Brad Benn

5 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Likes | @bradbenn520 | Keep up with Brad Benn on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Brad Benn”

‘It’s mostly eBay’: inside the home of fashion heiress Margherita Missoni

She was born into the Italian design dynasty, so why is her home a lesson in thrift and online shopping?<p>Margherita Missoni is sitting on the couch in the upper mezzanine of her front room. Her baby son Agosto is draped leopard-like over her arm, restless, with an amber teething necklace around his …

Jihadists in Syria write home to France: 'My iPod is broken. I want to come back'

French jihadists complain about the cold, not knowing how to fight and how their iPods are running out<p>Letters from French jihadists home to their parents have revealed the misery, boredom and fear suffered by Islamist recruits as the gloss fades from their big adventure.<p>In a series of letters <b>seen</b> …

Ropeless Elevator Can Move Up, Down, And Sideways

An elevator that could move horizontally opens up all kinds of architectural possibilities.<p>Last week German conglomerate and elevator-maker ThyssenKrupp unveiled the 21st-century equivalent of Roald Dahl’s the Great Glass Elevator. MULTI doesn’t quite blast into space, but the cable-less elevator …

Skyscrapers

Apple gets patent to prevent cracked screens by rotating iPhones as they fall

Can science save our iPhones from a big fall?<p>Apple was granted a patent on Tuesday (first reported by <i>AppleInsider</i>) that outlines technology that …

NASA Prepares To Test New Spacecraft (That You've Likely Never Heard Of)

NASA is about to launch a new spaceship into orbit, and Mallory Loe has never heard of it.<p>"I mean, technically, NASA doesn't have another spaceship, do they?" she asks incredulously during a visit to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.<p>She's hardly the only one who …