 3D printing has been used to produce complex spare parts in industries and even food. Medical scientists in Germany have now added a new application of 3D technology: production of transparent human organs.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 12, 2019


Laundromats literacy programs in the U.S. A new initiative of providing laundromats with libraries is under trial in the U.S. The LaundryCares Foundations, Libraries without Borders, and the Clinton Foundation are funding test runs of "Family Read & Play Spaces" to provide spaces for kids to learn and grow alongside laundry activities.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 11, 2019


"Avengers: Endgame" is crushing box office records The "Avengers: Endgame", Marvel Cinematic Universe's (MCU) highest grossing movie ever is exceeding all expectations and smashing box office records since its release on April 26 this year. The final installment of the MCU phase three and Infinity Saga has made $1.2 billion globally in its opening weekend, breaking its own record set by Avengers: Infinity War last year at $257.7 million.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 10, 2019


Bad parts cost NASA $700 million, confirms new report In 2009 and 2011, two of NASA’s rockets lifted off only to crash into the Pacific near Antarctica. The losses were estimated to be $700 million, with each rocket being 29 meters tall and carrying satellites that were to be placed in orbit. There was intense speculation at that time regarding the reasons for the twin crashes. A new report by NASA has revealed that the rockets could not complete their mission because of substandard parts.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 9, 2019


More mobile phones than people The mobile phone has proven to be our fastest growing invention, growing in numbers much faster than the global population. According to data assembled by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the World Bank, and the UN, there were 107 mobile phone subscriptions per 100 people in 2018.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 8, 2019


Phoenix UAV: the next technological breakthrough Recently, a new way to fly the drones has been brought forth. A group of researchers from U.K. have developed Phoenix, a new variety of drone that uses a new system to float around.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 5, 2019


Drug-delivery drones in Ghana Drones are one of the most innovative technologies of the 21st century. They are capturing images, delivering packages, and carrying out aerial surveys.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 4, 2019


Japan sells canned air to remember the Heisei era The people of Japan dearly love Emperor Akihito, the current emperor. Therefore, when he made a special request to the people of Japan to allow him to retire, his request was accepted. Soon he will step down and this will end the current Heisei era.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 3, 2019


Toyota dismisses plans to install AI tech Toyota’s plans for the installation of Dedicated Short-Range Communication technology have hit a roadblock. The Japanese automaker has terminated its plan to install the DSRC technology on U.S vehicles, which would have allowed vehicles to communicate with each other on a network to avoid accidents.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 2, 2019


Robot farmers are the future Iron Ox, an agri-tech company that specializes in farming robots, is set to sell lettuce in the next few months, starting with restaurants first. The company was founded in 2015, and since it has perfected robotic processes to grow the crop.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 1, 2019


James Bond to go green, drive electric car The movie character James Bond is known for his smartness, his dress sense, and the cars he drives. Soon, he will be seen driving an eco-friendly electric car in his next movie. This is news is relevant at the current time, when the car industry is moving rapidly to EVs.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 28, 2019


Notre Dame cathedral: Will art re-emerge from the ashes? The fire at the Notre Dame cathedral earlier this month damaged the 12th-century Gothic exterior of the church and many artworks. According to estimates, the restoration work might require heavy investments for at least two decades, if not more.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 27, 2019


World’s weird languages Recently, a study of various languages of the world was conducted. This was to know to what extent one language differs from the other. The study found that English has some unique characteristics, which makes the language weird or unusual.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 26, 2019


The rise in shipping container housing Shipping container homes are now gaining popularity as more and more people now want to live a sustainable life. Most people are now switching to minimalistic lifestyle while some are opting for sustainable luxury homes made of shipping container. They are made from recycled shipping containers.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 25, 2019


Apple and Qualcomm end bitter battle On April 16, Qualcomm and Apple announced that they’ve settled their long and bitter patent-licensing dispute. They decided to drop all lawsuits and share future 5G technologies.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 24, 2019


Liquid methane lakes found on Titan On April 15, scientists provided the most comprehensive look to date at one of the solar system’s most exotic features: the liquid methane lake of Saturn’s moon, Titan. They were found in the northern polar region. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft helped to obtain this information before ending its Saturn mission in 2017. The lakes are unique because they are made of liquid methane.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 21, 2019


World’s largest plane lifts off The world’s largest airplane took off on its maiden flight over the Mojave Desert in California on April 13. The aircraft is built by Stratolaunch Systems Corp, started by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 20, 2019


Organic products on a rise! Organic products have shown rapid growth in the market of personal care merchandises. As consumers become increasingly aware of what they put in and on their bodies, they’re also interested in buying--and sometimes paying more for products that simultaneously help the environment.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 19, 2019


Fast fashion is the fastest growing waste Fast fashion is a practice of making and selling runway designs for very cheap. It is also the fastest growing concern environmentally, as trendy fashion has led to buying more items than required. The industry produces 80 billion garments to meet the consumer demand of high fashion for lower cost. It is a "problem of plenty".... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 18, 2019


UN plans for Floating Cities The world population has already started to face the problems linked to climate change, sea levels are rising, glaciers are melting and global temperature is rising. On 3 April, at a roundtable at the United Nations floating cities was put forth as a solution to some of the climate change problems. The UN has accepted this proposal.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 17, 2019


The first image of black hole An international scientific team is expected to unveil a landmark achievement in astrophysics - the first photo of a black hole.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 14, 2019


China’s waste ban affects the world For years, America sold millions of tons of used yogurt cups, juice containers, shampoo bottles and other kinds of plastic trash to China to be recycled into new products. However, it’s been a year since China rejected the import of trash and stopped its recycling programs.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 13, 2019


Veggie burger to be renamed as Veggie disc? According to a new rule in the European Union, vegetarian food items cannot have the same name as non-vegetarian food. Thus, a veggie burger no longer has the right to label itself as burger. It has to have a new name, maybe ‘veggie disc.’... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 12, 2019


World’s first 5G network Telecom companies in the U.S. and South Korea have separately launched the world first 5G networks for commercial use. It was launched ahead of their planned date, as both rushed to become first in the 5G race.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 11, 2019


Monsanto’s weedkiller could cause cancer Bayer and Monsanto, a big name in the field of agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology, is facing many legal problems. Recently a panel of judges in San Francisco declared that its popular weedkiller Roundup can cause cancer.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 10, 2019


Memes could be banned under new EU copyright law A new copyright law being considered by the European Union could lead to the ban of memes.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 7, 2019


TrashTag Challenge: A new social media trend A new movement called the TrashTag challenge is blooming on the Internet. The challenge has taken Instagram by storm, and is now gaining attention on Twitter as well.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 6, 2019


Financial woes forces WOW to shut down All of a sudden, Iceland’s budget airline WOW Air stopped services on March 28. Started in 2011 by Skuli Mogensen, it offered cheap flights between Europe and North America, sometimes as low as $99 excluding taxes.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 5, 2019


Warner strikes a music deal…with an algorithm! A music contract between a recording company and an artist are worth millions. However, Warner Music has struck a different kind of deal. Instead of collaborating with a musician, the company has signed an algorithm to churn out several albums a year.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 4, 2019


Brexit deadline delay: For how long? According to an agreement few days ago between Prime Minister May and leaders of the EU, UK will now propose an extension of the Brexit date to May 22 to its legislature. If parliamentarians do not approve, Brexit can be delayed only up to April 12. By that date, Britain would have to clear all problems that could affect Brexit.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 3, 2019


"Fantasy Birding" brings birds to your living rooms! Bird-watching, or the observation of birds in their natural habitat, is a popular pastime and scientific sport. Many birders participate each year in an event called Big Years, traveling across continents in search of numerous bird species. But for those who cannot travel widely and participate in the sport, there is now a game called "Fantasy Birding."... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 31, 2019


Most expensive hotel suite in the world The 40-storey Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas attracts many rich people to spend a few thousand dollars in luxury. However, the upper floors of the resort have a special attraction: they comprise the world’s most expensive hotel suite. To be a guest at the "Empathy Suite," you would need to spend $100,000 for a night or $200,000 for a weekend. It is available for free for guests who have at least $1 million in credit at the resort.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 30, 2019


World Happiness Report The World Happiness Report 2019 (for the year 2018) ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, and 117 countries by the happiness of their immigrants. This report was first published in 2012 following a UN General Assembly meeting of 2011.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 29, 2019


FDA approves first drug for postpartum depression Postpartum depression is a condition that afflicts many new mothers, including many celebrity moms. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it affects one in nine women in the U.S. In such a situation, the FDA’s approval of Zulresso, the first drug specifically meant to target postpartum depression, is a welcome development. But considering its high cost, the drug may not be accessible to most new moms.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 28, 2019


