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George Soros: 'I Believe In The Euro' And Am Looking To Invest In EU Banks

"I believe in the euro," weekly Der Spiegel quoted him as saying.<p>"Therefore my investment team is looking forward to make a lot of money soon in Europe by, for example, pumping money in banks which urgently need capital," he added, noting the euro zone needs this kind of private investment right …

George Soros

The perovskite lightbulb moment for solar power

Cheap, abundant solar power from Britain's grey skies? Don't mock, this is one dream that could soon be a reality<p>The worst part of my job as a materials scientist is going to conferences. They are often turgid affairs conducted in the ballrooms of hotels so identical to one another that you can't …

This App Can Help You Read Up to 1,000 Words a Minute

Who says the Internet is making us less effective readers? Spritz, a new app that’s being released on Samsung devices, is devoted to turning you into …

Why Samsung Ditched Google In Its New Smart Watch

But Samsung made an unexpected move in the new version by abandoning Android as the watch's operating system. Instead, the new Gears run Tizen, another open source operating system that Samsung, Intel, and others are working on.<p>Some see the move to Tizen as a signal that Samsung wants to distance …

Mobile

The 10 Cheapest Cities In The World

When I was in Nicaragua in 2011, I had a friend who was renting a room with her boyfriend in Managua.<p>They each paid $25 per month for rent. The bus ride to their job cost 10 American cents.<p>Point being: There are places in the world where your dollar can go a very long way.<p>This is important. If …

Sea Level

A350: The aircraft that Airbus did not want to build

<b>After many years on the drawing board and $15bn (£9.5bn) of investment the latest potential blockbuster from Airbus made its long-awaited first flight on Friday.</b><p>The A350XWB (extra wide body) is an aircraft which Airbus says will set new standards in fuel efficiency and environmental performance.<p>The …

Aviation

Airbus A350 successfully completes maiden test flight

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/986000/986687_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522320200_7a4bb8027fc1a0b3ff8fc3473ba44bdc<p><b>The newest aircraft from European planemaker Airbus has successfully completed its maiden test flight.</b><p>The Airbus A350 is designed to be more …

Aviation

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Is CrossFit a good workout?

<b>The question:</b> I am hearing so much about CrossFit. It seems to be all the rage among my friends. Should I try it?<p><b>The answer:</b> I enjoy the challenge of a CrossFit workout. That said (and I anticipate angry e-mails about this) CrossFit is not for every "body."<p>CrossFit gyms (which are called "boxes") …

Trash to cash: Norway leads the way in turning waste into energy

For a country blessed with bountiful oil supplies, it may appear incongruous. But Norway is importing as much rubbish as it can get its hands on, in …

Hyping Hypercars: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari vs. 2014 McLaren P1, Lamborghini Veneno

Three high priests of the sports-car realm reveal their own golden calves.<p>Geneva is a quiet Swiss city of enormous but restrained wealth. The Palexpo center, where the auto show is held every gray March, is modestly sized, and the automaker stands are, by regulation, relatively small. The scene is …

Sports Cars

Why America's Shale Oil Boom Could End Sooner Than You Think

America’s oil producers are nervous. They’ve had a great run the past few years. Domestic oil production is up 43% since 2008 to 6.5 million barrels per day, the highest level in decades. The majority of that 2 million bpd jump comes out of the two most successful new oil fields, the Bakken and the …

What's the Deal with Butter in Coffee?

While foraging for lunch last week, I stumbled into a quaint gluten-free, grain-free, worry-free restaurant, built from a repurposed storage …

Coffee

Once Home To A Dreaded Drug Lord, Medellin Remakes Itself

Of all the violent cities of Latin America, one stands out as a great success story: Medellin, a metropolis nestled in the mountains of northwest Colombia.<p>Once the home of the cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar, it recorded more than 6,300 homicides in 1991, making it the world's murder capital. Then, …