COVID-19 Pandemic Was ‘A Preventable Disaster,’ WHO-Commissioned Report Finds

The COVID-19 pandemic was “a preventable disaster,” an independent high-level panel commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report that exposed national and global failures. The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPPR), whose 13 members …

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Toyota Buys Lyft’s Self-Driving Division for $550 Million

Toyota Motor Corp. has acquired the autonomous vehicle division of American ride-hailing company Lyft for $550 million, in a move that highlights the Japanese carmaker’s increasing interest in self-driving automotive technology. The acquisition is deemed as part of Toyota’s scaled-up …

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Researchers Develop ‘Whitest Paint’ to Tackle Global Warming

Researchers have developed the “whitest paint yet” in an effort to tackle global warming by reducing the need for air conditioning. According to a team of Purdue University engineers, the “ultra-white paint” can reflect 98% of sunlight, an increase from …

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General Motors to Boost Spending on Electric Vehicles Development

General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra said on Thursday afternoon that the American automaker will boost capital spending over the next three years in order to speed development of electric vehicles, funded by expanded production of high-profit pickup trucks in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

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