Undersea cables market expected to grow An undersea or submarine communications cable is a cable laid on the seabed between land-based stations to carry telecommunication signals. Wires laid at the bottom of the ocean transmit 99% of international data today. In total, they are hundreds of thousands of miles long and can be as deep as the Everest is tall.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 27, 2019


The Fyre festival scam In 2017, CEO of Fyre Media Inc Billy McFarland was declared a fraudster. He organized a "Luxury music festival" in the Exuma island of Bahamas called the Fyre festival. They were unable to accommodate attendees, provide food and water and other elaborate promises made by the Fyre team. This resulted in a massive outrage on Twitter.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 24, 2019


Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize The 2019 list of Noble Peace Prize contenders are out and Greta Thunberg is one of them. She is a young climate change activist from Sweden. She started her protest in August 2018. She sat in front of the parliament with a poster that read "school strike for the climate" in Swedish.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

SpaceX vs OneWeb

Mar 23, 2019


The field of telecommunication is constantly looking for ways to improve its services. It wants to connect as many people as possible and in the remotest areas. However, current technologies are not enough to achieve this goal. The way forward for telecommunication is to have groups of satellites that will be able to provide better and faster connectivity.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 22, 2019


Boeing 737 MAX is grounded The commercial aircraft Boeing 737 MAX was announced to be discontinued on March 11, 2019, due to safety concerns after the Ethiopian plane crash. The crash claimed 157 lives. The 737 MAX will be stopped from further deliveries immediately. The flight took off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Nairobi, Kenya.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 21, 2019


TikTok: A new social media sensation TikTok is a mobile platform where users can create 15-second video clips set to music. It recently surpassed one billion downloads on Google Play and the App Store. With 500 million users across 150 countries, the app has become a social media sensation.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 20, 2019


Harley Davidson acquires kid’s e-bike brand Harley Davidson announced on 5 March that it has bought STACYC. It makes electric bikes for kids. They want to advance its plan of attracting new generation riders with electric vehicle technology.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 17, 2019


3D-printed food 3D printing of food has actually started very recently. Most 3D food printers are deposition printers. They deposit layers of raw material in a process known as additive manufacturing.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 16, 2019


Are Americans flushing away the Canadian forests? The reports released by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the environmental group Stand.earth suggest that there is a huge demand for tissue paper in America. It is having a serious impact on the forests in Canada.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 15, 2019


Search for sound in EVs Electric cars are the future of cars because they reduce emissions and fuel consumption. However, they face a new challenge: there are legal efforts in the U.S.to make it compulsory for EV manufacturers to add artificial engine sounds. This is necessary because electric vehicles produce hardly any noise in comparison to traditional combustion engine vehicles. This lack of noise makes it very difficult for pedestrians to be aware approaching electric cars.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 14, 2019


Ultra Low Emission Zone in London Traffic jams are a major problem across the world. Many cities in the world are struggling to overcome this problem. Traffic jams not only lead to loss of time and energy but also add to pollution and greenhouse emissions.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 13, 2019


Fast foods are unhealthier than ever The U.S. is the biggest market for fast food. It is also the most prominent country battling the health concerns arising from fast food. According to the Centers for Disease and Disease Control and Prevention, 36% American adults and 17% of the under 19 American youth is overweight. Overweight is leading to many other health problems, such as heart disease, fatty liver, joint disorder etc.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 10, 2019


The Vale SA dam collapsed on 25 January in Brumadinho, Brazil. The collapse of the 86-meter high mining dam confirms 171 people being dead and 141 people are reported missing.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 9, 2019


Spotify launches in India World’s biggest music streaming giant Spotify launched in India on February 2019. It offers 40 million songs and 3 billion playlists comprise international and Indian music across various genres to Indian customers. The streaming giants will be competing with India’ streaming service JioSaavn, Gaana and Wynk. It is available on iOS, Android and Windows.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 8, 2019


"Two Hollywoods" in this year’s Oscar awards This year’s Academy Awards saw the old and the new Hollywood coming together as prospective winners. Netflix figured for the first time among Oscar nominees with Alfonso Cuaron’s Spanish movie Roma, while good old Universal Pictures took away the top honors of Best Picture for Green Book.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 7, 2019


LG launches a palm-reading smartphone LG launched a new phone that unlocks by reading your palm at this year’s Mobile World Conference. The LG ThinQ G8 is packed with innovative features, making it a better upgrade than its predecessor, the LG ThinQ G7.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 6, 2019


Solar-powered wireless towers According to the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, half the world’s population remains offline. Telefonica SA, Spain’s largest telecommunications company, is working on a project to provide open access to broadband services. The company is testing solar-powered microwave networks in remote parts of Latin America, aiming to connect more than 100 million.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 3, 2019


Koenigsegg plans to compete Ferrari Von Koenigsegg, CEO of Koenigsegg Automotive AB, announced that his company would be increasing its production of new supercars by 2022. It is a severe climb from a dozen cars that it produced a year.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 2, 2019


Mastercard is one of the most familiar brands in the world. It is now all set to add a sonic logo to its branding. With sonic logo, each time a Mastercard product is used, a tune will play.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 1, 2019


Japan approves world-first trial for treating spinal injuries A team of Japanese researchers will carry out an extraordinary experiment using artificially derived stem cells known as induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells to treat spinal cord injuries. Researchers at Tokyo’s Keio University have received its approval from the health ministry on 18 February.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 28, 2019


Global prices of coffee expected to rise Global coffee prices have been falling due to higher production of coffee. The fall in the prices is affecting farmers as well as countries that export coffee. However, it seems that the global prices for Arabica coffee may rise by the end of the year.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 27, 2019


Socially responsible investment on a rise The assets of socially responsible investment rose to $12 trillion in 2018 from $3 trillion in 2010. As the results conclude, investors are showing their keen interest in such investment. The main concept of socially responsible investing is integrating environmental, social and corporate governance, which is termed as ESG.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 24, 2019


It’s time to say adieu to Airbus A380 When Airbus launched the A380 in 2007 with a development cost of $25 billion, it was hailed as a landmark in aviation history. 240-feet long, the A380 is a double-decker that can seat more than 500 passengers. However, a dozen years later, the European manufacturer has decided to stop production of the A380 from 2021.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 23, 2019


Google announced a massive expansion in the U.S. Google declared on 13 February that it will invest $13 billion in offices and data centers across the U.S. this year, which is roughly $9 billion more than that the search giant spent on corporate facilities last year.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 22, 2019


Internet determining book covers Book covers are a significant part of a book. Most publishers or book companies spend a lot in developing the cover of the book. A book’s cover is the first feature that attracts a potential buyer to a book. The covers are also constantly evolving and serving various purposes.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 21, 2019


Trump administration reveals AI initiative U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order asking federal government agencies to offer more resources and investment for research, promotion, and training on Artificial Intelligence (AI).... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 17, 2019


General Motors starts layoffs General Motors (GM), the U.S. car company, has decided to remove 4,000 employees. The car company has been facing problems for quite some time now.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 16, 2019


IBM launches world’s first commercial quantum computer IBM has launched the world’s first commercial quantum computer designed for both scientific and commercial use. It has the potential to solve problems much more rapidly than any computers in current use.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 15, 2019


EU-Japan FTA comes into force The European Union and Japan have tied a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which came into action from 1 February 2019. The agreement will ease trade between Japan and the EU. About 99% of goods from Japan will enter the EU tax-free. More than 90% of EU goods will enter the Japanese market tax-free. This percentage will definitely increase over time.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 14, 2019


Facebook profit climbs with ranks of users The number of Facebook users has continued to rise even with a series of data privacy shame and criticism over its attempt to steal the user data and personal information.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 13, 2019


Economic impact of Polar Vortex A 108-megawatt battery plant has started operating in Abu Dhabi, making it the largest in the world. It is five times larger than Tesla’s plant in Hornsdale, Australia.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 10, 2019


Abu Dhabi opens the world’s largest virtual battery plant A 108-megawatt battery plant has started operating in Abu Dhabi, making it the largest in the world. It is five times larger than Tesla’s plant in Hornsdale, Australia.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

GoCheck Kidsで医療費を保存

Feb 9, 2019


Saving medical bills with GoCheck Kids Gobiquity Mobile Health has launched an iPhone-compatible version of GoCheck Kids. It is a smartphone app for vision impairment. It is the first app that is registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). David Huang developed the idea for GoCheck Kids in 2011.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 8, 2019


Folding phones: The new path-breaking innovation Before smartphones became popular, mobile phones used to come in various shapes and sizes. With smartphones, the designs became very repetitive and boring. Mobile companies were only concerned with the size of the screen and thinness. However, things may change in 2019 with the introduction of the foldable smartphone.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 7, 2019


Ancient quinoa seeds found in North America In the state of Ontario, Canada, 3000-year-old quinoa seeds were found, which suggests that globalization of food happened much before than we know.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 6, 2019


