Ethan Mendel

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How to survive a disaster

In a catastrophic event, most people fail to do the one thing that would save their life, says Michael Bond.<p>At seven o’clock in the evening of 27 September 1994, the cruise ferry MS Estonia left Tallin with 989 people on board, heading for Stockholm through the Baltic Sea. It never got there. Six …

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Why Russia Is Abandoning The International Space Station

<b>MOSCOW</b> — An alarm went off in the American section of the International Space Station (ISS) on Jan. 14, warning that ammonia, which is used to cool …

Space Exploration

Here's video of the wicked-quick Tesla Model X being flogged

Renegade video of Tesla's upcoming crossover being tested in California.<p>Tesla's long-promised, very often delayed Model X crossover just got a bit more real: Here's a somewhat-crappy video of what looks like a camouflaged Model X being flogged on a California pier.<p>Of course, we can't absolutely …

Iranian air force bombs Isis targets in Iraq, says Pentagon

Washington and Tehran deny coordination as part of US-led coalition against Islamic State<p>Analysis: Ingenuity keeps Iran’s Vietnam-era planes flying in fight against Isis<p>Iran’s air force has attacked targets of Islamic State (Isis) in eastern Iraq, the Pentagon has said.<p>Tehran has denied carrying …

Honda makes 300-millionth motorcycle

Honda Motor Co.has hit a milestone: its 300-millionth motorcycle.<p>The milestone vehicle, a 40th anniversary edition of the company's flagship Gold Wing touring bike, was produced at Honda's Kumamoto factory in Japan.<p>Honda's first two-wheeled machine was the 1949 Dream Type D, a single-cylinder, …

Robert Frost's answer to What information is Voyager 2 sending back to Earth now that it has left the solar system?

Once each week, Voyager 1 records 48 seconds of data (about 5 mega bits). Twice a year this stored data is transmitted to Earth. Reception of this …

Buildings Burned, Businesses Trashed in Ferguson Protests

More than a dozen buildings in Ferguson, Missouri, were set on fire overnight, with at least 61 people arrested as protesters railed against a grand …

The deepest holes in the world

Whether they're man-made mines or natural sinkholes, these massive holes around the world are anything but the pits.<p>1. Dean’s Blue Hole: Long Island, Bahamas<p>At more than 650 feet deep, Dean’s Blue Hole is the world’s deepest sinkhole with an entrance below water. Located in a bay near Clarence Town …

Killer Classic Movie Stills: ‘The Shining,’ ‘Casablanca’ & More

Unforgettable Shots<p>From Jack Nicholson in ‘The Shining’ to that iconic scene in ‘North by Northwest,’ see the moments that made the movies, as chosen …

Russia Launches Mysterious Object Into Space

Here's an out of this world mystery: Western space agencies are tracking a mysterious object that was reportedly launched into space by Russia -- and …

The 10 Things You Need To Know In Advertising Today

<b>1. Forrester is advising marketers not to use Facebook if they want to build social relationships with their customers.</b> The latest brutal report from the research company (which often criticizes Facebook) says the social platform's declining organic reach means marketers should consider using …

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

9 Weird, Hidden Design Quirks That Show Apple's Incredible Attention To Detail

Many of these details go unnoticed by the average Apple user, or are only useful to a relative handful of people using the product.<p>Some features are handy while others are purely cosmetic.<p>But Apple included them anyway.<p>Here are the best of these little design flourishes.

Abandoned Athens Olympic 2004 venues, 10 years on – in pictures

On 13 August 2004, the Olympic Games came home to Greece for the XXVIII Olympiad at an estimated cost of approximately €9bn. A decade after the sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues now lie abandoned. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Games are now a …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Apple Announces OS X Yosemite with Improved Cross-Device Connectivity and New User Interface

Apple today announced the latest version of its Mac operating system, OS X Yosemite. The sequel to last year's OS X Mavericks, Yosemite includes a user interface redesign, as well as major new features focusing on seamless integration between Mac and iOS devices, a new cloud storage system called …

China's state media wants Apple and Google to be 'severely punished' for NSA spying

Today has seen a sudden spike in anti-American sentiment in Chinese state-owned media, with Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook all being described as "pawns" of the US government (aka the "high-level hooligan"). Articles in the <i>China Daily</i> and <i>People's Daily</i> call for these companies to be …

Fellow soldiers call Bowe Bergdahl a deserter, not a hero

The sense of pride expressed by officials of the Obama administration at the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is not shared by many of those who served with him: veterans and soldiers who call him a deserter whose "selfish act" ended up costing the lives of better men.<p>"I was pissed off then, and …

Lix, A More Precise 3D-Printing Pen, Passes Its Kickstarter Goal In 2-Hours

This embed is invalid<p>The 3Doodler 3D-printing pen, as my TC colleague John Biggs recently pointed out, is a fun toy but a silly tool. It’s big and its output is frustratingly wonky. But then it was created by a pair of veteran toy makers so focusing on the fun was clearly the primary intention.<p>Now …

A Fascinating Time-Lapse Video of a Chaotic Street Intersection in Ethiopia Seemingly Without Traffic Laws

The incredibly busy traffic at Meskel Square in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is showcased in this fascinating time-lapse video uploaded in 2012 by …

YXT ONE redefines the luxury yacht tender

Unless you’re the owner of the sort of superyacht that’s basically a small cruise liner by another name, even the most well appointed craft is going …

Luxury Yachts

Asia suppliers chat up 12-inch Apple tablet, large iPhones: Report

Asia-based suppliers are chatting up a 12-inch Apple tablet as well as the oft-rumored larger iPhone, according to a Chinese-language report.<p>The online version of the China Business News (Yicai) includes a story dated Monday that cites a manager at Taiwan-based plastic mold maker as saying that …

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MH370 Searchers 'Optimistic' As They Zero in on Underwater Signals

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After picking up signals from what investigators hope is missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370's …

Apple iWatch To Launch In Quarter 3 2014 (Rumor)

We are expecting Apple to launch their new Apple iWatch along with the iPhone 6 in September, and now according to a recent report, Apple will launch …

What if we could rebuild New York City?

New York has, over the last few centuries, become one of the world’s most densely packed cities. But what if you could redraw the city’s map – and build it from scratch?<p>If we were designing New York today, how different would it look?<p>The new New York City would balance the relationship between the …

Timeline: The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

For more than two weeks, the world has watched and speculated as the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has played out. The search has been marred by surprising technological limitations, finger-pointing between nations over information-sharing and an ever-expanding search field.<p>On Monday, a …

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What Happens if the Keystone XL Pipeline Isn't Built?

After five years, it appears the Obama administration will soon issue a decision on whether to build the long-delayed and controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would cross an environmentally sensitive area of the Great Plains and move nearly a million barrels of oil a day to Gulf Coast …

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