Omar Ostolaza

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Crystal ball-like robot will fill your home with sunlight

LONDON — Dr. Diva Tommei, 32, was once a Bioinformatics PhD student at Cambridge University who was spending way too much time in a dark office.<p>That …

BMW's Four Futuristic Concepts Will Blow Your Mind

To celebrate 100 years of making “ultimate driving machines,” BMW Group decided a few years ago to create four concept vehicles that would simulate …

Motorcycles

BMW concept envisions a self-balancing two-wheeled future

Motorcycles

FCC fines Comcast $2.3 million for shady billing practices (updated)

Comcast is no stranger to customer complaints, but today the service provider's practices cost it $2.3 million. That fine will settle an FCC investigation into whether the company was charging its customers for services and equipment that they didn't authorize. The practice of so-called "negative …

Germany’s Midsize Manufacturers Outperform Its Industrial Giants

Stop for a minute and think of some of the most successful German companies. BMW and Siemens and Bayer might come to mind. But if you really want to learn from the best of German business, you’d be smart to turn your attention to companies named Rimowa, Jungbunzlauer, and Strama-MPS. They belong to …

United Kingdom

21 Genius Travel Hacks We Learned from Instagram

Whether you’re prepping for a weekend getaway, a destination wedding or a legit beach vacay, Instagram is often the first place you head to get inspo on where to eat, what to see and, most importantly, how to travel with a little less stress. Wait, what? Yup. Your fave social network is here to …

DIY

Google made an insanely high-res camera to preserve great works of art

In its first five years, the Google Cultural Institute scanned and archived 200 works of art in super-high-resolution gigapixel images. Now in just the past few months, it has managed to scan another 1,000.<p>The sudden expansion is thanks to a new camera developed by Google, simply called the Art …

Rotterdam

What a 10,000-year-old massacre can tell us about the origins of human violence

On the banks of an ancient lagoon in Kenya, researchers have found evidence of a massacre that occurred 10,000 years ago.<p>The skeletal remains of 12 adult victims discovered in Nataruk, near Lake Turkana, tell a grim story of merciless violence by one group of hunter-gatherers against another -- the …