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Boeing has patented a ‘Star Wars’-style force field

Boeing has won a patent for a protective force field that could stop vehicles from being harmed by explosions, Popular Science reports.<p>It might sound futuristic — and it is. The patent isn’t about stopping bullets or lasers or anything like that, though. Instead, it detects explosions near a …

Patents

Living in: The world’s happiest places

The world’s top five happiest countries, all of which fall in northern Europe, have cities that delight residents with old town charm, cultural offerings and easy access to nature.<p>If, as Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, happy families are all alike, what about happy countries?<p>The World Happiness …

European Travel

Future Camera Bag Essential: Night Vision Eyedrops?

If you’re a photographer who often shoots in very dark environments, would you want night vision eyedrops to help you see better without artificial …

Air Canada plane makes hard landing short of Halifax runway

An Air Canada plane made a hard landing short of the runway at the Halifax airport during a snowstorm, crashing into a bank of antennas and shearing off its main landing gear, nose cone, and an engine as it skidded on its belly, officials said. The airline said Sunday that 25 people were taken to …

How Google, Facebook And Others Pay Their H-1B Employees

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Kiran Dhillon is a senior editor for FindTheBest, where she tackles big datasets to produce interesting insights.</i><p>Legislative debate regarding expanding the H-1B visa program is heating up in the U.S. Senate. H-1B visas allow foreign workers — specifically those in technical roles—to …

Salaries & Wages

Arkansas Passes Privacy Bill That Could Kill Street Photography

Prominent photography groups are sounding the alarm about a new bill that was just passed by the Arkansas Senate. SB-79, the “Personal Rights …

The Last Iceberg - Photographs by Camille Seaman | LensCulture

California-based photographer and 2011 TED Fellow, Camille Seaman, has been photographing in both Arctic regions, including in Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland and Antarctica, since 2003.<p>Seaman writes:<p>“Nick Cave once sang, ‘All things move toward their end.’ Icebergs give the impression of doing just …

Alex Salmond demands BBC control to 'correct anti-SNP bias'

The former First Minister says control over BBC Scotland should be devolved so the SNP-dominated Scottish Parliament can "resolve" issues with the balance of its political coverage.<p>Alex Salmond has issued an extraordinary demand for control over the BBC in Scotland to be transferred to Edinburgh so …