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Clip-Air: How pod planes could change travel forever | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Hypersonics, electric propulsion, triple deckers -- think you've seen everything when it comes to new aircraft concepts?<p>Well just hold on a second, here comes the pod plane.<p>It's yet another revolutionary aircraft design, this one created by Switzerland's Federal Polytechnic Institute, that …


These are the '10 emerging markets of the future'

BMI estimates that these countries will cumulatively add $4.3 trillion to global GDP by 2025 — roughly the equivalent of Japan's current economy.<p>In general, manufacturing and construction are the sectors that will drive the economies. BMI reports that new manufacturing hubs are set to emerge in …

The bias against women 'is so much worse' in tech than in science, says this startup founder

So when she left the world of science and engineering to found her own startup, she didn't think she'd face any pushback. She'd had years of experience, training from one of the best universities in the world and an idea that she was 100% confident would succeed.<p>But she immediately found that the …

Oil & Gas Industry

Why Uber Keeps Raising Billions

It feels like almost every other week there is a new headline about Uber raising more money. “Uber Closes $1.6 Billion in Financing.’’ “Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion.’’ Last week, we got this one: “Uber to Raise Up to $2 Billion in Leveraged-Loan Market.’’<p>If you add up …

Venture Capital

Google Sharpens Search Results for ‘Skin Rash,’ ‘Tummy Ache’ and Other Symptoms

After years of alarming patients and frustrating doctors, the search engine looks to provide better health information<p>Google has a health problem. Its search results for medical symptoms aren’t very useful at best, and in many cases are alarmingly off base, frustrating patients and doctors …


A long weekend in... Amsterdam

Ready for a luxury city break that's both cultural, fun and luxurious?<p>Amsterdam: what was once but a small fishing village is now the proud capital …


The housing market is trapped

Long-term and short-term trends have converged, and while it hasn't caused disaster for American homeowners yet, it certainly has made movement a lot harder.<p>Mark Fleming, an economist at First American Financial Corporation, compares the number of homes sold on an annual basis against what should …

Are Shipping Containers the Future of Farming?

The startup Freight Farms is using repurposed freight containers and LED lights to grow acres’ worth of produce in a fraction of the space<p>INSIDE THE CAVERNOUS INTERIOR of a former Boston-area taxi depot—walls covered in graffiti, pools of water on the concrete floors—three gleaming green-and-white …

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