FedEx Express is in the process of acquiring Africa's Supaswift package delivery service, which will expand FedEx's reach in southern Africa. Once the acquisition receives regulatory approval, FedEx will take over Supaswift's business in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia.
Wearable, connected electronic devices are touted as the future, but the place they will occupy in people's lives is less certain than, say, that of the smartphone, writes Sarah Perez. One question to be answered is what kind of balance we will strike between vast information sharing enabled by such devices and the privacy that we insist on.
Healthcare knowledge is about to become less inscrutable through the spread of information via technology and its translation into lay terms, writes Sean Mehra, HealthTap’s head of product. Doctors in the near future will be rating each other on meaningful outcomes so consumers can make better choices, while patient information will be consolidated for easy access by all health care providers.
The U.S. Army's 34-metric-ton Buffalo mine-clearing truck is built to withstand the full force of road mines with heavy armor and a V-shaped undercarriage that diverts the force of any blast outwards from the passenger compartment. The crew generally prefers to use a 9-meter robotic arm to remove explosives or, alternatively, deploy the Buffalo's road-flattening steel rollers to detonate devices in the road at a safe distance.
Using an electric system to taxi planes on the runway can save as much as $200,000 a year in fuel expenses, says an official with the Honeywell-Safran venture that developed the technology. "We've looked at the mid- to short-haul market, and we think that is where there is the greatest value," says Jim Fusaro, Honeywell product marketing vice president and business manager of the Electric Green Taxiing System. The system, which uses motors in the landing gear, had its debut at the Paris Air Show.