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Dutch create world's biggest artificial wave to test flood defences

Concrete channel, three years in the making and 300 metres long, will help engineers develop better protection from flooding<p>Studying the oceans is a matter of survival for the below-sea-level-dwelling Dutch, and scientists in the Netherlands have now unveiled the world’s biggest manmade wave to …

This Robot-Run Indoor Farm Can Grow 10 Million Heads Of Lettuce A Year

In a single day, the farm can harvest 30,000 heads of lettuce. On a traditional farm, a field of the same size can grow about 26,000 plants–but only …

Aquaponics

The Secret to Hermès’ Success

For two decades, Hermès has managed to make its luxury goods both impossibly exclusive and widely available, driving strong profits and growth.<p><b>PARIS,</b> …

Hermès

The incredible story of YouTube's early days and how it rose to become the world's most popular place to watch video

It has over a billion users, which is almost a third of the entire internet population. These users watch hundreds of millions of <i>hours</i> of content every single day.<p>But many people don't know how YouTube got its start.<p>The company rose like a rocket ship after its founding in 2005, and was bought by …

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With strong message against creating new crimes, Gov. Brown vetoes drone bills

Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday vetoed a trio of bills that would have prohibited civilians from flying aerial drones over wildfires, schools, prisons and jails, despite alarm over close calls with firefighting aircraft.<p>The governor rejected those and six other bills that would have created new crimes …

The inside story of how $1 billion Evernote went from Silicon Valley darling to deep trouble

That year, Evernote passed 30 million registered users, brought its total funding to $270 million, and seemed like a sure-fire candidate to hit the public market in the coming years.<p>Fast forward three years, and the tables have turned.<p>Despite reaching 150 million registered users this year, …

Startups

$2 billion startup GitHub's next mission: Turn you into a programmer

To date, GitHub has racked up 11 million registered users, over 36 million unique visitors every month, $350 million in venture funding, and a $2 billion valuation.<p>With over 21.1 million code "repositories" at last count, GitHub hosts more software source code than any other single service in the …

Software Development

Germany is having a credibility crisis

The image was fleeting, a prologue to a sound-and-light show that was a German 'thank you' for peace and unity with fellow Europeans since the Berlin Wall fell.<p>But as it fetes the merger of East and West on Oct. 3, 1990, that made Germany the Union's dominant power, the flashback was a reminder of …

Europe