A Collection of the Good Stuff Archive

Robots compete in their own Olympics ski tournament, capture our hearts

This year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang is working overtime to showcase Korean robotics technology, featuring robots to clean, guide visitors, drill through a wall to pass on the Olympic torch, and now, compete in ski tournaments. In a tournament aptly called “Edge of Robot: Ski Robot Challenge,” eight...

South Korea: World’s first giant manned robot takes its first steps

This company gives non-smokers paid leave for ‘lost cigarette breaks’

Cheeky cigarette breaks are a common feature of all office environments – but non-smokers in one firm are taking a stand against colleagues who disappear for regular trips outside to light up. The Japanese firm Piala Inc has decided to give non-smoking staff six extra paid leave...

A Swedish company has quietly overtaken Tesla

During a flashy event in November 2017,  Tesla founder Elon Musk presented the company’s new roadster and semi-truck to the public. The truck’s features are quite impressive. An 800-kilometre range and more than two-thirds of the battery rechargeable within 30 minutes. Production is scheduled to start in 2019, but...

Smiths Group PLC agrees around US$35mln sale

The FTSE 100-listed engineer said the divestment is part of its “ongoing corporate programme to concentrate the portfolio on scalable market-leading positions in the company’s chosen markets”   Smiths Group PLC (LON:SMIN) has reached an agreement to sell the Bearings business of its John Crane subsidiary to...

Heart Ageing Could be Reversed Through Exercise

DAMAGE to the heart caused by a sedentary lifestyle can be reversed by exercise, provided it is initiated early and undertaken regularly, suggest the results of a study performed by the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine (IEEM), a collaboration between University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center...

Tesla says Model 3 production is on track, but it’s still a mess

Tesla delivered just 1,542 Model 3 vehicles during the final quarter of 2017. The company admits to a slower than expected production ramp up for the Model 3. But it still expects to produce 2,500 Model 3 vehicles per week by the first quarter of 2018. Tesla is...

Iceland makes it illegal to pay men more than women |

Iceland has become the first country in the world to make it illegal to pay men more than women. Under the legislation, companies and government agencies with more than 25 employees will be required to obtain government certification for their equal-pay policies. Those failing to demonstrate pay equality...

Britain’s last surviving Dambuster, 95, gets an MBE from the Queen

Johnny Johnson was part of the group that immobilised Hitler’s industrial heartland (Picture: PA)Britain’s last surviving Dambuster has been honoured with an MBE from the Queen to honour his heroic efforts during World War 2. Squadron Leader George Leonard ‘Johnny’ Johnson, 95, was an integral part of...

Marketing to Generation X? It’s Time to Get Social

Do you instantly think of Millennials or a younger crowd when you think Social Media? If you do, you would be incorrect to assume this group were Social Media fanatics. A recent Nielsen report released this past January revealed that Gen Xers were more obsessed with Social Media than Millennials....