3D-printed helmets for Vatican guards The Swiss guards have been protecting the Pope at the Vatican for more than 500 years. They wear ceremonial uniforms of yellow, red, and blue stripes at official Papal services. The old metal helmet is sturdy and weighs about two kilos (4.4 pounds).... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 3, 2019


Farming Simulator gets e-sports arena Farming Simulator is a farming-based video game series developed by GIANTS Software. It is a strategy game, based in the American and European setting. Alongside more action-based games, strategy-based games such as Farming Simulator have always had a steady fan base. These games involve strategic, planning, and learning experiences. It involves virtual environment copying real-life activities at a bigger scale.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 2, 2019


X-Ray vision is here for surgeons Startups in Israel are frequently grabbing the world’s attention. One of them is Yoqneam-based Augmedics, a company with only 17-employees. Led by founder CEO Nissan Elimelech, the company has developed "X-Ray specs" that can help doctors conduct surgeries without any distraction.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 1, 2019


Robot staff fired from Japan’s Hotel Japan’s Henn-na or "Strange" Hotel has fired half of its 243 robots after they created more problems than they could solve. It costs 9,000 yen ($80) to stay at this Hotel.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jan 31, 2019


LEGO as an asset for investment LEGO sets have always been popular among children. Children all the time play with LEGO sets to build different structures. However, these sets can also be resold at very high prices. They are now known to have very high "collector’s value." It is argued that trading in LEGO sets can be more profitable than trading in stocks or gold.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jan 30, 2019


Audi emission scandal In 2015-16, Volkswagen had to face a penalty for not maintaining the U.S. emission standards. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of violation of the Clean Air Act against the company.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jan 27, 2019


McDonald's loses 'Big Mac' trademark Ireland fast-food chain Supermac’s has revoked McDonald’s registration of the "Big Mac" trademark. They said that the world’s largest fast-food chain had not proven genuine use of it over the five years prior to the case being lodged in 2017.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jan 26, 2019


Can young blood defy the aging process? A startup called Ambrosia Medical; founded by Stanford graduate Jesse Karmazin, claims that young blood can enliven older people. It is already running a blood-transfusion service in five U.S. cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tampa, Omaha, and Houston. Customers in these cities can get the service by paying through PayPal. Transfusion of a liter of young blood costs $8000, while the cost goes up to $12000 for two liters.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jan 25, 2019


Age bias in tech startups A new study has shown that age can be a disadvantage for people seeking employment in a tech startup in America. For many such companies starting off the block, age is a guiding factor in employment. People who are slightly older are not encouraged to work in this sector.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jan 24, 2019


Fake news: A demographic twist in the tale Researchers at the New York and Princeton Universities have come up with a strange finding: Elders in the U.S. share more fake news on the Internet compared to young people.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jan 20, 2019


Chang’e 4 lands on the dark side of the Moon A small step for a man on the Moon is still a giant leap for mankind. That giant leap happened when on 2 January 2019 when a Chinese spacecraft landed on the far side of the Moon. It is named Chang’e 4 after Chinese moon goddess Chang’e. It will explore the unknown part of the Moon. This is the part that never faces the Earth.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jan 19, 2019


U.S.-China meet for trade resolution The U.S. and China held deputy-ministerial level trade talks in Beijing last week. The meeting, originally scheduled for two days, was extended by a day amid signs of progress on some issues, including purchase of U.S. farm and energy commodities and increased access to China's markets.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jan 18, 2019


CPTPP: A new world order? The year 2018 saw many economic problems worldwide. But the end of the year saw a positive step. This was in the form of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). This 11-country Asia-Pacific trade agreement came into force on December 30. The member countries are Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. The main aim of the union is to conduct trade together.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jan 17, 2019


Ship loses cargo in storm A cargo ship headed for Germany's Bremerhaven was caught in rough North Sea storm, "Zeetje" off the Frisian Islands, also known as the Wadden Islands.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jan 16, 2019


Norway plans all electric by 2025 Norway is considering to stop sale of all gasoline-powered cars by 2025. The country believes that cars with conventional fuel systems do not have a future anymore. Half of all passenger cars sold in 2018 were either all-electric or plug-in hybrids.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jan 13, 2019


Methane on Mars? There was considerable excitement in 2003-04, and then again in 2014, when scientists at NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) said that they had found evidence of methane on mars. The evidence was important because it could point to the existence of past or current life forms on the Red Planet. However, recent research presented at the American Geophysical Union has questioned the presence of methane on Mars.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jan 12, 2019


Elizabeth Warren for 2020 U.S. elections Elizabeth Warren announced her bold opposition to the Republican president Donald Trump in 2020. Sixty-nine-year-old Warren is a senator from Massachusetts since 2013.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jan 11, 2019


Samsung bids goodbye to headphones Samsung Galaxy A8s is expected to debut without a 3.5mm headphone jack. This will be the first Galaxy smartphone without a 3.5mm headphone jack. Apple has done away with the jack long time back in its iPhone family.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jan 10, 2019


Elon Musk "goes underground" Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled the first tunnel completed by Boring Company, his underground transit venture launched two years ago as an ambitious solution to Los Angeles’ heavy traffic.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jan 9, 2019


The disappearing rings of Saturn Saturn’s rings were first seen in 1659 by Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens. Since then, they have made the planet the most striking in the solar system. But as NASA’s probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 now confirm, the rings are being pulled into the planet by the force of gravity. But we needn’t worry too much because the rings will last for almost 300 million years, well beyond our lifetimes.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jan 6, 2019


Economic outlook 2019 The year 2018 was not easy for the world economy. Unfortunately, 2019 is unlikely to bring much relief.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 30, 2018


COP24: Hits and misses The 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference took place in Poland. It was the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Held between December 2 and 15, it is also known as COP24.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 29, 2018


Renewables power Costa Rica for almost a year Climate change is undoubtedly a major problem today. From rising temperatures and sea levels to unseasonal storms, changing seasons, and floods--the environmental impact is easily visible. It is for this reason that most nations passed the climate change agreement in Paris. However, Costa Rica has shown that renewable energy could be a practical solution to climate change. The Central American country used only renewable sources to power the entire country for a record 300 days.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 28, 2018


GSK-Pfizer announce merger of their consumer healthcare units GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer have decided to enter into a collaboration to sell over-the-counter healthcare products. The joint venture is expected to have sales of up to 9.8 billion pounds ($12.7 billion). Pfizer will have a 32% stake, while GSK will have the controlling share of 68%.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 26, 2018


Daimler drives for electric vehicles German automobile company Daimler is planning to buy electric vehicle batteries worth $23 billion. Its objective is to introduce 10 electric cars by 2022. Daimler has many brands, such as Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Smart Automobile, Detroit Diesel. The company has announced that it will first make the Mercedes‑Benz electric.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 23, 2018


GE Power losing steam, and quickly As the year draws to a close, GE Power would be hoping for a turnaround in 2019. But the challenges might be too many to handle for the management. The company is facing liquidity problems because of lack of cash flow, while regulatory issues remain unresolved.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 22, 2018


The Loon Project: Changing the world One of the main objectives of technological development is to better the lives of the people. This is exactly what the Loon project launched by Alphabet Inc is trying to do. Alphabet Inc is Google’s parent company.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 21, 2018


Billionaires in space war: Branson steals a march Virgin Galactic, led British billionaire Richard Branson, is one step closer to space tourism. The company’s SpaceShipTwo passenger rocket ship reached a height of 82.7km. This is the first human flight to the boundary of space by a private vehicle designed to carry commercial passengers. On board the rocket were pilots Rick "CJ" Sturckow and Mark "Forger" Stucky, and a replica named Annie as the passenger.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 20, 2018


Apple to splurge $1 billion on new Austin Campus Tech companies like Google, Amazon, and Apple are moving rapidly to increase their presence within the country and create new jobs. The latest move in this drive has come from Apple. The iPhone-maker has Apple announced that it would spend $1 billion to develop a second campus in Austin. The 133-acre campus will initially have 5000 employees, but the number can be increased up to 15,000 later.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 19, 2018


AT&T-Time Warner Merger: the legal battle This year there has been some very big unification among media companies. The Department of Justice (DoJ) of the U.S. government, however, does not approve the merger between AT&T and Time Warner. A U.S. district court on 12th June had allowed the unification. The DoJ is appealing against the judgment in a higher court now.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 16, 2018


Traffic lights show Elvis Presley’s dance moves Elvis Presley is regarded as the king of rock and roll. But few people would know that in the 1950s, he was stationed as a U.S. soldier in a small German town called Friedberg. In his honor, the town has installed three pedestrian lights with images of the American rock singer.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 15, 2018


Shortage of Truckers The U.S. will soon need more truck drivers. Many people avoid this job, mainly because this doesn’t pay well. Also, young people find it easy to work in eateries than become truck drivers.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 14, 2018


