UAE's latest bet on tech: a ministry in the metaverse

The United Arab Emirates, which already boasts the world's tallest skyscraper and has launched a bold Mars mission, now hopes to become a pioneer in the depths of the metaverse. In a project launched at Dubai's gleaming Museum of the Future, it announced that the UAE's economy

Tired of power cuts, blockaded Gaza turns to solar

Palestinians living in the Israeli-blockaded enclave of Gaza have long endured an unstable and costly electricity supply, so Yasser al-Hajj found a different way: solar power. Looking at the rows of photo-voltaic panels at his beachfront fish farm and seafood restaurant, The

US-Philippines drawing closer on defense of Taiwan

MANILA – For the first time, top defense chiefs from the United States and the Philippines personally joined detailed operational planning in the US Indo-Pacific Command in Honolulu, Hawaii, in a move to bolster their century-old alliance. The unprecedented joint planning came

Hurricane Ian's destruction — by the numbers

Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas were battered this week as after Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida and surged north, impacting millions with strong winds, flooding and power outages. Ian morphed from hurricane status to a tropical storm and is still bringing rains to

Bolsonaro, Lula appear headed for runoff in Brazil race

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's top two presidential candidates were neck-and-neck late Sunday in a highly polarized election that could determine if the country returns a leftist to the helm of the world’s fourth-largest democracy or keeps the far-right incumbent in office for

Tesla’s robot, explained

For $20k, you could soon have your very own humanoid robot, courtesy of Elon Musk. The Tesla founder revealed Optimus, a robot equipped with some of the same sensors and AI …