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Fair Work gives fastening manufacturer all-clear to sack worker in “impossible situation” of staff feud

The Fair Work Commission has rejected an appeal by a former fastening manufacturer employee over her unfair dismissal case, finding the employer was …

Lindbergh's Plane to Get Tender Loving Care, Lots of Visitors at Smithsonian

Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, one of the most treasured aircraft at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., has been …

National Air and Space Museum

New Snowden documents show how the GCHQ tracked iPhone users

Snowden documents published today by <i>Der Spiegel</i> give new insight into the British GCHQ's efforts to track targets through their iPhones. Previous leaks have revealed specific NSA exploits used to compromise the famously malware-resistant iPhone software controls, but the new documents show that …

Surveillance

Dear Google Glass, bye for now (and maybe forever)

Technically Incorrect: Google insists that Google Glass is moving onward and upward. But in withdrawing it from sale, isn't the company admitting that people really didn't want it?<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Some revolutions …

Wearable Tech

Fund this: Kraftwerk mobile charger puts a power plant in your pocket

It may look like a typical battery pack, but this little fuel cell can recharge an iPhone up to 11 times. There's just one problem.<p>With most mobile chargers, you're lucky to be able to recharge your phone two or three times before the charger itself needs recharging. And to do that, you need to …

Alternative Fuel

Lab-grown human muscle is a medical breakthrough

Researchers at Duke University have grown the first ever human muscle in a lab that contracts just like naturally grown tissue.<p>The new kind of lab-grown muscle will allow the study of disease and testing new medications in a safe setting outside the human body, said the team, led by Nenad Bursac, …

Stem Cells

Starter kit for giant mech suit lands on Amazon Japan

If you've ever wanted your very own mech suit, you may now be able to snap one up for just 120 million yen -- if you live in the Kanto region of Japan. Oh, and there are other caveats too.<p>Don't deny it: We have all, at some point, dreamed of climbing into a giant robotic suit and stomping around …

Japan

Google Translate Update May Save You A Lot Of Money

Your smartphone is about to become your best friend when traveling abroad, even if you don't want to shell out big bucks for an international data plan. An update to the Google Translate app, announced Wednesday, will add the ability to translate printed text by aiming your phone's camera at it -- …

Google Translate

Julia Gillard's former Altona home now a shrine

She said the family had sought information from selling agent and Ms Gillard's long-time friend, Anna Grech, of Jas Stephens, in a bid to replace the …

Australia

This solar-powered airplane is about to take its first around-the-world flight

Bertrand Piccard had plenty of inspiration for building the world’s first solar airplane. Not only did he pilot the first around-the-world balloon flight in 1999, his father helped design the submarine that became the first to plunge undersea to hit the earth’s surface, and his grandfather rode the …

Solar Impulse

Tony Abbott defends $20 cut to Medicare rebate for short visits to the doctor

"If you don't have a serious complaint, you wait, sometimes quite a long time," he said on 3AW radio.<p>Mr Abbott has defended his decision, saying it …

Australia

'Ghost Boy' Martin Pistorius tells of life trapped inside his body watching Barney reruns

Doctors had told his family as much after he'd fallen into a mysterious coma as a healthy 12-year-old before emerging several years later completely …

Oscar Pistorius

Apple Loop: Five Steps To Fix iOS 8, Crazy iPhone Designs, Fast iPhone Charging

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers potential issues in the new MacBook Air, the non-appearance of the iPhone Mini screens, flexible iPhones, some 2015 predictions for Apple, the App Store revenue numbers, five changes iOS 8 needs as soon as …

MacBook Air

Clearing Browser Cookies Probably Won't Get You Better Flight Deals

We -- and probably everybody else in the travel universe -- thought we had cracked a MAJOR code when we heard that clearing your Internet browser cookies will find you cheap flights.<p>As it turns out, though, <b>this is likely not true</b>.<p>The idea behind the hack is that when you're searching for flights, …

Budget Travel

Boko Haram massacre thousands, says Amnesty International

"The human carnage perpetrated by Boko Haram terrorists in Baga was enormous," Muhammad Abba Gava, a spokesman for poorly armed civilians in a …

Men who take a lot of selfies 'show strong links to psychopathic tendencies'

Speaking to the <i>Huffington Post</i>, the main author of the study, Assistant Professor of Communications Jesse Fox, said it was unsurprising to find that …

Psychology

Colliding black holes could warp space-time itself

If the two black holes meet, they could release as much energy as 100 million supernova explosions as they shatter their galaxy, a new study finds.<p>A team of prominent researchers has discovered what appears to be the start of two massive black holes at the centers of their own galaxies beginning to …

Universe

AirAsia plane tail found, says Indonesia search chief

AirAsia chief executive Tony Fernandes tweeted that if it was the correct part of the tail section, it would contain the crucial; "black box" that …

Airplanes

Cameron Diaz Marries Benji Madden

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden are writing a new chapter for the new year – the couple tied the knot at their home in Beverly Hills on Monday, PEOPLE …

What are the world's safest airlines?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Aviation website AirlineRatings.com has just released its annual list of the world's 10 safest airlines.<p>Once again, Australian airline Qantas grabs the top spot.<p>"Qantas continues to lead the industry with safety innovations and its fleet is now the youngest -- 7.9 years -- it has been since …

Airplanes