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Wealthy foreign tourists and business people to be given fast track British visa

David Cameron says the service, which costs foreigners £600 to use, is "good news for British business and tourism" and will help attract greater investment<p>Wealthy foreign tourists and businessmen and women will be offered a 24 hour fast track visa service to encourage them to come to Britain, …

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Scientists Finally Crack The Code Of The Ancient 'Phaistos Disk'

Scientists have been trying to decipher the mysterious "Phaistos Disk" ever since the 4,000-year-old clay disk was discovered in 1908 on the Greek island of Crete.<p>But no one seems to have been able to translate the mysterious language inscribed on the disk, which dates back to 1700 B.C. and the …

Remarkable Latte Art Featuring Photorealistic Cats Looks Too Impressive to Sip

Japan seems to be on the cutting edge of the quirky genre known as latte art; the latest trend features sepia-toned, photorealistic drawings of cats that are captured in the foam of an espresso beverage. Twitter user @dongurinekobei is responsible for these extremely-detailed creations that …

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Intel Launches New Broadwell Core M Processors, Likely Destined for Apple's Ultra-Slim Notebook

While Intel's next-generation Broadwell processors for most Macs are not shipping until early 2015 or even later, the company began shipping some ultra low-power Broadwell chips known as Core M a couple of months ago. These chips are designed to run at just 4.5 watts and are intended for …

10 of the Best Android Apps From October 2014

From maps to micro-investments, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in October. Here we present you with our selection of some of the best newcomers from the past month.<p>HERE Maps<p>Nokia’s HERE maps is one of the four major global online mapping services, alongside Google, TomTom and …

Dynamic Paintings Feature the Energy of Fencers in Motion

Brooklyn-based Canadian visual artist Aaron Li-Hill creates dynamic images by blurring the lines between illustration, sculpture, graffiti, graphic design, painting, and drawing. The results are works filled with an animated power that emanates from each piece.<p>In just one week, on November 8, 2014, …

Art

Adidas: the hidden hoard

A collection of old trainers in a dusty Argentinian shop sparks a nerve-wracking trip for Adidas’s Gary Aspden and the Stone Roses’ Ian Brown. Rhik Samadder hears the tale<p>A cobwebbed window in a ramshackle store located in a nondescript Buenos Aires suburb. Adidas expert Gary Aspden animatedly …

Artist Uses Fire and Soot to Paint Elegant Illustrations

Qubec-based artist Steve Spazuk uses fire to create elegant illustrations out of soot. As he demonstrates in the video below, the fire painter manipulates the flame from a candle or a torch to mark a sheet of paper with trails of soot, which he then etches into using delicate tools like feathers, …

Art

Open Source Project Could Replace Traditional Passports With Bitcoin Tech

To those who are only marginally familiar with bitcoin, the world’s leading digital cryptocurrency, the idea of adapting the tech into a type of globally accessible passport may seem odd. But Christopher Ellis, a hacker that specializes in privacy and decentralized security, sees them as a natural …