Wednesday 27 July 2016

Solar success

Solar Impulse CEO and co-founder André Borschberg and Swiss pilot Betrand Piccard, initiator and chairman, wave to the crowd at the Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi, UAE, after the solar-powered plane landed following its historic round-the-world flight without using a drop of fu


Future bus

The Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot drives at speeds up to 70 km per hour, halts to the nearest centimetre at bus stops, drives off again automatically, brakes for obstacles or pedestrians and communicates with traffic signals. Daimler Buses, the world’s biggest bus manuf


Tragedy on the tracks

Rescue workers inspect the site of a totally damaged car on the Nuerburgring racing track in Adenau, Germany on July 23. According to police, the car, which was on a so-called tourist ride on the track, was flung from a curve due to excessive speed into a group of marshals and another vehicle w


Massacre at mall

Police vehicles in front of the Olympia shopping centre, the scene of a bloody shooting in Munich, Germany on July 22. Police said ten people died in the attack, including the possible gunman. Earlier police had said they were looking for up to three suspects in the attack, citin


Ivanka steals show

Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka introduces her father during the final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, US, on July 21. The eldest daughter of Trump almost stole the show with a speech about her father that roused a packed Cleveland convention hall, broadcas


Ready, Set, Bolt!

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt shows off his plaster after a drugs test during a press conference in London on July 21. The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced that Russian track and field athletes have been banned from competing in the Rio Olympics.  EPA/Andy Rain  


Money talks

Ira Birch, of Richmond, Virginia, holds two pictures of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton with money in their mouths in Cleveland Public Square during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 20. Donald Trump will formally accept the nomination of the Republican Party as th


Marking Moon mission

DubaiSat-2, the second Earth observation satellite owned and operated by UAE's Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, has captured a clear, high-resolution image of the Moon in its crescent phase to mark the 47th anniversary of the first manned mission to land on the lunar surface.  


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