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Solar Impulse Poised for its Epic Pacific Crossing

NANJING -- Solar Impulse is ready to take off. As is pilot Andre Borschberg.<p>It's now just a matter of waiting for the right weather window for the most ambitious and challenging part of the sun-powered plane's ambitious round-the-world journey –- five days and five nights across the Pacific to …

Bill Gates on The Verge: Can GMOs end hunger in Africa?

In Sub-Saharan Africa, hunger is a tremendous problem — and an ironic one<p>More than 90 percent of soybeans and 80 percent of corn sold in the US today are GMOs<p>About 30 percent of crops produced in Africa are lost after harvest<p>"Many farmers can’t afford expensive seeds. They would have no rights."

Bill Gates

Water Works: How the World’s Oldest Skin Care Ingredient Is Making a Comeback

Government Report: No High Speed Broadband Competition: Blame AT&T, Verizon & CenturyLink's Two Decades of Broken Promises.

See: <i>"The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal & Free the Net"</i> for all of the gory details.<p>This chart is the commitment, the "promise" of a digital future vs what was "delivered", the reality of the deployment of fiber optic broadband (or higher-speed services) in America by the …