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Last week, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) proposed that the EU should develop a system of certification for trusted applications and products using artificial intelligence (AI), to be delivered by an independent body... Read more

Western powers are to hold talks in Brussels later this weeks on ways to curb Chinese dominance of rare earth minerals and other key resources. EU officials will also present their vision for 100% green supply chains... Read more

3D printing has been touted as being a manufacturing cure-all for a whole host of different applications. The reality is very different, but this doesn't stop the onslaught of news articles proclaiming 3D printing to be the answer. Here's a... Read more

Transport currently accounts for almost a third (30%) of the world’s total energy use and around a quarter of the global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. With climate change high on the news agenda and more consumers than ever making... Read more

Automotive companies around the world are awaiting US President Donald Trump's decision on whether or not he is to impose up to 25% tariffs on US imports of cars and auto parts after a review period of 180 days elapsed this week... Read more

The European Steel Association, EUROFER, has said that it plans to raise concerns with the European Commission over the proposed rescue of British Steel by the Chinese industrial conglomerate Jingye that the deal may go against the bloc's... Read more

US based electric supercar company Tesla is to construct its base of operations in Europe just outside the German capital, Berlin, according to company founder Elon Musk who made the long-awaited announcement on Tuesday... Read more

A new study from the Capgemini Research Institute has found that smart factories could add at least $1.5-trillion (€1.36-trillion) to the global economy through productivity gains, improvements in quality and market share, along with customer... Read more

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Chinese industrial conglomerate Jingye weighing up rescuing British Steel potentially ending months of uncertainty about the fate of the UK's second largest steelmaker... Read more

The creation of more data and the use of Industry 4.0 technologies are providing huge opportunities for manufacturers to improve productivity and profitability - but according to a report by law firm Irwin Mitchell, many in the sector are risking... Read more

The state of the environment is said to be reaching a tipping point and consumers are now wanting to change their lifestyles to help the planet. One of the main areas consumers are changing is their diets. People are understanding the link... Read more

A court of appeal in France has rejected a charge against industrial giant Lafarge alleging it was guilty of "complicity in crimes against humanity" over its involvement in Syria. However, charges of the funding of terrorist groups including ISIS... Read more

The German government and the country's automotive association, VDA, have agreed to double the Umweltprämie ('Environmental Bonus') - cash incentives for electric vehicles - as the country attempts to speed up the move away from the combustion... Read more

China and the European Union have reached a deal that protects regional food products, known as geographical indications (GI) in both territories. The agreement covers a list of 100 Chinese delicacies in the EU, including Lapsang Souchong tea... Read more

The European Union has made its case for the removal of tariffs imposed by US President Donald Trump on metal imports in what is already one of the most high-profile and potentially fiery cases ever to come to the World Trade Organization (WTO)... Read more

Scientists have designed a lithium-ion battery that is able to charge at an elevated temperature in order to increase reaction rate but keep the cell cool during discharge. The team behind the project are claiming that this demonstrates the... Read more

More than half (60%) of the UK population are concerned that jobs will be replaced by artificial intelligence in the future, according to a new study into consumer attitudes by Kaspersky. Many of the study’s respondents also admit they are worried... Read more

Data analysis by LinkedIn reported that STEM had more women enter the field over the last four decades than any other. Philanthropist and former general manager at Microsoft, Melinda Gates, said: “Innovation happens when we approach urgent... Read more

According to data released by the European Commission, economic sentiment in the Eurozone deteriorated last month. The decline has been driven by the manufacturing sector. Sentiment in services was positive in September and October but remains at... Read more

German chemical giant Bayer has said that the number of US plaintiffs blaming its Monsanto-produced glyphosate weedkillers for their cancer has more than doubled since June. There are now over 42,700 lawsuits facing Bayer, potentially raising any... Read more

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