Mateusz Kopaczyk

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Timex's upcoming fitness watch goes back to analog

Looks like someone's taking a page out of Withings' book. At the Qualcomm 3G/LTE Summit today, Timex CTO Thomas Essery took the opportunity to tease an upcoming analog fitness watch, the Metropolitan+. For a company that's only made digital versions of sports watches in the past, this is quite a …

LHC creates liquid from Big Bang

Scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have produced tiny droplets of a state of matter thought to have existed right at the birth of the …

The challenges of building a hypersonic airliner

Could an airliner that flies anywhere in under three hours be in service by 2030?<p>“It is a magic aircraft… the pleasure of flying in it is almost a carnal one.” So said Joelle Cornet-Templet, a chief stewardess for Air France, about Concorde: one of the world’s first supersonic civilian airplanes, …

Aviation

How To Successfully Quit Your Job and Move Abroad

We all dream of that moment: the day when you gracefully hand in your two weeks notice and decide you're going to quit your job, follow your dreams and move abroad. Shortly after graduating from college I was living in New York City, working with a company that I loved and making over 55,000 a …

Women of Color

India’s chaotic lesson in letting go

If the point of travel is to challenge ourselves, then naturally we should seek out the most “difficult” destinations, like India. Not to change them – but to change ourselves.<p>I first stepped on Indian soil some 20 years ago, determined to change the place. I didn’t want to change <i>everything</i> about …

India

Aeroscraft Shows Off Its Giant Airship

A second age of dirigibles is moving ahead<p>Lighter than air vehicles are, for the most part, relics of a distant past. The first Zeppelin age ended with cries of “oh, the humanity.” One problem of the Hindenburg was its reliance on flammable hydrogen, but modern airships take advantage instead of …

Tuberculosis' Game Of Hide And Tweak

Researchers have uncovered a new way Mycobacterium tuberculosis may gain antibiotic resistance<p>If you’re looking for the perfect pathogen, you need look no further than <i>Mycobacterium tuberculosis</i>. This bacterium has been a scourge on human health for millennia and taken countless lives. Even today, …

Refugees race to leave Hungary before tough new immigration laws come into effect

Refugees are rushing to leave Hungary ahead of new stricter immigration controls coming into effect.<p>Prime Minister Victor Orban announced that anyone illegally crossing the border will be arrested starting from Tuesday.<p>Many began the anxious wait to board the last trains heading to Germany and …

Saudi blames Mecca Grand Mosque crane collapse on high winds

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — High winds were to blame for the toppling of a massive crane that smashed into Mecca's Grand Mosque and killed at least 107 people ahead of the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage, the head of Saudi Arabia's civil defense directorate said Saturday.<p>The disaster during a …

Saudi Arabia