OPEC meeting agrees to cut production After two days of tough negotiations in Vienna, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) finally achieved a breakthrough: the group and its allies agreed to remove 1.2million barrels a day from the market.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 13, 2018


Mind your language, says PETA In a tweet last week, the animal's rights group PETA has asked followers to avoid using "anti-animal language." It said that many commonly used words show cruelty to animals. However, PETA’s idea is being mocked in the media.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 12, 2018


Brexit and the Banking Sector As debates and discussion are on, one thing is very clear--Brexit will have a lot of impact on the banking sector in the U.K.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 9, 2018


7-year old Ryan is YouTube’s top earner Forbes has published a list of the top ten earners on You Tube between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018. Surprisingly, at the head of the list is a seven-year-old kid named Ryan. His earnings in the 12-month period reached $22 million.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 8, 2018


"Prison tourism" in South Korea For an average South Korean, working 14 hours a day is not uncommon, nor are six-day workweeks. Small wonder, then, that professionals seek ways to reduce stress. The problem of work stress is increasingly realized by even the South Korean government--a new law, effective from July, caps workweeks for many employees at 52 hours. The government is also encouraging companies to let employees go home for the night and to free up their weekends.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 7, 2018


The Nissan-Renault row It’s been more than a fortnight since the arrest of Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. However, there are still doubts on whether the partnership between the French and Japanese carmakers will survive the arrest and its outcome.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 6, 2018


G20: Looking for consensus in the midst of divisiveness The two-day G20 Summit concluded in the city of Buenos Aires in Argentina on December 1. Despite the increasing differences among many leaders, the Summit tried to tackle some important issues. The tariffs and counter-tariffs imposed by the U.S. and China over each other’s imports have shaken international markets. At the Summit, the leaders of both nations held discussions for a possible agreement.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 5, 2018


Leaning tower of Pisa is leaning less We always strive for perfection in our work. Very few things in this world are known for its imperfection--The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of them. Built in the 14th century, the tower has stood tall, but slightly bend at an angle, through ages.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 2, 2018


Superhero of superheroes no more One of the greatest comic book writers Stan Lee died on 12 November 2018 leaving behind a huge legacy of fantastic comic book characters, such as Spiderman, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Daredevil etc.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Dec 1, 2018


Ravages of war: Ghost villages in France One of the most vicious battles during World War I took place on the hills north of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeastern France. It not only resulted in the deaths of scores of German and French soldiers, but also in the desertion of nine villages in the region.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Nov 30, 2018


Climate change will damage lives The pressure of climate change is being felt across the US with increases in disastrous wildfires in the west, flooding on the east coast, soil loss in the Midwest and coasts wearing away in Alaska.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Nov 29, 2018


The Pink Legacy Pink diamonds are exceptional. They are known for their color as well as their size. They are one of the costliest gem stones on our planet. One such diamond, called the Pink Legacy, was sold in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 13. It was bought for $50.2 million by Harry Winston, a U.S.-based luxury jeweler.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Nov 28, 2018


Google’s latest patent: Virtual Reality sneakers Virtual Reality (VR) enables you to be transported into a world of fantasy even when you have very little space available in the real world. For example, you can experience jogging by just wearing a motion tracker, or running on the treadmill by using a plastic platform that mimics the movement of a treadmill. In comparison, however, Google has something completely new and much more interesting: a patent to develop motorized VR sneakers.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Nov 25, 2018


Redefining the kilogram One of the globally accepted norms adopted by societies and cultures is the kilogram, which is part of the Metric System. It is a universal unit of measurement across the world.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Nov 23, 2018


Marie Antoinette’s pearl auctioned for $36 million A pearl and diamond pendant belonging to French Queen Marie Antoinette was sold for a record $36 million at an auction at the Sotheby’s sale of jewelry in Geneva.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Nov 22, 2018


Amazon wishes to fly! Amazon has been persuading the Government authorities of New York to allow the company to establish helicopter services.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Nov 21, 2018


Crowdfunding space exploration In Kyrgyzstan 12 women, aged between 17 to 25 years, are trying to make a cube satellite (CubeSat) through crowdfunding. They started the work in 2017 and want to complete it by 2019.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Nov 18, 2018


Decline in global fertility rates Worldwide, the fertility rate is on a decline. This is the reading of the 2017 Global Burden of Diseases (GBD) study published in the well-known publication Lancet. The report comes as an urgent warning signal about a fragile and fragmented world.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Nov 17, 2018


Watch out, TV hosts: AI could take your job too! Artificial intelligence is venturing into new areas with each passing day. Its latest application is a robotic news anchor who can deliver news around the clock. The virtual anchor was introduced on November 7 by China’s state news agency Xinhua at an event held in Wuzhen.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Nov 16, 2018


Hiring at fast-food chains: The demographic shift Gone are the days when restaurant groups like McDonald’s hired teenagers as part-time workers. Instead, eatery chainsare now turning to senior centers, churches, and websites like AARP to attract the 50-plus age group to their workforce.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Nov 15, 2018


Kepler Space Telescope retires After collecting data from the universe for nine years, the journey of the space telescope Kepler has ended. Since 2009, Kepler has discovered numerous objects in space, such as planets outside our Solar System. It also confirmed that planets outnumber stars in the galaxy.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Nov 11, 2018


Humans and Cacao: The eternal love story Chocolate is a universally loved food and is consumed in various forms. Studies show that chocolate was partaken by many ancient civilizations across South America including the Mayans. They consumed it mostly for its medicinal benefits.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

新しいiPad、Mac、Mac Mini登場

Nov 10, 2018


The new iPad, Mac, and Mac Mini are here! Following its main event in September to launch the latest iPhones, Apple held a second event on October 30--this time in Brooklyn--to unveil the new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Mini.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Nov 9, 2018


Micro-nation Palau bans sunscreens to protect coral reefs When people wear sunscreen and then go for a swim in the ocean, the chemicals wash off and mingle in the ocean. This adversely affects the coral reefs because many sunscreens use harmful substances like oxybenzone and octinoxate. Taking this into consideration, the government of Palau, a tiny country in the Western Pacific, has banned the sale or use of some sunscreens in the country.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Nov 8, 2018


Billionaires have never had it this good The wealth of new-age billionaires is constantly growing. Most of these super-rich people are in the U.S. However, thanks to a new brigade of entrepreneurs, technology innovations, and increasing number of unicorns, the number of billionaires is growing fast in China.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Nov 7, 2018


AI tackles written lies in Spain The invention of the modern polygraph by John Augustus Larson in 1921 was hailed as a major breakthrough to detect lies. Since then, the instrument has been employed in scores of criminal cases, but the results are not considered to be foolproof. In the case of written statements, however, scientists at Cardiff University and Charles III University of Madrid have developed an AI tool that is very accurate in exposing lies.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Nov 4, 2018


The Pillars Estate: Haunted house for sale The Pillars Estate in Albion, New York, is one of the many officially haunted properties that are on sale. They are all luxurious properties with no takers because they are all supposedly frequented by ghosts.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Nov 3, 2018


Wait, my dinner is yet to land! Since the first drones arrived in 2002, they have been used for surveillance, filming, oil and gas explorations, planning for real-estate development, and many other purposes. However, one area that promised much but hasn’t quite taken off is direct-to-home deliveries. But a start has been made by AHA, one of Iceland's largest e-commerce companies.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Nov 2, 2018


Who shall smile on the new 50-pound note? The Bank of England announced recently that a new 50-pound note would be introduced in 2020 to replace the existing note of the same denomination. The new note will be made of polymer and have more security features. But that’s not what has caught the public imagination. Instead, it is the discussion about whose face should appear on the new note.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Nov 1, 2018


Titanic II to set sail in 2022 On April 12, 1912, the mighty HMS Titanic sank on its maiden voyage. One hundred and ten years later, another Titanic will retrace the same route, starting at Southampton and sailing across the Atlantic to New York.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Oct 31, 2018


World’s longest over-sea bridge On October 23, Chinese premier XI Jinping announced the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge at a gala ceremony at the Zhuhai Port terminal.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Oct 28, 2018


Coming up: Saudi Arabia’s $500-billion mega city Saudi Arabia had, for long, depended on its oil-rich territory to boost its economy. However, with declining oil prices, the country had to look for other sources of revenue. In October 2017, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced a grand plan for a mega city that would be 33 times the size of New York City. The $500-billion project, called Neom, would link the country with Africa by a bridge over the Red Sea.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Oct 27, 2018


Paul Allen’s legacy Paul Allen, cofounder of Microsoft, died this month from a rare cancer, but he leaves behind a legacy not only for the tech world but also for science, sports, and music.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Oct 26, 2018


Paperless boarding on the horizon The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has come forward with its strategy to implement facial recognition and other biometric identification tools to simplify the way passengers board planes at airports. TSA has tested its biometric system in Los Angeles and Atlanta, and now plans to introduce the system in a gradual manner.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Oct 25, 2018


