Going up: Japan builder eyes space elevator
A Japanese construction firm claimed Wednesday it could execute an out-of-this-world plan to put tourists in space within 40 years by building an elevator that stretches a quarter of the way to the moon.
WWF says over-consumption threatens planet
The spiralling global population and over-consumption are threatening the future health of the planet, according to conservation group WWF.
Abu Dhabi to build 'world's largest' solar plant
French oil firm Total and Spain's Abengoa Solar will partner with Abu Dhabi's alternative energy company Masdar to build "the world's largest" concentrated solar power plant, Masdar announced on Wednesday.
Flame spy virus gets order to vanish: experts
US computer security researchers said Sunday that the Flame computer virus that smoldered undetected for years in Middle Eastern energy facilities has gotten orders to vanish, leaving no trace.
Dubai claims world's first cloned camel
The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday claimed its own version of Dolly the sheep, the world's first cloned mammal, after the birth of a cloned camel in Dubai this month.
Wind of change: Aussie 'farting camels' cull under attack
The world's association of camel scientists fought back angrily on Monday over Australian plans to kill wild dromedaries on the grounds that their flatulence adds to global warming.
Solar plane revs up for historic round-the-world flight
A solar powered plane aims to fly into history on Monday, taking off from Abu Dhabi on a round-the-world odyssey to promote alternative energy.
UAE opens world's largest CSP solar power plant
Oil-rich Abu Dhabi on Sunday officially opened the world's largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, which cost $600 million to build and will provide electricity to 20,000 homes.
US electric carmaker Tesla plans public stock offering
US electric carmaker Tesla Motors said on Friday that it plans an intial public offering of stock that could raise as much as 100 million dollars.
UAE court jails five Internet activists
A United Arab Emirates court on Sunday sentenced a blogger and four other Internet activists to prison terms after finding them guilty of charges including insulting the Gulf state's leaders.
Space tourism port to be sited in Abu Dhabi
Tourists will be able to journey to outer space via Abu Dhabi as part of a deal by a local investment group to take a stake in the world's first commercial space travel operator, the two companies said on ...
Zimbabwe to export elephants in population curb
Wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe on Wednesday announced plans to export at least 62 elephants to top up scant state funding and curb a ballooning pachyderm population.
Yahoo! extends reach into Arab world with Maktoob buy
US Internet giant Yahoo! said Tuesday it had signed a deal to purchase popular Jordan-based web portal Maktoob, expanding its reach to millions of consumers across the Arab world.
Harmful 'red tide' hits Dubai beaches
Beaches in the Gulf tourism hub of Dubai have been plagued by a bloom of algae known as the "red tide" that has killed fish and is potentially harmful to humans, a municipality official said on Tuesday.