Shaun Motebejane

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Dubai's New Airport Will Be Biggest In The World

Since opening in 2010, the four year-old airport has been mainly used for cargo operations. Passenger service commenced last year.<p>With this announcement, the seaside emirate will have a second major international airport, in addition to the already palatial Dubai International — home to Emirates …

The Higgs boson could destroy the universe in the wrong conditions

That Higgs boson that everyone was so eager to find last year? As it turns out, it could be the end of everything -- in the wrong circumstances, anyway. In his upcoming book <i>Starmus</i>, Stephen Hawking notes that the once-elusive particle could become less than perfectly stable at energy levels of 100 …

The Apple vs. Samsung Battle, Long May It Be Waged (for the Sake of UI Design)

As designers, we find it amusing that there are Apple lovers that hate Samsung and vice versa. What the layperson doesn't seem to grasp is that the …

Modular House Design Concept Clings to the Side of a Cliff

In response to a number of clients seeking options for living on extreme coastal plots, Australian prefab architecture firm Modscape created the <i>Cliff House</i>, a design concept for a home that extends precariously from the side of a cliff. Inspired by the way barnacles hang on to a ship's hull, the …

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WHO Endorses Blood Transfusions to Combat Ebola

Is it really the least bad option they have?<p>In the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the World Health Organization has declared that treating patients with the blood of Ebola survivors should be a top priority.<p>The latest count suggests that more than 3,700 people across five West …

NASA Raises Doubts About Reports of Nicaraguan Meteorite

Questions follow supposed meteorite impact.<p>An explosion and a crater reported near the capital of Nicaragua raised suspicions on Monday that a meteorite had split off from an asteroid that passed by Earth this weekend and struck our planet. But NASA scientists have now cast doubt on whether the …

Verizon will sell the Moto 360 with a metal band on November 11th

If you refuse to wear a Moto 360 smartwatch until it's equipped with a metal wristband, you now have a firmer date than "fall" to mark on your calendar. Verizon says that it will ship this slightly ritzier version of Motorola's wearable in both black and silver on November 11th for the expected …

Apple's iPhone 6? Video shows large-screen with iOS 8 and TouchID

A Chinese video blogger has shown off what appears to be a working iPhone 6, running Apple’s unreleased iOS 8 software, TouchID fingerprint system and with a significantly larger screen than 2013’s iPhone 5S.<p>The seven-minute video, filmed in a nondescript office corridor, shows a large-screened …

As Apple Gears Up To Announce A New iPhone, Google's Eric Schmidt Tweeted This Cartoon

Obviously, it didn't start out that way. Chairman Eric Schmidt and Google's former SVP of products Jonathan Rosenberg are publishing a book later this month called "How Google Works."<p>It will document what Schmidt and Rosenberg learned by helping Google grow. (It's the second book from the pair. In …

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How online gamers are solving science's biggest problems

For all their virtual accomplishments, gamers aren't feted for their real-world usefulness. But that perception might be about to change, thanks to a new wave of games that let players with little or no scientific knowledge tackle some of science's biggest problems. And gamers are already proving …