The Internet could split into three different Internets! Speaking at a private event in September, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt said that there could be two, not one, Internets in the next 10 to 15 years. He said that one Internet would be regulated by U.S.-led countries, while another would be a heavily censored version of the Internet created by China. However, we cannot discount the possibility of a third Internet governed by the strict regulations being put in place by European authorities.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Oct 24, 2018


Passport scans: An easy recipe for ID fraud Despite the tough regulations and biometric security systems implemented by the authorities, the business of fake passports is prolific in the dark web. Passport scans and physical passports are both available for sale for few dollars, which gives an opportunity to cybercriminals to easily steal identities, divert money from secure accounts, or assume control of the payment systems of innocent users.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Oct 21, 2018


The longest haul Singapore Airlines has started a long-haul flight between Singapore and New Jersey. On Friday, the 9500-mile journey was completed in about 18 hours, making it the longest commercial flight today.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Oct 20, 2018


Ants, not humans, were the world’s first farmers 60 million years ago, we had the world’s first farmers in South America. No, there were not humans, but leafcutter ants that raised fungus. The ants stored bacteria that could prevent parasitic diseases from destroying the fungus.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Oct 19, 2018


Wooden cities of the future If we go back in history, many cities were made of wood rather than brick. Now, of course, most modern cities are concrete jungles. But construction technology is constantly evolving. This is evident in a move back to wood for building modern offices and homes.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Oct 18, 2018


Brands and brand value Branding helps us identify a product and the company behind it. Similarly, brand ranking provides an understanding of the businesses around the world. In this context, global brand consultancy company Interbrand announces an annual ranking of global brands, which helps us understand the dynamics of the business scenario.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Oct 17, 2018


What is the future of retail? Sears Holding, once the top retailer in America, is on the brink of bankruptcy. Unable to compete with e-commerce sites, the 125-year-old company has failed to make a profit since 2010 and has a debt of $134 million.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Oct 14, 2018


Death by Selfie Clicking a selfie, which means taking one’s own photograph via a smartphone, is one of the most popular activities across the world. However, there is big risk involved with clicking selfies, as is being shown by studies.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Oct 13, 2018


Home is where the chocolate is The saying ‘Home, sweet home’ was never more appropriately used than for a cottage in Sevres, an hour’s drive from Paris. It is made entirely of chocolate and designed by famous chocolatierJean-Luc Decluzeau. It is attracting considerable attention and has an offer price of 50 euros a night.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Oct 12, 2018


Nobel Prize winners for 2018 Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel established the Nobel Prizes in 1895. It is a set of six annual international awards declared by Swedish and Norwegian institutions. Most of the awards for 2018 have already been announced.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Oct 11, 2018


The young are a lonely lot in the UK One would expect the elderly to be lonelier than people in their teens and twenties. However, a new survey by BBC Radio 4 indicates quite the contrary.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Oct 7, 2018


Fed raises interest rates After the financial crisis of 2008, the U.S. Federal Reserve had kept interest rates near-zero until late 2015, when it started revising borrowing rates. This was done mainly to boost economic activities; encourage borrowing by consumers, businesses, and government, and trigger inflation to encourage investments.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Oct 6, 2018


Mortgages are for ultra rich too A new trend is being noticed in the acquisition of properties. Many celebrities, who have millions in their bank accounts, prefer to take on a mortgage on their homes and keep the cash safe for other high-return investments.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Oct 5, 2018


Why do we blink? Have you ever wondered why we blink repeatedly, and yet do not notice it or register it in our brain? Past researches have indicated that we blink about 20 times a minute, 1,200 times per hour, and up to 28,800 times a day. But scientists have only just discovered which part of the brain is responsible for the action.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Oct 4, 2018


Micro-nation San Marino is fastest growing European tourist destination Many tourists like to go off the beaten track and travel to beautiful but less prominent destinations. Europe has plenty of such places. According to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) data for 2018, a 24-square-mile nation leads the list of top ten fastest-growing tourist destinations in Europe.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Oct 3, 2018


Comcast wins battle for Sky After a prolonged bidding war between Comcast and 21st Century Fox, the former finally succeeded in acquiring UK telecommunications company Sky. The American cable giant’s winning bid was ($22.65), which put the value of Sky at $40.1 billion.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 30, 2018


Thailand could reemerge as a South East Asian Hub Thailand, which was once involved in changing the economic course of third-world countries, faced major challenges due to the East Asian crisis. However, it is reinventing itself and is keen to emerge as the next knowledge- and service-based hub of Asia.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 29, 2018


Trains in America: Back on track? Modern America owes a lot to the railways. This is best seen in the world’s first transcontinental railroad (1869) joining the East and West coasts. However, the advent of cars after World War II lowered the position of the railways, ending with the nationalization of rail links in 1971. But Florida-based startup Brightline is set to revive the railways in the U.S.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 28, 2018


Hopping robots, 180 million miles away In a significant achievement, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has landed a pair of tiny bouncing robots on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, 180 million miles away from the Earth.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 27, 2018


Can global trade reduce poverty? Billionaire media entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg believes that global trade can help reduce poverty. He was speaking in New York prior to the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, which begins this week.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 26, 2018


HBO and Netflix share honors at 70th Emmy Awards It’s been more than a year since HBO ended its fantasy show Game of Thrones, but viewers haven’t got over it yet. The show won the best drama Emmy for the third time in four years, beating last year’s winner from Hulu, "The Handmaid’s Tale." Overall, HBO and Netflix were tied with 23 Emmys each.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 23, 2018


10 years since the financial meltdown Ten years ago, a major financial crisis hit the world. It started in the U.S. and soon affected most parts of the world.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 22, 2018


We’ve the first moon tourist! In a giant step toward commercial flights to the moon, Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX has signed up the first private passenger for a round-trip flight on the company’s Big Falcon Rocket (BFR). The name of the passenger will be announced on September 17.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 21, 2018


Apple’s September revelations It would not be like September if we didn’t hear from Apple about its new babies on the starting block. This year is no different with the Cupertino-based company debuting its next-generation iPhones, Apple Watch, and operating system.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 20, 2018


Which came first: beer or bread? Researchers at Stanford University have found the earliest evidence of manmade beer while studying 13,000-year-old stone mortars found in a cave near Haifa, Israel. More importantly, their study shows that beer came before agriculture and could have encouraged the ancient people to take up agriculture.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 19, 2018


City infrastructure can reveal obesity rate Researchers at the University of Washington have developed an algorithm to identify cities that have an obese population by studying satellite imagery of their buildings and infrastructure.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 16, 2018


British Airways Data Breach Personal and financial data of customers who used Ba.com website and British Airways app was hacked. This incident took place between 21st August (10.58 p.m.) and 5th September (9.45 p.m.) and about 380,000 transactions were affected. The episode was publicly announced by the British Airways. This is one of the worst incidents of cybercrimes in recent times.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 15, 2018


Algorithm to avert fire in the hold Smiths Detection, a multinational supplier of X-ray detectors at airports, claims to have developed a deep-learning algorithm that can detect dangerous objects like li-ion batteries in the cargo hold of passenger planes. The new software increases the rate of detection up to 90%.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 14, 2018


Million-dollar shoe recovered The FBI has announced the recovery of a stolen pair of ruby slippers that were originally used by Judy Garland in the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz. Only four or five pairs are known to be surviving today, each worth a million dollars or more. The slippers were designed by MGM's chief costume designer Gilbert Adrian.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 13, 2018


Elevator to the sky On September 11, researchers at Shizuoka University in Japan will carry out an experiment in space to test the idea of an elevator from the Earth to space.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 12, 2018


Chinese pharma sector: the next boom The Chinese pharmaceutical sector is ready to face the international market. This has been possible due to some policy changes brought about by the Chinese government.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 9, 2018


Coca-Cola goes the coffee way Coca-Cola is acquiring Costa Coffee, one of UK's largest cafe chains, for 3.9 billion pounds ($5.1 billion). Costa’s current owner Whitbread, which also owns budget hotel chain Premier Inn, expects the deal to be completed by the first half of 2019. Whitbread plans to utilize the proceeds from the sale to expand its hotel business.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 8, 2018


New NAFTA: So near, yet so far? On August 31, the deadline for a new NAFTA deal, talks between the U.S. and Canada ended for the week without a final deal.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 7, 2018


Archaeologists discover oldest cheese in the world A team of archaeologists stumbled upon a broken jar filled with cheese made 3200 years ago. That makes it the oldest cheese known so far. But along with the cheese, the scientists discovered some disease-causing bacteria that might have infected the contemporary society.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 6, 2018


New helicopters converge with airplanes and drones The helicopter, the airplane, and the drone are different flying machines, each with its unique set of functions. However, two companies are revolutionizing the helicopter and bringing it much closer to airplanes and drones.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 2, 2018


