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November 7, 2017 1:10 PM Tesla buys automation equipment maker Perbix

Electric car maker Tesla Inc said on Tuesday it agreed to buy privately held Perbix Machine Co Inc, which designs automated manufacturing equipment. "With the acquisition of Perbix, Tesla further advances its efforts to turn the factory itself into a product – to build the machine that makes the machine," Tesla said on its website. Tesla Chief Executive 421

November 2, 2017 8:50 PM Apple's holiday-quarter sales forecast largely above estimates

Apple Inc's revenue forecast for the holiday shopping-quarter was largely above market expectations, helping allay investor concerns about production delays and supply constraints for the iPhone X, which it will start shipping from Nov. 3. The forecast comes after Apple gauged demand for iPhone X with a pre-order process that kicked off online on Oct. 27. Many analysts 196

November 1, 2017 8:30 PM Tesla reports biggest-ever quarterly loss

Tesla Inc reported its biggest-ever quarterly loss on Wednesday as the electric-car maker spent more to speed up production of its more affordable Model 3 sedan. Led by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Elon Musk, Tesla is struggling to overcome production bottlenecks as it builds the Model 3, seen as key to the company's long-term profitability. The company 146

November 1, 2017 5:18 AM Dentistry professor studies medical benefits of nanodiamonds

UCLA researchers are using microscopic carbon molecules for medical procedures and experiments ranging from cancer drug delivery to root canals. These microscopic carbon molecules, known as nanodiamonds, are five nanometers in diameter and shaped like soccer balls with sharper edges, said Dean Ho, a professor in the School of Dentistry. Ho, who has researched 158

October 30, 2017 3:05 AM Johor restores water supply after weekend disruption due to ammonia pollution

SINGAPORE — Water supply in Johor has been restored, the state’s water supply operator SAJ Ranhill said after pollution from high ammonia levels in the Johor River forced three water treatment plants to temporarily shut down over the weekend. In a posting on its Facebook page on Sunday night (Oct 29), SAJ Ranhill said the three plants are now fully operational 117

October 29, 2017 9:00 PM Singapore steps up water production to meet demand

PUB says supply here won't be affected by Johor River pollution, which led to temporary closure of four plants Water production at Singapore's desalination plants and local waterworks has been stepped up to meet demand here, after pollution in the Johor River led to the temporary closure of four water treatment plants along the river, including one in Kota Tinggi 108

October 29, 2017 1:58 PM Singapore’s water supply not affected by pollution in Johor River: PUB

SINGAPORE – The pollution plaguing the Johor River will not affect the water supply in Singapore despite the temporary disruption in treatment operations at the Johor River Waterworks (JRWW), said national water agency PUB. In a statement posted on its Facebook page on Sunday (Oct 29), the utilities board said it had stepped up production at the desalination 136

October 29, 2017 11:42 AM Water supply in Singapore not affected by pollution in Johor River: PUB

SINGAPORE: The water supply in Singapore will not be affected by high ammonia levels in the Johor River, Singapore's national water agency PUB said in a Facebook post on Sunday (Oct 29). Johor River Waterworks had to temporarily stop treatment operations at 11am on Saturday, PUB said. While the water supply to Singapore and some parts of Johor was affected 144

October 27, 2017 9:32 PM Rosier outlook for Singapore economy

Singapore's economic recovery is gathering pace due in part to a sustained increase in global electronics demand, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said. While pockets of weakness remain in some sectors, growth is broadening beyond trade-related industries, with economic expansion expected to remain steady in the coming year, the central bank noted 142

October 27, 2017 6:46 PM Nobel prize money will no longer be 'invested' in nuclear weapons

OSLO: The Nobel Foundation said on Friday (Oct 27) its prizes will no longer be funded with investments from nuclear arms producers, just weeks after awarding the peace prize to a nuclear weapons disarmament campaign group. The private institution, based in Stockholm, is responsible for managing the fund left by the prizes' founder, Alfred Nobel, a Swedish 66