Tag: Paris

French Firefighting Robot Colossus Helped Save Burning Notre Dame Cathedral

Thanks to 400 brave firefighters and a powerful firefighting robot called Colossus, much of the Notre Dame Cathedral was saved after the fire. What are the specifications of the Colossus robot?

Robotics April 17, 2019

Baby Delivered During Flight From Paris To New York

A woman gave birth to a baby boy on a plane that was making its way from Paris to New York. The baby's delivery had been successful, thanks to a 27-year-old medical doctor Dr. Sij Hemal.

January 19, 2018

Video Games At The Paris Olympics? eSports May Be Added As A Medal Event In 2024

There is a possibility that eSports will be added as a medal event in the 2024 Olympics in Paris. Paris Olympic bid committee co-president Tony Estanguet believes that eSports is a real sport.

Video Games August 9, 2017

Discovery Of 'Immortalized' Stem Cells To Mass Produce Artificial Blood Matters: How This Can Help Save Lives

Mass production of artificial blood may hold the key to address the need for a reliable supply of safe blood for patients in more than half of the world’s countries. It can be achieved by “immortalizing” stem cells at an early stage.

Medicine March 29, 2017

$5.7 Billion Paris Science Campus Poised To Rival MIT Now Under Fire: Here's Why

Touted as an upcoming rival to the MIT, the $5.7 billion Paris-Saclay is now under fire. Auditors maintain that the science super-campus lacks 'real coherence' in its strategy and governance.

Feature February 21, 2017

The Chainsmokers Release New 'Paris' Music Video In Advance Of New Album And Tour [Video]

The Chainsmokers have just released a new music video for their hit song ‘Paris.’ The song is the first single from the duo’s upcoming album, ‘Memories: Do Not Open.’

Celebrities February 21, 2017

Ancient Mass Extinction Of Earth And Rebound Of Life: Fossils Prove It Was Faster, Debunks Old Theory

Contrary to the theory that life returned late after the Permian mass extinction 250 million years ago, new fossils found at the Idaho City in the United States have shown that the rebound was faster and a thriving marine life did exist.

Ancient February 17, 2017

Facebook Announces Startup Garage Incubator At Station F Campus In Paris

Facebook has officially announced that it's among the first Station F partners, opening a Startup Garage incubator at the Paris campus. Station F will open in April, aiming to serve as the world's biggest startup campus.

Business Tech January 18, 2017

Behind Champagne’s Fine Taste: Bubbles Affect Aroma Release And Flavor Perception, Say Researchers

Champagne cheers occasions with its splendid aroma, fine taste, and magical bubbles. According to an expert, the neuro-physico-chemical process makes the bubbles, which are the real arbiters of the wine’s ultimate taste.

Life & Style December 26, 2016

Try Out Virtual Reality Headsets At This Paris Cinema: Does $25 For 40 Minutes Sound Like A Good Deal?

The MK2 VR facility in Paris allows people to try out the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. The price to play is about $25 for 40 minutes, which is great deal for fans of virtual reality.

Gadgets December 11, 2016

Cosmic Dust From Birth Of Solar System Discovered On Rooftops In Paris, Oslo And Berlin

Cosmic dust particles are leftover particles that existed since the formation of the Solar System. These ancient particles were previously found only in Antarctica and the deep ocean.

Space December 6, 2016

Paris Floodwaters Prompt Louvre, Orsay Museums To Move Some Artwork

Precious artworks in Paris are in danger. The rising floodwaters in the French capital prompt Louvre and Orsay Museums to move several artworks to higher grounds as the water level in the Seine River continues to escalate.

Feature | Culture June 3, 2016

Neighbors Are Encouraged To Tell On Unregistered Airbnb Hosts In Paris - And It's Not The Only City With Annoyed Residents

Paris residents can now access a portal to see who is really listed as an Airbnb host, as it joins the list of cities that has had enough of the room-sharing website.

Life & Style May 10, 2016

CSIRO Cuts May Breach Paris Climate Change Deal

Australia may breach agreement made during the Paris climate change conference due to CSIRO cuts. A report from the Climate Council warns that reducing climate change projects and staff may significantly hurt climate change research in the country.

