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This Solar-Powered Plane Can Now Fly Around The World With No Fuel

Fueled by thin solar panels that cover its 236-foot-long wings, the Solar Impulse 2 will soon make its daring round-the-world journey that no one initially thought possible.<p>Next year, the Solar Impulse 2–a newly-unveiled update to the world’s first solar-powered airplane–will attempt to fly all the …

Darpa is building a silent motorcycle for stealthy raids

Special Forces teams are all about silently penetrating remote areas and executing complex, lightning-fast raids. Now Darpa is developing a new …

Did terrorists take control of Flight 370?

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak told reporters over the weekend that "deliberate" action by somebody on board accounted for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 veering off course.<p>Could the mystery of Malaysia Airlines 370 then be explained as an act of terrorism?<p>To answer that you have to assess both …

Goodbye iPad 2, hello (again) fourth-gen iPad with Retina Display

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Along with announcing an 8 GB iPhone 5c on Tuesday, Apple re-introduced the fourth-generation iPad and finally …

Google launches Android Wear: A new project to bring Android to wearables like smartwatches

Google has officially launched Android Wear, an initiative to extend the Android operating system to wearable tech.<p>Google says Android Wear devices will launch “later this year” and claims to be working with “Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola, and Samsung” on devices. Interestingly, Google announced that …

Samsung’s entire leadership team is paid less than individual executives at Google, Apple

The top leadership team at Samsung, made up of its three co-CEOs and CFO, makes $30.6 million combined, the Sowan, Korea-based company revealed at its annual shareholder meeting. That’s less than some individual executives make at American tech companies such as Google and Apple.<p>Google chairman …

Compensation

Russia isolated over Crimea after UN vote

Russia has been exposed as isolated over the crisis in Ukraine, with members of the UN Security Council overwhelmingly supporting a draft resolution condemning an upcoming referendum on the future of Crimea as illegal.<p>The vote on Saturday comes as reports claimed that Russian troops had landed on a …

Pistorius trial: Nation of competing realities

<b>This can be a bewildering country.</b><p>Take one exit on the drive north from Johannesburg to Pretoria and you'd think you were in downtown Geneva. Take the next and it's more like Kinshasa.<p>Different worlds - in a nation of notorious inequality.<p>And as we've seen this week, those sharp contrasts - in …

MH370: China attacks Malaysian search operation

Police search Zaharie Ahmad Shah's home as it is confirmed that missing plane's communications were 'deliberately disabled'<p>Follow the latest developments on our live blog<p>China's state news agency has made its harshest attack yet on Malaysia's handling of the investigation into missing flight MH370, …

What Could Have Happened To Flight MH370?

The first concrete, verified lead as to the possible reason behind the disappearance has fuelled speculation over how and why MH370 might have been commandeered — and its likely fate.<p>Here are some of the possible scenarios being weighed up by experts.<p><b>WHY:</b> As the theory that the plane was …