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EgyptAir Flight Data Indicates Smoke Present In Cabin Of Doomed Plane

Egyptian investigators say there was smoke on board the EgyptAir plane that went down on May 19, killing all 66 people aboard.<p>Investigators were able to successfully download information from the flight data recorder, and they say preliminary information shows that it was able to record the …

Airplanes

10 insights that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives without improving their methods.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

Self-confidence

20 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Blazing Saddles’

<i>Blazing Saddles</i> opened in theaters more than 40 years ago and it has secured a place on many lists of the best comedy movies of all time. It also happens to be one of the most offensive.<p>Included in our fascinating facts tribute are the truth behind Mongo’s horse punch and the one joke director and …

Comedy Movies
Electric Vehicles

Widebody Orders Slow. Are Boeing and Airbus Doomed?

After a boom in orders as fuel prices skyrocketed a few years ago, demand for the twin-aisle aircraft that typically ply long-haul international routes has subsided recently. For <b>Boeing</b> and <b>Airbus</b> , many of these widebody models are key cash flow and profit drivers.<p>Since the beginning of 2015, …

Scotland road trip: North Coast 500 route | CNN Travel

Travel
Inventions

Review: Lufthansa First Class on A330, A340, A380 and 747-8

<i>As part of a recent United round-trip award, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig managed to book three separate Lufthansa first-class flights. Here’s his</i> …

New Supersonic Jet Flies 1100 MPH, Quietly

The new Quiet SST will fly you anywhere on Earth in six hours without the sonic boom.

Steve Jobs narrates this awesome drone footage of Apple’s ‘spaceship’

Apple’s eagerly-anticipated $5 billion “spaceship” Apple campus is coming along nicely, according to a new drone video shot by Silicon Valley-based photographer/videographer Duncan Sinfield.<p>Using a DJI Inspire 1 drone to fly over the construction site, Sinfield’s skilfully-edited video not only …

Boeing delivers 14 Dreamliners, strong cash flow seen: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co delivered 14 of its 787 Dreamliners in August, exceeding for the second straight month its 10-a-month target and suggesting strong financial performance later in the year, people familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.<p>The tally, likely to be confirmed by Boeing …

Aviation

Malaysia just published a new theory about how the missing Flight MH370 fell into the ocean

Satellite expert Zaaim Redha Abdul Rahman, who helped the UK satellite firm Inmarsat analyze data shortly after the plane went missing in March last year, said the plane probably made a soft landing on the water, floated for a while on the surface, and then sank mostly in one piece.<p>This is …

Airplanes

Watch a typhoon lift a parked Boeing 747 jet off the ground

A monstrous typhoon hit Taiwan and coastal China over the weekend, with winds blowing at speeds of up to 180 miles per hour over the ocean. Once it …

Weather

Alonso vents frustration at current F1 regulations

Aug 3, 2015<p>• Joined ESPN in 2009<br>• An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011<p>Fernando Alonso admits he has been tempted to race in other motorsport …

Motorsport

California is squaring off against automakers when it comes to electric cars

Rules set by Nichols' agency are among the strictest environmental laws in the nation. Visionary quotas have been set under her reign to increase the percentage of new cars sold that are ZEV's, that is, plug-in hybrids, battery-only, or fuel-cell vehicles.<p>Bloomberg News' John Lippert reports that …

Automotive Industry

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12 things you didn't know you could do with Gmail

Gmail is one of the world's most powerful and well-built tech tools, but there are ways to make it even more amazing.<p>Some features are hidden within Gmail itself -- through the Settings and Labs tab; others have been built by third party developers. (Just remember, third party apps will have access …

Apps

Airbus just patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in 1 hour

In other words, Airbus just patented a hypersonic jet.<p>Airbus expects the jet to reach speeds as high as Mach 4.5 — or 4 1/2 times the speed of sound.<p>According to PatentYogi's Deepak Gupta, this means the Airbus jet could make the trip from London to New York in just one hour. That's a significant …

Aviation

The most significant flight of all time took place 45 years ago

<b>Flight of the Enola Gay,</b> that's a heavy one. And from my friend Christine Negroni: "In 1914, Abram Pheil became the very first passenger on the very first passenger flight, a 23-minute trip from St. Petersburg, Florida to Tampa. Like the 12-second flight of the Wright Brothers eleven years earlier, …

Aviation

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Surprising Countries Where Solar and Wind Are Booming

Renewable energy is taking off in both wealthy and developing economies.<p>Top five countries in net electricity generation from solar and wind<p>2005-2012, in billion kilowatt hours<p>SWIPE FOR MORE<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p>United States<p>China<p>Germany<p>Spain<p>Italy<p>Top five countries in percentage of electricity generation from solar …

Watch a 2016 BMW M2 Tear up the Nurburgring

Turbo Six-Cylinder Wails at Wide Open Throttle<p>While the upcoming 2016 BMW M2 has been spotted at the Nürburgring before, we now have video of the compact rear-drive coupe lapping the infamous Green Hell – and it looks and sounds glorious.<p>Where the BMW M3 sedan and BMW M4 coupe are powered by a …

Automotive Design

All The Times Patrick Stewart Has Won The Internet

Everyone knows that Patrick Stewart is a terrific actor thanks to his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i> and as Professor X in the <i>X-Men</i> films, and that’s not even getting into the stage roles for which he has won great acclaim. But he’s also proven time and again that …

Cute

Airlines get new tools to avoid turbulence

Airlines are using new software that transmits weather data from planes in the air to analysts on the ground, allowing pilots to avoid turbulence that can injure passengers and damage planes.<p>A passenger and two flight attendants were hospitalized Saturday after<p>United Airlinesflight 1597 ran into …

This Computer Runs On Water Droplets And Magnets

Don't try this with your laptop at home<p>As anyone who has experienced the devastation of spilling a glass of water on their laptop knows, H2O and computers don't mix. Almost equally as bad? Magnets. Both are terrible, horrible, no-good computer killing substances... which is why it was kind of a …

Electromagnetism

2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe First Test

An Emerald Green Lesson in Luxury Overdose<p>The way it used to work was simple. Mercedes made a two-door version of the iconic S-Class, slapped a CL badge on the butt, and counted the cash. Wealthy folks — typically men between the ages of 50 and 60 who earn between $600,000 and $2 million a year — …

Bentley Motors

David Letterman Hosts His Final Broadcast

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