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  • 5 surprising facts about global #military spending

    5 surprising facts about global military spending

    weforum.org 10 Jul '18, 11am

    Since its founding in 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has convened members at important moments to reinforce partnership and address critical issues. The next gathering of heads of state and government takes place in Brussels from 11-12 July. The summit comes amid ...

  • Still don't understand the blockchain? This explainer could help

    weforum.org 20 Jun '18, 9am

    The world has been captivated by the drama surrounding Bitcoin’s meteoric rise and subsequent collapse. In December, the price of a single coin reached nearly $20,000 before plummeting to below $6,000 in early February. Matters seemed decidedly grim when economist Nouriel Roubini slam...

  • A 19-hour flight from Singapore to New York is set to become the longest in the world

    A 19-hour flight from Singapore to New York is set to become the longest in the

    weforum.org 09 May '18, 3pm

    Singapore Airlines is set to launch the world's longest flight — and it will be in the air for 19 hours. Airbus is due to unveil its new A350-900 Ultra Long-Range (ULR) jet later this year, and Singapore will reportedly be the first airline to receive the plane , which had its first t...

  • Still don't understand the blockchain? This explainer could help

    weforum.org 09 Mar '18, 6pm

    It’s not really a question of if, but rather when. Because this technology is foundational in nature, it could be a while before we see its widespread adoption. But there’s already quite a lot of excitement around the idea of “smart contracts” - that is, any number of financial agreem...

  • #India is one of the top 5 #military spenders in the world

    India is one of the top 5 military spenders in the

    weforum.org 18 May '18, 8am

    India has joined the United States and China as one of the world’s five biggest military spenders this year, as the balance of military spending shifts further towards Asia. India’s defence spending rose by 5.5% to $63.9 billion in 2017, as the South Asian country leapfrogged France i...

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  • Is Singapore heading for a 'car-lite' future?

    Is Singapore heading for a 'car-lite' future?

    weforum.org 02 May '18, 11am

    Singapore is already ahead of rival cities in promoting public transport , but it could free up more of its most precious resource – land – in a possible car-free future. The city-state’s island territory means it is already densely-developed and has naturally limited road links outsi...

  • These sneakers are made out of recycled gum

    These sneakers are made out of recycled gum

    weforum.org 27 Apr '18, 11am

    Sneakers and gum have always had a strained relationship. But that could change soon. Three companies have come together to create sneakers that use recycled chewing gum in hopes of giving you the comfort only gum can deliver. The sneakers, called Gumshoe, use a recycled compound made...

  • Singapore airport could use facial recognition to find late passengers

    weforum.org 08 May '18, 11am

    Ever been delayed on a flight because of straggling fellow passengers? That might be an annoyance of the past at Singapore’s Changi airport which is testing facial recognition systems that could, in future, help locate lost travelers or those spending a little too much time in the dut...

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