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Chinese Electric Carmaker Aims To Become A Global Brand

When President Trump arrives in China later this week as part of his Asia visit, he is expected to press the country's leader, Xi Jinping, for better trade deals with the United States. Trump will be accompanied by a high-powered delegation of American CEOs and is expected to announce a flurry of commercial deals. In the southern city of Shenzhen, a city of towering glass skyscrapers, high-tech industrial parks and enormous shopping malls sometimes called the Silicon Valley of China, it...

‘Doctor Who’: What we want to see in Peter Capaldi’s last episode

As December approaches, so does the Doctor Who Christmas Special and Peter Capaldi’s final episode. Here’s what we want to see in his last adventure as the Doctor.The last few seasons of Doctor Who were equally loved and disliked by the fandom, but most people can agree that Season 10 was amazing. It brought out the best of the show, and we now find ourselves falling in love with the show again just as both Peter Capaldi and longtime showrunner Steven Moffat are leaving.Capaldi’s last episode...

Rodrigo Caula designs carbon-fibre sunglasses with woodgrain patterns

Thin layers of carbon fibre are cut to create the wood-like effects on these sunglasses, by industrial designer Rodrigo Caula.The pattern is formed by slicing through the thin layers that make up the black material at a very slight angle, exposing darker and lighter stripes.Caula named the material "carbonwood" for its resemblance to the grain found in sawn timber. "The term 'carbonwood' was coined once I'd designed the material to mimic the structure of vertical grain wood – after being...