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Smog Shuts Down Chinese City Of 11 Million

An index measuring PM2.5, or particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5), reached a reading of 1,000 in some parts of Harbin, the gritty capital of northeastern Heilongjiang province and home to some 11 million people.<p>A level above 300 is considered hazardous, while the World …

China

America’s highest earners work at least 60 hours a week—more than anyone else in the world

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Do Americans—and many Europeans working in American-dominated fields such as investment bank, consulting and ventures—work too hard?<p>Economic data show that in 1950, Americans worked around 1,900 hours per year. That’s now down to 1,700. But the French, who used to work …

Walt Disney Company

12 Magical GIFs That Bring Disney Characters to Life

Walt Disney was always a little vague about the time and location of his animated tales. "Once upon a time" and "a land far, far away" doesn't give …

Disney Research Develops Tactile 3D Touchscreen

When some of us hear the name Disney Research, the immediate assumption is that it’s a lab devoted to developing better animatronics or some other …

Twitter Succeeding Where Facebook Failed

As Twitter grows beyond its 140-character limitation and prepares for an IPO, we could be witnessing the rise of a platform that succeeds where Facebook has failed.<p>Remember the Facebook platform? Its debut was May 2007, and it was a big deal at the time. “Right now, social networks are closed …

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

National Parks

Fit2Run is Racing to a New Location at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort

One of my good friends convinced me to sign up for a half-marathon this January. I started my training program just last week, so the news that …