Nike launches Alphafly shoe to outpace tech doping outcry
By Guardian Exclusive
18 February 2020 | 2:46 pm
Weeks after World Athletics, an international sports governing body issued a ban against a type of Nike's running shoe, Nike returned with a new model of the same running shoe that it says meets all competition guidelines.
In this article
19 Oct 2021
A report in the "Financial Times" suggested China had launched a low orbit "missile" that could penetrate current defense systems. The Asian superpower said it was for "peaceful" usage.
24 Oct 2021
The Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, is set to become the first state hospital in Africa to perform robotic-assisted surgery, following the launch of the state-of-the-art Da Vinci X-I surgical robot. The four-armed robot will aid surgeons in carrying out complex surgeries on patients in a less invasive and shorter period of time.
1 Nov 2021
Matthias Maurer is set to be the first German in space in three years, but he will have to wait for three more days to get there. The Crew-3 mission will be in orbit for six months.
14 Nov 2021
A crew of four astronauts finally launched from Cape Canaveral and are set to dock at the International Space Station after a delay of nearly two weeks. The crew includes German astronaut Mathias Maurer.
17 Nov 2021
The four SpaceX crew members arrived at the International Space Station after a journey of about 21 hours, to begin a six-month research trip. Flight commander Raja Chari said the ISS was "a pretty glorious sight."
20 Nov 2021
Although the virtual meeting between the US and Chinese leaders did not lead to any big breakthroughs, both sides expressed willingness to cooperate on "guardrails" to prevent competition from turning into catastrophe.
19 Nov 2021
During a visit in October, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin described the new refugee camp on the Greek island of Samos as a "European model" for the reception of asylum seekers. The EU-funded Samos camp is closed and isolated – a far cry from overwhelmed reception centres such as the Moria camp on Lesbos, which was nicknamed the "camp of shame". But the asylum procedure remains lengthy and refugees are surrounded by barbed wire and video surveillance. Meanwhile, migrants trying to make the sea crossing to Europe still face a perilous journey. On October 27, three children drowned off the coast of Chios when their dinghy sank. Our correspondents report.
11 Dec 2021
Germany’s short-time work model prevents mass layoffs during an economic downturn when workers have less to do. When they do work, they get paid as usual. When they don't work, they get an allowance from the state. This helps keep the economy stable.
31 Dec 2021
The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Such is the case of 19-year-old fawaz, winner of this year's Oshodi chess competition. A school drop-out, former bus conductor, and street hawker.
19 Jan 2022
The duopoly of Western aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing is under pressure. Russia's MC-21 airliner is now certified to fly and China is pushing ahead with plans to enter the international market.
3 Feb 2022
Critics have warned of the damage to biodiversity and local rights, as well as the global climate. But Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is hoping for an economic boom.
14 Mar 2022
The European Commission and the UK's Market Authority each launched an investigation to see if a 2018 deal between Google and Meta aimed at distorting competition in the digital ad business.
7 hours ago
A review into Britain's largest police force has found "institutional racism, sexism and homophobia" and has called for "radical reform."
7 hours ago
Albert Ho, a prominent pro-democracy figure in Hong Kong, has once again been arrested. He is already facing up to a decade in prison for other charges under the national security law.
8 hours ago
Experts say the drop in oxygen levels in the water after the recent floods receded likely caused the mass death, as well as hot temperatures due to climate change.
8 hours ago
The French government's decision to force through its pension reform has sparked angry demonstrations across the country, with many videos of chaos in Paris circulating online. However, as credible as they may seem, some of these videos have been taken out of context, as Emerald Maxwell explains.
9 hours ago
On World Storytelling Day, we ask if this human art will be supplanted by articifial intelligence? Or do chatbots lack the human factor to recreate the drama and nuance of good storytelling?
9 hours ago
European shares logged their steepest weekly drop in five months amid continued turbulence in the global banking sector. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz doesn't think Europe is heading for a new financial crisis.