Higher tariffs backfire for the U.S. auto industry The U.S. government has been increasing import duties on many products to protect U.S. domestic manufacturing. This decision, however, is having a negative impact on the auto industry, which is one of the largest manufacturing industries in the country.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Sep 1, 2018


Flying cars are coming to Japan sooner than you think Last week, the Japanese government announced a tie-up with 21 organizations to bring air taxis to Japan within the next decade.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 31, 2018


Commodity prices take a beating Several factors are contributing to declining commodity prices: the trade war between the U.S. and China, a stronger dollar and higher interest rates in America, weakening currencies in emerging markets, and oversupply of some agricultural products.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 30, 2018


Ketchupgate hits Volkswagen It might surprise you to know that German carmaker Volkswagen’s bestselling product is not cars but sausages. Last year, the company made 6.8 million currywursts, more than the number of cars it manufactured through the year. This product, rather than Volkswagen’s cars, is in the news now for a controversy referred to as "ketchupgate" in the media.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 29, 2018


Construction technology: Far from solid The collapse of the Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italy, has drawn attention to today’s construction technology. It also raises questions about the state of hundreds of bridges worldwide.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 26, 2018


Brexit uncertainties hit the pound sterling The process of exiting from the European Union has been a difficult one for the UK over the last two years since the Brexit vote. Prolonged political uncertainties are affecting the economy with the pound sterling going through one of the worst declines in recent times. The value of the currency dipped to one of its lowest points in the second quarter this year, falling to $1.27 in July.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 25, 2018


Order to measure: the Zozosuit makes that possible A Japanese company has introduced the Zozosuit, a body-fitting suit that can reproduce a 3D image of an online buyer. Using that data, sellers ship the best-fitting garment, and thus avoid returns and dissatisfaction among customers.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 24, 2018


The math in a spaghetti stick A question that had baffled American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate Richard Feynman many years ago has finally been answered by scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology: how to break a spaghetti stick into two pieces.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 23, 2018


Solar-powered drone sets record When the Zephyr S, a solar-powered drone, landed in Arizona on August 6, it had set a record for an aircraft of its kind. It was airborne for 25 days, 23 hours and 57 minutes. This has raised hopes that drones like Zephyr S may one day function like satellites.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 22, 2018


Shopping for social media According to a survey commissioned by credit card company Barclaycard, 9% of UK shoppers admit to buying clothing only to take a photo on social media, and then return them to the store. The survey sample size was 2002 adults, and the results showed that the age group 35-44 years was the most likely to return clothes after a single photo upload.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 19, 2018


Macau set to become wealthiest place on Earth According to the IMF World Economic Outlook, Macau will pip Qatar to become the richest place on Earth by 2020. Its economy will reach the equivalent of about $143,116 per person while Qatar will reach $139,151 by the same year.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 18, 2018


Trouble in paradise Bali The success of Bali as a tourist destination has prompted President Joko Widodo to announce a "Ten Balis" plan. The plan aims to spread the tourist influx to other parts of the country.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 17, 2018


Next-gen lithium battery promises double the power A Massachusetts-based startup called Pellion Technologies claims to have developed a reliable rechargeable lithium-metal battery. Pellion’s battery provides almost double the energy of a conventional lithium-ion battery. The 100% increase in energy content is a huge improvement on the industry’s 10% average increase in battery power per year.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 16, 2018


Japan registers highest wage growth since 1997 The Bank of Japan has been targeting an inflation rate of 2%, but that has remained out of reach. However, there is new hope for the officials after the country registered the highest growth in wages in 21 years. The inflation adjusted household income increased 4.4% in June. This is also a sign that Japan’s prolonged economic recovery is bearing results.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 15, 2018


Caffeine in a coffee cup: Which chain gives you bang for the buck? Much has been written about the positive impact of caffeine on the body and mind, provided of course that it is consumed within the limit of 400 milligrams per day. Recently, Quartz analyzed the caffeine content in coffee served at Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, 7-Eleven, and McDonald’s to ascertain which chain gives the most value for money in terms of caffeine content.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 12, 2018


Drive.ai brings a practical self-driving service There is lot of enthusiasm and interest for self-driving cars, but most of the developments in this field have been limited to experiments.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 11, 2018


Milk alternatives: A growing market Increasing awareness about health issues and concern for the environment is prompting many people to replace dairy milk with plant-based substitutes like soy, almond, and oat milk. Out of all these options, oat milk has emerged as the most popular in recent times.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 10, 2018


Spectacles and productivity A recent study has shown that spectacles, the oldest wearable known today, are an invaluable accessory for the poor, working class. The study, conducted in a tea garden in Assam (India), was led by Nathan Congdon, a professor of ophthalmology at Queen’s University, Belfast.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 9, 2018


The $1 billion plot A 157-acre property, which lies at the highest point in Beverly Hills, is up for grabs at the highest price tag in the history of real estate in Los Angeles: $1 billion.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 8, 2018


The good, bad, and ugly side of body cameras Body cameras are used by many officials, including the police. Its main purpose is to record any wrongdoing by the public. However, groups working to protect privacy of individuals say that the device is being misused by the authorities.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 5, 2018


John's Crazy Socks: An inspiring success story of a father-son duo A sock company called John’s Crazy Socks was started just eighteen months ago by a father-son duo. Today, it’s a multimillion-dollar business. But that’s not what distinguishes this company. It also represents an inspiring story of how you can make things count even when faced with great difficulties.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 4, 2018


Medical tourism: Potential yet to be realized Many patients are driven to seek treatment overseas. This is mainly because of lack of facilities or expertise within the country or the availability of comparable medical procedures at a much lower cost abroad. In 2016, a research firm estimated the industry’s value at $61 billion.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 3, 2018


Auto dealers go multinational In the past, most car dealers had a local presence. They were able to dominate that small market and make profits. On the other hand, it was a good arrangement for car manufacturers because small dealers did not have the clout to demand higher price discounts. However, the trend is now changing with mega car dealers acquiring smaller ones in other countries.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 2, 2018


Upswing in global economy could drive up air, hotel prices The global economy is perking up, partly due to rising oil prices. However, an upswing in the economy will lead to a spike in hotel and airline prices. This is according to the annual Global Travel Forecast, published jointly by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Carlson Wagonlit Travel.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Aug 1, 2018


Water on Mars: Does it indicate any life form? Astronomers have confirmed that Mars has as much as 5 million cubic kilometers of ice, some of which could be in the liquid state.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jul 29, 2018


Japan’s new heatwave index for the colorblind Japan is reeling under a heat wave that has claimed 65 lives. The government has declared it a natural disaster. With temperatures soaring to 41 degrees Celsius, it is crucial that people are warned about extreme heat. For this, the Ministry of Environment has a color-coded index about heat conditions in a specific locality.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jul 28, 2018


Netflix stumbles, sends few jitters in the market Netflix has declared that it has fallen short of its forecasted growth in subscribers. It expected to add 6.2 million subscribers between April and June, but could manage only 5.2 million. This announcement resulted in the shares of the streaming giant going down by 14%.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jul 27, 2018


A flying car called Liberty: Little Nellie reborn In the 1967 blockbuster You Only Live Twice, James Bond thrilled audiences with an autogyro called Little Nellie. Half a century later, we have a similar autogyro called Liberty.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 29, 2018


The common cold: Not so common soon? Almost all of us have suffered from an attack of what is generally referred to as "common cold." Scientists have struggled to find a real cure for this irritating problem, but none have succeeded so far. However, some studies have now reached a point where they seem to be close to finding a remedy.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 28, 2018


Solar panel industry: Living without subsidies In 2013, China surpassed Germany as the world’s largest solar-panel market. In 2016, Jinko became the world’s largest provider of solar panels, shipping almost 10GW globally. The main factor that helped the solar market succeed was financial incentives for installing solar panels, generally called feed-in-tariffs (FITs).... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 27, 2018


Undersea cables can record earthquakes About 70% of the Earth's surface is covered with water. This makes it difficult for satellites to observe what occurs beneath the waves. To tackle this problem, Giuseppe Marra of Britain’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and his colleagues have proposed the idea of using the 1 million-kilometer network of undersea fiber-optic cables as a giant submarine sensor.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 24, 2018


McDonald’s is moving to paper straws McDonald’s has taken a small but significant step toward reducing plastic waste. Beginning from September this year, the restaurant chain will set in motion a process to withdraw plastic straws in all its outlets in the UK and Ireland. It hopes to complete the process in 2019.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 23, 2018


