High-speed rail (HSR) passenger activity totalled 625 billion passenger kilometres in 2015 with China, Europe and Japan together accounting for 95% of the global total. HSR is also the fastest growing passenger rail transport service worldwide – while global high-speed rail activity has grown steadily since 2005, growth accelerated to nearly 70% over 2013 to 2015, mainly as a result of a surge in China.

Syrian refugees in Turkey are leading the way pioneering web-based services that provide access to information their community needs to help them set up a new life. They have quickly won support from international companies and organizations, and now their apps and online platforms provide displaced communities with housing and job listings, translations of Turkish laws, advice on getting residence permits, opening a bank account, and more.

A new FAO database launched today will help countries to better monitor, survey and effectively manage their animal genetic resources, allowing for early warning of the threat of extinction.

The World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization today publishes Data-Driven Cities: 20 Stories of Innovation, a collection of 20 of the most creative ways cities worldwide are drawing on big data to improve services and quality of life.

At 18 months-old, Sophia cannot walk, but she can understand speech and, at United Nations Headquarters in New York, participate in a panel discussion and respond to questions using her artificial intelligence (AI).

Today, in public-private partnership with local government, businesses and organizations, DQ Institute has launched a pilot cyber-risks reporting system for children in both Singapore and Australia; partners include Singtel Group, Singapore’s National Council of Social Service, TOUCH Cyber Wellness, Feiyue, and Australia’s Kids Helpline. This new system can detect a child’s exposure to various cyber-risks and provide opportunities to proactively intervene to assist at-risk kids.

Businesses, international organizations and NGOs have joined forces to end child labour, hazardous working conditions, pollution and the environmental damage behind the booming trade in batteries for smartphones, gadgets, electric vehicles and renewable energy storage systems in households and cities.

More than a decade ago, I joined an emerging social medium called LinkedIn. I was serving as the Director of the newly created Office of Legislative Affairs at the Science & Technology Directorate for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This is where I first came to recognize the value of LinkedIn as a networking tool.

The World Economic Forum today launched the third edition of the world’s most geographically diverse survey of millennials, the Global Shapers Annual Survey 2017.

There are numerous reasons why new cars are awesome, and while most of them are nothing short of impressive, in-car tech holds the crown. Modern cars integrate tremendous amounts of technology and systems that completely change the driving experience; be that as it may, these systems don’t come cheap, so a tech-filled car might be out of reach for some. If you fall into that category, there’s no need to be upset, though – you can buy aftermarket versions for most of the car gadgets found in a new car, and retrofit your current car for a fraction of the price.

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