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Brexit-Backer Dyson Shifts HQ to Singapore as Asia Fuels Electric Car Dreams

Dyson Ltd. has mushroomed in recent years, driven by a growing customer base in Asia. Jim Rowan, Dyson’s chief executive officer, said in a call with reporters that the move to Singapore was not due to tax or fears of Brexit, but to the shift in the importance of the region to the company. The announcement comes as the U.K. government scrambles to reassure businesses as uncertainty over Brexit continues.
Tags: Asia, Science, Singapore, Dyson Ltd, Brexit, Asia Fuels Electric Car Dreams, Jim Rowan Dyson, Brexit Backer Dyson Shifts HQ


Dyson Shifts HQ to Singapore as Asia Fuels Electric Car Dreams

One of the largest British technology companies, Dyson has exploded in size over recent years, driven by a growing customer base in Asia. Jim Rowan, Dyson’s chief executive officer, said in a call with reporters that the move to Singapore was not due to tax or fears of Brexit, but to the shift in the importance of the region to the company. The announcement comes as the U.K. government scrambles to reassure businesses as uncertainty over Brexit continues.
Tags: Asia, Science, Singapore, Dyson, Brexit, Dyson Shifts HQ, Asia Fuels Electric Car Dreams, Jim Rowan Dyson


British billionaire Dyson moves vacuum giant to Singapore

James Dyson, the billionaire Brexit supporter who revolutionized vacuum cleaners with his bagless technology, is moving his corporate office and tax registration to Singapore from Britain to be closer to his fastest growing markets. The company said the move from Britain was not driven by the looming departure from the European Union or any tax implications. It already manufacturers products in Asia and will build its new electric car in Singapore.
Tags: Asia, Science, Singapore, European Union, Britain, James Dyson, Dyson, Brexit


Total lunar eclipse 2019: 'Super blood wolf moon appears over the UK'

Skygazers in parts of the UK lucky enough to be under clear skies have been treated to the astronomical spectacle of a "super blood wolf moon". The rare phenomenon, caused in part by a lunar eclipse, makes the surface of the moon appear a reddish hue while seeming brighter and closer to earth than normal. Catching a glimpse of the curiously-titled event will be down to luck for those wrapping up and heading out early, as many parts of the country were covered by cloud on Monday morning. Met Offi...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Moon, Northern Ireland, Met Office, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter


Work on world’s first CRISPR gene-edited babies declared illegal by China

Chinese authorities have declared the work of He Jiankui, who shocked the scientific community by claiming he successfully created the world’s first gene-edited babies, an illegal decision in pursuit of “personal fame and gain.” Investigators have completed preliminary steps in a probe that began in November following He’s claims and say they will “seriously” punish the researcher for violations of the law, China’s official news agency Xinhua reported on Monday. He, who taught at Shenzhen’s Sout...
Tags: Asia, Science, Biology, China, Tech, Genetics, United States, Biotech, Crispr, Shenzhen, Emerging-technologies, Xinhua, Southern University of Science and Technology, He Jiankui


Total lunar eclipse 2019: Super blood wolf moon appears over the UK

Skygazers in parts of the UK lucky enough to be under clear skies have been treated to the astronomical spectacle of a "super blood wolf moon". The rare phenomenon, caused in part by a lunar eclipse, makes the surface of the moon appear a reddish hue while seeming brighter and closer to earth than normal. Catching a glimpse of the curiously-titled event will be down to luck for those wrapping up and heading out early, as many parts of the country were covered by cloud on Monday morning. Met Offi...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Moon, Northern Ireland, Met Office, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter


Lunar eclipse 2019: How to view the super blood wolf moon in the UK

The Moon has begun turning a deep red this morning as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The Moon began to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow which stops solar rays reaching the lunar surface. Specta...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


Lunar eclipse 2019: How to view today's super blood wolf moon in the UK

The Moon will turn red in the early hours of Monday morning as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The Moon will start to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow which stops solar rays reaching the lunar s...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


