Emaar Properties, a Dubai-based global developer, has successfully completed advanced wind tunnel tests to confirm the structural strength and durability of its iconic new tower in Dubai Creek Harbour.
This marks another milestone in the development of The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, designed by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava, and located in the heart of the 6-sq-km master-planned community set by the historic Dubai Creek, said the company.
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 fuel. The aircraft has visited 16 cities across eight countries and four continents with both Piccard and Borschberg taking turns at the controls. Si2 took to the skies for the last time when it departed Cairo at 03:28 Abu Dhabi time on July 24.
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 manufacturer, recently unveiled its autonomously driving city bus of the future, which drove for the first time on a route of about 20 km in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The driver is on board and monitors the system, but with a much easier task than before. Daimler Buses is the world’s first manufacturer to put a city bus into automated operation in a real-life traffic situation.
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 which previously had a slight accident at the same spot. Both occupants were killed, two marshals injuries are reported to be severe and the other car driver slightly injured. EPA/Thomas Frey
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, citing eyewitness accounts. Early Saturday, a Munich police spokesman said it was now believed likely that only one man was responsible for the shooting. EPA/Felix Hoerhager
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, broadcast to millions. On Google, there were more searches for Ivanka Trump than for her father. Social media crowned her as a new political star. Some Republicans said they were seeing the US president they longed for.
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
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 their presidential candidate in the 2016 election during the four day convention which ends on Thursday. EPA/Justin Lane
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.
Heightened fears, heightened security
Troops from the Brazilian Navy perform training exercises at Flamengo beach, in the south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 19, in preparation for providing security for the Olympic Games, which will run from August 5 to 21. EPA/Antonio Lacerda
Kibwe Johnson of US competes in men's hammer-throwing at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial Track and Field Grand Prix in Szekesfehervar, 63 km southwest of Hungary, on July 19.-epa
A vote for Donald
Donald Trump's wife Melania speaks during the second session on the first day of the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on July 18. The four-day convention is expected to end with Donald Trump formally accepting the nomination of the Republican Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election. EPA/Michael Reynolds
Pete McLeod of Canada performs above River Danube during the semi final of Red Bull Air Race World Series Budapest stage in central Budapest, Hungary on July 17. In the background is the building of the Hungarian Parliament. EPA/Peter Lakatos
Timea Gelencser smiles on the podium after she was elected as the Beauty Queen of the Miss Hungary beauty pageant, in Budapest, Hungary on July 17. Gelencser won the contest and she will represent Hungary at the 2016 Miss World final in Washington in December. EPA/Balazs Mohai
The day after
People walk along the 'Promenade des Anglais' where the truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations, in Nice, France on July 16. According to reports, at least 84 people died and many were wounded after a truck drove into the crowd on the famous Promenade des Anglais during celebrations of Bastille Day in Nice, late July 14. EPA/Olivier Anrigo
People's power foils Turkish coup bid
Supporters of President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan shout slogans at the Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, on July 16. Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim reportedly said that the Turkish military was involved in an attempted coup d'etat. The Turkish military meanwhile stated it had taken over control.-EPA
World mourns Nice victims
People pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack in Nice at a memorial place in front of French embassy in Moscow, Russia, on July 15.-EPA