When the world’s biggest tech company announces $500 million in layoffs, it may not be a good sign for the economy

The stock market has been down about 5% for the past year, and analysts are worried that the tech industry is about to experience its worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.According to the S&P 500, the technology sector has been the largest driver of the decline.The index fell 3% for 2016 and is down […]

The future of gene-technology?

In the US, scientists are working to build a gene-testing system that will work on the cells of all human beings, from those who have cancer to those who are simply living with a disability.The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is one of several US agencies working on the project, which involves developing technologies that […]

When will we see the first drones for remote control?

An aerial view of a drone that can be remotely controlled by a pilot.Credit: iStockphoto.A new class of drones that can fly autonomously over land and sea without human help could revolutionize our lives and even the future of warfare.The technology is being developed by aerospace giant Boeing, which has been developing drones for years, […]