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Italian factory owner moves company to Poland while staff are on holiday

It was an audacious move that has divided public opinion in Italy and brought into focus the country’s low productivity and high labour cost crisis.<p>Earlier this month, the owner of an electrical components factory in the north of the country waved his employees off on their summer holidays. Then, …

Europe

Death-Defying Pathways Along China's Yellow Mountain

Would you be brave enough to trek a pathway called The Bridge of Immortals? Situated in Huangshan (aka Yellow Mountain), a mountain range in the southern Anhui province of eastern China, the bridge, above, is located at a vertigo-inducing height between two giant, jagged granite peaks that dares …

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

German police investigate 3D printed guns

3D printed guns could make their way into the German police force after officials confirmed they had purchased a 3D printer.<p>The Federal Criminal Police aim to investigate whether inexpensive plastic firearms pose a genuine threat to the public, or could stand to benefit the police force.<p>The …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Rubbee Electric Drive For Bicycles Can Be Fitted In Seconds (video)

A new electric engine has been created called Rubbee which has been designed to transform any road bike into an electric powered bike in a matter of …

Sunkissed Water

The Solar Glass is a like an individual glass thermos that harnesses solar energy to keep the beverage within either cold or warm. This individual …

DNA 3D Printed Shoe System Creates Shoes that Fit You and Your Body Movement

Introducing <b>DNA 3D Printed Shoe System</b> from Pensar Development, this project aims to design and create footwear based on individual anatomy and …

3D-Printed Bike Porn: Ralf Holleis's Carbon Fiber VRZ 2 Track with Titanium Lugs and Dropouts

With the help aerospace engineers at EADS, Somerset, UK-based Charge Bikes have refined and expanded their 3D-printed dropout production since we …

Carbon Fiber

NASA funds 3D food printer, pizza is the first item on the menu

Last week we had lab-grown burgers; this week it's powdered pizza. NASA's gotten in on the synthesized food action by awarding a $125,000 grant to Anjan Contractor, head of Systems & Materials Research Corporation, to develop a 3D food printer. The first device Contractor plans to build under the …