Earth/Environment February 23, 2016

Paris Chateau Becomes World's Most Expensive Home After $301 Million Purchase Of Middle Eastern Buyer

Chateau Louis XIV in Paris was sold for a staggering $301 million to an anonymous Middle Eastern buyer. With the purchase, the chateau is now considered to be the most expensive home in the world.

Society December 17, 2015

Paris Deploys Israeli-Made Surveillance Balloon To Help Protect Climate Change Summit Delegates

Israeli-made surveillance balloon Skystar 180 looks over Paris, providing surveillance, intelligence and reconnaissance data to protect the world leaders attending the 11-day international climate change summit. The Skystar 180 aerostat can fly up to 1,000 feet in altitude and operate for approximately 72 hours straight.

Earth/Environment December 2, 2015

Uber Launches UberPool Taxi-Sharing Service In London And Paris

Uber is going to roll out UberPool in London on Dec. 4 at 4 p.m., making it the second European city next to Paris to accommodate the taxi-sharing service.

Apps/Software December 1, 2015

COP21: Paris Climate Summit Will Test Obama And French Security

The Paris climate summit is set to go ahead, with President Obama currently traveling to Paris. The event has spurred tightened security in Paris; however, it remains to be seen just how much of an effect the summit will have on climate change.

Animals November 29, 2015

Ernest Hemingway Memoir 'A Moveable Feast' Becomes Source Of Comfort For Parisians In Wake Of Deadly Attacks

Published posthumously, Ernest Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast" was his love letter to Paris where he spent time as a young man honing his writing skills, soaking in the gifts of the city of light. In the days after the attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, the novel has become a beacon of hope and comfort for Parisians who have been buying paperback editions of the book.

Internet Culture November 22, 2015

Russia Sends Puppy To France In A Show Of Solidarity Following Attacks

Losing hero-dog Diesel was difficult for French law enforcement. The Russians are sending over a puppy named Dobrynia to not just cheer the French up but to show they are one in the fight against terrorism.

Internet Culture November 21, 2015

Facebook Will Activate Safety Check More Widely After Receiving Backlash Following The Paris Attacks

Mark Zuckerberg reveals Facebook's Safety Check tool will now be used more widely after the social network received criticism for not activating the tool for other tragic incidents.

Internet November 16, 2015

Google Hangouts, Microsoft Skype, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint All Offering Free Calls To France

Free calls to and from France are being offered by telecom companies to their customers on Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. Tech companies Google and Microsoft are also offering the same service through Hangouts and Skype.

Society November 15, 2015

Paris Bombing Attacks: Facebook, Twitter Help World Come Closer And Show Solidarity With Terror Victims

Following the massacre in Paris on Friday evening, social media networks like Facebook and Twitter have enabled tools aimed at helping users show that they're safe and show solidarity towards the victims of the attack.

Apps/Software November 15, 2015

As The World Watches Paris, Beirut Observes Day Of Mourning After Also Suffering Suicide Bombers

As a state of emergency was declared in France following a deadly attack in Paris, Lebanon observed a day of mourning, having suffered attacks as well. On Thursday evening, ISIS suicide bombers detonated at a busy marketplace in south Beirut, leaving as many as 200 injured and 43 dead.

Internet Culture November 14, 2015

Facebook Turns On 'Safety Check' So You Know If Your Family And Friends In Paris Are Safe

Facebook has turned on its Safety Check tool for users in Paris after a rash of shootings and explosions rocked the city. The tool helps users in Paris to announce to their friends that they are safe.

Internet November 14, 2015

Earth’s Temperature Now 1C Above Industrial Era: One More Degree And Climate Change Could Get ‘Dangerous’

Scientists disclosed that the average global temperatures have already reached one degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels. They explained that this will lead to warmer global temperatures, more severe weather events and more.

Earth/Environment November 14, 2015

Twitter and Facebook Used To Help Parisians Find Safety And Support Following Fatal Attacks

The online community is coming together to help survivors of the attacks in Paris. The Twitter hashtag #PorteOuverte is directing people to any safe haven for the night, while the Facebook Safety Check tool is helping them contact friends and family to let them know they are safe.

