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Opels new super electric car

Frank Weber explains the technology inside the Opel Ampera, which in the USA has the name Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt

Lunar mass driver: Why we should build a space gun on the Moon | Space Facts – Astronomy, the Solar System & Outer Space | All About Space Magazine

<i>Mouse over the icons for more information</i><p><b>Illustration by Jay Wong</b> <b><br>Words by Jonathan O’Callaghan</b><p>One of the arguments for colonising the Moon is that it …

Astronomy

Quantum Computing Takes a Gigantic Leap Forward

An international team of scientists have just held a qubit's memory state for 39 minutes. That might not sound like much, but it's 100 times longer …

China Will Kick Off December By Launching A Probe To The Moon

<i>China’s Chang’e-3 lunar probe will launch in the first week of December. If it successfully lands on the Moon, it will be the first probe from any country to do so in 37 years.</i><p>The Chinese space agency will be launching its Lunar probe Chang’e-3 from its Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 1:30 am …

Amazon reports record breaking 'Black Friday'

Amazon said customers ordered four million items on "Black Friday" the highest in its 15 year history.<p>The largest online retailer in Britain, Amazon, said that record breaking sales on "Black Friday" were the highest in its 15 year history.<p>The announcement came less than 48 hours ahead of "Cyber …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

Burnout is the consequence of a broken way of work

It’s the time of the year where we can start to feel overly stressed by the demands of work, family, and community. But for some of us, the stress at …

How successful people make themselves luckier

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you know why.<p>Unfortunately for some people, that second day never occurs. For lucky people, though, the second day—the day you know why—is often described as a personal epiphany. The most successful people have a clear …

Success

Culture is critical to company success and business transformation, but good luck taking advantage of it

A 2013 Booz&Co study, Culture’s Role in Enabling Organizational Change by DeAnne Aguirre, Rutger von Post, and Micah Alpern, is revealing on two …

Mall of the future? eBay's new storefronts can gather your data

We're going to take this technology and the idea of using glass and move it out of the mall -- on the bus, train, at the airport. Anywhere people are waiting, congregating, or milling about."</br > --Steve Yankovich, eBay's vice president of innovation and new ventures

The best tablets of 2013: A year of refinement, not revolution

While 2012 was a knockout year for tablets — with the introduction of the iPad Mini, Nexus 7, and Microsoft Surface — 2013 is actually somewhat boring in comparison.<p>Yes, tablet sales continued to grow steadily (up 53 percent from 2012, says Gartner), but this year is more about evolving last year’s …

Divers search for clues to an epidemic killing millions of starfish

<i>By Steven Louie, Associate Producer, NBC News</i><p>As dawn approaches, teams load oxygen tanks, wetsuits and underwater cameras into vans and trucks. A motor boat is set on a trailer, and students prepare measuring tape and clipboards -- an urgent expedition is underway. At first light, the team of …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

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