How to watch the Super Blood Wolf Moon lunar eclipse this weekend

Sadly, the United States (and the rest of the continent) missed out on a lunar eclipse last summer, but we will get one more chance this weekend. On the evening of January 20th, the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 will light up the night sky across North and South America, as well as parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia. The eclipse is being referred to a variety of names, but the most ridiculous (and therefore best) has to be Super Blood Wolf Moon. "Super" refers to the fact that the Moon will b...
Tags: Asia, Science, Nasa, Earth, United States, Moon, South America, North, Europe Africa


Lunar eclipse 2019: How to view the super blood wolf moon in the UK

The Moon will turn red in the early hours of Monday morning as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The Moon will start to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow which stops solar rays reaching the lunar s...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


Foxconn May Slow Pace of Recruitment at New Wisconsin Plant

The biggest assembler of Apple Inc.’s iPhones, known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. in Taiwan and Asia, said it has adjusted the timeframe for recruitment and hiring at its $10 billion manufacturing facility in the U.S. state. “While Foxconn remains committed to creating 13,000 jobs in Wisconsin, we have adjusted our recruitment and hiring timeline,” the company said in a statement Friday. Foxconn, which set up its North American headquarters in Milwaukee, said earlier the factory has alrea...
Tags: Asia, Science, Milwaukee, Taiwan, Wisconsin, Foxconn, Apple Inc, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, Foxconn May Slow Pace of Recruitment, New Wisconsin Plant


Foxconn May Delay Hiring Timeline for New Wisconsin Plant

The biggest assembler of Apple Inc.’s iPhones, known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. in Taiwan and Asia, said it has “adjusted” the timeframe for recruitment and hiring at its $10 billion manufacturing facility in the U.S. state. “While Foxconn remains committed to creating 13,000 jobs in Wisconsin, we have adjusted our recruitment and hiring timeline,” the company said in a statement Friday. Foxconn didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Tags: Asia, Science, Taiwan, Wisconsin, Foxconn, Apple Inc, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co


Super blood wolf moon 2019: How to view Monday's total lunar eclipse in the UK

The moon's usual gleaming white hue will transform into a deep blood red on January 21 during the next total lunar eclipse - and the last total lunar eclipse Britain is expected to experience for 10 years. Most of North America, South America and areas of west and north Europe will be able to witness the space event occur later this month, while the remainder of Europe and Africa will see the end of the eclipse. From the science behind the blood moon to whether we'll be able to see it in...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean


Asia’s Richest Man Outlines His Plan to Take on Amazon in India

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, intends to take on the world’s largest retailers by combining his Jio telecom service, mobile devices and a vast physical retail network. The energy-to-consumer conglomerate joins Amazon and Flipkart in expanding aggressively across the world’s fastest-growing major e-commerce market, where organized retail is still a rarity.
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Science, India, Flipkart, Mukesh Ambani Asia


Asia's Richest Man Outlines Plan to Take on Amazon in India

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, intends to take on the world’s largest retailers by combining his Jio telecom service, mobile devices and a vast physical retail network. The energy-to-consumer conglomerate joins Amazon and Flipkart in expanding aggressively across the world’s fastest-growing major e-commerce market, where organized retail is still a rarity.
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Science, India, Flipkart, Mukesh Ambani Asia


Donald Trump's new missile defence strategy eyes space-based sensors

The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy for a more aggressive space-based missile defence system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter advanced weapon systems being developed by Russia and China. Details about the administration's Missile Defence Review - the first compiled since 2010 - are expected to be released during President Donald Trump's visit on Thursday to the Pentagon with top members of his administration. In a throwback to Ro...
Tags: Asia, Science, Vladimir Putin, Congress, North Korea, China, Russia, US, America, Iran, Beijing, Ronald Reagan, Moscow, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump


