BOJ ends the world’s only negative rates regime in a landmark move

An editorial montage of the Japan flag and Japanese yen cash bank notes Javier Ghersi | Moment | Getty Images Japan’s central bank raised interest rates on Tuesday for the first time since 2007, ending the world’s only negative rates regime and other unconventional policy easing measures enacted over the course of the last few … Read more

Nvidia reveals Blackwell B200 GPU, the ‘world’s most powerful chip’ for AI

Nvidia’s must-have H100 AI chip made it a multitrillion-dollar company, one that may be worth more than Alphabet and Amazon, and competitors have been fighting to catch up. But perhaps Nvidia is about to extend its lead — with the new Blackwell B200 GPU and GB200 “superchip.” Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang holds up his new … Read more

The E.U. Has Passed the World’s First Comprehensive AI Law

(LONDON) — European Union lawmakers gave final approval to the 27-nation bloc’s artificial intelligence law Wednesday, putting the world-leading rules on track to take effect later this year. Lawmakers in the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of the Artificial Intelligence Act, five years after regulations were first proposed. The AI Act is expected to … Read more

European lawmakers approve world’s first major act to regulate AI

Surasak Suwanmake | Moment | Getty Images The European Union Parliament on Wednesday endorsed the world’s first major set of regulatory ground rules to govern the mediatized artificial intelligence at the forefront of tech investment. The EU brokered provisional political consensus in early December, and it was then endorsed in the Parliament’s Wednesday session, with … Read more

When are the world’s central banks cutting rates in 2024?

Euros, U.S. dollars, Canadian dollars, Russian rubles and Czech korunas lie on a table as banknotes.  Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images As inflation loosens its grip in most economies, investors are closely monitoring interest rate decisions, with markets expecting a slew of rate cuts this year. While rates in most economies are … Read more

Solar-Powered Farming Is Quickly Depleting the World’s Groundwater Supply

That is certainly the case in Yemen, on the south flank of the Arabian Peninsula, where the desert sands have a new look these days. Satellite images show around 100,000 solar panels glinting in the sun, surrounded by green fields. Hooked to water pumps, the panels provide free energy for farmers to pump out ancient … Read more

Picard & Strange New Worlds Nab 8 Super Award Nominations

Critics Choice Super Awards, which honor sci-fi, horror, action, and superhero movies, recognize Star Trek: Picard and Strange New Worlds. This article covers a developing story. Continue to check back with us as we will be adding more information as it becomes available. Summary Star Trek: Picard and Strange New Worlds lead with 8 Critics … Read more

Tesla EV Costs in 2024: Price Breakdown of the World’s Best-Selling Vehicle

The electric vehicle (EV) market experienced another banner year during 2023, even if sales and adoption slowed compared with previous years. Case in point: The Tesla Model Y was the top-selling vehicle in the world during 2023 — and the first time an electric vehicle took the top spot — beating out popular models like … Read more

10 DC Sleuths Who Rival Batman For World’s Greatest Detective

Summary Batman isn’t the only detective in the DC Universe with amazing deduction abilities. Heroes like Spectre, Elongated Man, and Martian Manhunter are also great mystery-solvers. Characters like Damian Wayne, Tim Drake, and Detective Chimp rival Batman in detective skills. Anyone even slightly familiar with the DC Universe knows that Batman is the World’s Greatest … Read more

Singapore to Build World’s Largest Facility to Remove Carbon From the Ocean

The Equatic Process, a novel carbon removal technology and one of the best inventions of 2023, is getting a major scale-up, with the world’s largest ocean carbon dioxide removal (OCDR) facility set to be built in Singapore and operational by 2025—sparking optimism for what has been hailed as a potential game changer for global climate … Read more