ACs: Cooling us, warming the world Modernity and advancing technology have brought many comforts to our lifestyles. One of them is the air conditioner, which is found almost everywhere. From its invention in 1902 by Willis Carrier, founder of Carrier Corporation, the AC has come a long way in providing advanced cooling features to both homes and offices. It has transformed itself from a luxury commodity to an essential one, and many of us cannot imagine life without it. However, it is ironic that a machine that helps us keep cool is adding to global warming.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 22, 2018


Microsoft buys GitHub for $7.5 billion On June 4, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced plans to acquire software developer platform GitHub for $7.5 billion. Linux Foundation reacted to the news by saying that the takeover is evidence of the growing importance of open source software.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 21, 2018


Yahoo Messenger going offline After 20 years of connecting people from all over the world, the iconic Yahoo Messenger has announced the final wrap-up with its services coming to an end. Oath, the subsidiary of Verizon acquired Yahoo's web properties for $4.48 billion in a deal struck in February 2017. Yahoo Messenger will stop functioning on July 17. The users will be given six months to download their chat history to their personal computer or device.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 20, 2018


Chaotic end to the G7 summit The 44th G7 summit was held on June 8-9 in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada. By the time the meeting ended, there was total confusion. This was mainly because of U.S. President Donald Trump’s adamant stand on trade issues.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 17, 2018


AI-based software could save many lives In the healthcare industry, time is of great importance. Any delay in diagnosis could prove fatal for the patient. To avoid such delays, many AI-based systems are being developed in areas such as brain surgeries, skin and breast cancers, eye diseases, and heart problems.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 16, 2018


The tourism dilemma in Japan Although Japan has plenty of attractive locations, the tourism industry is facing many challenges. These include labor shortage, lack of infrastructure, and absence of marketing for the lesser-known destinations.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 15, 2018


"Last gift" to Humanity A new research at the University of California, San Diego, is focusing on the tissues and organs of HIV-infected patients. The team, led by Davey Smith, is attempting to discover how the virus spreads through various organs in the body.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 14, 2018


Forbes announces all-male list of top sports earners Forbes recently published a list of the world’s highest-paid athletes for the year 2018, calculating their total earnings between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018. The list is full of surprises.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 13, 2018


England: The new capital of obesity A recent study on obesity in England has shown that more than 50% of children are overweight when they leave primary school.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 10, 2018


HEYTEA: Riding on the tea wave How would you like your tea mixed with cheese? You now have that option with HEYTEA, a fast-growing Chinese beverage company.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 9, 2018


London street performers say, "We accept cards too!" Street performers in London showcase their talent before admiring audiences in return for small change collected in an open box. But in a move toward cashless payments, the city has introduced a system wherein passers-by can use card readers to make contactless payments. This is believed to be the first such system in the world.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 8, 2018


Vermont to welcome remote workers, and pay them too! If you are keen to work remotely, Vermont is the state for you. According to a new law passed on May 30, any out-of state worker who relocates to Vermont on or after January 1 next year stands a chance to win $10,000 for expenses.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 7, 2018


The hostage market In the past, kidnappers asked huge amounts as ransom and got away with it because families of the victims were ready to pay any amount to secure their release. However, as Anja Shortland writes in a new book, things have now changed with the entry of special-risk insurers who are ready to cover kidnappings and even offer expert negotiators to bring down the ransom demand.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 6, 2018


JAB adds Pret A Manger to its fold Luxembourg-based JAB Holding is known for acquisitions of American and European coffee chains like Keurig Green Mountain, Espresso House, Baresso, and Balzac. However, it has now ventured into the ready-to-eat market by buying restaurant chain Pret A Manger for $2 billion.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 2, 2018


Germ-free childhoods could cause illness Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a form of blood cancer. It is mostly identified in children ages zero to 4 years old. It develops quickly and spreads to other parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, liver and nervous system.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Jun 1, 2018


Mobile payments: Starbucks steals the show By the end of 2018, 55 million U.S. smartphone users over the age of 14 will make a mobile payment at a retail store. Out of them, 23.4 million people will use coffee company Starbucks’s mobile payment app. This is the new forecast by research firm eMarketer.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 31, 2018


Fisher Island: Home for the ultra-rich Fisher Island (zip code 33109), a little island off the coast of Miami, is the richest place in the U.S. The 216--acre island, reachable only by yacht or water taxi, has athletes, supermodels, executives, and lawyers. The average wage of residents is more than $2.5 million.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 27, 2018


UPS goes green by launching cute and curvy electric trucks U.S. delivery service UPS and UK-based tech company Arrival have launched 35 electric delivery trucks. More than its technology, the truck has become the center of attention because of its cute looks.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ヨーロッパの縄張り争い、欧州エアバス VS  米ボーイング

May 26, 2018


Airbus versus Boeing on European turf There are several disputes awaiting decisions at the World Trade Organization (WTO), but many of them concern the two giants in the civil aviation industry: U.S. company Boeing and European rival Airbus.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 25, 2018


Europa: Moon with water In 1997, NASA's Galileo Jupiter probe recorded some strange readings when flying by Jupiter’s moon Europa. More than two decades later, scientists claim that the findings could indicate the presence of icy water on Europa.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 24, 2018


Ethics or popularity: The music industry takes a stand Spotify, the highly popular digital music service, has decided to stop promotions for artists who have been reported for crimes in their personal lives.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 23, 2018


Autonomous cars on Jerusalem streets Israeli tech company Mobileye, a subsidiary of Intel, has built 35 self-driving cars and plans for 65 more. This was announced by the company’s founder Amnon Shashua at the Intel Capital Global Summit held earlier this month.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 20, 2018


Treadwheel to treadmill: Two hundred years of the workout machine The treadmill was invented in 1818 by William Cubitt, a civil engineer. In those days, it was called a "treadwheel" because Cubit’s invention had a large wheel that had several steps. People had to stand and exert pressure on one step to move the wheel and bring up the next step.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 19, 2018


Underwater communication: Nanomodems Researchers have been exploring the seabed to find better data transfer techniques. Jeff Neasham of Newcastle University has developed one such nanomodem which utilizes less power than the existing underwater modems.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 6, 2018


Even computers can’t handle noise On April 18, a deafening noise emitted by a gas-based fire suppression system damaged the hard drives of Nasdaq’s servers at a DigiPlex data center in Upplands-Vasby, near Stockholm. This shut down Nasdaq operations across Northern Europe.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 5, 2018


Cryptocurrencies take a leaf from sci--fi The success of bitcoin has spewed several other cryptocurrencies that sound remarkably similar. These include litecoin, dotcoin, bytecoin, and gridcoin. However, the latest trend seems to be to adopt a name from science-fiction movies.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 4, 2018


Mysterious rise in atmospheric methane The last decade has seen a sharp rise in methane in the atmosphere. In particular, 2017 saw a massive spike, as confirmed earlier this month by America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 3, 2018


Deutsche Bank in the doldrums Deutsche Bank, one of the oldest banks in the world, is in a mess. After recording a 79% decline in its profits for the first quarter, the bank has announced that it will reduce its workforce drastically.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


May 2, 2018


The many worlds around us Space scientists have conducted many experiments to look for exoplanets. In the process, they have identified almost 4000 planets, but most of them are too far away to collect information about them. However, a new satellite has just been launched to locate planets that orbit stars closer to the Earth.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 29, 2018


ESPN+: live sports streaming New owner Disney has launched ESPN+, a new direct-to-consumer sports streaming service. The launch of the service shows the changing trends in the entertainment industry: the shift toward wireless viewing and streaming.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 28, 2018


The sea nomads For more than a millennium, the Bajau people have resided near Malaysia and the Indonesian archipelago, depending largely on their supernatural powers to dive deep underwater to fish, and that too for as long as five minutes without any modern breathing equipment. Very aptly, they are also called the sea nomads.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 27, 2018


Surveillance technology goes up a notch with ‘StingRays’ The Department of Homeland Security has detected a spying activity in Washington, D.C., where unknown agencies are collecting data from mobile phone conversations by using a high-tech device called StingRay.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 26, 2018


Air pollution: An almost universal health hazard The new report by the Health Effects Institute has shown that 95% of people breathe polluted air. In urban areas, the air is polluted by automobiles and factories. On the other hand, most rural people are exposed to the burning of solid fuels like wood, charcoal, and coal.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 25, 2018


Death business is big business The death of a relative is a sad event. But for companies in the business of arranging funerals, it is a time to make profit.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 22, 2018


Farm trouble: 200 million eggs recalled in U.S. After reports of 22 illnesses due to salmonella contamination, a farm has recalled more than 200 million eggs. The US Food & Drug Administration has announced a full list of stores that have been directed to abide by the recall order.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 21, 2018


Rakuten fights back American firms Amazon and Yahoo are catching up with Japanese e-commerce group Rakuten. In fact, Amazon has 20.2% of the market, pushing Rakuten to second place. To fight back and regain lost ground, the company has now decided to invest 600 billion yen in the telecom sector.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 20, 2018


