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Stolen real estate — like blood diamonds — is funding deadly conflicts

Apr 05, 2022 12:06 pm UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

The use of conflict resources to finance wars is expanding into new commodities with much more severe consequences. An example is the successful trafficking in conflict diamonds colloquially known as blood diamonds ...

Future cities could be 3D printed – using concrete made with recycled glass

Mar 01, 2022 10:07 am UTC| Real Estate Business

3D printed concrete may lead to a shift in architecture and construction. Because it can be used to produce new shapes and forms that current technologies struggle with, it may change the centuries-old processes and...

Affordable housing – in pandemic times, what works and what doesn't?

Mar 01, 2022 10:06 am UTC| Real Estate Economy

Two years of pandemic disruptions have put a spotlight on shortcomings in the U.S. housing market. Some of these shortcomings have their origins in federal and local policy decisions made decades ago. But there are also...

Canada’s housing crisis will not be solved by building more of the same

Feb 24, 2022 20:47 pm UTC| Economy Real Estate

Canadas housing bubble, along with increasing sale and rental prices, has led to calls for building more housing. However, the housing crisis will not be solved by building more of the same like condos and suburban...

'Where would we live otherwise?': the rise of house-sitting among older Australians

Feb 18, 2022 04:52 am UTC| Economy Real Estate

The severe lack of affordable housing is hurting Australians right across the community from young renters, to families seeking to buy and older people needing a stable home. The number of Australians over 55 who are...

S. Koreans still prefer investing in real estate

Jul 05, 2021 23:52 pm UTC| Economy Business Real Estate

South Koreans appetite for nonfinancial assets such as real estate is still high compared to other major economies, although their stock investments increased during the pandemic. As of 2019, financial assets account...

Canada's housing crisis needs answers — but first we need to ask the right questions

Jul 01, 2021 12:00 pm UTC| Real Estate Economy

The struggle to match housing costs to incomes affects everyone in Canada. It impacts not only people who struggle to afford a place to live, but health care, education, the economy and quality of life in...

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Economy

Hyundai Steel uses low-carbon electric furnace to produce high-end steel

Hyundai Steel Co. will launch the production of high-end steel materials by establishing Hy-Cube, a new electric furnace-based steel production system. The Hy-Cube technology is based on a new electric furnace concept...

S. Korean scientists use mussel adhesive protein to connect severed nerve segments

South Korean scientists have developed a method using mussel adhesive protein to connect severed nerve ends without the need to use suture threads. A joint research team from Pohang University of Science and Technology,...

ESPN optimistic of rights renewal with F1

ESPN held talks with Formula One over a broadcast partnership renewal, according to the US networks president of programming and original content, Burke Magnus. The current deal, where ESPN pays about US$5 million...

MLS taps Caterpillar for major sponsorship deal

Major League Soccer (MLS) has tapped US construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar as a major sponsor in a new, multi-year partnership. The agreement is meant to enhance Caterpillars profile by utilizing MLSs...

Bank holidays: how a day off work affects the economy

The Queens platinum jubilee will be celebrated across the UK with parades, picnics and street parties. But perhaps the most popular event planned to mark her 70 years on the throne will be an extra day off...

Politics

Afghanistan: Taliban's restrictions look to make women, girls 'invisible', UN expert says

The Taliban has increasingly imposed restrictive policies on Afghan women and girls months since retaking control of Afghanistan. A UN expert who visited the country said the restrictive policies by the insurgent group...

Iran: Incident at Parchin military complex leaves one killed, one wounded

An incident occurred at Irans Parchin military complex this week, leaving two casualties. One was killed, and another was wounded in the incident, according to the countrys defense ministry. Irans defense ministry...

US Justice Department targeting Trump attorneys, advisers in fake electors investigation

The US Justice Department has mostly kept silent about its ongoing investigations, particularly probes related to the attempt by Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 elections and stay in power. With the focus...

US GOP Rep. Jim Jordan demands to see all evidence against him before complying to Jan. 6 panel subpoena

The Jan. 6 congressional committee investigating the Capitol insurrection moved to issue subpoenas to a handful of sitting Republican lawmakers in Congress. Republican Rep. Jim Jordan recently demanded that he view all the...

Science

S. Korean scientists develop magnet-based soil purification tech

The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute had developed a method for purifying radioactively contaminated soil by using magnets to separate radioactive cesium from the soil. Cesium is most frequently found in...

Hyundai Mobis’ monitoring system reduces drowsy driving risks by 30%

Hyundai Mobis Co. has come up with an in-house brainwave-based driver monitoring system that can reduce the risk of drowsy driving by up to one-third. The system, dubbed M.Brain, is a wearable earpiece that continuously...

California start-up Bionaut Labs to send tiny robots on voyage into brains

California start-up Bionaut Labs will conduct its first clinical trials on sending miniature robots deep inside the human skull to treat brain disorders The tiny injectable robots can be guided through the brain using...

Kirin, Meiji University develop electric chopsticks that make low-salt food taste salty

Food producer Kirin and Meiji University have developed a pair of chopsticks that stimulate the taste of salt in foods with low salt content through extensive research. This technology, which has yet to be named,...

Japanese researchers develop plastic with self-repairing powers

Japanese researchers have found a way to create self-repairing plastics that can be used in many products and reduce the amount of waste now polluting the planet. It might have practical applications for home...

Technology

From glasses to mobility scooters, 'assistive technology' isn't always high-tech

This month, the first ever World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF Global Report on Assistive Technology was released. The WHO estimates one in three of us will need assistive technology, ranging from glasses to...

A unified cybersecurity strategy is the key to protecting businesses

Following the changes the pandemic has brought about in the business world, organizations have significantly increased their use of data and the internet. This, in turn, has increased the prevalence of cyberattacks and...

AI could help us spot viruses like monkeypox before they cross over – and help conserve nature

When a new coronavirus emerged from nature in 2019, it changed the world. But COVID-19 wont be the last disease to jump across from the shrinking wild. Just this weekend, it was announced that Australia, is no longer an...

Blizzard reveals global release times for ‘Diablo Immortal’

The free-to-play Diablo Immortal is launching in a few days, and Blizzard Entertainment has announced at exactly what time the game will go live. PC gamers can also start preparing for its arrival and start to pre-load the...

FromSoftware suggests ‘Dark Souls’ online servers are coming back soon

The long wait may be over soon for avid fans of Dark Souls. Developer FromSoftware has recently provided an update on the status of the games online servers more than four months after they were taken down...
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