Chris Wiggett

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Did the U.S. Air Force Nearly Start World War III?

New account alleges nukes almost launched during Cuban Missile Crisis.<p>In October 1962, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a U.S. Air Force cruise missile unit received orders to launch. Given that you're sitting here reading this and civilization didn't end with World War III, you can …

Military

How To Build A Hovercraft From Styrofoam Plates

Just in time for Marty McFly's arrival in the future<p>If you believe the old Hollywood prophecies, Marty McFly will be hopping out of Doc Brown’s DeLorean on October 21st. And when he gets to the future, he’ll need a hoverboard. You can do your part to prevent a time paradox--just slap together this …

The Anatomy of a Carry Trade Bubble

<b>Last week I discussed some very important things, not the least of which was how to get rock hard abs. Equally as important is how asymmetry builds</b> …

Solar Impulse 2 will begin its around-the-world flight on Monday

The solar-powered airplane will launch from Abu Dhabi<p>The Swiss-engineered airplane Solar Impulse 2 will begin its solar-powered flight around the world on Monday. If weather permits, the plane will launch from Abu Dhabi early in the morning. The plane was scheduled to launch earlier this month, but …

The Internet will vanish, says Google's Eric Schmidt

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Digitally speaking, we're not even plodding along yet.<p>Why, AT&T is throttling my data this month and my phone still won't work too well in half of California's Wine Country.<p>However, Eric Schmidt, Google's …

World Economic Forum

Twitter Can Tell If You’re More Likely To Get Heart Disease

Negative tweets correlate with poor health<p>Twitter can predict almost anything—including your risk of getting heart disease.<p>Heart disease is the umbrella term for problems associated with plaque buildup in arteries that can lead to heart attack and stroke. It's the leading cause of death worldwide, …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

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Generating off-grid power: The 4 best ways

So, you've thought about whether or not living off the grid is right for you; you know that it means no more utility bills and generating all of your …

Renewable Energy