Want to blog? Pay up, says Tanzanian government The government in Tanzania has passed a new law called the Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations, which requires all online content providers to register with the government and pay a license fee of $930.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 19, 2018


U.S-China trade war heats up Tariffs and counter-tariffs have marked the trade standoff between the U.S. and China, with each country slamming heavy tariffs on imports from the other country.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 18, 2018


Nikola Tesla: The techie who invented the 21st century "Nikola Tesla, a renowned inventor of the early 20th century, is also known for his predictions about future technologies such as the smartphone, Wi-Fi, auto-pilot and self-driving cars, laser weapons, flying cars, and drones."... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 15, 2018


XPRIZE foundation: Driving innovation beyond the norm The XPRIZE foundation, based near Los Angeles, offers $15 million in prize money to unusual research proposals.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 14, 2018


Elon Musk’s tweet on April Fool’s Day: Not far from truth? On April Fool’s Day, CEO of Tesla Elon Musk tweeted that his company has gone bankrupt. Although that was a meant as a joke, Tesla’s future is far from rosy.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 13, 2018


Expedition to the red planet with robot bees On a future voyage to Mars around 2030, NASA plans to send a swarm of robotic bees called Marsbees. They will be equipped with an extremely efficient power management system to enable them to operate in the thin atmosphere of Mars. prices.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 12, 2018


Leaning tower of San Francisco San Francisco has its own version of the leaning tower of Pisa: the Millennium Tower. Barely five years ago, luxurious condos in the 58-storied tower were selling at a premium. But things changed two years ago when it was discovered that the building was sinking and tilting. As expected, owners are now selling their apartments below existing market prices.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 11, 2018


Car vending machine opens in China A giant "car vending machine" has opened in Guangzhou, China. The multi-storied machine offers consumers an upgraded test-drive experience. They can complete the process to test drive a Ford car much quicker than by visiting a dealer.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Apr 1, 2018


Uber withdraws from Southeast Asia Recent events have raised questions about Uber’s position as the leading cab-hailing company. In the newest such development, Uber has decided to exit from Southeast Asia and yield place to its principal rival Grab. This is Uber’s third such move after it withdrew from China and Russia in 2016 and 2017 respectively.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 31, 2018


Trump’s plan to deal with opioid abuse Declaring a battle against drug addiction in the country, President Trump has advocated the death penalty for drug dealers. The statement has been prompted by a rise in the number of deaths due to opioid overdose in America.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 30, 2018


Shutdown at seven in Seoul According to a new initiative by the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG), computers in government offices in Seoul will be shut down at a specific time on Fridays. The plan will be implemented gradually.... http://www.wisdomsq.com

ユニリーバ、ロッテルダムに移転 英国離脱の代償か

Mar 29, 2018


Unilever moves to Rotterdam: A Brexit casualty? After making London its home for nine decades, Unilever has decided to move to Rotterdam in Holland. The decision is a major setback for the UK as it fights to keep its position as a financial capital after Brexit.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 28, 2018


Smart suspension from ClearMotion The latest in vehicle suspension technology is an intelligent system being developed by ClearMotion, an auto-tech firm funded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 25, 2018


Tokyo Games committee to use e-scrap for making medals The organizers of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo have decided to go green. In a campaign that kicked off last week, it was decided to collect metal from discarded mobile phones and appliances and use it to manufacture Olympic medals.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 24, 2018


Fight against beer fraud using isotopes Brewers are very careful to retain the quality and taste of the beer they serve. They try to obtain specific types of hops from specific plants to ensure the distinct flavor of the drink. The hop plants offer a grassy or citrusy flavor to the beer.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 23, 2018


What happens when a space station goes out of control? Tiangong-1, a space station launched by China in 2011, has gone out of control and is expected to fall to Earth very soon.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 22, 2018


The day when treasures rained from the sky The temperature in Yakutsk, one of the coldest regions in Russia, is usually well below zero. On March 15, it was no different. The weather was sunny, but freezing cold at -21 degrees Celsius. What was not predicted in the weather report was that showers were expected of gold, platinum, and diamonds.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 21, 2018


Two acres, 1200 people The Santa Cruz del Islote near the Colombian coast is the most densely populated island on Earth. More than 1200 people are settled on two acres of land, making it four times more populous than Manhattan.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 17, 2018


Tech-driven weaponry After the Cold War, the tension between nuclear nations eased considerably. But alarmingly, things are changing once again. With advanced technology, the weaponry is also going high-tech, as revealed in a recent address to the parliament by Russian President Vladimir Putin.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 16, 2018


Flying cars are coming sooner than you think How would you like to own a small drone-like vehicle that can fly you to various destinations, just like cars do on roads? You might be surprised to know that many firms are working on that idea already. You could even summon such a flying drone by using a smartphone app, just like hailing a cab.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 15, 2018


Drive against plastic: Are we doing enough? Plastic management is one of the most difficult problems in the world due to its non-biodegradable nature. Plastic is harmful for humans and the environment as it releases toxic chemicals.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 14, 2018


And the Oscar goes to… This year, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water grabbed four Oscars for Best Picture, Direction, Production Design, and Original Score. The other big winners were Best Actor Gary Oldman for The Darkest Hour and Best Actress Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 11, 2018


Airport terminals ape five-star hotels Unlike earlier days, air passengers in the post-recession era demand a much higher quality and wider range of services when they are waiting at airports between flights. As a result, the best airport terminals today are run by luxury brands rather than by small private organizations or families.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 10, 2018


The heft of German carmakers might wane German carmakers BMW, Daimler, and Volkswagen produced 22 million vehicles in 2016, a fifth of the world output. However, the global car industry is changing rapidly with an emphasis on electric vehicles, non-diesel engines, and autonomous cars. These are major challenges for the German car industry.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 9, 2018


Tissue trouble in Taiwan Late last month, retailers in Taiwan announced that prices of toilet paper are going to rise by as much as 30% in the next few days. Consequently, people are on a shopping spree to have enough stock of the essential household commodity.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 8, 2018


Apple hunts for cobalt from mines Apple is one of the world’s largest end users of cobalt, an essential component of lithium-ion batteries that power the iPhone, the iPad, the Apple Watch, and the MacBook. With the growing demand for the mineral from lithium-ion battery makers, a global deficit in cobalt could have a major impact on Apple’s business. Recognizing this possibility, Apple is in direct talks with mining companies to buy cobalt in large quantities.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 7, 2018


Quinoa: Is it the answer to obesity and aridity? Once confined to the Andean region, quinoa has now spread across the world to become a much sought-after grain. The demand has risen sharply in the last few years because the West is increasingly becoming health conscious and wants to reduce the incidence of obesity.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 4, 2018


Mobile World Congress in full swing The Mobile World Congress (MWC) opened in Barcelona on February 26. The event brings together manufacturers, distributors, carriers, marketers, designers, and engineers to exhibit their latest work.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 3, 2018


Corporate tax reforms: Winners and losers Donald Trump’s much publicized tax reforms, formally called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, reduced corporate tax rates from 35% to 21%. This will enable firms to have an additional $330 billion to invest in their businesses. But a new analysis reveals that the impact of the reforms varies depending on the nature of business or industry.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 2, 2018


Anesthesia is best indicated in the brain, says MIT doctor Anesthesia has been used for at least 150 years, and more than 60,000 patients in the U.S. alone receive general anesthesia each day. Doctors monitor changes in the heart rate or blood pressure to ascertain the wellbeing of those patients. However, a new study reveals that the safety of anesthesia can be increased manifold if brain activity is used as the main indicator of a patient’s physiological condition.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Mar 1, 2018


Can we outsmart the stealth of a tsunami wave? Currently, scientists are unable to gather enough information from an undersea earthquake to say whether it will lead to a tsunami wave. By the time the required information is assembled to reveal the wave’s path, it is too late.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 28, 2018


Bad ads must find new address Ads account for a major chunk of Google’s revenue because it controls a third of the global online ad market. Despite that, the Internet giant has decided to give first place to users by blocking all intrusive ads on Chrome from February 15.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 25, 2018


Elevator technology: Reaching higher than ever before It is estimated that 1 billion people undertake twice as many journeys in an elevator a day as airplane passengers take in a year. With more mega-towers being built each year, elevator technology also has to keep on improving.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 24, 2018


McDonald’s will introduce calorie-conscious Happy Meal McDonald’s has decided to pull out cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an attempt to cut calories and provide balanced healthy meals for kids.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 23, 2018


Non-alcoholic drinks: A growing trend Beverage companies are trying to save teetotalers from the boredom of fizzy drinks.... http://www.wisdomsq.com


Feb 22, 2018


When robots skied and humans watched On February 12, a skiing competition was held over a slalom course for robots at the Welli Hilli ski resort in Hoenseong, few miles away from the Winter Olympics city PyeongChang.... http://www.wisdomsq.com