Entertaining Clients in Hostess Bars Is Still a Thing In Asia

It’s a culture that sits uneasily with the #MeToo movement that has swept across Europe and the U.S. In parts of Asia, corporate men continue to openly drink with colleagues or business clients at venues where women escorts are paid to consume alcohol, sing karaoke and -- often illegally-- perform sexual favors, according to interviews with men and women including Regina Yuan, who works at a Shanghai-based startup.
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Shanghai, Regina Yuan


TSMC's $39 Billion Wipeout Will Only Get Worse, Analysts Say

TSMC will struggle to plug the hole left by Apple Inc.’s declining smartphone orders in 2019, according to Sanford C. Bernstein’s Mark Li, who has told clients to prepare for the firm’s first annual profit drop in eight years. CGS-CIMB Securities’ Peter Chan, whose recommendation in October to sell the shares proved prescient, says TSMC’s still-high valuations will spook tech investors into owning cheaper alternatives in Asia and the U.S. instead. While a downturn is widely expected after Appl...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Science, TSMC, Apple Inc, Sanford C Bernstein, Mark Li, Peter Chan, CIMB Securities


TSMC's $43 Billion Wipeout Will Only Get Worse, Analysts Say

TSMC will struggle to plug the hole left by Apple Inc.’s declining smartphone orders in 2019, according to Sanford C. Bernstein’s Mark Li, who has told clients to prepare for the firm’s first annual profit drop in eight years. CGS-CIMB Securities’ Peter Chan, whose recommendation in October to sell the shares proved prescient, says TSMC’s still-high valuations will spook tech investors into owning cheaper alternatives in Asia and the U.S. instead. While a downturn is widely expected after Appl...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Science, TSMC, Apple Inc, Sanford C Bernstein, Mark Li, Peter Chan, CIMB Securities


Geoengineering could solve our climate problems if anyone allowed it

This weekend, I finished reading Oliver Morton’s The Planet Remade (thanks to reader Eliot Peper for recommending it). Morton has a multitude of goals with the book, but there were two I think are deeply valuable. First, geoengineering is a plausible approach to solving our climate problems this century, and second, engineering the climate generates tough policy challenges, but also opportunities to make the planet more equitable. TechCrunch is experimenting with new content forms. This is a rou...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Hollywood, Science, California, Government, China, Wordpress, Book Review, Tech, Policy, Beijing, West, Nato, Poland, Silicon Valley


U.S. to host Iran-focused global summit in Poland Feb. 13-14

The United States plans to jointly host a global summit focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, next month in Poland, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News in an interview to air on Friday that the meeting would "focus on Middle East stability and peace and freedom and security here in this region, and that includes an important element of making sure that Iran is not a destabilizing influence." Pompeo said the meeting would "bring t...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Africa, Iran, United States, Middle East, Poland, Fox News, State Department, State, U S State Department, Western Hemisphere, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Super blood moon lunar eclipse: How to view the spectacle from the UK this January

The moon's usual gleaming white hue will transform into a deep blood red on January 21, during the first total lunar eclipse of 2019. Most of North America, South America and areas of west and north Europe will be able to witness the space event occur later this month, while the remainder of Europe and Africa will see the end of the eclipse. From the science behind the blood moon to whether we'll be able to see it in the UK, here is everything you need to know about the total lunar eclip...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Earth, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


Blue flecks in 900-year-old teeth reveal medieval nun was expert manuscript painter

She was the original blue nun. Scientists studying the skull of a nun who lived nearly 1,000 years ago in a monastery in Germany have made an unusual discovery – fragments of a blue pigment lodged in her teeth. The pigment turned out to be ultramarine, an expensive and very rare painting material made from lapis lazuli, a semi-precious stone. They believe it ended up there because the middle-aged nun was an illustrator of lavish medieval religious manuscripts and that she would have licked the e...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Germany, Afghanistan, Frankfurt, Egypt, Harvard University, Tutankhamun, Ohio State University, University of York, Anita Radini, Titian, Perugino, Christina Warinner, Michael McCormick