Internet Culture November 14, 2015

Paris Under Attack: ISIS Supporters Celebrate On Twitter As More Than 100 Killed, Others Held Hostage

Paris is under attack, and President Francois Hollande has declared a national state of emergency. ISIS supporters, however, are celebrating on Twitter as people are killed in multiple bomb and gun attacks in the city.

Society November 13, 2015

Paris Plans To Go Car-Free For One Day This Month

This is just one of many pushes toward an environmentally-conscious capital.

Society September 2, 2015

Pope Francis' Leaked Climate Change Encyclical Draft: What To Expect

By tackling environment issues in his first encyclical, Pope Francis is officially entering the climate debate, spotlighting the role people play regarding climate change.

June 16, 2015

UN Climate Change Talks Too Slow To Keep Global Warming In Check

Climate talks are progressing but not at the speed that participating nations had hoped, raising concern that negotiations might not be finished in time for Paris.

Earth/Environment June 13, 2015

Facebook Shines Light On Future Of AI With New Artificial Intelligence Lab In Paris

Facebook is opening an artificial intelligence laboratory in Paris as it looks toward the future. The new lab in Paris is aimed at tapping the available research talent in Europe.

Business June 3, 2015

Paris Climate Conference May Be Final Nail In Coffin For 2 Degree Target

The climate conference is months away, but there is high pessimism that its two-degree goal will be met. Will Paris be where climate goals go to die?

Earth/Environment June 1, 2015

Experts Say Current Carbon Emissions Plans May Not Be Enough

Several countries have sent in their pledges, but experts are saying the climate summit in Paris this year could benefit from receiving more.

Earth/Environment May 5, 2015

Apple Watch Retail Shop Opens April 10 In Paris, Tokyo, And London

Apple will be opening dedicated Apple Watch shops in high-class areas in London, Paris and Tokyo. The shops will most likely carry the limited availability Apple Watch Edition, which will reach prices of up to $17,000.

Wearable Tech March 28, 2015

Choking Smog Forces Paris To Take Drastic Measures: No Cars On Roads!

Paris is now the smoggiest city in the world. What are French officials doing about the problem?

March 22, 2015

Several Hundred Skeletons Uncovered Beneath Parisian Store

A team of archaeologists have discovered at least 200 skeletons in several mass graves beneath a Parisian Monoprix retail store as it underwent renovations that would expand its basement storage.

March 2, 2015

Unidentified Drones Flying Over Paris For Second Straight Night Baffle Police

Unidentified drones were found hovering over a number of landmarks across Paris for two straight nights. The places included the Eiffel Tower, U.S. Embassy, and Place de la Concorde.

Society February 26, 2015

Dedicated Apple Watch Stores May Be On The Horizon: Report

Apple Watch may get its own fashionable boutique in Paris, and ignite a revamp of retail store locations. That's what the rumor mills are churning out as Apple remains mum on possible store design strategy for its first wearable.

Wearable Tech February 23, 2015

Nations Agree On Draft Deal For Climate Change Talks

A international draft agreement on climate change is now ready. What could this mean for upcoming talks in Paris?

Earth/Environment February 13, 2015

What Is Charlie Hebdo? What You Need To Know About France's Satirical Magazine

French satirical magazine 'Charlie Hebdo' has suffered a tragic terrorist attack, but this wasn't Charlie's first run-in with violent extremists. So just what is this magazine, and why does it cause so much controversy.

Internet Culture January 8, 2015

Climate Change 2014: A Year of Climate Policy in Focus

A lot has happened in 2014 in terms of efforts to battle climate change. Most, however, are preparations for the climate summit in Paris in 2015.

Earth/Environment December 27, 2014

Man Proposing From Heavy Duty Crane Wrecks Roof of Nearby House

A botched marriage proposal ends with a crane in the neighbor's roof.

Internet Culture December 18, 2014

Let 'Assassin's Creed Unity' take you on a virtual tour through Paris

Ubisoft, the game development company behind the upcoming title 'Assassin's Creed Unity,' has gone all out to promote the game by offering a Google-style street view map of Paris with narration by Andy Serkis.

Geek September 26, 2014

Paris introduces bike share program for kids

Paris launched P'tit Velib, which is the child version for the popular Velib bike rental service. The service will offer three different kinds of bikes for riders up to ten years old.

Business June 20, 2014

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