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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 …

Bell Helicopter aircraft on test flight crashes in Texas

BELL BRANCH, Texas (AP) — A Bell Helicopter aircraft on a test flight has crashed in a rural area about 40 miles south of Dallas.<p>The Texas Department …

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 …

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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 …

First made-in-China jetliner makes debut commercial flight

SHANGHAI (AP) — The first regional jet produced in China's initiative to compete in the commercial aircraft market made its debut flight Tuesday …

Energy Transfer Can Escape Williams Takeover, Judge Rules

Tax concerns to keep Energy Transfer from getting needed opinion by Tuesday deadline<p>Energy Transfer Equity LP can escape its deal to buy rival pipeline operator Williams Cos. after a Delaware judge ruled that its fears of an unexpected tax bill were genuine and not a ploy to get out of an …

FAA Joins Push to Use Wireless Signals for Aircraft-Safety Systems

FAA sets up advisory committee to cooperate with European experts to provide guidance to the industry<p>U.S. aviation regulators have teamed up with their European counterparts to develop common standards aimed at harnessing wireless signals for a potentially wide array of aircraft-safety …

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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 …

For More Children, Puberty Signs Start at 8

Researchers find more children appearing to hit puberty earlier; higher risks associated with faster start<p>When Frank Biro walks into a class of second- or third-graders these days, there are almost always a couple of girls who look different than the rest.<p>“There will be quite a few girls that look …

Puberty

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 …

Health Information

The Incomparable Serena Williams

To be a champion today requires an obsessive attention to detail. I ask Williams what she thinks TV announcers miss during tennis matches—what they don’t talk about but should. “I don’t think they talk enough about the lifestyle and what it’s [become] in the past 10 years,” she says. “Players used …

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 …

X-57 'Maxwell'

With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using …

The Golden State Warriors Have Revolutionized (Pickup) Basketball

The 3-point shooting of Stephen Curry is changing the way the game is played—for players of all ages<p>The winningest basketball team in California is not the Golden State Warriors. It is a dynasty that has dominated local, national and international tournaments since the players on the team were 65 …

Golden State Warriors

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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U.S. Stocks Slide as German, U.K., Japan Bond Yields Hit Fresh Lows

Political, economic concerns weigh on sentiment<p>A two-day slump in U.S. stocks erased weekly gains in the S&P 500 as tumbling government-bond yields sparked a retreat from risky assets.<p>Financial shares led the week’s declines as the yield on the 10-year Treasury note Friday hit its lowest settlement …

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