What Will Cars of the Future Be Made Of?

Source:  The Cheat Sheet   Back in April, The Cheat Sheet did a piece on how Ford is investing large amounts of money into a program that focuses on large-scale carbon fiber automotive components and how this lightweight, super strong material may be the product of the future once scientists find a way to create it inexpensively. Meanwhile, researchers in Japan have ditched […]

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East China industrial centre pushes for robots in manufacturing

Source:  Daily Times   East China’s industrial bases are turning to robotics to replace human labour as the region strains to upgrade its manufacturing sector.Kunshan City in east China’s Jiangsu Province has decided to become a vanguard in the transformation, focusing on the development of fully automated “smart” factories. “With the disappearing effect of the […]

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Beijing in talks with 30 countries over railway projects

Source:  Want China Times   China’s railway industry is in talks with around 30 countries on infrastructure projects, reports Hong Kong’s Ta Kung Po. Before President Xi Jinping began his recent visit to the US, a consortium led by China Railway Corp (CR), China’s national railway operator, signed a deal with American Western Express for […]

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A Japanese Robot Is Learning the American Way

Source:  MIT Technology Review   Developed for cute-centric Japan, a robot called Pepper is getting a personality adjustment for its launch in the United States. In certain Japanese stores, Pepper the robot greets customers with a giggle, a polite bow, and a short song. When Pepper debuts in the United States, sometime in the next […]

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Myanmar’s mining investment and its discontents

Source:  East Asia Forum   Following five decades of rule by socialist and military governments, under which the country became one of the least developed countries in the world, a new chapter of Myanmar’s engagement with the international community was opened in March 2011. While the previous regime denied that poverty existed in Myanmar, the […]

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Asia-Pacific region to overtake Europe in installed solar photovoltaic capacity by 2025: GlobalData

Source:  The Economic Times   The Asia-Pacific region will overtake Europe to become the largest contributor to global solar photovoltaic installed capacity, increasing its cumulative installed capacity from 63.3 Gigawatt in 2014 to 345.33 GW by 2025, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report states that this increase, which will occur […]

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Indian component makers seek Japanese partners

Source:  Business Standard   The Indian component industry is keen to rope in more Japanese companies as partners to cater to the growing presence of Japanese auto makers in India. With this agenda, the Auto Component Manufacturers Association (Acma) is organising the first ever auto parts matchmaking show in Japan this November. The four day […]

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Startups in Korea Still Struggling

Source:  Business Korea   he Korean government declared three years ago that it would create a boom for startups. However, many in the field are still saying that the situation is the same as it was 15 years ago. According to them, the government provides a variety of assistance programs for firms in their early […]

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