9 more foreign professionals approved for Taiwanese citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of a new policy that went into effect last year, nine foreign professionals yesterday (April 17) were granted special permission to become naturalized as Taiw...

Chunghwa Post reveals Taiwan's first 'Digital Post Office' with 'smart' assistant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s very first digital post office was formally launched at the Jinnan Road Post Office in central Taipei (台北金南郵局), April 16. The new digital post st...

Robot soccer world cup to take place in central Taiwan in August

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Ministry of Science and Technology has won a bid to host the 2018 Federation of International Robot Soccer Association (FIRA) Robo World Cup, which will take place in Taichung, cen...

SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food, experiments

A SpaceX capsule carrying food, experiments and other goods for NASA has arrived at the International Space Station after a two-day journey. The Dragon capsule and its 6,000-pound sh...

SpaceX launches used supply ship on used rocket for NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has launched a used supply ship on a used rocket to the International Space Station. The Falcon rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on...

Italy's robot concierge a novelty on the way to better AI

PESCHIERA DEL GARDA, Italy (AP) — Robby Pepper can answer questions in Italian, English and German. Billed as Italy's first robot concierge, the humanoid will be deployed all season at a hotel on the ...

Taipei SCSE opens, showcasing latest innovative IoT solutions for smart cities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Smart City Summit kicked off on Tuesday, March 27, with many of Taiwan’s ICT leaders and politicians expressing their the hope that the show will ...

Researcher alleges Indian leader's app ships data abroad

LONDON (AP) — Allegations that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official smartphone app is shipping Indians' personal data to servers abroad have degenerated into a sarcastic back-and-forth onlin...

Police: Bomber's video amounts to confession, but no motive

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — A 25-minute cellphone video left behind by the bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for weeks details the differences among the weapons he built and amounts to a...

Robots break new ground in construction industry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As a teenager working for his dad's construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and levelin...

Great Britain to strengthen R&D cooperation with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The top science adviser to the British Foreign Office will visit Taiwan next week to launch a joint project benefiting Taiwanese research and development talent, the Unite...

Q&A: What's known of fatal shootings at California vets home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three days after a former Army rifleman killed three mental health care workers at a program where he had received care in Northern California, there are still more questions than...

The Latest: 3 space station astronauts return to Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on return of three astronauts from International Space Station (all times local): 9:31 p.m. Three astronauts are back on Eart...

Astronauts aim for icy homecoming after months in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Three astronauts face a bitterly cold homecoming after nearly six months aboard the International Space Station. The two Americans and one Russian entered...

Spacewalking astronauts finishing months of robot arm repair

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts are finally wrapping up months of repair work on the International Space Station's big robot arm. NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei (V...