Complete list of dates for every full moon in 2019, including January's Wolf Moon

Stargazers should keep their eyes on the skies near the end of January for the first full moon of 2019, which is dubbed the Wolf Moon. This full moon will not only be a supermoon (meaning it appears bigger and brighter to the naked eye) but also coincides with a lunar eclipse in the UK. The spectacular sight, which will fall on January 21, is expected to peak in the UK in the early hours of the morning - which means stargazers will have to set their alarms to be able to catch a glimpse of the ph...
Tags: Asia, UK, Science, London, US, America, Earth, Canada, Moon, Mars, Prince Of Wales, Houston, North America, Pluto, Daily Telegraph, Black


Slowing Tech Cycle Will Hurt Asia's Exporters, Goldman Says

Chip exports from the region were up 16.6 percent year on year in 2018 to the end of November, accounting for just over a third of headline export growth. While Goldman’s analysts expect the technology downturn to be benign, with modest price declines, they also see a risk that it could be worse than expected because of consumers delaying purchases once prices start to fall. The most vulnerable would be South Korea, where chip exports accounted for 92 percent of headline export growth.
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Science, Goldman


Apple Fallout Hits Europe With AMS, Dialog Semi Dropping

STMicroelectronics NV also declined in Paris, mimicking the pressure that earlier sent down shares in Apple’s suppliers in the U.S. and Asia. “Expect a ton of Apple supplier warnings in coming days,” Neil Campling, analyst at Mirabaud, said in emailed comments.
Tags: Apple, Asia, Science, Paris, STMicroelectronics NV, Mirabaud


Cyber researcher pulls public talk on hacking Apple's Face ID

There is a one in 1 million chance a random person could unlock a Face ID, versus one in 50,000 chance that would happen with the iPhone's fingerprint sensor, according to Apple. Face ID has proven more secure than its predecessor, Touch ID, which uses fingerprint sensors to unlock iPhones. China-based researcher Wish Wu was scheduled to present a talk entitled "Bypass Strong Face ID: Everyone Can Deceive Depth and IR Camera and Algorithms" at the Black Hat Asia hacking conference in Singapore...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Science, China, Singapore, Apple Face ID, Wish Wu, IR Camera and Algorithms


Asia IPhone Suppliers Join U.S. Slide After Apple Target Cut

(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc.’s Asian suppliers tumbled, following U.S. peers, after the iPhone maker cut its fiscal first-quarter revenue forecast on China weakness.
Tags: Asia, Science, China, Bloomberg Apple Inc


'Momentum is growing': reasons to be hopeful about the environment in 2019

Extreme weather hit the headlines throughout 2018, from the heatwave across much of the northern hemisphere, which saw unprecedented wild fires in Sweden, drought in the UK and devastating wildfires in the US, to floods in India and typhoons in south-east Asia. According to the World Meteorological Organisation, last year was the fourth hottest on record and confirms a trend of rising temperatures that is a clear signal that we are having an effect on the climate. Late in the year there was al...
Tags: Asia, UK, Science, Sweden, India, US, World Meteorological Organisation


Complete list of dates for every full moon in 2019

Stargazers should keep their eyes on the skies near the end of January for the first full moon of 2019, which is dubbed the Wolf Moon. This full moon will not only be a supermoon - meaning it appears bigger and brighter to the naked eye - but also coincides with a lunar eclipse in the UK. The spectacular sight, which will fall on January 21, is expected to peak in the UK in the early hours of the morning - which means stargazers will have to set their alarms to be able to catch a glimpse of the ...
Tags: Asia, UK, Science, London, US, America, Earth, Canada, Moon, Mars, Prince Of Wales, Houston, North America, Pluto, Daily Telegraph, Black



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