Wednesday, February 19, 2020

NEWS IN BRIEF

Hydrogen Makers Seek to Address Need for Greener Production Ahead of Widespread Use in Cars

New technologies for producing hydrogen offer the tantalizing possibility that the clean-burning gas will displace gasoline and diesel as transportation fuel.

U.S. Special Forces May Get Facial-Recognition Gear That IDs Foes From 1 Km Away

The U.S. military is taking facial-recognition software to a new level. The next generation of the technology will be...

NEWS ANALYSIS

Living by the River: How The Clash’s Doomsday Anthem ‘London Calling’ Was Years Ahead...

Ice age, meltdown, flooding. When the world’s most famous punk band rocked out on the Thames on a wet December night in 1979, singing about the end of the world, it struck...

Tear ‘Em Down: Neighborhoods Become Swampland As States Face Climate Risks, Coax Residents Inland

Key Takeaway: New Jersey is one of several states that, as world temperatures climb, is buying homes in flood-prone areas and leveling...

AI-Powered Robot Friends Aim to Help Users Cope with Loneliness, Mental Health Issues

Sam sends a message to his friend every morning asking how she feels that day, followed by a smiley emoji. He reminds her to take good care of herself and encourages her...
Karma_News Summary_Fast fashion and textiles

Fast Fashion, Textiles, Seen Wreaking Environmental Havoc, While Opportunities for Startups Open

As governments, startups and activists wrestle with Sargasso Seas of floating shopping bags, disposable water bottles and plastic packaging, a new front has opened up -- mountain ranges of unwanted, non-biodegradable clothing...

PROFILES

Hyundai Injects $90 Million Into Rimac to Boost Clean Tech Cars

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to, for their impact on industry. Rimac Automobili, the Croatia-based electric car company, scored almost $90 million in funding from Hyundai Motors and Kia Motor, signalling that...

OPINIONS

Industry Report: Podcast Advertising

Key Takeaways: ● Podcast advertising is growing. Revenues are projected to reach $659 million by 2020, compared with $169 million in 2016. ● Measurement difficulties have slowed industry growth — but analytics are improving. ● The audio...

How Babylon Health is Improving Rwandan Health

KEY TAKEAWAYS Digital health startups are flocking to Africa to pick up the slack of its typically underserved and overworked health system. One player is Babylon, a London-based digital health app that allows patients...

A Battle Is Brewing Over Proxy Advisors, and ESG May Lose It

Social impact investors appear to be losing a battle with advocates of curbing the influence of ESG data on corporate decision-making, a feud playing out before business-friendly U.S. financial regulators that may...

OnSite Looks to Disrupt Medical-Waste Market By Staying On Site

OnSite Waste Technologies says the high costs and inefficiencies of medical waste disposal services makes the industry ripe for disruption. Just earlier this month, the Newport Beach, California-based OnSite closed a $3.5...
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