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Freestyle Head Position

While swimming freestyle, the positions of least frontal drag do not necessarily correlate with the positions of maximum propulsive power. Head …

Swimming

First British soldier into Normandy during D-Day landings dies aged 95

The first British soldier to land in occupied France during the D-day landings, who heroically leapt from a plane along with 200 dummy parachutists, with a carrier pigeon strapped to his chest, has died aged 95.<p>Norman Poole, a former SAS lieutenant rarely spoke about his exploits when his six-man …

Europe's Worst-Case Economic Scenario Has Arrived And There May Be No Way Out

Inflation is turning negative in Europe, and it's not obvious that the continent can do much about it. REUTERS/Thierry Roge The eurozone is in deflation. It's official.<p>Inflation's fall into negative territory was confirmed Wednesday, with consumer prices down -0.2% in December. Analysts have been …

Pentagon withheld information about decades-old chemical weapons during Iraq War, report claims

American troops were exposed to chemical weapons multiple times in the years following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, while the Pentagon kept their discoveries of the expired or degraded weapons secret from investigators, fellow soldiers, and military doctors, according to a published report.<p>The New …

We shouldn't expect Facebook to behave ethically

There are two interesting lessons to be drawn from the row about Facebook's "emotional contagion" study. The first is what it tells us about Facebook's users. The second is what it tells us about corporations such as Facebook.<p>In case you missed it, here's the gist of the story. The first thing …

How 3D-printing 10 buildings in a day could help China clean up mountains of waste

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Perhaps one of the reasons many think 3D printing is overhyped is that much of the attention has focused on printing things like human organs and guns. Meanwhile, the real innovation that will make manufacturing many orders of magnitude cheaper is a tad less sexy.<p>But a …

Engineering

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 now available to pre-order

Microsoft's intimate Surface event didn't reveal the smaller tablet many expected, instead it went <i>much</i> bigger. In an attempt to capitalize on early buzz for its new super-thin 12-inch slate, the company today opened pre-orders for the Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro Type Cover and Surface Pen in 22 …

The Trick That Makes Google's Self-Driving Cars Work

Google is engaging in unprecedented, massive, ongoing data collection to transform intractable problems into solvable chores.<p>Google's self-driving cars can tour you around the streets of Mountain View, California.<p>I know this. I rode in one this week. I saw the car's human operator take his hands …