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The 13 Biggest Airport Fails, As Told By Tweets

We've all suffered a #TravelFail in the airport... some of us are just more vocal about it than others.<p>Let some of Twitter's chattier folk show you, in their own words, 13 things you <i>shouldn't</i> do before takeoff.<p>13. Show up on the wrong day.<p>12. Show up in the wrong place.<p>11. Forget your wallet.<p>10. …

Faces to order: how 3D-printing is revolutionising prosthetics

A giraffe wearing a frilly ruff, an Escher-like puzzle of interlocking cogs and a homoerotic Batman figurine are just some of the strange items on display at the 3D Printshow in London this week, a trade fair which proves that where high technology goes, novelty trinkets follow. But wade through …

India's Mars Orbiter Mission Rising to Red Planet - Glorious Launch Gallery

Clouds on the ground !<br>The sky seems inverted for a moment ! Blastoff of India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) on Nov. 5, 2013 from the Indian Space …

SanDisk’s wireless flash drive: A simple storage boost for your iOS or Android phone

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>I love my 32GB iPhone 5s(s aapl), but it’s barely a month old and I’ve already used more than half of the storage capacity. …

Motorola wants you to tattoo a smartphone microphone onto your throat

Okay, where to start on this one? Simply put, Motorola has applied for a patent of a microphone with a tranceiver and power supply that is designed to be <i>tattooed onto your throat</i>. The idea is to capture vibrations directly from your larynx in order to cut out background noise -- while eliminating …

The 15 Wildest Things Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Has Ever Said

Over the years, though, he has become known for saying some pretty controversial, provocative, or bizarre things.<p>And yet, despite the fact that he says lots of strange things, he's one of the most vocal senior executives at Google.<p>We've rounded up a sample of some of his weirdest quotes.

The World's First Supersonic Business Jet Will Reach The Market In 2021

This year’s National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention in Las Vegas was full of droll announcements on charter services and meager sales reports. It was a refreshing surprise, then, to see Aerion Corporation out in full regale, pitching a whole new evolutionary step in the private …

Thanks to Fukushima, the global solar slump may be finally over

After years of slumping profits and a global glut of photovoltaic panels, solar companies are beginning to expand production again. SunPower said yesterday that it will boost manufacturing by 25% by 2015 with the construction of an additional 350 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic module capacity in …

Crazy Bio-Hacks: A Mouse Cloned From Elvis’s DNA And A Human-Born Dolphin

Grow Your Own, a new exhibition about synthetic biology, features mindblowing bio-hacked creations.<p>This just in from science: One far-off day, a human woman might be able to incubate and give birth to a dolphin. This isn’t a sea-world sequel to <i>Stuart Little</i>, but one of the subjects explored in …

Can Cargo Drones Bring E-Commerce To Africa?

Laugh about drones delivering tacos all you want, but the Flying Donkey Challenge wants to create a working commercial cargo network in Africa, powered entirely by UAVs.<p>Africa is the leapfrog continent. As it develops and grows, much of its population is adopting the latest technologies, like cell …

Totally...like... bogus: the world's worst travel advice

"Don't waste your money on bottled water! I just drank the tap water and I feel fine," brags a fellow hostel guest in Kathmandu. This person won't be seen again for three days, looking about 8lbs lighter.<p>"I never book a room before I get to a destination. It's better to visit all the hostels first, …

Escape to Japan's Oki Islands

Japan seduces and dazzles travellers with its buzzed-up, sprawling, ultra-convenient big cities. But if you’re weary of crowds and vending-machine-packed streets, get yourself to Matsue in Western Honshū and hop a ferry to the slow life on the remote and fascinating Oki Islands.<p>Newly added to the …

Zürich: more than finance and fondue

Ask the average person to name the party capital of Europe and Zürich probably would not top the list. What's in Zürich? Erm…bankers, fondue, chocolate, chalet-style cuckoo clocks. Think that covers it? Think again.<p>Switzerland’s largest city may not have the glamour of Paris, the hedonistic party …

West Africa's best wildlife parks

Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants roaming the savannah. But have you heard of Mole, Pendjari and Waza? These wildlife …

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

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11 Or 12 Things I Learned About Life From Day Trading Millions Of Dollars

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. I was a day trader for many years and it almost killed me.</i><p>I was a day trader for many …

BBC News (UK) on Twitter: "Could flying cars become an everyday reality (well, for buyers who can spare £173,000)? http://t.co/XJni3v8yye http://t.co/yyO6gO4tSJ"

Replying to @<b>BBCNews</b><p>They'll never take off .. RT“@<b>BBCNews</b>: At £173k could flying cars become an everyday reality? http://bbc.in/16MGkpX …

Report suggests slowdown in CO2 emissions rise

<b>Global emissions of carbon dioxide may be showing the first signs of a "permanent slowdown" in the rate of increase.</b><p>According to a new report, emissions in 2012 increased at less than half the average over the past decade.<p>Key factors included the shift to shale gas for energy in the US while China …

How Much Water Actually Goes Into Making A Bottle Of Water?

Environmental activists have long claimed that bottled water is wasteful. Usually, they point to the roughly 50 billion (mostly plastic) bottles we throw away every year.<p>The International Bottled Water Association, ever sensitive to criticism that it's wasting precious resources, has commissioned …

Fact: You can make money playing video games

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Playing video games full-time is not a viable source of income, some would say. Others believe professional players only make money from winning tournaments. These ideas are “giant misconceptions,” according to Mike Sepso, the co-founder and president of Major League Gaming …

Dutch designer wants to 'vacuum' China's smog away

Daan Roosegaarde unveils ambitious project as Beijing moves to crack down on air pollution<p><i>Smog descends upon Beijing. (Image credit: Michael Henley / Flickr)</i><p>Winter is fast descending upon China, and with it, thick clouds of smog. Last week, officials shut down schools and major roads in the …

Likonomics: believe it when you see it

Move over Shinzo Abe. There’s a new eponynomics craze in town: Likonomics. This is not the economics of Facebook “likes”; it’s what Barclays Capital has christened the policies of China’s premier, Li Keqiang. (We think it really should be Liconomics or maybe LiKenomics, but it’s probably not worth …