SpaceX gets FCC approval to deploy thousands more internet satellites

SpaceX’s plan to build a global, high-speed wireless internet network using satellites has taken another step forward. The FCC approved the company’s request to deploy more than 7,000 very-low-Earth orbit satellites for its Starlink network. It follows the regulator giving SpaceX the green light in March to launch 4,425 satellites. When it’s complete, Starlink will […]

Doctors Deploy a Surprisingly Low-Tech Tool Kit Against Opioids

Oregon-based physician Alan Schwartzstein knows urine tests aren’t very popular in America at the moment, thanks in part to reports about hospitals using them to rack up medical bills. But he figures it’s a worthwhile cost to protect his patients from opioid addiction. It couldn’t be less sexy as a tool in the fight against […]

French cops deploy tear gas & water cannons to contain fan frenzy after World Cup win (VIDEOS)

While a wave of jubilant celebrations has swept across France following Les Bleus’ FIFA World Cup victory, sporadic clashes between police and over-excited fans erupted in several cities amid the nationwide football fest. As the nation cheered the French 4-2 triumph over Croatia, some hardcore fans could not contain their excitement, somewhat spoiling the historic […]

Toyota Intends to Deploy Autonomous Rolling Stores by 2020

– Toyota may have gotten a late jump on investing in autonomous-driving technology and electric vehicles. But since it started a race to catch up with competitors in those areas, the Japanese automaker has spent a lot of time thinking about the convergence of the two. – Akio Toyoda, the company’s president, unveiled the latest […]

Japan seeks additional $6.4mn to deploy Aegis Ashore anti-missile systems

Published time: 11 Dec, 2017 02:17 Japan’s defense ministry has requested additional funding to scout potential deployment sites for American-made Aegis Ashore launchers against the backdrop of the growing North Korean missile and nuclear threat. The ministry has requested an additional 730 million yen ($ 6.4 million) from the next fiscal year’s budget to scout […]

Japan to deploy elite, all-female police force to protect Melania & Ivanka during visit

Published time: 2 Nov, 2017 23:07 The Tokyo Metropolitan Police have created a specialized, all-female unit to guard US First Lady Melania Trump and her daughter-in-law Ivanka during their visit to Japan. The officers are kitted out in all-black suits, reminiscent of the US Secret Service, whom they will support throughout the trip. “We opted […]

Japan may deploy new Marines force alongside Americans amid islands face-off with China

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 02:23 Japan’s future amphibious assault force, which is being trained with the help of the US Marine Corps, may be deployed alongside the Americans at an Okinawa base. The force is meant to beef up Japan’s capability amid an ongoing stand-off with China over disputed islands. Tokyo has had no […]

Ford and Lyft partner to deploy self-driving cars by 2021

(Reuters) — Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it will collaborate with Lyft to deploy Ford self-driving vehicles on the ride services company’s network in large numbers by 2021. Ford and Lyft teams will begin working together to design software to allow Ford vehicles to communicate with Lyft’s smartphone apps. Ford self-driving test vehicles will […]