Chi Nguyen

7 Added | 2 Magazines | 8 Following | @ChiNguyen588f | Keep up with Chi Nguyen on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Chi Nguyen”

With ingenuity and a 3-D printer, group changes lives

Mick Ebeling arrived in Sudan with little more than a toolbox, rolls of plastic and two microwave-size 3-D printers.<p>He had endured a weeklong journey from Los Angeles, with stops in London, Johannesburg and Nairobi before reaching Juba, the capital of South Sudan. From there, he flew on a small …

Farewell Nokia: The rise and fall of a mobile pioneer

Nokia was once a dominant force in the wireless world. CNET takes a look at its successes -- and what went wrong.<p>You never forget your first cellphone.<p>Mine was the Nokia 5190. By today's standards, it was bulky and embarrassingly lacking in features. It made phone calls and played the game "Snake." …


New Roles For Technology: Rise Of The Robots

Since moving from the page and screen to real life, robots have been a mild disappointment. They do some things that humans cannot do themselves, like exploring Mars, and a host of things people do not much want to do, like dealing with unexploded bombs or vacuuming floors (there are around 10m …


The New Dry Cleaning: This Washing Machine Uses Just A Tiny Bit Of Water

The secret: nylon polymer beads.<p>Washing machines are more water-efficient than they used to be (the industry standard is about 15 gallons per load). But they’re still a major drain on supplies at a time of rising costs and severe droughts. If we could reduce water use–or even stop using it …

North America

Rolls-Royce Is Developing Drone Cargo Ships To Save Money And Energy

By now you’re likely familiar with drones, autonomous cars, and even self-driving offices, but Rolls-Royce Holdings has its eye on another type of unmanned craft: cargo ships.<p>The British engineering company is testing a virtual-reality prototype in Norway that simulates the expansive views from the …


26 spectacular airports you must land at in your lifetime