New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday formally launched one of the world's biggest bike share programs allowing people to rent bikes to go around the Big Apple.
In the first phase of the network, six thousand blue "Citi Bikes" have been distributed among a total of 333 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Gradually, the network will be expanded to 10,000 bikes at nearly 600 stations.
Nearly 14,000 New Yorkers have reportedly already paid an annual subscription fee of $103 to get entitled to unlimited rides of 45 minutes.
London-based analyst firm Ovum has said that Big Data has gained popularity even in new fields, and Web developers and others remained positive about Big Data vendors.
In its newest research report, Ovum said that Big Data vendors are now trespassing even upon the territory of more conventional database vendors.
In the report, the analyst firm said, "The Big Data buzz word even managed to transcend from the enterprise IT world to become a hot topic for business publications and journals in 2012."
Andrew `Bart' Simpson, double Olympic medalist, has confirmed that he is looking forward to participate in racing at the London Boat Show.
Sailing and fine art will merge at the upcoming CNM Estates UK Star Championships, which will take place from January 18 to January 20 January.
Thirty-six-year-old Simpson will step into the Star keelboat with his best friend Iain Percy. It will be their first partnership since they won Olympic silver on Weymouth & Portland waters.
Kane Gorny, the 22-year-old keen footballer who died of dehydration at a hospital has his mother wailing and she says that there was not even a single caring staff member at the ward when her son was being treated.
St George's Hospital in Tooting, south London, is the hospital where this mishap took place and a coroner has branded it `a cascade of individual failures' at the hospital.
An inquest has heard that after Kane Gorny was denied vital hydrocortisone medication he became increasingly agitated as this medication was needed by him to retain his fluids.
The coroner Shirley Radcliffe delivered a damning assessment of the way he was taken care of at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, south London, and he accused the medical and nursing staff for doing something that ultimately took his life away.
According to a Dot429 report, the Global LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Workplace Summit in London on Saturday witnessed Internet search giant Google announcing its worldwide `Legalize Love' campaign --- asking governments, especially those which still have anti-gay legislation in place, to legalize gay love.
The campaign - with Singapore and Poland as its first governmental targets - marks Google's latest stance in support for gay marriage, and is an indication of the fact that the company is publicly confronting the politicians on the issue.
An artificial heart device kept a toddler alive for a record time and this led to a transplant.
The toddler’s name was Joe Skerratt and he is just three years old and he now looks healthy after he was given a new heart.
He was on the transplant list at the Great Ormond Street, London, and for about 251 days he was kept alive on a device, called a Berlin Heart.
Barth syndrome is a rare genetic disease and it affects about 100 people across the world and Joe is unfortunate to have it.
One of the most common age-related blindness might get stopped among people as scientists have stated that a chemical has been discovered by them that will avoid macular degeneration from getting developed and that too in just one-off jab.
Central vision gets hampered due to deterioration and death of cells in the macular, the part of the retina used to see straight ahead. Eyes are then slowly affected by the more common ‘dry’ form and this sometimes takes many years.
It has been stated by Professor Robert Howard at the King's College London Institute of Psychiatry through a study that was funded by the Alzheimer's Society and the Medical Research Council, that there might be more efficiency in the drug donepezil when it is used treating people who have dementia and mild to moderate Alzheimer's Disease.
Around the world about 750,000 people are targeted by dementia and these people are those who are moderate to severe cases of dementia.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has set a target for all new black cabs to be electric by the year of 2020, as a part of strategy to improve air quality.
According to figures compiled by the mayor's office, vehicles are responsible for 80 per cent of air pollution in Central London. Black cabs accounts for 20 per cent of airborne pollution. The air quality in Central London failed to meet European Union requirements.
London's Southwark Crown Court has ordered a 23-year-old Bulgarian hacker to pay £21,000 in costs & compensation for offences under the Misuse of Computers Act.
In addition to a fine of £21,000, the Bulgarian hacker, Daniel Woo, has been given a 36 week suspended prison sentence, a 2-year supervision order along with 200 hours of community service.
Earlier, Woo admitted to hacking offices after he was caught in an unlawful act of installing password-capturing software at School of Oriental & African Studies at the University of London in November 2006.
Uncertainty over A380 engines triggered the slipping of engine maker Rolls Royce shares and the Britain's top shares were pulled down as the investors gained heavily from previous session.
By the 0908 GMT, FTSE 100 slipped by 19.32 points to reach at 5,855.87 but closed at 5,875.19 by gaining 0.4 percent. On Tuesday it just managed to cross 5,900 levels for the very first time since June 6, 2008.
Shares of the Randgold Resources, the Gold miner, jumped sharply after announcing of its third quarter budget but again fell by 2.4 percent later.
The shares of BP also lost 1.2 percent.
More than sixty eco-friendly cars took part in the Brighton to London car run to demonstrate the use of lowest amount of energy possible.
The electric, hybrid and low-emission cars, LCVs as well as motorcycles participated in the 60-mile Future Car Challenge rally, which started from Madeira Drive on the East Sussex’ seafront and advanced for central London.